Applying for your Student’s Pass

Curtin Singapore will lodge your Student’s Pass application to Immigration and Check Points Authority of Singapore on your behalf once we receive your Acceptance of Offer form, signed Standard PEI-Student Contract and payment.

Student’s Pass processing will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks. To receive your Student’s Pass approval on time, please send us the required documents before the closing date.

Diploma, bachelor or master degree course Student’s Pass closing date

IntakesClosing date
Trimester 1A February 201829 January 2018
Trimester 2A July 201811 June 2018
Trimester 3A November 20188 October 2018
Trimester 1A February 201928 January 2019
Trimester 2A July 201910 June 2019
Trimester 3A November 20197 October 2019

Diploma of English for Academic Purposes course Student’s Pass closing date

IntakesClosing date
DE1801 February 201829 January 2018
DE1802 April 20185 March 2018
DE1803 May 201816 April 2018
DE1804 July 20182 July 2018
DE1805 October 201817 September 2018
DE1806 November 201815 October 2018

Student’s Pass application documents

You will need to submit the following document before we can lodge your Student’s Pass application:

  • One set of completed Eform
  • One recent passport-size photograph. Refer to the ICA digital photograph guidelines here
  • Translated and certified copy of your birth certificate

Additional documents required if one of your parents/spouse is a Singaporean national (citizen or PR)

  • Copy of your parent’s/spouse’s Marriage Certificate
  • Parent’s/spouse’s highest education certificate
  • Parent’s/spouse’s Letter of Employment (the letter should state the date of commencement of employment, designation, and salary per month), or a copy of Business Registration Certificate (an Instant Computer Printout is acceptable), if your parent/spouse is self-employed. These documents should not be issued more than one month ago
  • Parent’s/spouse’s monthly CPF contribution for the past 12 months
  • Parent’s/spouse’s Income Tax Assessment Notices for the past three years

We will declare the information as stated on Eform. The evidence of financial proof (for visa required countries) will only be submitted to ICA if requested. It is an offence under the Immigration Act to make any false statement, representation or declaration in connection with a student’s pass application.

Further information about immigration policies in Singapore can be found on the Singapore Government’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website.

Student’s Pass approval

When your Student’s Pass is approved, you will receive an In-Principle Approval Letter (IPA) via email. You are strongly advised to make travel arrangement only upon receiving the IPA letter.

If a medical report is required (as stated in the IPA letter), the medical check-up will be facilitated by Curtin Singapore during orientation week.

Student’s Pass collection

Curtin Singapore will arrange transportation to ICA for the collection of the Student’s Pass and a university representative will accompany the students to ICA during orientation week.