FAQ

English Language Test – OET

Nurses interested in working in the UK are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency by clearing OET.

Read about the OET test and how we can help you pass the OET listening, reading, speaking and writing modules. Or learn about the OET test here.


How to Apply

Most applications are made online through the university website. You will have to send supporting documents, such as exam transcripts and pay an application fee.

Different courses may have different application processes. For example, there may be different deadlines, need for previous qualifications, only having certain intake dates and etcetera.

Admission to Singaporean universities is also increasingly competitive as the number of foreign students allowed to study in different universities is being limited by the government.


Student Visas

You will be issued an in-principle approval (IPA) letter upon acceptance from your university, which will include your entry visa. Within two weeks of receiving your IPA letter you will need to obtain a Student’s Pass, issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). The pass covers the duration of your course. You can apply for one through the Students Pass Online Application & Registration System (SOLAR), within 1 to 2 months before the start of your course. On arrival in Singapore you’ll have to produce documents including but not limited to your passport, disembarkation/embarkation card and a medical report, at a pre-booked appointment with the ICA. A Student’s Pass is unnecessary if you hold a Dependant’s Pass or an Immigration Exemption Order


Funding to study in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world so it’s worth seeking out additional sources of cash to help with your finances. Over 50% of international students in Singapore receive financial aid. Contact your university to find out more about the financial aid they offer. Researching for government support is also recommended at the Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore – Financial assistance. You may also be eligible for scholarships, for example, ASEAN scholarships are for students who originate from a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. International students without scholarships are eligible for reduced tuition fees. However, that will come with a bond to work in the country for at least three years after the course. Alternatively, repayable tuition fee loans are available to those without scholarships. These are worth up to 90% of the fees payable by Singaporean citizens for the same course. To assist with school fees, you can work part time while studying and full-time during holidays, pending your university’s approval.


LONG-CYCLE STUDIES

In Poland, there are only 11 fields of study that offer long-cycle programs:

  1. Acting
  2. Art conservation and restoration
  3. Canon law
  4. Dentistry
  5. Law
  6. Medical analysis
  7. Medicine
  8. Production and photography
  9. Pharmacy
  10. Psychology
  11. Veterinary medicine

This Master’s degree program lasts 4.5 to 6 years and leads to the professional title of Master (magister).

To obtain this degree, you must earn 270-360 ECTS credits.


THIRD STUDY CYCLE

Otherwise known as doctoral-level programs. This degree normally lasts 3 to 4 years and it is accessible after graduating from a Master’s degree program. All doctoral colleges are tution-free, also for foreigners.


SECOND STUDY CYCLE

A Master’s degree program lasts 1.5 to 2 years and follows the first cycle studies. After graduation, you will gain the professional title of Master (magister or an equivalent degree depending on the course profile). To obtain this degree, you must earn 90-120 ECTS credits.

After getting your Master’s degree you are free to enter a doctoral program (third-cycle studies).


FIRST STUDY CYCLE

Open to holders of an upper secondary school certificate (Matura certificate) or an equivalent entitling the holder to enrol in such programs in Poland. Additional entrance examinations may be conducted by HEIs only if this is necessary to assess knowledge or skills that are not assessed by the Matura examination or the applicant holds an upper secondary school certificate obtained abroad.

After finishing the first-cycle studies (3 to 4 years) you get the professional title of a licencjat or inżynier (Engineer, in the field of engineering, agriculture or economics). This is the Polish equivalent of the Bachelor’s degree. To obtain a licencjat degree, you must earn 180-240 ECTS credits during your studies.


English Proficiency: IELTS requirements

Speech and language therapists have higher English proficiency requirements than other professionals.


Registration

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the body that regulates most allied health professionals (AHPs) in the UK. The exception are osteopaths who need to register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). The HCPC and GOsC set standards of professional training, performance and conduct and hold a register of health professionals who meet the registration standards. Registration requires qualification verification, history of professional experience, background check, scrutiny fee (£539.65 one off non-refundable application fee).