DigiPen (Singapore) welcomes students from all over the world into its vibrant and diverse community. International students (non-Singapore citizens/permanent residents) will find the following information helpful throughout the application, enrollment, and matriculation processes. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for admission after reviewing the information below, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office via email (admissions.sg[at]digipen[dot]edu) or phone (+65 6577 1900).

International Applicants

International students must fulfill the following criteria in order to be considered for admission to any of the degree programs at DigiPen (Singapore):

  1. Completed a high school education (e.g., Singapore's GCE 'A' Level, Malaysia's STPM or UEC,  India's Standard XII, Indonesia's SMA UAN, Republic of China's GaoKao, Vietnam's High School Graduation Certificate, International Baccalaureate, etc)
  2. Other qualifications where applicable (i.e. IELTS, SAT I, SAT II, TOEFL)
  3. Work experience/Internships
  4. Interview performance
  5. Proof of proficiency in the English language

Please contact DigiPen (Singapore) at +65 6577 1900 or email admissions[dot]sg[at]digipen[dot]edu if you require further clarification about your eligibility for admission.

Application for Student's Pass

All international students are only allowed to study on a full-time basis and are required to obtain a Student's Pass and visa (if applicable) from the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will help students apply for a Studentís Pass and visa (if applicable).

Student Accommodation

DigiPen (Singapore) does not provide accommodation for students. It is the responsibility of the student to make his or her own housing arrangements before the semester begins. The Student Life & Advising Office can assist international students with this process by providing resources, information, as well as pre-departure advice. If you need assistance in identifying housing options near the campus or require further information on short- or long-term accommodation, please contact the Student Life & Advising Office.

Work Privileges

DigiPen (Singapore) is recognized as an Institute of Higher Learning by ICA. Undergraduates of DigiPen (Singapore) are allowed to work part-time (up to 16 hours per week) during school term and full-time during their vacation. For more information, please visit the Student's Pass Overview section on the ICA website.


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