International Students


All International students enrolling onto a course at SSTC Institute are to enter into a standard Private Education Institution (PEI) Student Contract.

Application Procedure

After a student has undergone pre-course counselling with SSTC Staff or authorised agent and decides to enrol, he or she should observe the following procedure for enrollment. If the student is applying through an authorised agent, the agent will offer assistance in his/her application.

1. Forward the following information to for the preparation of documents.

  • Name of Student (as indicated in passport)
  • Student’s Date of Birth
  • Gender (Male or Female)
  • Passport Number
  • Course Title, Commencement Date & Course Duration

Students enrolling into a higher learning programme that has entry requirements will also need to submit/email/fax a copy of their academic transcripts and certificates as well as their IELTS/ TOEFL results for initial review by SSTC.

2. SSTC will send a SSTC Application Form and other forms for the student to fill in.

3. The student must complete the forms and send them to SSTC via courier or registered mail along with application fee and the following documents:

  1. Photocopy of Passport (digital soft copy is acceptable)
  2. Two (2) recent passport sized photographs (with white background & matte/semi-matte finish – digital soft copy is acceptable)
  3. One (1) certified true copy of birth certificate*
  4. One (1) certified true copy of highest educational certificate*
  5. One (1) certified true copy of highest educational transcripts of results*
  6. One (1) certified true copy of any other qualification that may be relevant and considered in the admissions process (if applicable)*
  7. Bank Statement (equivalent of S$30,000) for students from any country that requires a visa to enter Singapore

Note: If the student is planning to take the AEIS exam for admission to a Singapore Government School, the following documents will be required in addition:

  • Certified true copy of parents’ marriage certificate
  • Certified true copy of parents’ passport

NOTARISED TRANSLATIONS are required for all documents that are not originally written in English.

All documents should be sent to SSTC Institute’s appointed agents or directly to:

SSTC Institute
1 Maritime Square, #13-01 HarbourFront Centre, Singapore 099253

4. Upon receipt of the forms and supporting documents, a quotation will be prepared. Thereafter, upon receipt of the application fees, SSTC will make an admission decision and inform the student of an outcome.

5. If the student is accepted into the course, a Letter of Offer will be given to the student and SSTC will then process the Student Pass application with the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), if applicable.

6. SSTC will then prepare a Standard PEI Student Contract (if applicable) and forward it to the student for him/her (and parent/local guardian if the student is under 18) to sign and return to SSTC.

7. Upon approval of student’s pass by ICA, SSTC forwards a Confirmation of Enrolment to the student. In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter issued by ICA will be forwarded to the student on receipt of full payment of the balance course fees (for courses of 12 months or less in duration) and full payment of first installment (for courses of more than 12 months in duration).

8. On receipt of course fee payment, SSTC purchases FPS insurance and the Certificate of FPS insurance will be sent to the student’s registered email address by the FPS insurance provider, Lonpac Insurance Bhd.

9. The student enters Singapore, undergoes medical checkup (if required), collects his/her student’s pass from ICA and starts the course.

Modes of Payment

Payments are to be made in Singapore Dollars by:

Over the counter:

  • Cash
  • NETS
  • VISA/MasterCard/UnionPay

From overseas or digitally:

  • Flywire (Online Payment for Overseas Credit Cards) – Find out more!
  • PayNow SSTC Institute UEN: 200402964R
  • Bank Transfer / Telegraphic Transfer

Medical Insurance Information

Medical cost for foreigners is not subsidized by the Singapore public healthcare system and may run very high if one needs to be hospitalised or undergo surgery while studying in Singapore. To assist our students, SSTC Institute provides protection to our students for hospitalisation and surgery with its Group Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance, in full compliance with the guideline set by CPE (Committee for Private Education) for EduTrust. SSTC’s insurance for students covers up to S$20,000.00 (annual limit per person), which is sufficient for students in most cases. The Hospitalisation & Surgical insurance coverage is compulsory for international students.

Singaporean/PR students are exempted from the insurance coverage if they are already covered by their own medical insurance plan.

More information can be obtained from the Insurance Provider:

NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited
75 Bras Basah Road
Income Centre
Singapore 189557
Tel: 63321133 Fax: 63381500

Last updated: 25 August 2023