When it comes to studying in Singapore as an international student, there are specific requirements that you need to fulfill. The main academic intake for most universities is in September every year, while a smaller intake is available in January. For the September intake, the deadline for applications is usually in June. To apply for a study visa, you will need to meet a range of entry requirements, including academic criteria and English language proficiency.
In order to obtain a valid visa, you will need to go through an application process that is linked to your university application. Once you receive your letter of approval, it can be used as your visa at entry checkpoints. However, you will also need to apply for a Student Pass, which is required for all international students studying in Singapore. You need to apply for this pass at least two months before your course commences through the Student’s Pass Online Application & Registration System (SOLAR).
It’s important to note that a Student Pass also allows you to work during your studies, up to 16 hours per week during term time and full-time during holidays. However, you should check with your institution to ensure that you are allowed to work during term-time as some courses have specific regulations in this regard.