Orita Sinclair School of Design & Music enters into a student contract (following the standard CPE student contract) with every student. The student contract indicates the detailed breakdown of total fees payable by the student together with the payment schedule, as well as other conditions and agreements that relate to the programme of study.
In addition, students are required to sign an advisory note (based on a standard CPE template) prior to signing the student contract to ensure that they have understood and agreed to all the terms of the contract.
A copy of the standard CPE Advisory note can be downloaded here.
A copy of the latest standard CPE Student Contract (version 3.1) can be downloaded here.
Please refer here to find out more about the student contract.
EduTrust is a voluntary certification scheme administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) that helps to distinguish higher quality players in Singapore’s private education industry.
Established under the Private Education Act, CPE is a statutory board empowered with the legislative power to regulate the private education sector.
Orita Sinclair School of Design & Music has been awarded 4-year EduTrust certification from CPE.
See our certificate here.
The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) is administered by the Committee for Private Educate (CPE) to protect the course fees paid by students.
As a Private Education Institution (PEI) with EduTrust certification, Orita Sinclair is allowed to collect up to twelve months of course fees at any one time. The total course fees payable are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), this excludes administration fees, miscellaneous fees and prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Students at Orita Sinclair are assured that their school fees are protected at all times and can check their FPS status with the school or the CPE-appointed insurance company, Lonpac Insurance Bhd. For further information, students may refer to the CPE website here.
See our certificate here.
Students’ academic performance is assessed throughout the programme. A student must fulfil the minimum attendance requirement, obtain a pass for every module and have no outstanding fees or unreturned property of the school in order to graduate from the programme.
Exemption may be granted for a module if a student can demonstrate that he/she has learned and understand the content of that module through previous study or professional experience, deemed substantially equivalent to Orita Sinclair. For an exemption to be considered, a student must have obtained at least a pass grade in a specified modules and must be taken less than ten years from the date of application.
Orita Sinclair reserves the right to recognise only certain qualifications and institutions for exemption and to contact the awarding institution to verify students’ qualifications.
Exempted modules will not count towards the unit or course requirement for the course. The maximum number credit units of all the modules granted for exemption must not exceed 30% of the total credit units required to complete the course.
It is the responsibility of the student to submit certified copy of the academic transcript: module outline and other official documentation giving sufficient details of the studies to allow an assessment of the application. All supporting documentation must be in English, including certified translations where appropriate.
Applications for module exemption should be submitted to Orita Sinclair at least 8 weeks prior to the commencement of a particular term in the academic year. Student has to complete an application form, which can be obtained by contacting The Admission Office (email@example.com) together with all required documents.
In line with the desire of the school to provide quality creative education to students from diverse backgrounds, the school has financial support schemes to recognise potential and help empower students to achieve their ambitions.
The OS Scholarship is available to students who excel academically and display good conduct. Through it, the school aims to recognise and support creative talents as they embark on their first steps in their professional journeys.
For students who require financial assistance, the OS Bursary is available. The bursary creates opportunities for those who are passionate about their craft to develop their potential in design and music. It is our way of giving back to the community by empowering budding creatives. All applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the programme start date.
To apply, students can indicate their interest to our Programme Advisers or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
If a student wishes to defer, he is required to submit his request in writing for deferment of study two weeks before the start of term. An administrative charge of $53.50 is payable upon submission of the request. A deferment fee of S$428.00 is payable upon approval of the request.
Students who wish to defer must submit their request in written form to the School Administration Office using the Student Request for Deferment Form. Deferments are normally granted for medical reasons, National Service call-up and other valid reasons. Documented proof must be attached to the Request for Deferment form.
International students may not defer. Instead, they must withdraw from the course. If they wish to continue their studies at a later stage, they must reapply to study at the School according to application procedures for international applicants.
The School’s refund policy is as follows:
A. Refund for Withdrawal due to Non-Delivery of Course
The school will notify the student within three (3) working days upon knowledge of any of the following:
*School’s non-performance (ie. Cancellation of a class before it begins) arises due to insufficient number of students to make up a class.
The Student should be informed in writing of alternative study arrangements (if any), and also be entitled to a refund of the entire Course Fees and Miscellaneous Fees already paid should the Student decide to withdraw, within seven (7) working days of the above notice. ICA charges are not considered Miscellaneous Fees.
Time Frame for Refund: Within 7 working days with necessary documentation
B. Refund for Withdrawal due to other reasons
Where the student withdraws from the Course for any reason other than those set out in ‘Withdrawal Due to Non-Delivery of Course’ above:
Amount: The amount refunded is based on when the student’s written notice of withdrawal is received, as indicated below (application fees are non-refundable). ICA charges are not considered Miscellaneous Fees.
Time Frame for Refund: Refund made within 7 working days from effective date of withdrawal (if this is different from date of receipt of notice).
Cooling Off Period: Students have a 7-working day cooling off period after signing the contract, during which they are entitled to get the Highest Percentage according to Schedule D in the Student Contract of the fees already paid if the student submits a written notice of withdrawal to the PEI within the cooling-off period, regardless of whether the Student has started the course or not. The 7-working days will start
from the date the contract is signed by both parties (i.e. the school and student).
Course deferments are only allowed for local students. Student who wish to defer must submit a Request for Deferment. Deferment is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will normally granted for medical reasons, national service and other valid reasons. Documented proof must be attached to the Request for Deferment. There will be no refund of course fees in the case of deferments. International students may not defer. Instead, they must withdraw from the course and if they wish to continue their studies at a later stage, they must reapply to study at the School in accordance with the application procedures for international students.
A course transfer is when a student wishes to transfer from one course of study in the school to another.
All applications for course transfer must be submitted in writing in a format stipulated by the school. Students are required to provide reasons and justifications for making the request. No verbal notice is allowed.
Some of the circumstances under which a course transfer can be considered are:
a. Change in interest of the student
b. Medical conditions that affect the student’s ability to continue in the original course
c. Aptitude of the student for the new course
The maximum processing time for a course transfer is not more than 4 weeks from the point of student’s request to informing the student of the outcome in writing.
If a student wishes to transfer course, he is required to submit his request in writing four weeks before the start of term. An administrative charge of $53.50 is payable upon submission of the request. A transfer fee of S$428.00 is payable upon approval of the request.
A transfer to a course in another school is treated as a withdrawal from Orita Sinclair.
For international students, the school will cancel the student pass and apply for a new one. If the application is unsuccessful, the student will have to return home within 30 days.
Course Withdrawal (without course)
A course withdrawal without cause occurs when the student on his own accord decided to terminate his studies after the commencement of the course where there is no refund of course fee involved. For course withdrawals in which there is a refund, please refer to the school’s refund policy.
All applications for course withdrawal must be submitted in writing in a format stipulated by the school. Students are required to provide reasons and justifications for making the request. No verbal notice is allowed.
The maximum processing time for a course withdrawal is not more than 4 weeks from the point of student’s request to informing the student of the outcome in writing.
For international students, the school will cancel the student pass immediately upon approval and the student will have to return home within 30 days.