Transfers, Withdrawals and Deferrals

Transfer / Withdrawal Policy

All requests for transfer/withdrawal must be submitted using the Student Request Form obtainable from the Administrative Manager.

Transfer will only be granted with the approval from the Director of Studies (DOS)/Principal.

Circumstances in which a transfer/withdrawal application will be granted:

Withdrawal due to Non-Delivery of Course:

  • The School fails, for any reason, to commence the Course on the Course Commencement Date.
  • The School terminates the Course, for any reason, prior to the Course Commencement Date.
  • The School fails, for any reason, to complete the Course by the Course Completion Date.
  • The School terminates the Course, for any reason, prior to Course Completion Date.
  • The Student Pass application is rejected by the ICA.
  • The School has not ensured that you meet the course entry or matriculation requirement as set by the organisation stated in Student Contract - Schedule A within any stipulated timeline set by the CPE.
  • Student withdraws from the course for any reason other than those set out in Withdrawal due to Non-Delivery of Course.

Upon approval of transfer, the Student Contract will be void.

Status of Student Pass for International Students:

  • The existing Student Pass will be cancelled within 3 working days.
  • A request for transfer (within the school) will be submitted to the ICA.
  • For transfer to other schools, the student would have deemed to have withdrawn from the School and the Student Pass will be cancelled within 3 working days.
  • The School is not responsible for the ICA’s decision for any transfer/withdrawal requests and any disruptions of studies.
  • Students are only allowed to commence the new course upon collection of the new Student Pass.

A student is required to sign a new contract before joining a new course.

Fees for the new course is payable after signing the new contract.

Transfer / Withdrawal Procedure


Please click here for the transfer procedure.


The School categorizes withdrawals as withdrawals due to Non-Delivery of Course or withdrawals due to Other Reasons. Requests by students for transfer to other schools are considered withdrawals, and are treated accordingly.

Please click here for the withdrawal procedure.

Deferring Your Course

A student must complete the Student Request Form and submit it to the Administrative Manager.

The following conditions apply to any deferral of studies:

  • The reason/s for deferring the studies must be indicated, as well as the period of deferral. No further amendment of the date will be allowed.
  • Reasons for deferral must be one of the following:
    - Medical leave (for hospitalisation only)
    - National service
    - Emergencies (e.g. lost passport)

All the above must be supported by documentary proof.

  • Students are only allowed to defer once per course of study with no extensions.
  • The period of deferral cannot exceed 12 months.

The deferral of a course will be considered by the DOS /Principal. A letter of confirmation will be issued to the student.

Any course fee that had been paid  will be retained by the School, towards the payment of course fees when the student rejoins the course. If the students fails to rejoin the course within the stipulated period for any reasons (including the rejection of new student pass), there will be no refund for any course fee paid and the deferral will be considered as a withdrawal.

The School does not guarantee that the same course will be available when the period of deferral is completed. In the event of the course being unavailable, the student may request a transfer to another course, subject to the approval of the Director of Studies. If the student does not wish to join any other courses which the School offers, the student will be considered to have withdrawn and be subject to the procedures resulting from a withdrawal.

A new contract will be signed by the student to acknowledge and agree on the defer arrangement prior to departure.

The whole process for deferral is to be completed within 7 working days.

Please click here for the deferment procedure.