LSBF - London School of Business and Finance
As the recipient of the Excellence in Curriculum and Assessment award at the EducationInvestor Asia Awards 2018, LSBF in Singapore provides a focused, industry based education to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 20 countries.
As a global institution, our focus is on providing a great student learning experience – in and out of the classroom. With the support of LSBF in the UK and the royal patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, we equip our students with the requisite knowledge and skills through 6 unique learning entities – School of Professional Education, School of Business, School of Hospitality, School of English, Chinese Business Department as well as Executive Development & Online Unit.
In 2016, LSBF in Singapore was ranked as the Best Private School in Accountancy and the Best Private School in Hospitality & Tourism in Singapore. As a recipient of the Asia Enterprise Brand Award, our footprint is cemented in Asia. With two campuses in the heart of Singapore’s dynamic Central Business District, we are well-positioned to present our students to great quality education and skills necessary to succeed in a career.
International Students - refer to foreigners - who wish to pursue a full-time study in Singapore with London School of Business & Finance (LSBF). You are required to apply for a Student Pass with the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
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Arriving in Singapore
Take special care of your passport, travel documents, tickets and your In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter. This letter has to be shown to immigration before you will be allowed to enter the country. It is advisable to make a copy of all your important documents and keep the originals stored away safely. Do not leave your luggage unattended at any time.
Life in Singapore
Singapore is a cosmopolitan, multicultural city and we take pride in our diversity. We have many interesting districts, each with its unique culture, tradition and atmosphere. Many people marvel at the beauty of Singapore and how far we have come from a humble fishing village which was home to just a small indigenous settlement to a modern and metropolitan country in just 50 years. Located in south-east Asia, Singapore has a land area of about 710 square metres and is one of the smallest countries in the world and in the region, earning it the nickname “The Little Red Dot”. Despite its small size however, Singapore commands a great presence in the world today, largely thanks to its free trade economy, its highly qualified workforce as well as its natural strategic location as a key port on the main shipping routes. Bustling with a harmonious mix of cultures, architecture, art and cuisine, Singapore is a dynamic city with a wealth of ethnic contrasts. So start planning your adventure now and enjoy this harmonious and cohesive tapestry of cultures by visiting http://www.timeout.com/singapore
Singapore is the world’s second safest city, after Tokyo and ahead of Osaka, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (January 2015) that looks at global urban security. However, please do still take precautions and do not leave your possessions out in the open. Whenever possible, always avoid openly displaying expensive items such as iPads, mobile phones and jewellery in busy public places. Generally speaking, Singapore’s streets are safe but it definitely pays to be aware of your surroundings, as you should be in any country. If you are returning home late at night, try to walk with a group. Avoid putting yourself at risk by taking shortcuts, carrying large amounts of cash or showing off your valuables. Vehicles in Singapore drive on the left-hand side of the road. Make sure you look in the correct direction before crossing the streets. Use the official traffic signals and obey the signs. When you’re out, don’t accept drinks from strangers or leave your drinks unattended. For more information on crime prevention, please visit: http://www.ncpc.gov.sg/
Police in Singapore are friendly and professional and you will find them easy to approach, should you ever require their assistance. Dial 999 for emergencies. Please be aware that police officers and immigration officers have the right to search you if they have reasonable belief that you may be in possession of a controlled drug, an offensive or sharp object, or carrying stolen goods.
Some laws in Singapore may be different from those in your own country, such as:
- You must be 18 and above to purchase tobacco and alcohol
- You should never buy or look after property that you think might be stolen
- It is illegal to be in possession of any kind of narcotics (except prescribed medication)
- You should not carry weapons of any kind
For further information about Singapore law, please visit: http://www.goabroad.com/ articles/study-abroad/singapore-laws-to-know-before-you-go
It is compulsory for all students to have medical insurance coverage for their hospitalisation and related medical treatment throughout their course duration. Check out LSBF insurance and claim via website. However, please note that this is only a Basic Life Insurance Plan and does not cover clinical visits or outpatient costs. You are advised to purchase your own individual policy for additional coverage from one of our local Insurance companies.
One of the most exciting things about going overseas is acquainting yourself with a new culture. An excellent way to begin is to step into one of the mosques, temples, churches and synagogues located all around the city. Here in Singapore, the religions of different ethnic communities flourish harmoniously alongside each other. For a comprehensive list of all the local places of worship, please visit: http://www.newasia-singapore.com/places_to_go/places_of_worship.html
DISABILITY Here at LSBF Singapore, we recognise that disability can include anything from physical or sensory impairments, hidden disabilities or mental health issues. Please indicate to us your disability prior to commencing your studies so that we can make any necessary adjustments within reason to accommodate you.