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The Ministry of Education requires that every foreign student in Singapore be enrolled in either a government school or a private school. Many foreigners study in Singapore today.

Education in Singapore

Understand more about Education in Singapore for foreign students. Finding a school for foreign student, settling down in Singapore.

Option 1

Foreign students who are willing to study in Singapore Primary or Secondary Government Schools will have to sit for tests. Type of Tests

  • Qualifying Test
  • AEIS
  • PACT

After the AEIS, the Ministry of Education would make arrangements for the students to attend schools and therefore placement is guaranteed. The AEIS test is held annually and therefore the standard is very high and the chance of cracking the test is very slim.

Option 2

The foreign students whose parents are working in Singapore and are holding accurate working visas are not required to take the above mentioned tests. The working visas that the parents should hold are mentioned below –

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E A S I E R • F A S T E R • B E T T E R

Difference between the Two Routes:

Route12
Test NeededYesNo
Enrollment TimingRestrictiveFlexible
Choice of SchoolRestrictiveFlexible
PR ApplicationCan apply only after 2yrsCan apply only after 6months
Job/Business OpportunitiesParents can work only after 1yearCan work immediately

Direct or Quick Entry to Singapore Government or Private Schools

We combine the search for the foreign students’ education in appropriate schools with our business / working opportunities for their parents and while doing so we take the following steps –

  • Arrange for our overseas representative to understand our foreign students’ education standard and their family background.
  • Make arrangements for students to come to Singapore for school visits.
  • Apply for the relevant visas for the students and their parents (if coming with their children to work or start a business).
  • Arrange the necessary tests if required or direct enrollment in school.
  • Once school and visa is finalized, we make arrangements for house rental or purchase.

Integration to Singapore: PR and Citizenship

“Once our clients, always our clients.” In this regard, we take pride in the fact that we take care of you when you are in Singapore. We review our clients’ circumstances time and again, and apply for their Permanent Residence (PR) visa at the right time. While doing so we take the following steps –

  • Prepare the necessary and important documents such as Income tax slips, Pay slips, local sponsorship and company’s letter of recommendation for PR applications.
  • Keeping a track of the progress of PR applications.
  • Appeal for the PR results if required
  • Make arrangements for the collection of the visa.

Education in Singapore for Foreign Students FAQs

What is an Employment Pass (EP)?2020-07-01T17:34:11+08:00

An Employment Pass and it’s Employment Pass Requirements  is one of the most common work visas here. Employment Pass allows foreign professionals who have job offer in Singapore to relocate there and work. Specifically, it is geared towards directors, managers, executive or those in a specialist role. This pass is valid for 2 years and to be renewed thereafter.

Can anyone from any country receive an Employment Pass?2020-07-01T17:33:55+08:00

The current regulations regarding the Employment Pass do not bar anyone from receiving one on the basis of nationality. Anyone who meets all of the relevant criteria may receive it. Therefore, any eligible person from any country may receive an Employment Pass. 

Must all EP holders eventually become Permanent Residents?2020-07-01T17:33:20+08:00

Those who are interested in obtaining PR status in Singapore ought to know that receiving an EP will make it much easier for them to do so. Therefore, foreigners who are interested in becoming a Singapore PR ought to apply for an EP. However, those who already own an EP but have no desire to become a Singapore PR are not obliged to do so. 

2021-02-04T15:48:45+08:00June 9, 2015|Comments Off on Education in Singapore for Foreign Students
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