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Title: HOUSING FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS
Authors: LEE WAN HWEE
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: LEE WAN HWEE (2004). HOUSING FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Education has been identified as one of the new sources of growth for the Singapore economy and this sector is expected to contribute to 5% of the growth of the economy in a decade's time. One of the main engines for the growth of this industry is to increase the international student count from the current 50,000 to 150,000 by 2012. This will inevitably result in additional demand for housing, to cater to the increasing numbers of international students in Singapore as insufficient provision of readily available housing will dampen demand for education services by international students in Singapore. Therefore this study aims to assess the dwelling preferences of tertiary international students who are pursuing higher education in the public and private educational institutions in Singapore. Surveys were carried out on 200 tertiary students to derive their housing preferences. Principal Component analysis and One -Way ANOVA were then used to analyze the data. It was found that the top three most important factors that the respondents take into consideration when choosing accommodation are distance from campus, level of safety and accessibility to public transport. The findings show that the demands of international students for student housing in Singapore is rather similar to international students studying in UK. Further recommendation for research includes the feasibility of a Buyto- Let Scheme from UK in Singapore, feasibility of converting blocks of HDB flats into student hostels and the provision niche student hostel such as single gender hostels.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/217933
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