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Apply for Student's Pass

This page will allow foreigners pursuing their full-time studies in Singapore to apply for a pass to remain in Singapore.

Who should apply for Student's Pass?

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/ KindergartenChildcare Centre registered with MSF;
  • 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:

    • be a complete module and stand-alone module of its own. Courses with multiple programme modules are excluded from this Student's Pass exemption scheme; and
    • 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.

How to apply for Student's Pass?

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.

Please click on the relevant type of education institution where you intend to pursue your studies at to apply for the student's pass:

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Last updated 28 Jan 2015