What is ACCA Singapore?
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. ACCA aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. ACCA supports its 140,000 members and 404,000 students throughout their careers, providing services through a network of 83 offices and centres.
In order to become a qualified chartered certified accountant and use the designatory letters "ACCA" after your name, you need to complete:
- 14 exams (nine of which are eligible for exemption)
- 3 years’ relevant practical experience requirements
- A Professional Ethics module
You have the opportunity to gain a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University upon part completion of the ACCA Qualification exams. After achieving the ACCA membership, you can become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Singapore.
Why Choose Kaplan Financial?
Kaplan Financial, a department of Kaplan Learning Institute, is one of the most established provider of financial professional qualifications in the UK and Asia, with over 30,000 ACCA trainees trusting us each year, globally. We aim to make a difference; by support you to build a successful future.
We have been delivering expert training for over 50 years and have a proven track record of excellence. We are an approved and registered training centre with the Ministry of Education and have been awarded Platinum status for ACCA’s Approved Learning Partner – Student Tuition programme – the highest honor which ACCA gives to their tuition providers. The Platinum status is only awarded to institutions that have achieved ACCA’s defined standards of learning facilities, outstanding student support and pass rates that meet or exceed that ACCA global pass rates.
We understand that professional studies can be challenging and it is critical to your success that you are fully supported throughout. We have more dedicated support staff than any other providers, focused on ensuring your experience is both enjoyable and successful. At Kaplan Financial, each student will enjoy a lecturer-student ratio of 1:100.
Our faculty includes some of the industry’s most experienced lecturers in Singapore. Each lecturer’s expertise and experience in their subject have proven track records, to give you the confidence and knowledge to help you pass your exam. They have been selected not just for their expertise but also for the continuous support and dedication they have provided to our students.
Professional Examination Route (PER)
You can study for your ACCA qualification as a suitably qualified school leaver, graduate or FIA Diploma in Accounting and Business.
- You must be 18 years old and above
- Minimum 2 GCE ‘A’ Level and 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits in English and Mathematics or
- 3 LCCI Higher Level passes (individual passes or diploma) and 2 LCCI Intermediate Level passes in Book-keeping and English for Commerce with 2 GCE ‘O’ Level credits in English and Mathematics. All five subjects must be distinct (different) subjects or
- Polytechnic Diplomas and recognised University degree or
- Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification
- FIA Diploma in Accounting and Business
The easiest and quickest way to apply for your ACCA membership is through ACCA's online portal. There are many benefits if you do. You can:
- Upload all your supporting documentation, saving time and postage cost
- Apply Online for any of ACCA's range of qualifications
- Plan ahead and enter for your exams at the same time, saving you time and money
- Claim provisional exemptions so you know at which level you can start your studies, immediately after completing your application
- Track your application on myACCA
Registration and subscription fees
The following fees apply from 9 November 2011 (and are subject to change without written notice):
Local Students (Early bird discounts)
The following discounts are available to students who enroll for one or more papers in our full-time and/or part-time courses by 27 December 2013. Students must register on the same day to enjoy these discounts.
Single Intake Enrollment
January 2014 Course
|3 Papers or more||20%|
* Funding students are not eligible for any discounts
January 2014 Courses
|1 Paper + 1 Revision Paper||10%^|
2 Papers + 2 Revision Papers
|3 Papers + 3 Revision Papers||25%^|
^ Cannot be used in conjunction with early bird discount.
^No withdrawal and refund of revision papers after release of exam results but may be allow to do a direct transfer to same level papers of same value.
^ If transfer is to lower level papers of lower value, there will not be any rebate or refund.
^ If transfer is of higher level paper of higher value, student must top up the difference.
Passion and SAFRA Card Members Discount*
The above card members enjoy 5% discount when enrolling for FIA and ACCA Education courses with a minimum of 2 papers enrolled (up to max. of 20%). However, please note that discount is not valid for Revision Course and Simultaneous Intakes.
*applicable for Singaporean / PR only
Hometeam NS Members
25% special discount off published course fees for 2 papers or more enrolled
You will have two levels to complete: Fundamentals and Professional, comprising 16 papers of which you are required to pass 14 papers, unless exemptions are awarded. You can progress through the syllabus at your own pace.
January 2014 Intake
|Fundamentals Level (9 Papers)|
|Knowledge Module||No. of Lectures||Course Fee|
|F1||Accountant in Business||16||$535|
|Skills Module||No. of Lectures||Course Fee|
|F4#||Corporate and Business Law||17||$620|
|F8||Audit & Assurance||16||$620|
|Professional Level (5 Papers)|
|Essentials Module (all 3 papers)||No. of Lectures||Course Fee|
|P1||Governance, Risk & Ethics||16||$755|
|Options Module (choose 2 from 4 papers only)|
|P4||Advanced Financial Management||16||$700|
|P5||Advanced Performance Management||16||$700|
|P7||Advanced Audit and Assurance||16||$700|
Download the ACCA Jan 2014 Installment Plan
Withdrawal and Refund Policies
Please click here to view.
You will have two levels to complete: Fundamentals and Professional, comprising 16 papers of which you are required to pass 14 papers, unless exemptions are awarded. You can progress through the syllabus at your own pace.
Find more information on each of these modules below the table.
Fundamentals Level (9 Papers)
|Knowledge Module||No. of Lectures|
|F1||Accountant in Business||16|
|Skills Module||No. of Lectures|
|F4||Corporate and Business Law||17|
|F8||Audit & Assurance||16|
Professional Level (5 Papers)
|Essentials Module (all 3 papers)||No. of Lectures|
|P1||Governance, Risk & Ethics||16|
|Options Module (choose 2 papers only)|
|P4||Advanced Financial Management||16|
|P5||Advanced Performance Management||16|
|P7||Advanced Audit and Assurance||16|
# F4 and F6 papers are taught using the Singapore Variant.
Full-term commences in January (for June exams) and July (for December exams) of each year.
Kaplan Financial also offer intensive courses for students who are re-sitting or simply wish to fast-track to the next stage. These courses commence in Feb/Mar and Aug/Sep after the release of the exam results for the previous examination sitting. Find more information about this revision course below.
Revision courses are conducted in May (for June exams) and November (for December exams). Find more information about this revision course below
|Class Intake - January 2014|
- Revision Schedule
Download the Revision Class schedule (by date) | Revision Class schedule (by class) May 2014
Download the Revision schedule
Who Should Attend
All Kaplan Financial Revision Courses cover key examinable areas, perfect your examination techniques and help you overcome your weaknesses, vastly increasing your chances of success. What’s more, your lecturers will be available before and after lectures, to iron out problem areas, if any.
Revision Course Materials
Students enrolled on the Revision Courses will receive specially prepared revision notes and Pocket Notes for all papers (except F4, F6 & P6).
Early Bird Discount
Early bird discounts between 5%-20% are available to students who enroll by 2 May 2014.
|3 Papers or more||20%|
|ACCA KNOWLEDGE MODULE / DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS|
|F1R-C1||Accountant in Business||Yuen Yuen||5||$200|
|F2R-C1||Management Accounting||Joanna Cheong||5||$200|
|F3R-C1||Financial Accounting||Nicholas Woo||5||$200|
|ACCA SKILLS MODULE|
|F4R-C1||Corporate and Business Law#||David Chang||6||$330|
|F4R-C2||Corporate and Business Law#||Terence Tan||6||$330|
|F5R-C1||Performance Management||Hoo Sen Kai||6||$330|
|F5R-C2||Performance Management||Mary Tan||6||$330|
|F7R-C1||Financial Reporting||Suzannah Tan||6||$330|
|F7R-C2||Financial Reporting||Simon Boey||6||$330|
|F8R-C1||Audit and Assurance||Nicholas Woo||6||$330|
|F8R-C2||Audit and Assurance||Helena Johnson||6||$330|
|F9R-C1||Financial Management||Lee Pei Yee||6||$330|
|F9R-C2||Financial Management||Lee Pei Yee||6||$330|
|ACCA PROFESSIONAL MODULE|
|P1R-C1||Governance, Risk & Ethics||Ang Siow Pin||6||$385|
|P1R-C2||Governance, Risk & Ethics||Andy Tan||6||$385|
|P2R-C1||Corporate Reporting||Suzannah Tan||6||$385|
|P3R-C1||Business Analysis||Andy Tan||6||$385|
|P4R-C1||Advanced Financial Management||Esther Thng||6||$355|
|P5R-C1||Advanced Performance Management||Elaine Tan||6||$355|
|P6R-C1||Advanced Taxation||Tommy Yee||6||$355|
|P7R-C1||Advanced Audit and Assurance||Helena Johnson||5||$355|
# Papers are taught using the Singapore Variant
All prices are inclusive of GST
BSc (Honours) in Applied Accounting - Awarded by Oxford Brookes University
Students studying for their ACCA qualification now have the opportunity to obtain a degree from Oxford Brookes University, a recognised and highly respected UK university.
Kaplan Financial is the first training centre in Singapore to offer the Oxford Brookes University Degree Programme . This programme enables ACCA students to obtain an Oxford Brookes degree, BSc (Honours) in Applied Accounting, upon the successful completion of the ACCA Fundamentals Level examinations.
Download the OBU 2014 enrollment form
These tutorials will equip you with the necessary skills required to complete both your Research & Analysis Report and Skills & Learning Statement. They will cover:
- Choosing your topic
- Research & analysis methods
- Writing your report
- Communicating with your Mentor
- Presentation Skills
- Preparing your Skills & Learning Statement
- Submission procedures
- Online Mentoring
To provide guidance and support in preparation for your Skills & Learning Statement. This online support is provided by Kaplan Financial mentor. However, should you require additional support, you can book meetings with our mentor to discuss the challenges which you are facing.
To give you the opportunity to deliver a 15-minute presentation on your Report to your peers in accordance with the Oxford Brookes University's requirements.
Kaplan Financial provides students with an online tool to help you track your progression. Our mentor will monitor your progress to ensure that you are kept on track towards your project submission.ACCA/Oxford Brookes University Approved
Research And Analysis Project Guide
In addition, students will receive an ACCA/Oxford Brookes University Approved Research and Analysis Project Guide from Kaplan Publishing, which includes a list of recommended topics for your report, plus extensive guidance notes on how to conduct your research.
|Project Timetable||Project Schedule 2014
|Tutorial 1 - Getting Started||18 Jan (Sat)||2pm - 5pm||S$800|
|Tutorial 2 - Writing Your Research Report||8 Mar Sat)|
|Online Mentoring||Jan - Mar||-|
|Presentation||5 Apr (Sat)||10am-1pm|
|7 Apr (Mon)||6.45pm-9.45pm|
|8 Apr (Tue)||6.45pm-9.45pm|
|9 Apr (Wed)||6.45pm-9.45pm|
|12 Apr (Sat)||10am - 1pm|
|12 Apr (Sat)||2pm - 5pm|
|Professional Ethics Module Deadline||31 Mar (Mon)||-|
Prices listed above are inclusive of 7% GST.
*Date is accurate as of 24 Jul 2013
Students will receive their OBU results in March or September of each year.
An ACCA student is automatically opted in to the BSc Scheme when they register for the ACCA qualification. If a student chooses to opt out of the revised degree scheme on registration, they can opt back in before they have attempted either, or all, of Papers F7, F8 & F9. If you have passed any of these 3 subjects, you cannot register on to the BSc degree.
To be awarded the BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting you must:
- Opt in to do the BSc with ACCA UK before passing any of the 3 ACCA Fundamental papers F7, F8 and F9
- Pass the three ACCA Fundamentals papers F7, F8 & F9 & pass other papers as required to successfully complete all nine Fundamentals Level papers
- Complete the ACCA Professional Ethics Module by (TBA), before submission of project in (TBA)
- Complete and pass the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project
- Complete the BSc degree scheme within 10 years of your initial registration onto the ACCA's professional qualification, even if you convert from one ACCA qualification to another during that 10-year period
Please note that you must successfully complete the Fundamental level exam papers F1-F9 and complete the Professional Ethics module before submitting a Research and Analysis Project to Oxford Brookes University. You are required to pay a project submission fee of £85 (Period 20) to Oxford Brookes University with your project submission.
You will gain access to the Professional Ethics module via myACCA as soon as you become eligible to take Paper P1, Professional Accountant.
The minimum academic entry requirements for registering on the BSc degree are:
- 2 ‘A’ levels plus 3 GCE ‘O’ levels including Mathematics and English
- Oxford Brookes University recognises a number of other qualifications which satisfy the minimum English Language requirement, including a pass in Paper F4 Corporate & Business Law prior to attempting Papers F7, F8 & F9.
Students who do not have an acceptable English Language qualification, will be permitted to register for the BSc degree only after they have passed Paper 4 Corporate & Business Law. If you are a CAT student who has passed the CAT Advanced Level exam papers, you meet all the entry requirements for the BSc Degree.
As a registered student, you may be given exemptions from one or more of the 9 ACCA specified exam papers. Oxford Brookes University will give credits for exemptions by ACCA for any of Papers F1-F6. However, if you wish to achieve the BSc degree you must sit and pass all of the 3 ACCA subjects F7, F8 & F9.
No exemptions can be given from the Professional Ethics Module or from the Oxford Brookes University Research and Analysis Project.
The Research and Analysis Project (RAP) is the final component of the BSc degree and consists of two separate documents:
- 7,500 word Research Report (RR) and a
- 2,000 word Skills and Learning Statement (SLS)
You are required to give a presentation on the project to your project mentor. You have 3 attempts to pass the RAP. If you fail the RAP on three separate occasions, you will no longer be eligible to complete the BSc degree.
Please note that you can either submit the same project topic 3 times or 3 different RAPs.
Determination of Class
The BSc degree will be based on both:
- The ACCA average mark determined from the exam marks in the Fundamental Skills Papers (F4-F9)
- The grade achieved for the Research and Analysis Project (RAP)
You will be given one of three Passes grades (A, B or C) or a Fail Grade (F) for the performance in the RP. You will be given either a ‘Satisfactory’ grade or an ‘Unsatisfactory’ grade for the performance in the SLS.
Helping Students Achieve Their Educational and Career Goals - Building Futures, One Success Story at a Time
Since 1997, Kaplan Learning Institute has been offering scholarship to students who have the passion and drive to pursue a career in the Accounting and Financial Industry, but face financial difficulties. Kaplan’s scholarship programmes have been opening up opportunities for our students for over 10 years. To date, numerous students have benefitted, as they not only achieved excellent academic results under our dedicated environment, but also carved a niche in their desired careers.
Each applicant is only selected for one scholarship programme at any one time. All applications must be duly completed, accompanied with relevant supporting document, and submitted by the closing deadline. Please ensure to read and fully understand the Terms and Conditions as stated in the application forms.
For more information on the different scholarships, and to download the application form, please click on the scholarship title in the below table. Any enquiries, please contact Ms Ivy Wong at email@example.com
For corporate partnerships to extend scholarships opportunities, please contact Ms Ivy Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Each applicant is only allowed to apply for one scholarship programme at any one time.
|For Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Residence Only|
|Scholarship||Programme Enrolled||Student Type||Deadline||No. of Spots|
|BDO LLP-Kaplan Scholarship||ACCA||Diploma in Accountancy from local polytechnics and prospective ACCA student||-||2|
|RSM Chio Lim LLP-Kaplan Scholarship||ACCA||Diploma in Accountancy from local polytechnics and prospective ACCA student||-||2|
|Kaplan-SAFRA Scholarship||ACCA||SAFRA Members||-||FIA - 1
ACCA - 1
|FIA - 1
ACCA - 1
ACCS Internship Programme (AIP)
ACCA Singapore and Kaplan Financial, a department of Kaplan Learning Institute, are pleased to offer the ACCA Internship Programme (AIP) for full time ACCA international students in Singapore.
In an increasingly globalised economy, candidates for jobs who have overseas work experience, an international outlook, and cross-cultural communication skills often have a distinct advantage over others without such experience.
An internship can be a great way to understand the local working culture and to get your foot in the door with a company you might be interested in working for in the future. In addition, the AIP will also equip you with the exposure and relevant work experience as you prepare for the ACCA membership.
Please click here to download
For more information on the AIIP, please feel free to contact Ms Ivy Wong, email@example.com or drop her a line at 6733 1877.
Kaplan Financial is represented by a number of agents in different countries to facilitate international student enrollment into our courses. Students residing in these countries will be able to obtain further information on application procedures and other details through the respective offices. Click to download the Kaplan Financial 2013 Overseas agent listing.
International students who enroll for Kaplan Financial course packages will enjoy “Green Lane” processing of student pass applications. “Green Lane” means reduced processing time, waiver of security deposit, waiver of interview for PRC students and the student pass will be valid for the full duration of the course.
For more for information, click to view the Student pass application process
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) / Medical Insurance Coverage
Kaplan Financial has put in place requirements which include Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) and Medical Insurance Coverage under the EduTrust Certification Scheme regulated by the Council of Private Education. For more information, please visit www.cpe.gov.sg
FPS (Paid for by Kaplan Learning Institute)
FPS is applicable to ALL students (regardless of nationality and the type of passes, i.e. dependent’s pass, student’s pass, work permit etc). It is mandatory for all students to apply for FPS and sign a student contract when they enrol for courses with any Private Education Institution (PEI) with EduTrust Certification.
International Students - insurance premium minimum of S$8 (excluding 7% GST) capped at total course fee of S$1,455. The FPS premium is based on a fixed rate of the course fees and payable upon enrolment per intake.
Medical Insurance Coverage
It is compulsory for ALL students to have medical insurance coverage for hospitalization and related medical treatment for the entire course duration. There are exemptions for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents if they are covered by their own medical insurance plan. However, if local students wish to opt in for medical insurance, their Insurance Premium will be $46.05(inclusive of 7% GST).
CPE has mandated that students who opt out must produce their medical insurance policy for verification by the PEI. KLI will only exempt students who submit a copy of their medical insurance policy for opting out.
Please download the following medical insurance guideline documents:
- Kaplan Learning Institute Benefits Schedule GHS Plan 1-$30K + GPA
- Private Education Institution Combined Claim Form
- EduTrust Group Hospitalisation and Surgical Insurance Product Summary FAQs
- EduTrust Group Personal Accident Insurance Product Summary & FAQ
- Guide to Health Insurance
New International students who do not have an IELTS score of 4.5 and above or its equivalent are encouraged to enroll on our 6-month English Language programme, Professional English for Finance (PEF), before you embark on the ACCA qualification.Click here for more information.
New international students are required to pay the following fees upon registration.
|New International Student Application Fee||S$642|
|Local Transfer Student Application Fee||S$340|
|Kaplan Singapore Student Transfer Application Fee||$80|
|Fee Protection Scheme (FPS)||Paid by Kaplan|
|Medical Insurance Fee (valid up to 1 year only)||$46.05|
|Supplementary Class||$100.00 (per intake)|
# Prices indicated are inclusive of GST
- ACCA examinations are held twice a year – June and December
- Candidates are allowed to sit for a maximum of four (4) papers at each examination sitting
- Candidates are given up to 10 years from the date of registration to complete all examination papers
In addition to completing the exams, you will need to gain 3 years’ relevant and supervised practical work experience. These 3 years can be obtained before, during or after your exams.
ACCA offers exemptions to students that have studied relevant qualifications prior to starting their ACCA studies. This means that you may not have to take all of the exams in the ACCA Qualification or Foundations in Accountancy awards and you can start your studies at the right level.
For more information, please visit the ACCA Global website.
At Kaplan Financial, we recognise that balancing work and personal commitments with studying is not easy. To help,Kaplan Financial offer a variety of ways to study for the ACCA exams:
Courses are conducted in the mornings and afternoons. Full-time courses are suitable for overseas international students.
Duration: 3.5 hours per lecture
Courses are conducted in the evenings and/or weekends.
Course materials only
Kaplan Publishing has been producing ACCA support materials for over 100 years. These include study materials for ACCA qualifications, including ACCA textbooks, exam kits and pocket notes.
Our authors are among some of the most experienced in the UK and produce successful exam-focused publications that are used by training organisations across the globe. Kaplan Publishing is committed to producing targeted, exam-centred study materials by continually researching new trends, revising and refreshing our topics, and continually look for innovative ways to support all students.
For enquiries or to make a purchase, please contact our Customer Service from 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri (excluding Public Holidays):
Address : 51 Cuppage Road #02-01 Singapore 229469
Tel : (65) 6733 1877
Fax : (65) 6733 2977
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaplan understands that each individual student will have different needs with regards to student support. You may require advice on international student procedures, supplementary study support or guidance on course bookings. Whatever your needs, Kaplan is here to help.
As a platinum tuition provider, it is our quest to constantly innovate ourselves and enhance our student learning experience. Our unrivalled advantages include:
Student E-Portal Online Tests
This is only available for selected papers. Online tests allow students to gauge their level of understanding of the topics. As it is Internet-based, you can attempt the tests at your own pace and in the comfort of your home.
There is a live mock exam at the end of each course. Students are strongly encouraged to attend these live mock exams before the actual ACCA exams. The answer script will be marked and returned to students with constructive comments on content and style within a specified timeframe. Alternatively, students can also download the mock exam questions and answers in our Student Login page.
Professional Attachment Scheme
Kaplan Financial offers full-time students the opportunity to be on attachments with audit and commercial firms. This allows students to obtain relevant work experience which they can relate to their studies.
Kaplan Financial offer free usage of our study rooms to our students, subject to classroom availability.
Kaplan Financial has its own dedicated customer service team who will be able to advice you on many issues such as study options, timetable queries or student passes. For assistance, please call (65) 6733 1877 or email email@example.com.
If you need counselling services or someone to talk to, please feel free to approach any of your Program Managers or our In-house Students’ Welfare Officer who will try to help you address your problem. Alternatively, you may approach professional help for the following organization for assistance:.
Care Corner offers face-to-face counselling services for any individual or family seeking help. Counselling can pertain to issues like marital problems or difficult relationships in the family, psychological and emotional problems.
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)
SOS provides confidential 24-hour emotional support by trained volunteers to people in crisis.
There will be an activity organised for students every month. Activities include seminars, corporate visits, charity events, etc. Details of each activity will be released to students via email. Most of the student activities are free of charge. Student’s registration is accepted via email on a first-come-first-served basis. Should students have any other enquiry or suggestion on students’ activities, please contact Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org,