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Studying on an EP

Postby Ell » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 2:32 pm

Can I study on an EP? I was told this morning by NUS that they won't accept me if I continue to hold an EP, I would have to change over to a Student Pass.

Is this a NUS policy or a general policy? Is it possible to work and study on an EP? Is it possible to work and study on a Student Pass?

Thanks!

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Re: Studying on an EP

Postby shameenali » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 4:44 pm

Ell wrote:Can I study on an EP? I was told this morning by NUS that they won't accept me if I continue to hold an EP, I would have to change over to a Student Pass.

Is this a NUS policy or a general policy? Is it possible to work and study on an EP? Is it possible to work and study on a Student Pass?

Thanks!


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You cannot work while you are on a Student pass. You should be able to study on an EP as a part-time student (to my limited knowledge). Maybe NUS thought that you are applying for courses as a full-time student hence they want you enrolled as a full time student.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 21 Jul 2011 5:44 pm

Actually, you CAN work while on a student pass, but with limitations including the fact that you can only be studying in select schools and you are limited to no more than 16 hours a week.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... dents.aspx

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Postby Ell » Fri, 22 Jul 2011 2:02 pm

Thanks for your responses SMS and sameenali. It does seem like it is a NUS policy that as a "Non-Graduating Exchange International Student" I cannot work.

Info: http://www.nus.edu.sg/osa/international/svcs/#passinfo

Looks like I can't go to uni here!

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Postby Asdracles » Fri, 22 Jul 2011 4:24 pm

I tried this before and face similar problem.

What they told me, it's that EP is only issued to full-time workers. So if you are working full-time, you can't study full-time!

NUS told me that if I was interested in doing any part-time course, that would be possible. I don't remember the arrangements now, because in the end I didn't take any course.

So the only route if you want to do a full time course, is, as mentioned, resign in your work, get a Student Pass and look for a part-time work in the existing conditions for students


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