Admission Policy

Admission to Raffles College of Higher Education is opened to all individuals regardless of sex, race, religion or nationality.
Selection for admissions is based on an overall assessment of the individual’s potential and merits.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students are advised to submit their applications three months before commencement of the term to ensure sufficient time to apply for a Student Pass. Travel and accommodation arrangements can be made prior to arrival.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

For confirmation of your application into Raffles College of Higher Education, application fee of S$500 (excluding GST) is to be made payable with submission of application documents. Application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Course fees exclude materials and textbooks required for their area of study.

All international students are required to apply for a student pass under Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). This process normally takes a minimum of 4 weeks. Student Pass holders are not allowed to work or apply for part-time studies in the country.

You may contact our Raffles Education Network or Education Agents representative offices near you if you require any assistance.

SINGAPORE CITIZENS/PERMANENT RESIDENTS

Applications closed one month before commencement of the term.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

For confirmation of your application into Raffles College of Higher Education, application fee of S$200 (excluding GST) is to be made payable with submission of application documents. Application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Course fees exclude materials and textbooks required for their area of study.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All courses at Raffles College of Higher Education are conducted in English. Students must have the ability to speak and write fluently in English.
Students who do not meet the entry requirement are required to undertake the Oxford Online Placement Test and will be required to complete the
Certificate of Achievement in English Language - Advanced programme before commencing to the programme they have enrolled into.

The “Certificate of Achievement” in English Language is offered in 2-levels; Foundation and Advanced Level.
Attendance is compulsory if a student is scheduled for this programme and will be required to pay a Course Fee. Students who have successfully complete the
Certificate of Achievement in English Language programme at the Advanced Level will be selected to sit for the IELTS examination
at authorized testing centres as the College’s continual curriculum review purposes.

FOUNDATION ENGLISH

Students gradually develop their ability, from simply understanding and responding to following main ideas and picking out important details in such texts. They should be able to convey their main ideas clearly and grammatically in writing and speaking tasks, and will develop a grasp of new vocabulary words that will enable them to perform writing and speaking tasks suited to specific purposes and their respective majors.

Students should be able to communicate with some confidence on matters related to their interests and professional field, and listeners should be able to understand information about business or design topics, identifying both general messages and some specific details in oral discourse.

ADVANCED ENGLISH

Students will enhance their study skills as well as develop academic research skills, including paraphrasing, synthesising information from multiple sources and referencing using the APA style format. They will also continue to improve on their communications skills in the context of their respective majors, demonstrating increasing confidence in speaking at length on a topic of interest, as well as effectively using a variety of visual aids to enhance their delivery and message.

Listeners should be able to understand information about business or design topics, identifying both general messages and some specific details in oral discourse. Finally, students will be trained in IELTS exam-taking strategies, in the event that any should decide to take the international exam. Upon completion, you will be awarded Certification of Achievement in English Language - Advanced.

RAFFLES STUDENT CONTRACT

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

TRANSFER/WITHDRAWAL POLICY

1 • Intention to Transfer/Withdraw from Programme/School
 
2 • Submission of ‘Application for Transfer’ Form to the Student Administration and Services (SAS) Department
 
3 • Acceptance of Form by the Student Administration and Services (SAS) Department
 
4 • Consultation carried out with the Student Administration and Services (SAS) Manager and Programme Leader
 
5 • Student Administration and Services (SAS) Department will inform the applicant of the outcome of the request within 14 working days. The entire process will not take more than 4 weeks
 

*Students below 18 years old will require parents’ or guardians’ approval and signature on the application form.

TRANSFER OF PROGRAMME

Students who wish to transfer to another programme (in Singapore campus) must complete the Request for Transfer of Programme form, obtainable from the Student and Administration Services Department, 30 days prior to the commencement of the New Term. An administration fee of S$200 (exclusive of GST) will be levied. A student is allowed to transfer between programmes within the Singapore campus only once with the approval of both Programme Leaders. The College will issue a Standard PEI-Student Contract before the commencement of the New term.

Course Fees will be re-calculated based on the new programme from the effective month of transfer, taking into consideration any exemptions from the previous programme. The new Course Fees will be paid according to the new payment schedule. No refund will be made for discontinuation of studies in the former programme before the transfer.

Continuation in the new programme is also subject to:

  • The module(s) being offered in the term
  • Availability of vacancy
  • Whether outstanding term/retake fees due have been paid in full

As a result of this transfer, student may require more than three years to complete their studies. For Student’s Pass holders, any extension required is subjected solely to the approval of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

If the renewal application is not approved, the College will submit an appeal for the first instance. If this is not approved, students may have to discontinue their studies, and may be expected to leave Singapore at short notices. In such an event, students may approach the Student and Services Department for advice.


TRANSFER OF SCHOOL

Students who wish to transfer to another Associate College must complete the Application for Transfer of School form, obtainable from the Student and Administration Services Department, 3 months before the commencement of the New Term. An administration fee of S$300 (exclusive of GST) will be levied.

Transferring students will have to pay the remaining Course Fees instalments of the new school. No refund will be made for discontinuation of studies in RCHE before the transfer.

As a result of this transfer, the student may require more than three years to complete their studies. If the student is on Student’s Pass, any extension required is subjected solely to the approval of the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA).

Continuation in the new programme is also subject to:

  • The module(s) being offered in the term
  • Availability of vacancy
  • Whether outstanding term/retake fees due have been paid in full

The transfer is subject to the approval of the Programme Leaders from both Associate Colleges.

WITHDRAWAL FROM PROGRAMME

Please consult your Programme Leader regarding your intention to withdraw from the programme. If the decision is still to withdraw, the student will complete the Intention to Withdraw from Programme form, obtainable from the Student and Administration Services Department, and an exit interview will be conducted by the Student and Administration Services Manager.

The College will consider each application on a case-by-case basis. An administration fee of S$200 (exclusive of GST) will be payable. Due date is as per “Course Fee Payment Schedule”. Refund of miscellaneous fees may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Upon approval of the withdrawal, student must return the following items to the Student and Administration Services Department:

  • Student ID card
  • Any borrowed materials from the College
  • Locker key

The College will issue a Letter of Withdrawal within 14 working days, and international students have to surrender their Student’s Pass to ICA.

Any outstanding payments and Course Fees owing to the College must be settled in full. The College will not issue any transcripts and/or certificates to students who have outstanding payments with the College.


WITHDRAWAL FROM MODULE

If student wishes to withdraw from a particular module for a term, he/she must complete the Application for Module Withdrawal form, obtainable from the Student and Administration Services Department. There is no refund of Course Fees. An administration fee of S$100 (exclusive of GST) is payable on approval of the application.

Week Remarks
1 to 2 This module will not be indicated on the transcript
3 to 6 A “W” for Withdrawn will be reflected
7 to 13 Will not be accepted


For withdrawals after Week 2, students will have to pay a retaking fee. Please refer to point 4.2.2 for the details of retaking fee.

REFUND POLICY

REFUND FOR WITHDRAWAL DUE TO OTHER REASONS

If the student withdraws from the Course for any reason other than those stated in Clause 2.1 of the Private Education Institution (PEI) Student Contract, the College will, within seven (7) working days of receiving the student’s written notice of withdrawal, refund to the Student an amount based on the table in Schedule D (as per PEI Student Contract).

 

REFUND DURING COOLING-OFF PERIOD

The College will provide the Student with a cooling-off period of seven (7) working days after the date that the Contract has been signed by both parties.

% of [the amount of fee paid under Schedule B and C] If Student's written notice of withdrawal is received
[100% less Administration Fee] ("Maximum Refund") More than [30] days before the Course Commencement Date
[No Refund] Before, but not more than [30] days before the Course Commencement Date
[No Refund] After, but not more than [7] days after the Course Commencement Date
[No Refund] More than [7] days after the Course Commencement Date, but not more than [14] days after the Course Commencement Date
[No Refund] More than [14] days after the Course Commencement Date

The student will be refunded the highest percentage (stated in Schedule D as per in Standard PEI-Student Contract) of the fees already paid if the student submits a written notice of withdrawal to the College within the cooling-off period, regardless of whether the Student has started the course or not.

 

7-STEPS REFUND PROCEDURE

1 • Intention to withdraw from programme or transfer of school more than 30 days before the Course Commencement Date.
 
2 • Submission of withdrawal form to Student Administration and Services (SAS) department.
 
3 • Acceptance of withdrawal form by Student Administration and Services (SAS) department.
 
4 • Consultation with Student Administration and Services (SAS) Manager and Programme Leader.
 
5 • Approval for withdrawal from Programme or transfer of school.
 
6 • Submission of Refund Application Form.
 
7 • Refund will be processed within 7 working days.
 

The 7-steps Refund Procedure is applicable for the following conditions:

  • Withdrawal With Cause
  • Withdrawal Without Cause
  • Deferment
  • Transfer School
  • Termination
  • Excess payment

 

FEE PROTECTION SCHEME (FPS)

All students will be covered by FPS (Insurance) for course fees paid throughout their studies with Raffles College of Higher Education under Lonpac Insurance Bhd.

Our insurance protects the insured student against the following events:

  • Insolvency or Regulatory Closure of PEO
  • PEO's failure to pay awarded sum by Singapore Courts to the Insured Student
  • Accidental Death or Permanent Total Disablement to the Insured Student caused solely and directly by accidental,visible and violent means (excluding any sickness, disease or medical disorder)

Students who wish to access more information on the FPS, please visit www.cpe.gov.sg website.

Raffles College of Higher Education Pte Ltd
Policy No.: Z/17/BM00/000606
Validity Period: 26/03/2017 to 16/12/2019

MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE

All students are covered with Medical Insurance – Hospitalisation & Surgical (HS) and Personal Accident (PA) coverage, with AXA Insurance throughout their studies with Raffles College of Higher Education.

The benefits include:

  • Annual Limit of S$20,000 per student
  • B1 Ward Entitlement (in government and restructured hospitals)
  • 24 hours coverage in Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in school-related activities)
  • Death or Permanent Disablement coverage of S$20,000

 

FAQ

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CONTACTS

Mr Richard TAY
Mobile: +65 9856 3573
Phone: +65 6837 0306
Fax: +65 6837 0305
Email: Richard@aegisic.com

 

Mr Evan CHNG
Mobile: +65 9387 0446
Phone: +65 6837 0306
Fax: +65 6837 0305
Email: Evan@aegisic.com

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