International students enjoy studying in Singapore because they have access to the wonderful ethnic districts such as Little India, Chinatown, and Malay Village which exudes flavors of the culture, diversity, and history of Singapore. English is an official language in Singapore but Mandarin is also widely spoken, which is an attraction for many students.
Singapore enjoys a strategic location that serves as a hub for exploring the Southeast Asia. With a thriving arts and cultural scene, Singapore features top artists from all over the world.
Student visa requirements
Student Visa Singapore, Students Visa Requirements for Study in Singapore: Application Form, Process Procedure for Study in Singapore Visa- A students has to apply for a student pass/ visa if he/ she has been accepted by an educational institution to pursue full-time studies in Singapore, unless he/she is a:.Dependants Pass holder studying in a Government/ Government-Aided/ Independent school/ Foreign System School/ Kindergarten registered with MOE or Childcare center licensed by MCYS; OR Immigration Exemption Order holder; OR Visitor who has been granted a short term Visit Pass at the Singapore Checkpoint and wish to attend a short course that can be completed within the validity of the initial Visit Pass granted to him/her at the Singapore Checkpoint or 30 days, whichever is shorter.
Once the student receives a Letter of Acceptance from the school (with a validity of 2 weeks) the Students Pass should be applied for at the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).For applicants who require a visa to enter Singapore, the application for the Student Pass should be submitted to the ICA at least 2 months before the commencement date of the course.
With the launch of Case Trust for Education all private education organizations will need to have the Case Trust-endorsed Student Protection Scheme to offer school placement for international students.