Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level)Awarded by: Singapore Examination and Assessment Board

Programme Objectives 

The Preparatory Course for Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) is designed for students of age 14 years old and above, who aspire to acquire a qualification that is recognised by many countries and progress to higher education and vocational studies.

Upon completion of the course, students will sit for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) which is conducted jointly by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the Ministry of Education, Singapore and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

The GCE O-Level system is equivalent to the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examination taken by students in the United Kingdom.

 

Hear from our Students / Graduates

“I like to study at MDIS College as students get to interact with other students of different races and culture. The school provides excellent facilities and the teachers help us to understand the subjects better. MDIS College provides the best ‘O’ Levels preparatory courses for students.”

Sandra
MDIS College Student
 

“What I like about MDIS College is that the teachers here are very approachable, friendly and always go the extra mile to help me whenever I need help in my studies. Overall, I am very happy to have studied at MDIS College and I believe I have made the right choice to study here.”

Peggy Zhou Zhi Qi
MDIS College Student

COMPULSORY SUBJECT

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

NON-COMPULSORY SUBJECT^

  • Chinese
  • Physics*
  • Science (Chemistry) and Science (Biology)#
  • Science (Chemistry) and Science (Physics)#
  • Science (Physics) and Science (Biology)#
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Literature in Chinese
  • Humanities (Social Studies) and Humanities (History)+
  • Humanities (Social Studies) and Humanities (Geography)+
     

^Choose four subjects; package offered is for six subjects in total
#Choose one of three science combined subjects
*Not allowed to take together with Science (Physics)
+Choose one of two humanities combined subjects

 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 17

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Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
10 Months  January  October
16 Months  July  October (following year)

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time (10 Months)  S$8,560.00  S$859.63
 Full-time (16 Months)  S$14,766.00  S$1,301.16

Application fees: S$107.00

Note:

  • All fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
  • 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

10 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary 3 Education / Year 9 or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

16 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary 3 education or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 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
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
10 Months  January  October
16 Months  July  October (following year)
24 Months  January  December (following year)


Fees & Structure

Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
Full-time (10 Months)  S$14,231.00  S$2,808.42
Full-time (16 Months)  S$21,186.00  S$3,386.34
Full-time (24 Months)  S$33,491.00  S$3,557.41

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

  • All fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
  • 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

10 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary 3 Education / Year 9 or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent / Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

16 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary 3 education or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 15 (as at 1st Jan of the year of GCE ‘O’ Level examinations)
  • Language Proficiency: Secondary 3 English / Certificate in English or equivalent / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent /  Online English Placement Test conducted by MDIS / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

24 Months

  • Completed at least Secondary Two Education / Year 8 or equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 14
  • Language Proficiency: Completed Secondary Two English / Year 8 English / MDIS Certificate in English (CIE) or equivalent / Achieve score of 75 and above in Duolingo English Test or equivalent

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS College Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

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.

Enquiry Form

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Quick Information

Duration of Course 
Full-time: 10 Months, 16 Months, 24 Months
 

Award
GCE O-Level

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programmes
10 Months: January
16 Months: July
24 Months: January


 

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660