One way to fund your stay and study in Singapore is to combine education and work. As a foreigner, you must obtain permission to allow you to work in Singapore. Here are three ways to combine work and study in Singapore.
Option 1: Singapore Business Vacation Program
If your primary interest is to study in the short term, the Business Vacation Program offers the most flexibility. The program allows you to apply for a 6-month pass through which you can use freely to jobs in Singapore. There is no minimum profit, so you can choose to work full-time or part-time and combine your business with studies or visits.
The Singaporean Ministry of Manpower manages this program. You can apply for the business vacation program if you:
A full-time student registered with an accredited institution residing in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, the UK or the UK, and between 17 and 30 years old
Option 2: Work as a registered student in Singapore
If you are not eligible for the work holiday program or want to reside in Singapore for more than six months, you can choose to register as a full-time student at an accredited educational institute in Singapore. You will be allowed to work part-time during the study period and full-time during school holidays.
Note that the list of exempt institutions currently only includes the leading universities in Singapore. Be sure to check whether you are allowed to work before registering for a course – requirements change from time to time. Generally, only graduate students are allowed to work.
Option 3: Find a job in Singapore and let your company apply for you
If you are not planning to study full-time, there is one option: find a full-time job in Singapore. Singaporean companies can apply for permission to employ foreigners. The permits are subject to approval by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), who will review your credentials. The most important condition is the salary that you will earn. At the time of writing this report, the minimum wage for S-Pass (the lowest level) was $ 1,800 per month.
As in any country, you have certain flaws as a foreigner. If the company has many job applicants, all except Singapore citizens or permanent residents, then why do you think they will hire you? They will only do this if you are better qualified than local applicants. Hence, following this path is relatively more comfortable if you already have a few years of professional experience, excellent qualifications and a clear profile.
Work permits are usually issued for two years and are associated with one employer. Once you get a permit, you can live in Singapore in the long run. Take the course you want.