International students studying in Singapore are required to apply for a “Student’s Pass” to study in Singapore. Your offer of admission to NUS is conditional upon your successful application of your Student’s Pass.
For students who will be applying for a Student’s Pass for more than 6 months, such as those from Oxbridge, Imperial College London and University College London (UCL), you are required to do a medical examination (details will be provided in the letter of offer).
NUS Registrar’s Office will apply for the entry visa and an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter for all international students through the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Student’s Pass Online Application and Registration (SOLAR) system. All international students will then be required to fill out an online eForm 16 and print a copy to be brought to Singapore.
For international students who do not require an entry visa to Singapore, you will only need to show your passport and disembarkation card to get through Singapore immigration. You will be given the stamped IPA letter on the date of registration at NUS and you need the letter to collect your Student’s Pass from ICA.