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  1. Pre-departure Guide for International Students - IMPORTANT NOTES

  2. Pre-Departure Check List Receive SIM Offer Letter Receive ICA’s In-principle Approval Letter from SIM Students are to ensure they have received this ICA’s In-principle Approval Letter from SIM prior to making their departure to Singapore. Receive Pre-departure Guide from SIM International Student Office (ISO) Apply for Accommodation Booking has to be made minimum 2 weeks prior to your arrival in Singapore. Make travel arrangements to Singapore Pack Belongings Students are encouraged to arrive in Singapore a week before class commencements to allow for medical examination, Student’s Pass application and to attend Orientation Activities Arrive in Singapore 1 week before class commencements

  3. Student Pass • All international students are required to hold valid Student’s Passes officially issued by the Singapore Immigration • & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) before students are allowed to attend class. • Students are required to go for their medical check up, obtain a copy of the medical report prior proceeding to ICA • for their Student’s Pass Processing. • You MUST bring the following original documents to Singapore with you. These will be needed when you go to the • Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to collect your student pass. • ICA In-principle Approval Letter (To collect in School after Student Pass has been approved) • SIM Offer Letter • Original Educational Qualifications * • Original Birth Certificate • Medical Report ( if you have your medical examination done in your home country) • Embarkation/Disembarkation Card • Passport • Passport size photographs (min 6 copies) • * If these documents are not in English, please provide a translated or notarized version. • We will advise you on the student pass collection procedure when we see you at SIM. Address of ICA : Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore ICA Building, 4th Storey, 10 Kallang Road Singapore 208718 Time: 8.00am to 5.00pm (Weekdays) 8.00am to 1.00pm (Saturdays) Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays • Directions from SIM Campus to ICA • Take Bus No: 74/154/184/52. Alight at • either Dover or Clementi MRT Station. • Take MRT to Lavender MRT station • on the East West MRT Line. For further details pertaining to Student Pass/Visa requirements, please refer to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore. Website : http://www.ica.gov.sg

  4. Accommodation @ SIM Ulu Pandan Campus SIM very own accommodation, Halls of Residence at GE Campus is officially open as of 18 September 2008. With a total land area of 45000 sqm, the campus has 6 main blocks with 428 beds, ranging from single, twin-sharing and triple sharing rooms to cater for our SIM full-time students. Should you require assistance to book for a room during your stay in Singapore, please email to iso@sim.edu.sgfor further details. You will need to make bookings at least 4-5 weeks before your arrival in Singapore.

  5. Accommodation/Housing – What to Pack? • SIM Offer Letter. Original copies of certificates, documents for • verification and reference as you register as a student. • Personal items such as toiletries, alarm clock, electrical accessories • such as 3pin plug etc. • Cash of S$1000 to $2000 for your initial expenses and also cash to pay • tuition fee if you have not done so. • Minimum 6 passport size photographs. • Sports equipment such as rackets, jogging shoes etc. • Medication if required. • If you already have a notebook, then bring it along. • Clothes – Jeans, shirts and t-shirts. Those that are comfortable • to wear. Bring one set of formal wear and one set of your • National Costume if you have.

  6. Upon Arrival at Singapore Airport Taxi service in Singapore is plentiful, convenient and reasonably priced. If you have not arranged for airport pickup via your accommodation service providers, we would advise you to take a taxi. Taxis are metered and the fare starts from $2.50. For trips originating at the Airport, there is a surcharge of S$3 to S$5. Between midnight and 6am, there is a surcharge of 50% of the fare shown on the meter. A list of possible surcharges can be found posted in the taxis. Tipping is not expected. Most taxi drivers speak English and Mandarin. A trip to town costs approximately from S$15 to S$20. The Arrival Process Arrange for flight to Singapore Arrive in Singapore (ensure you have Singapore Dollars to cover for expenses) From Changi Airport to Accommodation via taxi Undergo medication examination as arranged by SIM Processing of Student’s Pass Application Attend Orientation Activities/Programme Briefings

  7. SIM West Entrance Leading to Clementi Road where Bus stop is Buses available: 151, 74, 154,61,75,184,52 Student Care Office Level 2 Popular Bookshop Level 3 Jun Hung Foodcourt MegaBites Café Level 3 Student Lounge, Level 4 Tay Eng Soon Library Level 2 SIM Main Entrance Atrium, Level 2 Student Recruitment Office/ Finance Payment Counter Level 2 SIM CAMPUS MAP

  8. Contacts Mr Andy Chang - Manager Tel: 6248 9761 Email: andychang@sim.edu.sg Ms Grace Chua – Programme Executive Tel: 6248 9386 Email: gracechua@sim.edu.sg Mr Effizan Bin Aly – Programme Executive Tel: 6248 9385 Email: effizan@sim.edu.sg International Student Office (ISO) Email: iso@sim.edu.sg