Primary&Secondary Education


Primary&Secondary Education


Singapore’s primary and secondary school education program offers international students under the age of 16 the opportunity to study in some of the country’s top schools. Through a comprehensive service package, the program aims to provide high-quality foundational education in Singapore. This includes an assessment of the student’s profile, application to elite schools, and support services after enrollment.

Time to permit

3-6 months

Visa-free travel

193 countries and regions

Passport rank

1st in the world

Residency requirement

No residency requirement


No taxation on capital gains or shareholder dividends

Established time

Program launched in 2017

Application Requirements


1. Age and Academic Records:
– Students must be under the age of 16.
– Recent academic transcripts and records from the student’s current or previous school.


2. Language Proficiency:
– Proof of English language proficiency, as English is the main language of instruction in Singapore schools. This may involve an English language assessment.


3. Entrance Examinations:
– Depending on the school, students may be required to take entrance exams covering subjects such as English, Mathematics, and Science.

  Program Benefits

The Singapore education system provides notable benefits for primary and secondary students, emphasizing bilingual proficiency and academic excellence:

1. Bilingual Education:
– English as the main language and mandatory Mandarin classes, with options for other languages, support bilingual development.
– The curriculum includes Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, alongside cultural festivities, aiding in easy adaptation and language practice within the Chinese-majority community.

2. High-Quality Education:
– Singapore ranks at the top in science, mathematics, and literacy for students under 15 according to OECD rankings.

– IB diploma scores surpass global averages, with a significant proportion of perfect scorers, enhancing university entry prospects.


Student-Centric Immigration Policies:

1. Guardian Visa:
– Maternal relatives can accompany students on renewable long-term visas, with opportunities to work or study in the second year and potential pathways to permanent residency.

2. Permanent Residency Pathway:
– International students can apply for residency after two years and passing a national exam, with citizenship opportunities available after three years of residence. This includes at least one year with PR status, along with meeting exam criteria.


These elements demonstrate Singapore’s dedication to high-caliber education and supportive immigration frameworks for international students and their families.