Professional Certificate in English (for Tertiary Education)Awarded by: MDIS

Programme Objectives 

  • Aims to help students acquire English language skills in preparation for a tertiary education in the English medium
  • Designed to ensure a progressive and systematic development of the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as the linguistic competencies (i.e. pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and discourse)

Course Duration & Structure

  • Consists of 3 levels: Level 1 (Foundation), Level 2 (Intermediate) and Level 3 (Advanced)
  • Each level completed in 11 weeks
  • 350 contact hours with lecturers, inclusive of 332 intensive hours of teaching (per level)
  • 5 days a week
  • Students need to pass the necessary assessments in order to progress to the next level.

Assessment Methods

Combination of class participations, assignments, presentations and written examinations.

Level 1 (Foundation) - General English

General English

Communication Skills


Level 2 (Intermediate) - General English/Academic English

Academic English

Communication Skills


Level 3 (Advanced) - Academic English

Academic Reading, Writing & Study Skills

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Duration & Intakes

Duration  Commencement  Completion
3 Months April 2024 July 2024
July 2024 October 2024
September 2024 December 2024
6 Months April 2024 October 2024
July 2024 January 2025
September 2024 March 2025
9 Months April 2024 January 2025
July 2024 April 2025
September 2024 June 2025  


Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 9% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 9% GST)
Full-time S$12,753.00 (Level 1) S$1,500.00 - $2,500.00
S$8,502.00 (Level 2)
S$4,251.00 (Level 3)

Application fees: S$490.50


# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, PCIE exam fee, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.
NOTE: This programme is only offered when signing up for an academic programme with MDIS.


Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 14 and above.

Students who do not meet minimum English requirement of IELTS 6.0, Credit Pass (C6) in GCE ‘O’ Level English 


Achieve a minimum score of 20 marks and above in Duolingo English Test

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.

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Quick Information

Course Duration
10 months (11 weeks per level)

Commencement Dates


Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009