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Why - MDIS

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore's oldest professional institute for lifelong learning. A pioneer and market leader in the private education sector, MDIS creates opportunities and paves the way for individuals to excel in their quest for educational and professional excellence. Partnering globally recognised universities from around the world, we develop individuals ready for industry challenges in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion Design, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Mass Communications, Psychology and Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management. With international students from over 76 countries, MDIS is the most established and one of the largest education institutes in Singapore. The success of MDIS' graduates is attributed to our strong commitment to high quality standards of education and business excellence.

Achievement of EduTrust Certification
MDIS has been awarded the EduTrust certification (4 years) by the Council for Private Education (CPE) in 2010. This certification is a significant milestone for MDIS and attests to the Institute's exemplary education and business excellence standards.

EduTrust-certified Private Educational Institutions (PEIs) must have robust academic systems and processes, and attained quality standards in the delivery of education. The award further affirms MDIS' strong commitment to delivering high quality standards of education to its students. MDIS is amongst the first batch of PEIs to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) by CPE in May 2010. For more information on ERF and EduTrust, please visit

MDIS Integrated Campus of the Future
MDIS is one of the few institutes in Singapore with its own campus. The S$35 million campus occupies three hectares of land which supports the student learning and personal development needs. The campus is fully equipped with stateof- the-art classrooms, life sciences and computer laboratories, a hospitality training centre, a mass communications studio, engineering laboratory and workshop, a fashion studio, sports facilities such as a gymnasium and badminton courts. The campus also has an amphitheatre to house art performances and other events.

Student Care
The MDIS Residences@Stirling is the very first Hostel in Singapore to be awarded the Green Mark Gold Plus Award. Costing S$80 million, the new 15-storey hostel consists of 782 air-conditioned rooms, 14 suites, a lecture theatre and cafeteria. The hostel can accommodate some 1,700 students. The hostel has eco-friendly features and integrated facilities so that students can live, learn and play in an interactive and conducive environment.

MDIS promises to deliver high quality student care by adopting a student-focused approach. All staff from the various departments and sections has a responsibility, commitment and ownership towards providing excellent student services to all our students. In addition, we have a Career Assistance Unit to train, equip and assist students with the necessary knowledge and skills to increase their chances of securing jobs upon graduation.

Our Uniquely-Designed English Language Programme
The English for International Students (EIS) course is a bridging programme designed to develop the English ability of international students who want to pursue a tertiary education conducted in the English medium. The EIS course consists of five levels; Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. Subjects include:

  • General English

  • Communication Skills

  • Academic Reading, Study Skills and Writing

  • Academic Listening, Note-taking and Discussion
Each level is specifically designed to match students to the appropriate level of their English ability, and to help them attain the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 or IELTS 6.5 required by all our University partners. Students who successfully completed the English course will be awarded the Professional Certificate in English.