CPE and Standard Student Contract
Established under the Private Education Act, the Committee for Private Education (CPE) is a statutory board sanctioned by the legislative power to regulate the private education sector. In addition to its role as the sectoral regulator of private education institutions (PEIs), the CPE facilitates capability development efforts to uplift standards in the local private education industry.
CPE Student Services Centre
CPE runs a Student Services Centre (SSC) that addresses students’ enquiries on private education, provides authoritative and factual information on studying in Singapore, and offers advice to students who encounter problems during their course of study in PEIs. The services provided by the SSC include:
- Attending to enquiries and feedback from the public and students, on private education and private schools;
- Raising awareness through student advisory talks to guide students in making prudent choices in their selection of PEIs; and
- Assisting students who encounter problems with the PEIs they are enrolled with.
The student contract is an important document that governs the relationship between the school and the student. Prospective students should therefore understand and agree to the clauses in the student contract before signing it.
Under the PE Regulation Section 25(6), every registered PEI must execute a student contract for any course that is more than two months in duration. Under EduTrust criteria 4.2, PEIs must execute a student contract for every course unless the course is less than 30 days or 50 hours in duration and waiver has been granted by the CPE.
The school uses the standard student contract version 3.1 issued by CPE.
Click here to download this contract.
Fee Protection Scheme
All private education institutions in Singapore which are EduTrust-certified are required to protect the fees paid by all their students (unless exempted) via an escrow bank account or insurance provider.
All private education institutions in Singapore which are EduTrust-certified are required to provide medical insurance coverage for hospitalisation and related medical treatment for all its full-time students for the entire course duration. Exemptions may be made for Singaporean/PR students if they are already covered by their own medical insurance plan.