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.

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
10 Months  January 2022  November 2022
 April 2022  February 2023
 July 2022  May 2023
 October 2022  August 2023


Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$4,173.00 (per level)  S$1,450.00 - S$2,800.00

Application fees: S$481.50


# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# 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


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 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

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.

For any programme enquiries, please contact our friendly consultants:

Mr Darren Yap | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 8183 8104 | Email:

Mr Douglas Koh | Mobile/WhatsApp: +65 9430 1901 | Email:

Enquiry Form

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Quick Information

Course Duration
10 months (11 weeks per level)

Commencement Dates

Jan 2022
Apr 2022
Jul 2022
Oct 2022

Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009