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Website that lists (online) degrees available in Singapore?

Postby aster » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 1:23 am

Looking for a local site rather than a foreign one as I am already in Singapore. Is there any good site out there where you browse through all the available degrees, including e-degrees?

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 3:21 am

Doubtful if you will find anything, the Singapore government doesn't place any faith in such degrees, sms may well confirm.

However, if you are really desperate then try the British Open University, be warned it is very expensive if you are a non EU citizen; http://www.open.ac.uk/

This is a government accredited institution.
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 7:52 am

This is a huge problem and a missed opportunity for some whiz kid. There is no comprehensive directory on-line that allows you to browse schools that offer distance-learning degrees. I know, I spent last year looking. What is it you want to study? Start there and then find schools that offer it through Petersen's or some equivalent, and then go to those school's websites and see if they offer an on-line degree. Tedious for sure.

As far as the validity of the degree goes, look for a good school with a good reputation, not a school that just offers on-line degrees. Big difference. And let me tell you, the work is every bit as demanding.

Good news is, if you find it you can 'go to class' in your jammies or watch a lecture with a nice glass of wine. I'm 9 weeks into my school, and just love it. :)

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Postby aster » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:29 am

I've seen lots of ads in a local paper, and from normal institutions so no funny stuff. I just thought that maybe all this info about degrees offered is collated and available online somewhere...

Doesn't have to be distance degrees only, was looking for a comprehensive list of programs offered.

Plavt, I don't think being an EU citizen makes any difference, it's whether you are (before starting your studies) resident in the EU that matters.

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Postby Asdracles » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 1:16 pm

I suggest you to check this link.

http://www.icde.org/en/

It's an organization that includes most of the reputated Online Universities. Not exactly what you want, but at least a first step.

I'm doing myself an online degree, not so much for the recognition, but to keep learning and improving. Can't advice you about my Uni as I'm studying in Spanish.

Good luck!

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 2:29 pm

aster wrote:Plavt, I don't think being an EU citizen makes any difference, it's whether you are (before starting your studies) resident in the EU that matters.


My point was if you apply from a non EU country it will be more expensive for sure, I doubt if being resident in the EU will make any difference unless naturalized, they will want to know your nationality for sure.

Note: The Open University is government accredited (in case you didn't see my earlier edit) and normally requires attendance at summer schools but there are ways around that.


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