Singapore Visa Process

Student Visa Overview

A foreigner is required to apply for a Student's Pass if he/she has been accepted by an educational institution to pursue full-time studies in Singapore, unless he/she is a:

  • Dependant's Pass holder studying in a Government/ Government-Aided/ Independent school/ Foreign System School/ Kindergarten registered with MOE or Childcare centre licensed by MCYS;
  • Immigration Exemption Order holder; or
  • Visitor who has been granted a short term Visit Pass at the Singapore Checkpoint and wish to attend a short course that can be completed within the validity of the initial Visit Pass granted to him/her at the Singapore Checkpoint or 30 days, whichever is shorter. The course must:
    A) be a complete module and stand-alone module of its own. Courses with multiple program modules are excluded from this Student's Pass exemption scheme; and
    B) not involve hands-on practical occupational training and/or industrial attachment which have interaction with walk-in

    customers or be conducted at premises that are also places of business, e.g. hair salons and beauty salons.

Depending on the type of educational institution that a foreigner is intending to study at, the requirements and procedures for applying for a Student's Pass will differ.

A foreigner is required to apply for a Student's Pass if he/she wishes to pursue full-time studies in Singapore in a Edu Trusted private education organization (PEO) that is registered with the Council for Private (CPE). Student's Pass applications will be accepted only if they are for international students who are enrolled in Edu Trusted institutions.

Usually, A foreigner is exempted from applying for a Student's Pass if he /she is a:

  • Holder of the Dependent's pass / Immigration Exemption Order; or
  • Visitor who has been granted a short term Visit Pass at the Singapore Checkpoint and wish to attend a short course that can be completed within the validity period of the initial Visit Pass granted to him/her at the Singapore checkpoint or 30 days, whichever is shorter.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS :

Depending on the type of educational institution that a foreigner is intending to study at, the requirements and procedures for applying for a Student's Pass will differ.

There are total 6 different types