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Foreign JC student trying to withdraw and enroll into poly

Postby bellish10 » Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:03 pm

I'm a foreign jc student trying to withdraw and enroll into poly,
but the problem is that the admission exercise only takes place next year.
So if I withdraw now, I would have 4 1/2 months to spare.
From what i understand if i withdraw from my current jc my student pass will be cancelled, and be left with a social visit pass allowing me to leave the country.

I want to stay in singapore and hopefully work until the admission exercise, is there any way i could do that? Or do i have to go back to my country until next year and apply for a student pass again?

I want to know all the options available

Can i stay in singapore with a SVP and do freelance jobs like photography?
I heard from a friend that freelance jobs like photography you dont need a work permit.

Is it possible for me to apply for a SVP while staying in malaysia and repeat the process until next year when i enroll into poly?

I really want to withdraw from my school and hopefully do some work until i get into a poly.
Thanks in advance

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Postby beppi » Wed, 19 Sep 2012 9:33 pm

You cannot legally do any work on an SVP. Freelancing is especially frowned upon, so don't do it!

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Postby taxico » Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:30 am

stay in JC until admission exercise time comes around. stay in JC until admission results are out. then it won't be too late to change your mind, and you'll have a legit visa, while still keeping your mind sharp.

JC is not easy. i've been told it's actually more difficult than the first few years of university.

i think i can understand where you're coming from, but my belief is that going to poly may not widen your future prospects.

if i had stayed in and completed JC, i could have chosen a myriad of different course in university when i was few years wiser...

(and FYI i didn't go to poly - i went straight to university and jumped directly into a professional degree course after a short time in JC)

wish i had kept my options open, is what it is. JC keeps your options open.

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