Cambridge Institute (Singapore)

Cambridge Institute (Singapore)

Cambridge Institute is a private post-secondary school in Singapore. It was established in 1996 and now has 2,000 full-time students and 150 staff. It has no connection with Cambridge University (UK). The main campus is in the city's central business district, with two branches elsewhere.

It has been awarded the Singapore Quality Class (SQC) for Private Education Organizations, and its native-speaker language teachers have been approved by the Singapore Ministry of Education. SQC is an initiative under the Singapore Government's Education Excellence Framework.

Cambridge Institute is geared to the needs of foreign students. Most are studying English. The school handles, on behalf of the student, applications to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority for a Student's Pass enabling residence in Singapore for the duration of the course. The school will also act as the student's sponsor if required and organise airport reception, opening a bank account, etc.

The school has overseas representative offices in Hanoi (Vietnam) and Shenyang (China).

A Student Protection Scheme is in place, as stipulated by the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE). As one of the largest operators in the private education sector, Cambridge Institute has welcomed government proposals for new stricter regulation of such schools, following a spate of sudden closures of private schools. Edwin Chan, Principal of Cambridge Institute, said it was "high time" the rules were made stricter.

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