International students pursuing full-time studies at Singapore Polytechnic will need to apply for a Student's Pass. This includes students from local secondary schools, even if your old Student's Pass has not expired.
The only exception is for holders of valid Dependant's Pass*, Long-Term Visit Pass or Immigration Exemption Order. They are not required to apply for a Student's Pass and may pursue full-time studies within the duration of their existing pass. If the existing pass expires or is cancelled during their studies, the student will need to apply for a Student's Pass to continue his/her studies, subject to the prevailing Student's Pass
*Note to Dependant's Pass (DP) holders: All international students on DP will need to apply for a separate Letter of Consent (LOC) from Ministry of Manpower (MOM) before commencing internship and it may take up to 4 weeks of processing time. If there is a change to the internship company, a new LOC is required and will need to be obtained before the internship starts with the new company. Hence, you are strongly encouraged to apply for a Student's Pass at the point of enrolment. Upon issuance of a Student's Pass, your Dependant's Pass will be cancelled automatically.
The following steps will guide you on the Student's Pass Application Process once you have completed your Task 1 - Acceptance of Offer.