Visa - Singapore visa

Singapore visa

You may need to apply for a visa when studying at Kaplan International English. We can provide you with all the relevant information, and help guide you through the visa requirements and application processes to study in Singapore.

We aim to answer any questions you might have, so please explore our answers below. If you cannot find the answer to your question, you can get more information by contacting a student advisor.

In brief: To study in Singapore, you will need to apply for a Student Pass. If your course is less than 30 days in length, you can apply for a short term Visit Pass.

Singapore visa information

Yes, if you are an international student wishing to study a full-time course in Singapore, you are required to apply for a Student’s Pass.

Last updated: 29 October 2015

A student’s pass is issued by the Singaporean government, and it allows you to study and stay in Singapore for the duration of your course. The passes are only issued to students who will be studying at an EduTrusted Private Education Organization that is registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE). Of course, Kaplan International English is one of these registered schools. 

Last updated: 02 November 2015

No, student’s passes are only offered to full-time study applicants. 

Last updated: 02 November 2015

You can apply for a pass online on the ICA website. Once your application has been approved, you will be issued an e-pass so you can fly to Singapore as a prospective student.

Last updated: 28 October 2015

You will need the following documents:

  • Duly completed application form
  • Certified/notarized copy of highest academic qualification and highest academic transcripts
  • Passport and photocopy of your passport
  • Certified/notarized copy of your birth certificate
  • Bank statement from either a fixed deposit account or a savings account, proving you have enough funds for your time in Singapore
  • Latest CV (if applicable for a Master’s degree application)
  • One passport-sized photograph (with a plain, white background)
Last updated: 02 November 2015

The application process generally takes approximately two to four weeks, and you will complete your application once you are in Singapore.

Last updated: 02 November 2015

When you arrive, you will be assisted with the completion of your application during your registration and orientation period with Kaplan.

Last updated: 29 October 2015

If you wish to continue with the same course at the same school, you may renew your student’s pass.

Last updated: 02 November 2015

As of 16/07/2014, there is a $30 processing fee, a $60 issuance fee, and a further $30 multiple-entry visa fee for required nationals, if applicable. You may also be required to pay a security deposit; if this is the case, it will be indicated in a letter to you.

Last updated: 02 November 2015

You can either contact one of our advisors or read more on the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website.

Last updated: 02 November 2015

How can we help?

Our advisors will help you choose the right course to suit your academic and professional goals.

  •       Accommodation
  •       Visa information
  •       Travel arrangements

If you would like to speak with an advisor, please call: 

UK: +44 (0)20 7045 5000