Public Transport Concession for Kaplan Students

Eligibility and Application

Through the Fare Review Mechanism Committee, TransitLink has announced on 7 December 2015 that the public transport operators will be extending public transport concessions to Singapore citizens studying full-time in local private education institutions registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE), with limited eligibility.

Eligible students can apply for the concession card and choose to enjoy unlimited travel on buses and/or LRT/MRT with the purchase of the monthly concession pass.

Important:

TransitLink Launch-Phase Bulk Application Deadline:  22 December 2015 (Tuesday)

Students who miss this deadline will have to wait till the Ad-hoc Application is made available, to be advised by TransitLink at a later date.

Eligibility Criteria for Kaplan Students

  • Singapore Citizen
  • Full-time Student
  • GCE O-level Prep School Student, 20 years old and below; or
  • Degree programme with a minimum course duration of 24 months

(Full-time Diploma students are not eligible given the Kaplan Diploma programme duration is less than 24 months, a criteria as stipulated by TransitLink)

Concessionary Benefits

Prices of Monthly Concession Passes (MCPs) for students in CPE-registered PEIs:
Category Type of Monthly Concession Passes (MCPs) Student Fares
Bus Concession Pass
Unlimited bus rides
Train Concession Pass
Unlimited train rides
Hybrid Concession Pass
Unlimited bus and
unlimited train rides
Secondary $27.50 25.00 51.00 Applicable
Degree $52.00 45.00 85.00 Not applicable
The concessions will be valid for up to one year at a time, up to the end of the course, whichever is earlier.

For students who receive their concession cards before or on the course start date, the concessions will be valid from the start date of the course, for the next 12 months, subject to annual extension.

For students who apply for their cards after the course start date, the concessions will start based on the application date and be valid for the next 12 months, up to the end of the course, whichever is earlier.

For those whose courses are greater than 12 months, they will be subject to annual extension.

Application & Collection Process for Kaplan Students

Important:

TransitLink Launch-Phase Bulk Application Deadline: 22 December 2015 (Tuesday)

Students who miss this deadline will have to wait till the Ad-hoc Application is made available, to be advised by TransitLink at a later date.

How and where to apply
You must be:
  • Singapore Citizen
  • Full-time Student
  • GCE O-level Prep School Student, 20 years old and below; or
  • Degree programme with a minimum course duration of 24 months

CLICK HERE for the online application form.

What you need
  • Name per NRIC
  • Date of Birth
  • Digital Photograph (Please see requirements below for submission)
Photograph Requirements
  • Colour; against plain white background without shadow
  • Taken within the last 3 months
  • Show full face (If headgear is worn in accordance with religious or racial customs, it must not hide facial features)
  • JPEG format
  • 240 X 320 pixels
  • Less than 150 Kbytes

Your photograph must meet TransitLink’s requirements for printing onto the Concession Card. Failure to meet the requirements can result in a delay or rejection of your application.

Processing / Collection TransitLink will take 3 weeks to process your application.You will be notified when your Concession Card is ready for collection. Upon the collection of your card, please pay $8 for fee to TransitLink ($5 card cost and $3 personalisation fee).

Application Deadline

  • Bulk Application

    Eligible students can apply through their respective private education institution during the bulk application exercise that is conducted twice a year.

    The next bulk application exercise is expected to be in May 2016. TransitLink will advise at a later date.

  • Ad-hoc Application

    Students who miss the launch-phase bulk application deadline of 22 December 2015 will have wait till the Ad-hoc Application is made available, to be advised by TransitLink at a later date.

For Assistance or More Information

For Kaplan students who require assistance, please contact your respective Programme Management Team.

For more information relating to the Public Transport Concession, please visit www.transitlink.com.sg or call the TransitLink hotline: 1800 2255 663

Click here to read the TransitLink press release.

11 December