Part Time Work Options in Singapore for Indian Students

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Mar 24, 2022 03:03 IST

Part Time Work Options in Singapore for Indian Students

Singapore boasts of some of the top universities in the world. A developed nation, it has rapidly become one of the top choices for international students. The close proximity of the country to India clubbed with easy visa processing rules has added to the many advantages of studying from Singapore. But we cannot forget that Singapore is one of the costlier countries. With the cost of living in Singapore almost at par with that of the USA, some extra money is always welcome by students which can be earned through a series of part-time work options. But what does the rule say about working while studying?

Work Permissions While Studying

According to the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, international students on a Student Pass in Singapore are eligible to work part-time for about 16 hours a week during term and for unlimited hours during vacation, provided:

  • They are a registered full-time student in one of the approved institutions
  • They hold a valid Student Pass issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

It is important to note here that students studying in the university/ institution which is not on the list of approved institutions are not eligible to work part-time or full-time both during the term and/ or vacation.

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Please remember that during the term, a student must keep in mind that the work must be:

  • Limited to a maximum of 16 hours a week
  • Should be under the industrial attachment program conducted by your university or educational institute and contribute towards graduation requirements.

What students must understand here is even if you are studying in an approved university, if the university does not have an industrial attachment program (neither compulsory nor elective), then you are not eligible for part-time work.

Type of Part-Time Work Options

Unlike other countries, Singapore does not allow you to take up any work. Universities in Singapore have internships that are related to the course you are planning to study. A student can only opt for these related internships. Also, most of the universities have partnerships with industrial houses which would provide the students with a part-time working opportunity.

So, if you are planning to study in Singapore, make sure to check with the University if the program comes with industrial experience or not to determine if you would be able to work in the country.

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John Joju

a month ago

Is the 16hr limit for internships or part time jobs?
If it is for the part time jobs then what is we cross 16hrs limit?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

3 weeks ago

Hello John. Your Singapore Study Visa will allow you to work 16hrs a week during term. If you exceed this, you could get in trouble with the law of the country.

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MALLIKA YETURI

10 months ago

is Singapore is suitable for doing a master's in A. I?
if yes, let me know what to do?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

10 months ago

Hello Mallika. Singapore is one of the most popular destinations for studying abroad. The country is home to some of the top universities and offers a wide range of courses tailored for every need. You can check out popular universities in Singapore here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/singapore...Hello Mallika. Singapore is one of the most popular destinations for studying abroad. The country is home to some of the top universities and offers a wide range of courses tailored for every need. You can check out popular universities in Singapore here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/singapore You can get in touch with our counsellors here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/apply Also do read: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/study-in-singapore-why-singapore-is-an-excellent-study-abroad-destination-articlepage-390

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Drishti Jain

a year ago

If we get graduated from Singapore, is it hard to find a job in the USA? What are things that we should keep in mind to get a job in the USA?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello DrishtiI believe these articles will provide you an insight:https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/internships-and-jobs-in-usa-articlepage-1583https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/working-in-the-u-s-as-an-international-student-articlepage-1513https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/popular-job-sectors-in-us-ar...Hello Drishti
I believe these articles will provide you an insight:
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/internships-and-jobs-in-usa-articlepage-1583
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/working-in-the-u-s-as-an-international-student-articlepage-1513
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/popular-job-sectors-in-us-articlepage-967

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Drishti Jain

a year ago

If we want to study in NUS,Singapore, and if we have taken a student loan, what type of part time jobs are available? Specifically for an Indian student!

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

To receive information on part-time work in Singapore, you can check with university alumni for the latest information.

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Isha Jain

a year ago

Is part time work can be done in the feild related to course we are planning to study or like other countries help students by allowing them to do other work also m

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Isha. As mentioned in the article, Singapore does not allow you to take up any work. Universities in Singapore have internships that are related to the course you are planning to study. A student can only opt for these related internships. Also, most of the universities have partnerships wi...Hello Isha. As mentioned in the article, Singapore does not allow you to take up any work. Universities in Singapore have internships that are related to the course you are planning to study. A student can only opt for these related internships. Also, most of the universities have partnerships with industrial houses which would provide the students with a part-time working opportunity.

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