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To enroll international students, a college must be having certification from Edu Trust.

EduTrust CERTIFICATION SCHEME

EduTrust is a voluntary certification scheme for Private Education Institutions (PEIs) in Singapore. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Council for Private Education (CPE), a statutory board established in 2009 for regulating, developing and raising the quality standards in the private education sector. The EduTrust certification scheme is voluntary; however, private education institutions enrolling international students must be EduTrust-certified. This is to address one of the prerequisites for the issue of Student Passes as formed by the Checkpoints Authority.

A private education institutions performance determines the type of EduTrust certification award given by the Council for Private Education.

Certification Validity Period Characteristics
EduTrust Star Education 4 Years This award is given to a private institution for having excelled in all key areas of management and the provision of quality education services. This mark is also a symbol of recognition for sustained efforts in Organizational improvement.
EduTrust 4 Years This award is given to a private education institution for having achieved satisfactory to commendable performance in key areas of management and the provision of educational services.
EduTrust Provision 1 Year This award is given to a private education institution which has attained a minimum level of performance in key areas of management and the provision of educational services. In accepting the award, the organisation acknowledges the need for improvement in its existing management practices and service Provisions, and strives to achieve this.

 

FEE PROTECTION SCHEME (FPS)

All EduTrust-certified private education institutions are required to follow the given regulations:

  • Collect no more than 12 months of fees from their students
  • Protect the fees paid by all local and international students. This can be done through an escrow bank account or insurance scheme provided by appointed service provider.

 

FEE PROTECTION BY ESCROW

If a private education institution arranges for the protection of students fees via an escrow bank account, you will deposit all fees into that account instead of making payment directly to the private education institution. Funds in the escrow bank account would be disbursed at regular intervals to the private education institution, only if specified milestones and conditions are met

FEE PROTECTION BY INSURANCE

If a private education institution arranges for the protection of students’ fees via an insurance scheme, your fees would be protected by insurance coverage purchased for you by the private education institution. The insurance is to be purchased at the point you pay the private education institution. If the money is transferred via e-banking to the private education institution, the private education institution would be required to purchase the insurance within three days.