Frequently Asked Questions


FAQ for Prospective International Students

To answer some of your queries about living and studying in Singapore, we have a list of frequently asked questions answered. For current students please go to FAQ for Current Students.

For information on further studies with SISH Institute (SISH) and our partner universities, you may contact our Student Consultants at

Hotline: +65 65061288

Our friendly and helpful Consultants will be able to advise you on the academic pathway you may wish to pursue.

All programmes conducted by SISH are registered with the CPE of Singapore.

Yes. You may seek admission to local or foreign universities based on your Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications. However, it is subject to individual university admission criterion.

Classroom-based: Students must attend lectures and tutorials as scheduled. Contact with the lecturers are on a more frequent and regular basis.

Distance learning: Students are in contact with their tutors through intensive bloc sessions over a limited period of time. In a distance learning mode, students are required to read their course materials in their own time. During tutorial sessions, students can seek clarification from their tutors.

Currently, all SISH programmes are conducted on campus by local and foreign academics and industry professionals.

Yes. You need to fulfill 90% attendance as a full-time student, 75% attendance for full-time Local Student and 75% attendance for part-time student. For international students, 90% attendance is compulsory to meet ICA requirements.

If the student wish to take leaves, he/she must apply leaves and it is subject to approval by the school’s management. All documentary proof must be submitted to SDH with a leave of absence form (subject to the school’s approval)

Yes! We take pride in our out-of-the-classroom experiential learning programme for our students. The school organises co-curricular activities, and other social and cultural programmes to ensure the holistic development of our students.

SISH offers several assistance schemes such as bursaries for students in need of financial aid. Study loans are also available for selected programmes.

We estimate that you will require S$12,000 to S$15,000 per annum to cover your living expenses in each year of study. You can use the following budget as a guide for a single student living in shared accommodation.

Please note that the expenses quoted are subject to inflation and may vary depending on market conditions. The amount spent also depends on your personal requirements, budget and location.

  ItemEstimate Monthly Expenses (S$)
Rent (includes utility charges)300-600
Books, Stationary, Photocopying50-100
Public Transport60-100
Personal ExpensesVaries with individuals

You are strictly not allowed to engage in any form of employment, whether paid or unpaid, or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore during the validity of your Student’s Pass unless you have the consent in writing of the Controller of Immigration. Violators will be prosecuted by law.

Singapore’s weather is generally warm and humid all year round. Lightweight clothing will generally be sufficient with perhaps a light jacket or sweater for use during lessons in air-conditioned rooms.

Yes, there will be an orientation programme planned for new students at the start of each intake. During orientation,you will be briefed about the School’s vision, mission and core values, and important information such as School’s policies and procedures, student supports services, academic and assessments, dispute resolution policy and procedures, code of conduct etc.

Do not rush into buying textbooks. You will be given course materials and a list of textbooks for required reading. We advise that you consult the academic staff on the required purchases.

SISH Institute is located near Little India MRT Station Exit A.

Our address is:

SISH Institute Pte Ltd
73 Bukit Timah Road #03-01 Rex House Singapore 229832

Tel: +65 6506 1288

Public holidays are taken into account in the planning of course/programme schedules and students can check these schedules.

For local students, your request will be considered on a case-by-case basis subject to availability of classes and resources.

International students can only enroll in full-time programmes.

  • If you are absent for more than 7 consecutive days, you will be required to withdraw from the course.
  • To apply for home leave, please follow these procedures:
  • Complete the “Student Request Form” at the Student Services Department. The Student Services Department will interview you on your reasons for the application.
  • If your home leave is approved, you are required to submit a copy of your air-ticket to the Student Services Department for filing.

For local students, your request will be considered on a case-by-case basis subject to availability of classes and resources.

International students can only enroll in full-time programmes.

You will receive a Letter of Offer from your agent or us by email or fax informing you that your application has been received and processed.

Such arrangements will only be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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