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PR relations with Local Graduate Degree

Post by tetris » Mon, 13 Feb 2006 11:37 am

I was wondering about the case:
Say an asian foreigner earning a master degree from one of the Singapore Govt. universities (say again either NUS or NTU) considering he or she getting a good studies result despite the area of study. Does this guaranteed here in getting a PR status?

Please share your experiences. Thanks a lot!

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Post by Micro » Mon, 13 Feb 2006 12:13 pm

I don't think that having master degree from local universities would guarantee a PR status. It might give you a higher chance. But if you really interested to become a PR, it would be better to start off with getting an Employment Pass first. After a few years then apply PR.

Looking at the ICA.gov.sg website under Permanent Residence, it gives you which categories of foreigners are eligible to apply.

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wow..

Post by tetris » Wed, 15 Feb 2006 11:06 am

Wow, quite surprise with the fact that even foreigner from local graduates are hard to get a PR status these days.
Guess the evaluation is getting tighter uh? Re-thinking again wheter or not worth in achieving a PR status here..

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 15 Feb 2006 1:54 pm

Look at it this way. If all you had to do to get PR status was graduate from a local university, every last university would be swamped with people using it as a way to legally live in Singapore.

Singapore is not unusual in this case. Most countries do not let students stay after they have taken their degree(s). Same problem... an easy way to circumvent immigration rules.

And really, PR is granted on the basis that you are an overall economic contribution to the country. You have a job, pay taxes, and won't be a burden. Graduating guarantees none of this, but a job offer might.

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Post by mysticalx » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 2:09 am

My reply on the other thread:
Not to my knowledge but if you were to take up a Bachelor's degree, you will receive an invitation letter to apply for PR but it is subject to you finding a job in Singapore.
Practically everyone who did their bachelor's degree at the local universities are eligible for PR once they get a job. Not sure about Masters though...I doubt so anyway.

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Post by kk_lass » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:10 pm

mysticalx wrote: My reply on the other thread:
Not to my knowledge but if you were to take up a Bachelor's degree, you will receive an invitation letter to apply for PR but it is subject to you finding a job in Singapore.
Practically everyone who did their bachelor's degree at the local universities are eligible for PR once they get a job. Not sure about Masters though...I doubt so anyway.
I confirm this..
Once u graduated from local uni, you will receive an invitation letter to apply for PR once you got a job in singapore. So once you get a job, just bring this letter and your company letter to apply for SG PR.

During normal procedure (without having this invitation letter), you will then need to apply for employment pass first, then can apply for PR.. Of course, there are many different cases..
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Post by kk_lass » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:18 pm

Extra info:

Normally overseas students of local uni will be bonded* for 3 years or more (depends on course & years taken) because of the tuition fee grant. This is to help in getting manpower and talented people for Singapore workforce.


*Uni School fees are subsidized by taxpayers (via tuition fee grant), so unless you pay full amt of fees, you (overseas students) are required to work in Singapore (or for a Singapore company) for a working period of 3 years.
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Post by tetris » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 2:03 pm

Okay, got it. Getting an employment is more appreciated than a mere graduate uit local univ. Guess..make sense..
Thanks allemaal..

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Post by kk_lass » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 2:23 pm

tetris wrote:Okay, got it. Getting an employment is more appreciated than a mere graduate uit local univ. Guess..make sense..
Thanks allemaal..
No problem..
i will like to quote SE on this point:
"And really, PR is granted on the basis that you are an overall economic contribution to the country. You have a job, pay taxes, and won't be a burden. Graduating guarantees none of this, but a job offer might."
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Post by fx8fx » Sun, 19 Mar 2006 2:36 am

kk_lass wrote:
mysticalx wrote: My reply on the other thread:
Not to my knowledge but if you were to take up a Bachelor's degree, you will receive an invitation letter to apply for PR but it is subject to you finding a job in Singapore.
Practically everyone who did their bachelor's degree at the local universities are eligible for PR once they get a job. Not sure about Masters though...I doubt so anyway.
I confirm this..
Once u graduated from local uni, you will receive an invitation letter to apply for PR once you got a job in singapore. So once you get a job, just bring this letter and your company letter to apply for SG PR.

During normal procedure (without having this invitation letter), you will then need to apply for employment pass first, then can apply for PR.. Of course, there are many different cases..
just from a local national Poly is enough to get an invitation letter BEFORE you get a job in Singapore . But you will be approved only after you obtain the job at Singapore.

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