- Aug 01, 2018
Why Study in Singapore & Visa Information
Singapore has a lot to offer for tourists and students alike, so if you’re looking for somewhere to study abroad or even undertake your entire degree, this city could be a great option.
Singapore has a number of world-class tertiary institutions, including national universities and polytechnic universities. Arguably the best of these universities are Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Singapore Management University.
Academic competition is strong, as good scores are regarded in high esteem by Singaporean universities. However, exceptional achievements in competitions and extracurricular activities outside of school will also be considered in students’ applications.
Further considerations may include:
Entry requirements such as high-level English proficiency
An American High School Diploma and transcript, or equivalent, is required to apply. Students must also be at least 18 years old to begin study.
Remember that every university is different, so it is key to search for a university that you feel is the right “fit” for you. Think about aspects such as university size and location, the majors each university provides, and campus culture, including sports and other societies.
Singaporean universities offer value for money and a range of placement options. The cost for one year of undergraduate study ranges from $12,000 to $15,000 SGD, while postgraduate study may cost anywhere between $17,000 and $25,000 SGD. Scholarships may be available, so it is important to check with your college counselor.
SINGAPORE VISA INFORMATION
In Singapore,every visa is referred to as a “PASS”. So it is: ‘STUDENT PASS’
It is no different from Student visa.
For a short course that can be completed in 30 days or the validity of the entry stamp you received on the checkpoint (whichever is less), you do not need a student pass.
SINGAPORE STUDENT PASS APPLICATION:
After receiving the offer letter from the desired institute for particular course, students need to apply for student pass to enter Singapore. Institutes in Singapore will file the Singapore student pass for Bangladeshi application on behalf of the student to Singapore immigration and check point authority (ICA). Singapore student pass application Fee varies from institute to institute. Normally it will take 2 – 3 weeks to get the Singapore student visa pass.
PROOF OF FINANCIAL SOURCES:
As per the Singapore student visa rules, candidate has to show funds which must be minimum 1 day old from date of visa application. If the funds are as fixed deposit then, bank must issue a letter confirming the availability of same. Bank letter must be dated less than 30 days from the date of visa application
Singapore student pass requirements for Bangladeshi in same order as given hereunder:
International student application form
One Passport size photo (less than 6 months old)
Visa application fee
Bank Statements – ORIGINAL for the last 28 days from all sponsors
Transcripts (Mark sheets -from 10th class till the last degree obtained)
Affidavit of Support to be given by the sponsor on Rs.20 stamp paper (non-judicial)
Work experience certificate
Fixed Deposit Receipts (if necessary)
Bank loan sanction letter (if necessary)
Applicants are encouraged to submit application at least 2 months before the commencement of the course.
If the required documents are not in the English language, officially translated versions as well as copies in the originally language are required.
Although the rejection rate is low, there is no fixed set of requirements that, if fulfilled, gives you the right to a student pass. You submit the documents, and ICA makes a decision. That said, if the following boxes are ticked, you will most likely be granted a student pass:
The institution submits the application on your behalf once you chose a full-time course at a recognized educational institution;
Academic credentials to support that you have completed secondary or tertiary education;.
Your forms are properly filled and the supporting documents all check out.
Singapore has the ambition to be a regional education hub. So in general, the student pass process is kept as accessible and streamlined as possible. Nevertheless, rejections do occur in certain cases.
It is advisable to process your Student Pass application as soon as you can. You can send scans to your school for the first submission, but need to bring the originals when you collect your pass.
That said, you can enter Singapore with a social visit pass and start your course already. Just do verify with the school whether, in the unlikely case of student pass rejection, they will refund you the remaining course fees. Most schools will agree to this.
Another thing to keep in mind, is that you always need a valid endorsement in your passport, be it a student pass or social visit pass. Never overstay even if your student pass application is pending.
TURN AROUND TIME
The application can be as fast as two weeks, but it’s safer to assume that it will take 4-5 weeks until approval.
As long as you have a legal way to reside in Singapore, you do not need to apply for a student pass to be allowed to study.
You get complete assistance and counselling from GWS to apply for your Student Visa Pass to study in Singapore.
Contact GWS and speak to a counselor today.