Student’s Pass

All international students applying to study a full-time program in Singapore are required to have a valid Student’s Pass issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). The Student’s Pass application is facilitated by the Admissions Department during your acceptance process and it is important that you familiarise yourself with the ICA regulations.

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Medical examination

International students who apply and obtain In-Principle Approval for the Student’s Pass may be required to undergo and pass a medical examination conducted by a qualified medical practitioner in Singapore or in their home countries.

The medical examination serves to further strengthen the control of communicable diseases like Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Tuberculosis in Singapore.

The check-up will cover the following items:

  • A general physical examination
  • A chest x-ray
  • A test for HIV

Medical examination during orientation

We have engaged a group of medical professionals to facilitate this process on campus. You will receive an email invitation and it is recommended that you register for a session early as time-slots are limited. Please remember to bring your passport along with you for verification.

Students are strongly encouraged to hold their medical examination in Singapore to ensure the medical report is issued in the required format by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.

If however, you wish to complete the medical examination in your home country, please bring a copy of the Medical Examination Report Form to your appointment for your doctor to complete. Students who choose to have their medical examination done overseas should adhere to the ICA-required format, and if the medical reports are not issued in English, relevant official translations must be provided along with the original report to complete Student’s Pass formalities.

Attendance requirement

In order to fulfil Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) attendance requirements, please note the following:

  • You must be present on campus for a minimum of three hours each day between Monday and Friday.
  • Should your academic classes be scheduled for less than three hours each day, you are required to participate in enrichment programs on campus as arranged by Curtin Singapore.
  • Should you have not have any academic classes scheduled on a particular day of the week, you are required to participate in the enrichment programs for three hours.
  • Attendance for scheduled enrichment programs is compulsory and monitored.
  • Failure to maintain 90 per cent attendance without a valid reason in any month of the course will result in Curtin Singapore informing the ICA and may lead to the cancellation of your Student’s Pass.


Employment information

Student’s Pass holders are not permitted to engage in any form of employment in Singapore or attend an industrial attachment or internship program, whether paid or unpaid, without a valid work pass issued by the Ministry of Manpower.

International students planning to work in Singapore after they graduate should visit the Ministry of Manpower website for information on the various passes available.