The pre-course counselling framework recognises that the young people seeking to enrol at TSI is more than just a student. They would also have personal needs to be met, and their parents would also have concerns about how they would adjust and adapt to his new environment. The pre-course counselling provides inputs to address these concerns.
Course Application Form:
Candidates who wish to apply for a course offered by TSI must ensure they meet the entry and English requirements for the course. They are also required to furnish all necessary documents and information as requested by our Agent / Marketing Staff.
First, the student fills in and submits the TSI Application Form together with a non-refundable application fee to the Student Services Staff.
The application is accompanied by photocopies of the student’s educational certificates, and other supporting documents. These documents will be checked and verified by the Student Services Staff.
The Course Counsellor arranges for the applicant to sit for an English placement test to assess the student’s entry level in his desired course of study. This is compared to the required level for the student.
The cases is then referred to the Academic Manager to verify if the student meets the entry requirements
Only when the applicant fulfils all the conditions will the Principal sign on the Letter of Offer and issue to the applicants.
The Letter of Offer informs that the student that their course application has been approved, but that their admission as a student (for international students) is conditional upon their application for student pass being approved.
Upon receipt of the Acceptance Letter, the Student Services Staff or Recruitment Agent collects and compiles a full set of documents needed for the ICA Student’s Pass application and applies the Student Pass through the ICA Solar system.
If ICA does not approve the application, the student / Recruitment Agent will be informed. If the student / Recruitment Agent decides to appeal to ICA to reconsider, TSI can make an appeal to ICA.
Student Services Staff prepares the Student Contract.
The Student Services Staff explains the details of the Student Contract to the students before latter signs the Contract and Advisory Note Form 12 to confirm his place in the course.
Two original copies of the Student Contract are signed by the Student/parent/guardian and the Principal. One copy is given to the Student/parent/guardian immediately after signing and one copy kept by TSI in Student P-File.
Students proceed to pay the course fee. Course fee is paid only after Student Contract is signed. TSI purchases FPS insurance for the student after the course fee is paid, and keeps a copy of FPS insurance cover in the student’s P-File.
Student to complete Pre-Course Counselling Satisfaction Survey.
For local student, the process above is generally similar except that it is not necessary to apply for student pass.
Upon admission into TSI, all new students will undergo an Orientation programme. During Orientation, students are reminded of important information such as the refund policy & procedure, transfer/withdrawal policy & procedure, deferment policy & procedure, attendance requirements, code of conduct, etc.
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Fill up all the necessary the Forms
Forms have to be filled up in order to continue with the application process.
Send in Your Application
You are required to complete the Course Application Form and submit with the necessary documents either by mail or in person to Touchstone International Institute.
The Course Application form shall be accompanied by the Application fee of S$250.00 (non-refundable) payable either cash, cheque or Telegraphic Transfer (TT) to “TOUCHSTONE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE PTE LTD;
For TT payment, applicants can transfer the payment to the TSI Singapore Bank Account of the following details:
Name : TOUCHSTONE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE PTE LTD
Bank : OCBC BANK
Account No : 689-373-694-001
SWIFT Code : OCBCSGSG
Bank Address : 65 Chulia Street, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513
Applicants are required to submit the documents at least two months prior to the course commencement date. Applicants are not required to be present in Singapore while his/her application is being considered by the ICA. No extension of stay will be granted while the application is under processing.
Acceptance by the School
Once your application is approved, you will receive a Letter of Offer and Acceptance, two (2) copies of Advisory Note to students and the Standard PEI-Student Contract respectively.
Approval of Student’s Pass by ICA
Touchstone International Institute submits the Student Pass application via SOLAR+.
- ICA will issue an In-Principle Approval Letter (IPA)
- Touchstone International Institute will notify the students of the successful approval for Student’s Pass
Note: The approval of Student’s Pass application is dependent on ICA, Singapore. TSI DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
For more information, please visit ICA website at www.ica.gov.sg