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Old 25-07-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Local Private Schools (DIPLOMA) to Local Uni (DEGREE)

Hi would like to ask if anyone here can tell me more about the route from MDIS/KAPLAN/JCU to local uni. Is it possible? (With the intention of going into psychology/health&life sciences in private schools)
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Old 25-07-2016, 08:23 PM   #2
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Hi would like to ask if anyone here can tell me more about the route from MDIS/KAPLAN/JCU to local uni. Is it possible? (With the intention of going into psychology/health&life sciences in private schools)
No such route.
It is not possible to enter a singapore university with a diploma awarded by a private education institute.

If you hold a private institute diploma, it is advisable you continue your degree education with one of the foreign universities in that private education institute.
But do take note of the following points when dealing with these institutes,
https://www.gov.sg/factually/content...private-school

If you hope to enter a singapore university's part time degree, you may want to consider going for part time polytechnic diploma.
https://getcet.sg/courses/CourseResu...&end=&keyword=
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Old 27-07-2016, 12:24 AM   #3
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Just asking for general knowledge, what about those higher diploma by BTECH UK to local UNI?

My Ngee Ann Polytechnic transcript says my diploma is comparable to the Higher National Diploma awarded in the UK. Does it mean similar to BTECH UK higher diploma?

I read the NUS admission criteria for Bachelor of Technology which says "Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field of Engineering or equivalent local / foreign qualifications."

https://btech.eng.nus.edu.sg/btechwp...quirement.aspx

Does the BTEC UK higher diploma courses in engineering fall under this category?

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...ring-2010.html

No such route.
It is not possible to enter a singapore university with a diploma awarded by a private education institute.

If you hold a private institute diploma, it is advisable you continue your degree education with one of the foreign universities in that private education institute.
But do take note of the following points when dealing with these institutes,
https://www.gov.sg/factually/content...private-school

If you hope to enter a singapore university's part time degree, you may want to consider going for part time polytechnic diploma.
https://getcet.sg/courses/CourseResu...&end=&keyword=

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Old 27-07-2016, 10:49 AM   #4
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Just asking for general knowledge, what about those higher diploma by BTECH UK to local UNI?

My Ngee Ann Polytechnic transcript says my diploma is comparable to the Higher National Diploma awarded in the UK. Does it mean similar to BTECH UK higher diploma?

I read the NUS admission criteria for Bachelor of Technology which says "Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field of Engineering or equivalent local / foreign qualifications."

https://btech.eng.nus.edu.sg/btechwp...quirement.aspx

Does the BTEC UK higher diploma courses in engineering fall under this category?

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...ring-2010.html
While your NP transcript may say it is comparable to a UK diploma, it does not mean that the NP diploma will be automatically accepted by all UK universities.
It depends on NP's efforts to articulate their diploma to universities in uk, and whether the uk university is aware of such singapore qualification and whether the uk university deems it comparable.

Information on acceptable international qualifications can be found generally on the uk university's admission website for international students.
Alternatively, some polytechnics have a search tool on their website to show which overseas universities have they articulated their diploma to.
https://www1.np.edu.sg/ss/furtherstudies/default.aspx

This apply similarly for BTEC diploma from uk.
For NUS, comparable international qualifications can be found here,
http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/apply-to-n...eq-to-NUS.html

On a side note to further clarify for sleepystudent, diplomas awarded by PEI means e.g. Kaplan Diploma, SIMGE Diploma, PSB Diploma, etc.
Diplomas awarded by a foreign body, read in a PEI, are a different set altogether, but unfortunately, most are not recognized to be comparable for admission in a sg uni.

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Old 27-07-2016, 10:25 PM   #5
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On a side note to further clarify for sleepystudent, diplomas awarded by PEI means e.g. Kaplan Diploma, SIMGE Diploma, PSB Diploma, etc.
Diplomas awarded by a foreign body, read in a PEI, are a different set altogether, but unfortunately, most are not recognized to be comparable for admission in a sg uni.

Thank you intime for your reply. I'm currently a teen trying to figure out the best option with medical field in local uni as a goal. Thought that I could get a diploma quicker than my peers and proceed to local uni asap. Too bad I have to go via the poly route now, which means 3 years in poly + n years in uni. The road ahead is so long with no end in sight how to survive.

Btw do you have any idea about the entry point for local unis?
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Old 28-07-2016, 01:58 AM   #6
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Thank you intime for your reply. I'm currently a teen trying to figure out the best option with medical field in local uni as a goal. Thought that I could get a diploma quicker than my peers and proceed to local uni asap. Too bad I have to go via the poly route now, which means 3 years in poly + n years in uni. The road ahead is so long with no end in sight how to survive.

Btw do you have any idea about the entry point for local unis?
You mean doctor, nurses or other kinds of allied healthcare professionals?

For NUS/NTU medicine and other allied healthcare degrees from NUS/SIT, you need to enter a science related diploma course.
For NUS Nursing, any poly diploma will do.
Best to check the universities' admission website for poly graduates for more info.

Check the IGP for NUS and NTU to get a rough gauge of the GPA you need to enter those degree courses.
http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/gradeprofi...ramme-igp.html
http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/Undergr...deProfile.aspx
For SIT, they take a holistic assessment which includes GPA, work exp, voluntary exp, recommendations, interview, test, etc.

Alternatively, a quicker route is to go for A Levels.
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Old 28-07-2016, 06:35 PM   #7
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Not possible.

If private diploma->private degree->work 2years-> local uni(masters) then yes.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:59 PM   #8
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GUYS PLS HELP TO ADVICEEE

I'm an fresh O level graduate and I intend to take my diploma from the private sector. I'm in huge dilemma about whether to choose SIM or Curtin Singapore. Has anyone took their diploma from any of the two schools? Please give advice as to which is better recognised by Universities and Employers! Do share any experience too. Thank you!
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Both are not recognized if you intend to look for jobs at public sector.

Both are over quote their price for Diploma courses.

End day if you intend to stop at Diploma, go for Polytechnic or else go all the way to a Degree if you intend to study in private school.


I'm an fresh O level graduate and I intend to take my diploma from the private sector. I'm in huge dilemma about whether to choose SIM or Curtin Singapore. Has anyone took their diploma from any of the two schools? Please give advice as to which is better recognised by Universities and Employers! Do share any experience too. Thank you!
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