Preparatory Course for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Programme Objectives 

Cambridge IGCSE is one of the world’s most popular international qualifications for students. It is recognised as a reliable record of attainment for entry into universities and colleges worldwide, and is an international academic passport to progression and success.

Cambridge IGCSE is comparable to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level system and the United Kingdom’s General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Cambridge IGCSE examinations are held twice a year (May/June and Oct/Nov) and candidates are to register with our College before the closing dates.

 

Hear from our Students / Graduates

“I am thankful to the College as it provided the opportunity for me to pursue my dreams of getting a university education. My teachers were dedicated and encouraged open communication. The campus environment is nice and I enjoyed having classmates from different parts of the world.”

Elysee Lee
MDIS Alumna
Class of 2017


“I enjoyed the academically stimulating discussions during tutorials and participated wholeheartedly in all the group discussions where I learnt so much about the different nationalities that congregate at MDIS. I have made the right choice and highly recommend the College for a meaningful and enriching educational experience!” 

Jeffry
MDIS Alumni
Class of 2017


“As an international student, I met with friendly, warm and approachable staff who helped me to adapt to the new environment. Staying in the hostel made it very convenient for me to come for lessons.”

Zheng Wen Wen
MDIS Alumna
Class of 2017

5 Months (Intensive)
2-subject combination

12 Months (Year 7/8)
4-subject combination
12 Months (Year 10) /
24 Months (Upper Secondary)

6-subject combination
  • English – First Language
  • Mathematics

Optional:

  • English – Second Language
  • Science – Combined
  • Accounting
  • English - First Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Global Perspectives

Optional:

  • Chinese - Second Language
  • English – First Language
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Science – Combined
  • Global Perspectives

Optional:

  • English – Second Language
  • Mathematics – Additional
  • Physics
  • Chinese – Second Language

 

Note:
1) Any subject selection from the above combinations is subject to approval and availability
2) Additional fee applies for extra subject enrolled
3) Subject to minimum class size

 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 17

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Preparatory course for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Lower Secondary (Year 7/Year 8)

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Preparatory course for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Year 10 (12 Months) / Upper Secondary (24 months) 

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Preparatory course for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (Intensive)

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement Completion
 12 Months (Year 10)  January 2023  December 2023
 July 2023  June 2024
 24 Months (Upper Secondary)  January 2023  December 2024
 July 2023  June 2025

 

Part-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 5 Months (Intensive)  January 2023  May 2023
 July 2023  November 2023

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
   7% GST  8% GST  7% GST  8% GST
 Intensive (5 Months)  S$3,424.00  S$3,456.00  S$316.14  S$319.10
 Year 10 (12 Months)  S$12,840.00  S$12,960.00  S$1,183.70  S$1,194.76
 Upper Secondary (24 Months)  S$25,680.00  S$25,920.00  S$1,267.35  S$1,279.19

Application fees: S$107.00

Note:

  • All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. The  amount  illustrated  is  based  on  current  prevailing  GST  at  7%.  Note that GST will be changed from 7% to 8% from 1st January 2023 and subsequently 8% to 9% from 1st January 2024. The applicable total amount payable will be charged accordingly.
  • Local Students: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, internal examination administrative fee.
  • International Student: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, medical outpatient insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, international students administrative and consultation fee, internal examination administrative fee.
  • Application fee is non-refundable.
     

Admission Requirements

Intensive (5 Months)

  • Completed at least Secondary Four Education or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 14 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Four English / Certificate in English (CIE) awarded by MDIS or equivalent / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

Year 7 (12 Months)

  • Completed at least Primary Six Education / Year 6 or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 12 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Primary Six English / Year 6 English / Pass MDIS Certificate in English (CIE) Level 1 or equivalent / Achieve score of 55 and above in Duolingo English Test / Equivalent

Year 8 (12 Months)

  • Completed at least Secondary One Education / Year 7 or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 13 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary One English / Year 7 English / Pass MDIS Certificate in English (CIE) Level 1 or equivalent / Achieve score of 55 and above in Duolingo English Test / Equivalent

Year 10 (12 Months)

  • Completed at least Secondary Three Education / Year 9 or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 14 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Three English / Year 9 English / Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

Upper Secondary (24 Months)

  • Completed at least Secondary Two Education / Year 8 or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 13 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Two English / Year 8 English / Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent


Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 AMEX (Only 24 Months)  -  https://www.americanexpress.com/en-sg

 

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement Completion
 12 Months (Year 7/8)  January 2023  December 2023
 12 Months (Year 10)  January 2023  December 2023
 July 2023  June 2024
 24 Months (Upper Secondary)  January 2023  December 2024
 July 2023  June 2025


Fees & Structure

 Structure Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
   7% GST  8% GST  7% GST  8% GST
 Year 7/8 (12 Months)  S$18,404.00  S$18,576.00  S$2,022.75  S$2,041.65
 Year 10 (12 Months)  S$17,334.00  S$17,496.00
 Upper Secondary (24 Months)  S$36,594.00  S$36,936.00  S$2,370.95  S$2,393.11

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

  • All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. The  amount  illustrated  is  based  on  current  prevailing  GST  at  7%.  Note that GST will be changed from 7% to 8% from 1st January 2023 and subsequently 8% to 9% from 1st January 2024. The applicable total amount payable will be charged accordingly.
  • Local Students: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, internal examination administrative fee.
  • International Student: non-tuition fees include MDIS membership fee, experience workshop, course material, medical insurance, medical outpatient insurance, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance, international students administrative and consultation fee, internal examination administrative fee.
  • Application fee is non-refundable.
     

Admission Requirements

Intensive (5 Months)

  • Completed at least Secondary Four Education or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 14 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Four English / Certificate in English (CIE) awarded by MDIS or equivalent / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

Year 7 (12 Months)

  • Completed at least Primary Six Education / Year 6 or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 12 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Primary Six English / Year 6 English / Pass MDIS Certificate in English (CIE) Level 1 or equivalent / Achieve score of 55 and above in Duolingo English Test / Equivalent

Year 8 (12 Months)

  • Completed at least Secondary One Education / Year 7 or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 13 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary One English / Year 7 English / Pass MDIS Certificate in English (CIE) Level 1 or equivalent / Achieve score of 55 and above in Duolingo English Test / Equivalent

Year 10 (12 Months)

  • Completed at least Secondary Three Education / Year 9 or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 14 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Three English / Year 9 English / Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

Upper Secondary (24 Months)

  • Completed at least Secondary Two Education / Year 8 or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 13 years old (as at 1st January of the examination year)
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Two English / Year 8 English / Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

For any programme enquiries, please contact our friendly consultants:

Ms Victoria Liu | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9146 2065 | Email: victoria_liun@mdis.edu.sg

Mr Douglas Koh | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9430 1901 | Email: douglas_kohfb@mdis.edu.sg

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Quick Information

Duration of Course 
Part-time:
5 Months (Intensive)

Full-time:
12 Months (Year 7/8/10),
24 Months (Upper Secondary)
 

Award
Cambridge IGCSE

Commencement Dates

Part-time Programmes
5 Months (Intensive): Jan and Jul

Full-time Programmes
12 Months (Year 7/8): Jan
12 Months (Year 10): Jan and Jul
24 Months (Upper Secondary): Jan and Jul

 

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009