Student's Pass


All international freshmen must apply for the Student's Pass in order to stay in Singapore for the duration of the undergraduate programme.


Step 1: Submit Application (eForm 16) through SOLAR

1 - 15 June 2018

The first step to apply for the Student's Pass is done through the Student's Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system. This portal is found on Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website at

Freshmen will first receive a SOLAR application number by email from the Conservatory which looks like this: NU-201x-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Freshmen will also receive login details and instructions to complete this first part of the Student's Pass application.

For the application of Student's Pass, a processing fee of S$30 will be collected at the time of submission online.  The fee collected is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if you have withdrawn the application after submission.  For submission via SOLAR, please make payment by credit/debit card or internet banking.

Upon successful submission of the eForm16 through SOLAR, freshmen must print a copy of the eForm16 as this will be submitted as part of the documents required for completion of Student’s Pass formalities to ICA who will be on-site in NUS on 31 July 2018.


Step 2: In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter

19 June - 1 July 2018


Students can expect the approval of the Student's Pass by ICA within 5 - 10 working days from submission of application.

If the application is approved, ICA will grant you an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter through the Conservatory. An issuance fee of SGD60 is mandatory and to be paid online in SOLAR. For applicants who require a visa to enter Singapore, a visa will be incorporated in the IPA letter. A further SGD30 multiple-entry visa fee will be charged for visa required nationals.  Students do not need to apply for a separate visa and may enter Singapore by producing the IPA letter at the checkpoints.


Step 3: CoMPLETION of Student's Pass FORMALITIES

31 July 2018


ICA will be on-site in NUS for the convenience of NUS students for the completion of student's pass formalities. Students are required to prepare the following documents:

  • Passport

  • A copy of the passport particulars page

  • The Disembarkation/Embarkation card, granted on entry into Singapore.

  • One recent colour passport-sized photograph (taken on white background)

  • The printout of eForm 16 submitted through SOLAR (duly signed by the applicant)

  • A copy of the In-Principle Approval letter

  • A medical report from the University Health Centre

  • A signed copy of the "Terms & Conditions for Student's Pass (STP) Card"