24 Oct '11, 12pm

S’porean students feel the heat from foreign counterparts #Singapore

S’porean students feel the heat from foreign counterparts #Singapore

Singaporean students are concerned with the influx of foreign students in Singapore. (Yahoo! file photo) Local university and junior college students are feeling the heat from foreign students for coveted spots at local universities . They were reacting to the news last week that international students make up 18 per cent of the total undergraduate intake in Singapore 's universities for the academic year 2011. The proportion, however, appears to differ across faculties. Foreign students make up a mere one per cent in Medicine and Law courses, but the figure could go as high as 27 per cent in Science and Engineering. Ng Ding Neng , 23, who is currently studying in Nanyang Technological University's School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics and Economics), said international students form around a quarter of his course, and most are from China. In a written ...

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