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Eligibility to work temp or part time basis in Singapore

Posted by | August 22, 2015 | Part time employment, Students

There have been a lot of interests from foreigners to apply for temp or part time jobs in Singapore. Please read the following to see if you qualify before applying.

Only the following categories of persons are eligible to work on temp or part time basis in Singapore.

1. Singaporean citizen
2. Permanent resident of Singapore
3. Foreign full time students who are 14 years and above currently studying in an MOE institution or approved education institution and hold a student pass issued by ICA. Please refer to approved list of educational institutions below.

4. Foreign students studying in Singapore whose institution is not on the approved list would need to apply the Training Work Permit, the Training Employment Pass or the Work Holiday Programme.


If you hold a work permit in Singapore, you are only allowed to work for the employer who apply for your work permit. You are not allowed to work part time or on a temporary basis for anyone else. This constitutes an offence which carries a fine, your work permit revoked and you will be barred from future work opportunities in Singapore.

The approved institutions are:

Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore
Australian International School
Canadian International School
Chatsworth International School
EDHEC Risk Institute-Asia
ESSEC Business School (Singapore)
German European School Singapore
Government Junior Colleges
Government secondary schools
Government-aided Junior Colleges
Government-aided secondary schools
Hwa Chong International School
Hollandse school
INSEAD, Singapore
Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
International Community School
ISS International School
Japanese School (secondary school)
LaSalle College of the Arts
Lycee Francais De Singapour
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Nanyang Polytechnic
Nanyang Technological University
National University of Singapore
New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Asia
Nexus International School
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Overseas Family School
Republic Polytechnic
S P Jain School of Global Management Singapore
Saint Joseph’s Institution International School
Sekolah Indonesia
SIM University
Singapore American School
Singapore Institute of Technology
Singapore Management University
Singapore Polytechnic
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Sorbonne-Assas International Law School
Swiss School
Tanglin Trust School
Temasek Polytechnic
United World College of South East Asia
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Singapore)
Waseda Shibuya Senior High School
Note: If your institution is not on the list, you are not allowed to work in Singapore during vacation while holding a Student Pass.


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