Application Process

1. Application Period

Our application closing dates are as follows:

wdt_ID Academic Year Closing Date Term Start Date
1 2017 – 2018 (Term 1) 15 Jul 2017 5 Sep 2017
2 2017 – 2018 (Term 2) 20 Sep 2017 30 Oct 2017
3 2018 – 2019 (Term 1) 31 May 2018 16 Jul 2018


Students who wish to apply to SIM International Academy outside of this time period should email us for more information.

Registration Of Interest

Application

2. Application Procedure

1. Complete and submit the application form, along with

• Requested documents, and

• Payment of the application fee

2. We will contact you to arrange a date to take the Entrance Test, which includes the following:

• English test*

• Mathematics test, and

• 15-minutes interview with a teacher or senior staff.

Students must apply online and pay the application fee (non-refundable) before they take the test.

Click here for more information on the Entrance Test.

3. We will inform you within two weeks of the test whether you have been admitted.

4. If you are admitted, we will email you a welcome package that will include a checklist of immigration procedures to complete and items to bring to Singapore (if you are coming from abroad).

*Students who meet the following minimum requirements do not have to sit the English test. Supporting documents should be attached to the online application form.

  • IELTS: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • TOEFL PBT: 550 plus TWE 4.0

Admin Matters

Student’s Pass

International students wishing to pursue full-time studies in a Singapore institution are required to apply for a student’s pass. SIM IA can only provide assistance to submit your application. The granting of the student’s pass is subject to Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority’s approval.

New applications

New applications must be submitted at least 2 to 6 months from the course commencement date. Applicants are not required to be present in Singapore while their applications are being considered. No extension of stay will be considered while the applications are being processed. Applicants are advised to enter Singapore to complete the formalities for the issueance of a Student’s Pass only after their applications have been approved. They will be issued with the Student’s Passes within one month from the course commencement date.

Submission

  • New applications are to be submitted via Openapply Portal

The following additional documents may be required upon further request from ICA:

1. Applicant is a national from a visa-required country

  • Documentary proof of financial ability in the form of bank statements/fixed deposit accounts/saving accounts (photocopy).

2. One of the applicant’s parents/step parents is a Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident.

  • Parent’s/step parent’s official marriage/divorce certificate and applicant’s custody paper, where applicable (photocopy);
  • Parent’s/step parent’s highest educational certificate (photocopy);
  • Parent’s/step parent’s letter of employment (letter should state date of commencement of employment, designation, and salary per month) or copy of Business Registration Certificate (Instant Computer Printout) if applicant’s parent/step parent is self-employed. These documents should not be issued more than 1 month ago;
  • Parent’s/step-parent’s monthly CPF contribution for the past 12 months;
  • Parent’s/step-parent’s Income Tax Assessment Notices for the past 3 years (photocopy).

3. Applicant’s spouse is a Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident

  • Spouse’s marriage/divorce certificate, where applicable (photocopy);
  • Spouse’s highest educational certificates (photocopy);
  • Spouse’s letter of employment (letter should state date of commencement of employment, designation, and salary per month) or Business Registration Certificate (Instant Computer Printout) if applicant’s spouse is self-employed. These documents should not be issued more than 1 month ago;
  • Spouse’s monthly CPF contribution for the past 12 months;
  • Spouse’s Income Tax Assessment Notices for the past 3 years (photocopy).

Note: Successful applicants are required to produce all original copies of their basic and supporting documents for verification when collecting the Student’s passes.

Documents required when collecting the Student’s Pass

Note: If documents are not in English, please provide a translated or notarised version.

Processing Time

The normal processing time is 4-5 weeks upon receipt of the Student’s Pass application and required documents. However, some applications may take a longer time to process. The local sponsor and education institution will be notified of the outcome of the application by post.

Payment and collection

Upon approval of the Student’s Pass application, the applicant/ student is required to complete formalities and collect the Student’s Pass in person at the ICA’s officer, 4th storey, ICA Building with the required original documents. The completion of formalities is strictly by appointment only via the ICA e-appointment facility.

The Student’s Pass will be issued if the conditions as stipulated in the In-Principle Approval letter are fulfilled.

The fee for the Student’s Pass is S$60. If the applicant requires a visa to enter Singapore, the applicant needs to pay an additional fee of S$30 for the visa. The fees are payable when the applicant completes the formalities to collect the Student’s Pass.

Please make payment by NETS or CashCard.

In-Principle-Approval Letter (IPA)/ Social Visit Pass (SVP)

The In-Principle-Approval letter is a document to allow students to gain entry into Singapore.

Social Visit Pass (SVP) stamped onto the passport upon arrival is the official approval to stay in Singapore. Student needs to extend their Social Visit Pass upon expiry at the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA).

For more information on the processes, contact us at academy@sim.edu.sg .

Healthcare in Singapore
There are many private and government clinics in Singapore.
Private clinics are located at most housing estates. Hospitalisation is potentially expensive with hospitals requiring an initial deposit of about $3000 to $5000 before admission.
It is highly recommended that students purchase supplementary health insurance to cover unforeseen medical circumstances.
Pharmacies
There are medical stores located within HDB estates where medicine such as Panadol, medicated oil, etc for minor ailments can be bought.
Polyclinics/Government Clinics
These are located at various housing estates; the one nearest to SIM is at Clementi Central.
Private Clinics
Private clinics cost $20-$40 per visit and are open from 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 4pm, 7pm to -9pm on weekdays and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays.
Some are open 24 hours but charges are relatively more expensive (double charge after midnight).
Dental Clinics
It is expensive for foreigners visiting either the private and government dental clinics.
Checks and scaling cost $40 and above.
These clinics open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm, 7pm to 9pm and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Public Hospitals
Alexandra Hospital
378 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159 964
Tel: 6472 2000
Website: www.ah.com.sg
Changi General Hospital
2 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529 889
Tel: 6788 8833
Website: www.cgh.com.sg
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)
90 Yishun Central, Singapore 768 828
Tel: 6555 8000
Website: www.ktph.com.sg
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229 899
Tel: 6293 4044
Website: www.kkh.com.sg
National University Hospital (NUH)
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119 074
Tel: 6779 5555
Website: www.nuh.com.sg
Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
Outram Road, Singapore 169 608
Tel: 6222 3322
Website: www.sgh.com.sg
Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308 433
Tel: 6256 6011
Website: www.ttsh.com.sg
 
Private Hospitals
Gleneagles Hospital
6 Napier Road, Singapore 258 500
Tel: 6473 7222
Jurong Medical Centre
60 Jurong West Central 3 #01-08, Singapore 648 346
Tel: 6716 2000
Website: www.jmc.com.sg
Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574 623
Tel : 6 347 6688
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228 510
Tel : 6 731 2828
Website: www.memc.com.sg
Parkway East Hospital
321 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427 990
Tel: 6 344 7588
Raffles Hospital
585 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188 770
Tel: 6311 1111
Thomson Medical Centre
339 Thomson Road, Singapore 307 677
Tel: 6 256 9494

Modes of Payment

The payment for School Fees can be made online via Visa/MasterCard.

Please contact us for more information.

 

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

The Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) was passed in Parliament in 2012 and has taken effect in phases:

  • Do Not Call Provisions (DNC) on 2 January 2014
  • Personal Data Protection Provisions (PDP) on 2 July 2014

To find out more about PDPA, you may visit the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission’s website and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

SIM IA is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the student’s personal information and undertakes not to divulge any of the student’s personal information to any third party without the prior written consent of the student SUBJECT to the obligation of SIM IA to disclose to any Singapore government authority any information relating to the student in compliance with the law and/or to the organization conferring/awarding the qualification.

SIM IA takes your personal information seriously and abides by the PDPA laws, click ‘PDPA’ below to read more.

PDPA

SIM IA works in collaboration with partner organisations, where applicable, to provide educational services. Such Educational Services include the processing, administration, management, and completion of delivery and conduct of academic and co-curricular programmes as well as alumni related activities.

SIM IA requires a certain amount of personal data for the provision of Educational Services.  The quality of our Education Services also depends on the constructive feedback sought from our applicants, students, and alumni. SIM IA is required to collect, use and disclose personal data about our applicants, students and alumni for the continual provision of quality Educational Services.

In accordance with the PDPA provisions, individuals have the right to withdraw consent given to SIM IA for the collection, use and/or disclosure of personal data.

Withdrawal of Consent to the Collection, Use and/or Disclosure of Personal Data

Individuals who wish to withdraw the consent given to SIM IA for the collection, use and/or disclosure of personal data will have to follow the procedures listed.

  1. You have to notify SIM IA of your intention to withdraw your consent.
  2. Your notification of withdrawal of consent must be sent to SIM IA.  There are 2 ways to do this:
a. Email
  • To facilitate processing, the subject header of the email is to be entitled ‘Notice of Withdrawal of Consent – PDP’.
  • Your Name (as it appears on your NRIC / Passport) and your NRIC / FIN / Passport Number must be provided.
  • Send the email to academy@sim.edu.sg
OR
b. Post
  • To facilitate processing, the subject header of your letter is to be entitled ‘Notice of Withdrawal of Consent – PDP’.
  • In your letter, your Name (as it appears on your NRIC / Passport) and your NRIC / FIN / Passport Number must be accurately and legibly provided.
  • Post the letter to SIM IA at the following address:

Marketing & Admissions Department (Attention: Mr Terence Lee)
SIM International Academy
SIM Headquarters
461 Clementi Road
Singapore 599491

  1. Upon the receipt of your notice of withdrawal of consent, SIM IA will inform you of the consequences of your withdrawal of consent within 7 working days from the date of receipt of your notice.  At the same time, SIM IA will seek your confirmation of your withdrawal of consent and inform you of the administrative follow-up (if any). For the withdrawal of consent on image(s), SIM IA will contact you to facilitate the explicit indication of the specific image(s) within 7 working days from the date of receipt of your notice.
  2. Upon your written confirmation (may be via email) of withdrawal of consent, SIM IA will cease (and inform its data intermediaries, if applicable, to cease) to collect, use or disclose your personal data within 21 working days from the date of receipt of your written confirmation.
    In the case of image(s), SIM IA will cease (and inform its data intermediaries, if applicable, to cease) to use or disclose the specific image(s) based on the following:

    Hardcopy Version
    after the current hardcopy prints have been exhausted.
    Electronic / Website Based
    21 working days from the date of the individual’s confirmation.

For enquiries with regard to the PDPA in SIM IA, you may contact us at academy@sim.edu.sg.

SIM IA will adhere to the DNC Provisions for the telemarketing of academic qualification-based programmes to its existing students and prospective applicants.

Telemarketing messages, via voice calls, text messages and/or fax messages, will only be sent to:

  • individuals who have not registered their Singapore telephone numbers with the relevant DNC Register(s); and
  • individuals who have given consent to SIM IA to send them telemarketing messages at listed Singapore telephone numbers.

For the former group, if you do not wish to receive information about SIM IA Programmes by voice call, text message or fax message, you are advised to take necessary steps to register the relevant Singapore telephone number(s) on the relevant DNC Register(s).

For the latter group, in accordance with the PDPA provisions, individuals have the right to withdraw consent given to SIM IA for the receipt of telemarketing messages via voice calls, text messages and/or fax messages.

Withdrawal of Consent to Receive Telemarketing Messages

Individuals who wish to withdraw the consent given to SIM IA for the receipt of telemarketing messages will have to email to academy@sim.edu.sg along with

  • the subject header of the email is to be entitled ‘Notice of Withdrawal of Consent – DNC’.
  • Your Name and your Singapore Telephone number must be provided.

Upon the receipt of the Notice of Withdrawal of Consent, SIM IA will cease to send telemarketing messages to you at the indicated Singapore telephone number 21 working days from the date of receipt of your notice.