The tourism sector is one of the mainstays of Singapore’s economy, generating an estimated S$14.8 billion in tourism receipts in 2008. Singapore is committed to boosting growth in the tourism industry over the next decade – doubling receipts to S$30 billion and creating an additional 100,000 jobs in the services sector by 2015.
With more international institutions establishing campuses in Singapore and local institutions increasing their offerings of tourism-related courses, Singapore aims to attract and groom fresh talent to take on the challenges of growing the tourism and hospitality sectors in the country and beyond.
Singapore’s public universities, polytechnics and private speciality institutes have launched more than a dozen new courses in tourism and hospitality management in the last two years. Singapore’s increasing manpower demand in this field, has also attracted leading niche foreign universities, such as Cornell University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to set up campuses in Singapore. These institutions represent the best in their respective fields.
The Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management (CNI) is an alliance between the world’s leading hotel management school and one of Asia’s elite business schools. Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration’s long and rich hospitality tradition and the Nanyang Business School’s Asian business perspective, in combination, allow CNI to introduce global best practices and knowledge customised for Asia’s needs.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration has set up its first international campus in Singapore. The UNLV Singapore Campus aims to create a student-centered learning environment providing experiential educational opportunities using the latest technologies. UNLV Singapore does not seek to make a ‘profit’. All revenues are used to cover expenses of the programme and to continuously expand its resources, develop its facilities, and engage the best faculty for the benefit of its students.
Tourism Academy @ Sentosa
The Tourism Academy @ Sentosa is a collabbration between Temasek Polytechnic and Sentosa Leisure Group. It offers a bond-free, two-year full-time Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Business that builds future leaders for the fast-paced global tourism industry. With its international student and staff mix, wi-fi state-of-the-art campus, resort island setting and holistic learning approach, this diploma promises an unparalleled experience for every student.
Private Education Organisations and Speciality Institues
EASB Institute of Management
East Asia Institute of Management has long been recognised by the industry as a premiere institution offering a wide range of bachelors and masters degree programmes. Its study body comprises local and international students from IS countries. It has recently been voted as Singapore’s best institution in Hospitality and Tourism Management as per the Edupoll Survey 2008.
At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy
At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy has a vision to advance culinary art with integrity and meaning. Its mission is to cultivate global chefs in a living environment of culinary authenticity, best-fit apprenticeships and research. Courses are synchronised with study and work rotations at top hotels, restaurants and food services.
Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre
Established in 1983, SHATEC Institutes today have more than 25,000 alumni from over 20 countries. It has produced numerous chief executives, general managers, executive chefs and tourism entrepreneurs across the globe.
Through new capabilities in human capital development and an innovative curriculum, focused on professional practice, the Shatec Institutes success story is premised with an experienced management and faculty who take a leadership role in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Tourism Management Institute of Singapore
A fully-owned subsidiary of the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS), TMIS has been appointed by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) as a quality provider in providing reality education on tour and travel services, attractions and the hospitality sector. A not-for-profit organisation, TMIS strongly believes in putting quality before profitability, therefore adhering to a high academic standard.
|Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management||: STB Scholarship|
|At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy||: Miele Guide At-Sunrice Culinary Scholarship|
|Tourism Management Institute of Singapore||: TMIS Scholarship|
|(The list of scholarship is not exhaustive)|