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Postby ThuyChi » Thu, 02 Jun 2011 2:17 am

@SMS: May I ask you something please? Since you are in the HR field and have first-hand experience with all this rejection, I would like to ask how high is my chance if the online self-assessment tool from ICA says I am eligible for an S-pass if I were to do my degree? If I proceed with the degree, I will be holding a BA(Hons) from a UK university. My studies will be with an Singapore institution though.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 02 Jun 2011 7:03 am

Better, but then again, if it's not a government linked school, but a private one, you may not be any better off at all. Look for your degree/school on the EPEC list of qualifying schools to see. MOM no longer offers LPR to graduates of local tertiary institutions like they did several years ago. Now, they only want your money. Before they wanted your money and your labour.

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Postby ThuyChi » Thu, 02 Jun 2011 8:01 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Better, but then again, if it's not a government linked school, but a private one, you may not be any better off at all. Look for your degree/school on the EPEC list of qualifying schools to see. MOM no longer offers LPR to graduates of local tertiary institutions like they did several years ago. Now, they only want your money. Before they wanted your money and your labour.


Thank you for your reply. You are real quick! The school is not a government linked one. My former school was a WDA training center but the one I'm enrolling has got nothing linked to the government. I was looking at the EPEC application form and did not get what they mean by "Qualification country". Does that mean the country one's education was done or the country where the certificate was issued? You know, like those students coming from Raffles College for example, some of their degrees are linked with oversea universities. I'm not going to Raffles, but that's an example :roll:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 02 Jun 2011 8:49 am

Your qualification country would be Singapore. Then you would like the qualification being granted, e.g., diploma PGdip, Batchelors Degree, 1class honors, etc, etc. Next you would click the "Name of Awarding Body/Institution/University" and then click the correct institution/university awarding the degree, e.g., University of Chicago. If your university isn't listed, it may or may not be recognized as the list is not all inclusive. The list can change from year to year as well.


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