Singapore Student Visa 2023: Documents Required, Fees, How to apply

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Anumika Bahukhandi
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Updated on Aug 29, 2023 23:48 IST

A student visa is an important document that students require in order to move to a foreign country to pursue higher education. Those who wish to study in Singapore usually need a student visa or pass to study there legally. This student pass lets you enter the country and study at a recognized university/college. If you have plans to study in Singapore, read the article to learn more about the Singapore Student Visa requirements such as eligibility, documents, visa cost, and application procedure.

Singapore Student Visa 2023

Requirements for Simgapore Student Visa Application

19 years and below: The Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will directly process your application if you're willing to pursue a full-time program at an approved Private Education Organisation (PEO).

19 years and above: The Embassy may ask you to appear for an interview if you wish to study a vocational, language, commercial or fine arts non-graduate/postgraduate degree course (including the University of London (UOL) tuition programmes).

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Cost of Singapore Student Visa

Candidates looking to apply for a Singapore Study Visa are required to pay the following visa fee

  • Processing Fee
    A processing fee of S$30 (Rs 1,841 approx) is required for every application submitted to ICA. The fee is non-refundable. For submission, via SOLAR  you’ll be required to make payment by credit/debit card or Internet banking. 
  • Issuance Fee
    A S$60 (Rs 3,685 approx) issuance fee is charged on every student's pass issued and a further S$30 multiple-entry visa fee. The fee is payable when the successful applicant completes the formality to collect the Student's Pass.

Documents Required for Singapore Student Visa

The following documents will be required for application purposes:

  • Valid passport – Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay in Singapore.
  • Completed Student Visa Application Forms – ICA form 16 & Form V36
  • Application fee payment receipt, as you are required to pay S$30, which translates roughly to Rs 1,841. An issuance fee of S$60 (Rs 3,685) has to be paid once the Student's Pass is approved and issued.
  • The offer letter – You need to have an offer of a place from a Singapore institute/university. The forms are usually issued after the tuition fees have been received.
  • Two passport-sized photographs (if applicable)
  • Bank Statements - Funds to be shown = Tuition fee 8400 S$
  • Fixed Deposit Receipts (if necessary)
  • Bank loan sanction letter (if necessary)
  • Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates from schools you attended
  • Test scores that your college required, such as the TOEFL, GRE, or GMAT
  • How you will pay for all educational, living and travel costs

Note: Additional documentation may be required. During the personal interview, additional documents may be requested by the interviewer. These may be documents to prove evidence of academic or financial status.

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How to Apply for Singapore Student Visa?

New applications for a Student’s Pass must be submitted at least one month before the commencement of the course. Applications must be submitted through the Student’s Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system. 

Registration of Application by an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL)
Before the foreign student submits an application for Student’s Pass-through SOLAR, the college must first register the student through SOLAR with the following information:

  • Name, date of birth, gender and nationality of the student
  • Course details, course commencement, and course end dates
  • SOLAR application reference number

Submission of eForm 16 by Student 
Once the college has successfully registered the student, the student may log in to SOLAR to submit eForm 16. Applicants must have the following information before logging into SOLAR:

  • A registration acknowledgement notice with the login information provided by the college
  • Passport details (passport number, date of expiry, etc.)
  • Singapore’s address and contact details (if not available, provide the school’s registered address)
  • Applicant’s email address.
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph

Upon submission of the eForm 16 through SOLAR, students are required to print a copy of the eForm for submission to the Student’s Pass Unit, ICA, to complete formalities for the issuance of a Student’s Pass.


The spouse and children of full-time graduate research students can get sponsorship from the university for a Social Visit Pass to stay in Singapore. Graduate students should get their spouses and children to apply for an entry visa at Singapore's embassy.  When the spouse and children arrive in Singapore, they will be given a 4-week Social Visit Pass at the airport.

Additional Information

You can work part-time for up to 16 hours per week. Work permits are not required for those who want to work during holidays, as they can work full-time without any visa restrictions.

After the degree program is over, international students can submit an application for a one-year Visit Pass to ICA (Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore), if they want to look for employment opportunities in Singapore. This can be done online through e-VP.

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Where to Apply for Singapore Student Visa?

Singapore High Commission, New Delhi
Chancery N-88, Panchsheel Park
New Delhi-110017
Telephone: 91-11-41019801/ 91-11-41019804/ 91-11-41019818

Singapore Consulate, Chennai

17-A North Boag Road
Telephone: 91-44-2815-8207/ 91-44-2815-8208

Singapore Consulate, Mumbai
Consulate 101, 10th Floor, Maker Chambers IV, 222, Jamnalal Bajaj Road, 
Telephone: 91-22-2204-3205/ 91-22-2204-3209

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Scholarships for Studying in Singapore

Singapore has emerged as the latest entrant in the international education industry and within a short span of time, it has gained a reputation for itself in this domain. In order to attract more international students, many universities both private and public are offering various scholarships. Apart from this, students can benefit from a lot of other fellowships offered by different organizations and governments. We have listed some of the popular scholarships for pursuing higher education in Singapore.

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Arun M

10 months ago

I had applied Singapore study pass. But it was rejected. Again I applied a new student pass after 50 days of rejection. But this time I applied through new school. And also applied through local sponsor. Can I get approval this time?

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Anumika BahukhandiStudy Abroad Expert

9 months ago

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Vani Ashok

a year ago

I have submitted my solar form and waiting for the IPA letter. can I apply for tourist visa now to go to Singapore before the commencement of my college?

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Rahul Singha

12 months ago

Hello Vani. If your purpose of the visit is tourism, you can apply for a tourist visa. The study visa serves a different purpose.


jaimin sinde

a year ago

10th pass can apply Singapore student visa???

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Rahul Singha

12 months ago

Hello Jaimin. You cannot apply for a study visa directly. You need to apply to a university/college get an admission letter from the university and then only apply for a Study Visa. The acceptance document is a mandatory requirement when applying for a Study Visa to any country.

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