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How to Apply for a Student Pass to Singapore

BrainGain magazine brings you 3 basic steps to get you started with your student pass application to Singapore.
BY Cherryy Chauhan |   03-01-2017

Every year Singapore attracts thousands of foreign students who are seeking quality education within an affordable budget. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Boston of the East’, Singapore is a global economic powerhouse with endless opportunities for foreign students to help them achieve comprehensive knowledge and experience about their subject of their choice. If you’re considering Singapore as your destination for studying abroad, we give you 3 steps on how to get started.

  • Keep your test scores ready
    If you are planning to apply for a research or management based course in Singapore, the universities may ask for your standardized test (GMAT/GRE) scores. If English is not your first language, you might be asked to demonstrate your language proficiency. So, be ready with your TOEFL/IELTS scores before applying to a university.
  • Filling out the applications forms
    Once you choose your university and course, you can fill out the university entrance applications through online/offline forms. Candidates are advised to submit their applications at least two months but not more than six months before the date of commencement of the course. Since majority of graduate programmes admit students twice a year (fall and spring intake), keep in mind the deadlines for specific applications as well as scholarships.

    The applications are evaluated on the basis of the academic record of the applicant, relevant work experience, test scores, and references
  • Apply for the student pass
    Once you are granted admission by the university, you need to apply for a Student Pass here, by paying an initial fee of $30. Any individual who wishes to study in a Government/ Government aided/ independent school and is not a holder of a Dependant’s Pass (DP) or an Immigration Exemption Order (IEO), requires a Student Pass.

    Applications must be submitted through the Student’s Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system.

    The applications may take 10 days or more to process. If approved, the students will be given an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter. There is no need to apply for a visa separately. The remaining formalities are completed after students arrive in Singapore. Find out more here.
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