Application Procedure for International and Other Qualifications


Step 1: Before You ApplyStep 2: How to ApplyStep 3: After You Have AppliedStep 4: Accept Offer


Step 4: Accept Offer

For successful applicants holding international qualifications, please access the Applicant’s Self Service to accept offer.

Information on Student’s Pass

In accordance with the Immigration Act, any foreigner who is not a Singapore Permanent Resident and wishes to study at SMU is required to apply for a student's pass.
SMU will advise you by email on the student's pass application procedures. After receiving the email, please log on to the SOLAR system on the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website, with your assigned SOLAR application number and your personal particulars. Once you have logged on to the system, you may proceed to complete the student's pass application form (Form 16) and submit the application online to ICA for processing.
Please ensure that you read through the FAQs before you proceed to apply online. The FAQs are available at the ICA website.
We will keep in touch with you via email throughout the student's pass application process until you arrive safely in Singapore. Hence, please ensure that you check and clear your mailbox regularly.

Completion of Fomality (COF)

All international students are also required to make an e-appointment with ICA for the Completion of Formality (COF). Once you have confirmed your travel dates, please log on to SOLAR or the ICA website to arrange an e-appointment date as there are limited slots. Please note that:

  • For undergraduates, you must book a date before the ID verification period as you will need to submit your student's pass for verification
  • You are only allowed to cancel your appointment online once


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Existing Application

Applicant's Self Service

If you have submitted an application in this current application year, please use the Applicant's Self Service functions to print your Checklist Summary, upload supporting documents, update your contact information, make online payment or check your application status.

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