Further Studies for DVFX Students
Most FMS graduates can study for a degree after graduating with any one of our diplomas. They generally choose between a local and foreign qualification, doing it either full- or part-time.
Recognition of Qualifications
There is no official ‘recognition’ from the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Singapore for certain universities unless you are doing a professional degree such as engineering/medicine/law. As long as the universities are accredited in their home country and listed in some publication like the Commonwealth Universities Handbook, the qualifications are accepted in Singapore. The PSC recognises any overseas accredited programme.
Credibility and reputation are rather subjective, but you can check the following evaluative sources or better yet with the HR department of your prospective employer, for the ranking/acceptability of:
Australia – The Good Universities Guide to Australian Universities
UK – The Times Good University Guide
USA – U.S. News & World Report [link
Admissions for undergraduate study at the National Technological University (NTU) / National University of Singapore (NUS) come under Category B; for the Singapore Management University (SMU) it comes under Category 2. The formula for computing your score for local university admissions is based on 80 per cent of your diploma results and the remainder on your GCE ‘O’ Level results. Please go to the respective university’s websites for information relating to the opening and closing of the application exercises for each new academic year.
Many of our alumni have chosen to enroll in more than two dozen institutions overseas to pursue their studies. The additional cost is sometimes balanced out by their graduating a lot faster than their peers as they are exempted from various periods of study (or modules).
You will need to carefully study the specific university's handbook / catalogue / prospectus / website before enrolling. It would be wise to discuss your commitment and concerns with staff or friends who have studied for a degree in the
Almost all the Australian Universities will give our graduates a one and half year advance standing, i.e. they may complete a three-year degree programme in one-and-a-half years. This is because those Australian universities a very familiar with the quality of our education system and especially with our courses as they visit us often. The following is a list of some of the universities our students have gone too:
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
University of Queensland
University of South Australia
University of New South Wales