Thank you for your diligent contributions to this thread. It has greatly helped me along in my own application which I have been considering for some time.
I was hoping to get some opinions on my chances, given that I applied in Feb 2020 and have just passed the 6 month mark.
Race: Eurasian/Caucasian (my mother is Eurasian and father is Maori-Caucasian, with my Mother being a Eurasian from India kind. Their passports are UK and New Zealand. Of course, none of this complex ethnic data is really shown in the application...)
Nationality: Applied with my New Zealand passport as that's my tied to my FIN.
Age: 24 Years
Duration in Singapore: Arrived at 15 years old and have been resident until now (9 years straight)
Schooling: International School
(no places in local school in 2011 alr...)
Tertiary: Went straight to local University (NUS/Yale-NUS) and did Pol Sci.
Occupation: Working in local media currently. Industry isn't thriving or suffering this year. On EP. Applied with 6 x months of pay slips in hand
Income: 48K p.a. - higher end for first jobs in my industry but definitely not the best.
Tax: 1 x Tax Cycle elapsed during my application
Other: Single, near-fluent in Malay and Mandarin - ICA won't know this but it's reflected on my transcript. Completed the max uni level for these languages. Have done volunteer Malay translation for Habitat for Humanity and included this.
Parents retired in 2016 and went to live in New Zealand, been on my own since then. Worked a lot of odd jobs on Student Pass.
About to go for a Master's at RSIS (2021) if I get PR since it considerably lowers the fees/associated costs and I plan to make Singapore my forever home. Haven't really lived anywhere else and am a little too adjusted here to move elsewhere. All my friends are here too.
If I don't get PR, probably won't apply again (heartbreak, lol). Will consider moving on...
Thanks in advance for your attention!