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Considerable care is taken by the university and the school in the selection of students. Normally the university takes about 4 weeks to process each application. Therefore, it is advisable for students to apply for admission at least 6 weeks before the start of each programme/intake.

Documents required for programme application:

  • Duly completed application form (click to download application form)
  • Copy of highest academic qualification and highest academic transcripts
  • Photocopy of passport/NRIC
  • Latest CV (if applicable for Master’s degree application)
  • 1 passport-sized photograph of the applicant
  • Programme application fee

Fee Protection Scheme, Medical Insurance and Student Contract

The items listed below are covered within the administrative fee (subject to prevailing Goods & Services Tax, GST, of 7%) payable upon the approval of program application by the respective approving institutions. Please refer to the respective course pages for the administrative fee or contact us for more information.

  • Kaplan Student Access Card
  • Student’s Pass Application

As part of the Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) regulations, all foreigners who express their interest in having their education full-time in Singapore are required to apply for Student’s Pass subject to ICA’s approval. An applicant who wishes to take up a part-time programme conducted in the evening or weekend will NOT be eligible for the Student’s Pass.

Information on Student’s Pass application and the application forms is readily available to be downloaded from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website at http://www.ica.gov.sg
Documents to be submitted for Student’s pass application:

  1. Completed Student’s Pass Application forms: Form 16 and V36
  2. Certified/Notarised copy of Birth Certificate, Highest Academic Qualification, Highest Academic Transcripts and Band Statements/Fixed Deposit Account/Saving Account
  3. Employer’s letter certifying applicant’s occupation and salary (if applicable)
  4. Employer’s letter certifying parent’s occupation and salary (if applicable)
  5. Passport-sized photograph of student (full colour on WHITE background)

 

The Student’s Pass is applied by Kaplan Singapore on behalf of the student and the whole approval process starting from submission of full documents and information to issuance of the In-Principle Approval of the Student’s Pass is expected to take between 3-4 weeks in general.

The summary of the Student’s Application is as such

 

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Students should be informed to bring along the following documents on Reporting Day for the completion of the Student’s Pass formalities:

  1. Passport
  2. Passport-sized photograph of student (full colour on WHITE background)
  3. Cash of $90 (to pay for the student pass card)
  4. Address in Singapore
  5. Old Student’s Pass (if applicable)
  6. Student’s Pass (old) Cancellation Letter (if applicable)
  7. Arrival Card (Immigration White Card)

All Students’ Pass holders have to ensure that their purpose of holding a valid Student’s Pass in Singapore is educational:

  1. All Students’ Pass holders are to ensure that their attendance has to be 90% and above.
  2. Student’s Pass holders are only eligible to study in Singapore with a valid Student’s Pass.
  3. All Students’ Pass holders are only allowed to study in Singapore in Kaplan Singapore which is stated in the Student’s Pass application.
  4. Do not engage in any form of employment or attend an industrial attachment/internship programme, whether paid or unpaid, without a valid work pass issued by Ministry of Manpower
  5. Consuming of drugs or participating in political activities is prohibited.
  6. Do not commit criminal offences.
  7. Overstaying in Singapore is considered a serious offence.
  8. Female Student’s Pass holders are not allowed to become pregnant.

Should Student’s Pass holders breach the undertaking, the Controller of Immigration will cancel the Student’s Pass and he/she will have to leave Singapore within 24 hours. If Student’s Pass holders do not meet the attendance percentage requirements, Kaplan Singapore will have to report to ICA immediately.

[Excerpt from the Immigration Act]

  • The Student shall comply with the provisions of the Immigration Act and any regulations made hereunder or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof for the time being in force in Singapore.
  • The Student shall not misuse controlled drugs or to take part in any political or other activities during my stay in Singapore which would make me an undesirable or prohibited immigrant under the Immigration Act.
  • The Student shall comply with the provisions of the Immigration Act and any regulations made thereunder or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof for the time being in force in Singapore.
  • The Student shall not be involved in any criminal offences in Singapore. The student shall not remain in Singapore after the expiry of the Student’s Pass. The student shall surrender the Student s Pass for cancellation within 7 days of the date of cessation or termination of studies
  • The Student shall not indulge in any activities that are inconsistent with the purpose for which the Student’s Pass has been issued.
  • The Student shall not to be engaged in any form of employment or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore whether paid or unpaid, without a valid work pass issued under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Cap. 91A). Student must understand that industrial attachment and/or on-the-job training (whether provided by school or otherwise) is also considered as employment under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act and requires a valid work pass.
  • The Student must be aware that overstaying or working illegally in Singapore is a serious offence and on conviction, the penalties may include mandatory imprisonment and caning.
  • The Student must understand that if the Controller of Immigration is satisfied that the student or any member of his/her family breaches this undertaking or becomes an undesirable or prohibited immigrant, the school will cancel him/her immigration pass and the passes of the members of his/her family, the students and the families may be required to leave Singapore within 24 hours of such cancellation.
  • It is also illegal to smoke in restricted areas, jaywalk, eat and drink in controlled areas and to chew chewing gum in Singapore. Failure to comply with the rules will usually attract a legal penalty such as a fine.

 

(Reference: student pass application form 14 provided by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA))  Note: The (ICA) website should be referred to for the complete information – www.ica.gov.sg