After graduating from Republic Polytechnic in May, Miss Nurul Atikah Shamsuri, 20, took about two months before deciding to enrol at the East Asia Institute of Management (EASB).
She said: "My decision was made after looking at many other private institutions. I was attracted to EASB by the duration of the degree programme.
"It will only take me about 1½ years to complete my degree at EASB. This is because as a diploma holder, I was granted advanced standing to my degree programme at EASB, including an exemption of three modules as well as the internship programme."
With a diploma in customer relationship and service management, Miss Nurul Atikah is currently pursuing a bachelor of arts in international hospitality and tourism management awarded by Britain's Queen Margaret University (QMU).
As QMU maintains direct control over the quality of the courses provided in its Singapore campus by engaging its own faculty members to teach its courses at EASB, students can be assured that their education is equivalent to those of their peers in Scotland.
"The degree programme that I chose has modules that relates closely to what I took in Republic Polytechnic which makes me even more convinced that it is the most suitable for me.
The degree programme also focuses on dealing with the hospitality and tourism industry as a whole far more closely in the upcoming modules during my third year of study," said Miss Nurul Atikah.
Besides the typical academic rigours of a degree programme, EASB integrates the practical learning process for hospitality students through training.
There is a purpose-built Hospitality and Tourism Centre within the campus.