MDIS Campus 503 Stirling Road Singapore 148959

About MDIS College Pte Ltd

MDIS College Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Management Development Institute of Singapore(MDIS) is registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). Launched in February 2006, the college aims to inspire our students to reach their true potential.
 

 

MDIS College not only emphasises on teaching excellence but also on recreational activities. Our dedicated facility and staff create a caring and conducive environment where learning takes place inside and outside the classroom. We believe that these activities can help our students experience an enriched student lifestyle in addition to a high quality education.
 

 

Achievement of EduTrust Certification


The success of MDIS College students is due to the school’s strong commitment  to high quality standards of education. The achievement of the EduTrust Certification (4 years) awarded by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) in 2014 is a milestone for MDIS College as it attests to the institute’s exemplary education and business excellence standards.
 

 

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

 

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

 

MDIS provides well-accredited courses, seminars and management services and opportunities for individuals to develop professionally through academic programmes in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion Design, Information Technology, Health and Life Sciences, Mass Communications, Psychology and Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management. These programmes are offered in collaboration with highly acclaimed universities in Australia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

 

The success of MDIS’ graduates is due to the institute’s strong commitment to high quality standards of education. The achievement of the EduTrust Certification (4 years) – which was awarded by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) in 2010 and subsequently renewed for another 4 years in 2014 – is a milestone for MDIS as it attests to the institute’s exemplary education and business excellence standards. MDIS is also amongst the first batch of Private Education Institutions (PEIs) to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.

 

In September 2008, MDIS set up its first overseas campus in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan in Central Asia, to offer world-class tertiary education to students from the Central Asia region. A landmark deal was also achieved with EduCity@Iskandar in Johor, marking the first time a private Singaporean tertiary institution has made a foray into Malaysia. This will be the second of MDIS’ overseas campuses and will open its doors to 2,000 students around 2016. Upon completion of third phase construction in 2023, the campus looks set to cater to more than 10,000 students.

 

MDIS has representative offices in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, as well as agents throughout Southeast Asia.
 

MDIS Facilities

MDIS has a history of providing training and educational services to the community and nation. The S$35 million MDIS Campus in Stirling Road occupies a three-hectare land area and boasts of state-of-the-art classrooms, life sciences and computer laboratories, a hospitality training centre, a mass communications studio, engineering laboratory and workshop, as well as a fashion studio. The campus also has an amphitheatre to house art performances and other events, as well as fully-equipped sports facilities such as a gymnasium and badminton courts.

 

The campus is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing students access to the World Wide Web anywhere on campus. In addition, MDIS enhances students’ learning experience with the Blackboard Learning System and video streaming technology that allows online access to lecture notes, learning resources and recorded lessons anytime, anywhere.

 

MDIS has another learning centre, MDIS Dhoby Ghaut, at Orchard Road.
 

 

MDIS Integrated Campus of the Future 

The MDIS Residences@Stirling is the very first hostel in Singapore to be awarded the Green Mark Gold Plus Award. Costing S$80 million, the new 15-storey hostel consists of 782 air-conditioned rooms, 14 suites, a lecture theatre and cafeteria. The eco-friendly hostel can accommodate some 1,700 students and is fully-integrated so that students can live, learn and play in an interactive and conducive environment.

Why Choose MDIS COLLEGE

Quality Policy

 

MDIS is committed to provide globally accredited programmes and excellence in student care through continual improvement of our programmes and services.

The quality objectives are:

1
  To achieve 85% service evaluation rate of 3 or above at a stretch target of 90% (service evaluation rating includes membership service rating, receptionist service rating and the administrative service rating)
2
  To achieve 85% facility evaluation rating of 3 or above and at a stretch target of 90%
3
  To achieve 100% subject evaluation rate of 3 or above
4
  To achieve 100% teacher evaluation rate of 3 or above for all MDIS College's teachers
 
 
 

Our Teaching Faculty


MDIS College teachers undergo a strict selection process. They are recruited based on the merits of their qualifications, teaching experience, content knowledge and work experience. To ensure the quality of our teachers, MDIS College has notified Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) on the deployment of its teaching staff.
 

Our College Faculty


At MDIS College, we help students attain academic success and nurture them to become better individuals in life.

 
 
 

MDIS President's Message

Welcome to MDIS College. Take time to browse our website and visit our Campus in person. Whether you are a current Preparatory Course student sitting for the “Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level and Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level" Examinations or a student exploring to sit for these examinations as a private candidate, we are here for you.
 

From the day we began in 1956, MDIS has been providing quality education for our students. Dedicated, dynamic teachers and staff ensure you enjoy a challenging academic course which promotes critical thinking and hands-on learning. Excellent facilities and a vibrant student community further enhance your studies with us.
 

Students are sufficiently prepared for the “Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level and Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level" Examinations, and equipped with a wealth of experience that will assist them wherever they choose to go.
 

Be part of the MDIS community and achieve your success through us!
 

Dr Eric Kuan

MDIS President 

 

 

Mission, Vision, Core Values and Culture

Vision

The choice for lifelong learning with global recognition.
 

Mission

An institution that maximises the future readiness of individuals and organisations through globally recognised and competency-based programmes.
 

Core Values

The acronym for the MDIS Core Values is LEARN
 

Lifelong Learning
We embrace lifelong learning

Excellence
We strive for excellence in customer care

Ability – Driven
We offer ability-driven education and training

Responsibility
We take utmost responsibility in ensuring high quality programmes

Nurture
We nurture talents for the new economy
 

Culture

MDIS embraces a culture of lifelong learning to nurture and maximise the potential of our stakeholders

 

 

 
 

MDIS College Pte Ltd Board of Directors


 

Dr Eric Kuan Choon Hock
President
MDIS College Pte Ltd


 

Dr R Theyvendran, PBM
Secretary-General
MDIS College Pte Ltd


 

Mr Chua Chen How
Vice President
MDIS College Pte Ltd

Advisory Board

 

 

Dr. Keith Ng Yong Ngee
CHAIRMAN
Mr. Christopher Yeow Shih Shin, PBM
MEMBER
Dr Cheah Yin Mee
MEMBER
Dr James Lim
MEMBER

 

 

Academic Quality and Examination Board

 

Dr Christopher Syn
CHAIRMAN
 
 
  Mr Christopher
  Yeow Shih Shin, PBM
  MEMBER
    Dr Sarbjit Singh
  MEMBER
    Dr Wong Chow Cher
  MEMBER
 

Private Education Act and EduTrust Certification Scheme

With the introduction of the Private Education Act in December 2009, the Committee for Private Education (CPE) is part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) was set up to regulate the private education sector in Singapore. All Private Education Institutes (PEIs) are required to comply with the regulations under the new Act in order to operate.
 

 

1. Standard PEI - Student Contract

The Standard PEI - Student Contract is a legal binding contract between MDIS College Pte Ltd and its students that embodies the following mandatory requirements:

  • Clear definition of the course details - course title, pre-requisites, qualification awarded, course duration
  • Full disclosure of all costs for tuition and non-tuition fees
  • Commitment to the Fee Protection Scheme
  • Clear definition of dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Clear definition of the refund policy

All students are required to sign the Standard PEI - Student Contract upon enrolment before making any course fees payment.

Sample of Standard PEI -  Standard Contract

2. Fee Protection Scheme

With the introduction of the Private Education Bill, all students' fees will be insured under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).

The FPS serves to protect the international and local student's fees in the event that a Private Education Institute (PEI) is unable to continue operations due to insolvency and/or regulatory closure. Furthermore, the FPS protects the student if the PEI fails to pay penalties or to return fees to students arising from judgements made against it by the Singapore Courts.

 

MDIS College Pte Ltd adopts the FPS Insurance for international and local students. The FPS Insurance offers insured students protection against the following events:

  • Loss of course fees paid in advance by the insured student to MDIS College Pte Ltd and not refunded, if the student cannot start or complete his/her course as a result of MDIS College Pte Ltd becoming insolvent or being required by the Singapore authorities to stop operations.
  • MDIS College Pte Ltd fails to pay the sum awarded by Singapore Courts to the insured student, where such an award relates to a dispute between MDIS College Pte Ltd and the insured student on course fees paid by the insured student to MDIS College Pte Ltd.
  • S$10,000.00 benefit payable covering the insured student's accidental death or total permanent disability by accident.

    MDIS College Pte Ltd FPS Insurance Certificate – Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd 

    MDIS College Pte Ltd FPS Insurance Certificate – LONPAC Insurance Bhd

MDIS College Pte Ltd has appointed LONPAC Insurance Bhd or  Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd to be the FPS providers for our students. The insurance coverage will be for the entire course fee and any course fees arising from an extension of the study period longer than the initially planned study period (if applicable).

3. Certificate of Insurance
Upon payment of the insurance premium, LONPAC Insurance Bhd or Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd will issue a Certificate of Insurance to the insured student directly via email.
4. Claim
The insured student needs to produce his/her Certificate of Insurance and original course fees receipts when submitting a claim under the insurance. LONPAC Insurance Bhd or Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd  will notify all insured students of the relevant claim procedures to be followed.
5. Medical Insurance
MDIS College Pte Ltd has in place a medical insurance scheme by Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd for all its students (except those students specifically allowed to opt out under the EduTrust certification scheme). The fee payable for the medical insurance is indicated in the fee schedule of the student contract.
Singapore citizens/permanent residents and non-Student’s Pass international students who are already covered by their own medical insurance plan (annual limit not less than S$20,000.00) may opt out of this medical insurance scheme.

This medical insurance scheme shall provide a basic annual coverage limit of not less than $20,000.00 per student in the B1 ward in government and restructured hospitals and up to overall maximum limit per policy year, with 24 hours coverage in Singapore and overseas (if the student is involved in the school-related activities) throughout the course duration.

For more information on the Private Education Act, please log on to the following website: http://www.cpe.gov.sg/

Product Summary and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Group Hospital & Surgical Claim Form
Certificate of Insurance

 

 

Refund/Withdrawal/Transfer and Deferment Policy

MDIS College Pte Ltd  collects course fees in installments. An administrative charge if S$107.00(including GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fees.

 

Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the course before the course commencement.

 

Payments can be made by cash, NETS (with maximum of S$2,000.00 per transaction per day), VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Telegraphic Transfer or by Cheque. For cheque payment, please indicate the details of the programme applied for and your personal particulars on the back of the cheque.

Refund Policy

Refund for Withdrawal Without Cause 

Any request for a refund of course fees paid before/after commencement of the course shall be made as per the following refund policy. 

 

Percentage of refund before/after the course commencement date. 


 

% of aggregate amount of
the fees paid as per
MDIS College-Student Contract
If Student’s written notice of withdrawal is received
75% ("Maximum refund") More than 60 days before the Course Commencement Date
25% Before, but not more than 60 days before the Course Commencement Date
10% After, but not more than 7 days after the Course Commencement Date
5% More than 7 days after the Course Commencement Date, but not more than 14 days after the Course Commencement Date
0% More than 14 days after the Course Commencement Date

Note: The above percentage is to be applied to the standard first instalment amount payable for the particular course. If the actual payment exceeds the first instalment amount, the excess amount shall be fully refunded. If the first instalment payment is less than the standard first instalment due, the above formula is applicable based on the standard first instalment course fees and shortage shall be collected from the student. Excess amount paid over the first instalment, if any, shall be refunded in full. Application fees are strictly non-refundable. 


A cooling-off period of seven (7) working days is applicable for a maximum refund from the date when the contract is signed. 

 

The above refund policy is also applicable to company-sponsored students. 

 

MDIS College Pte Ltd will access and reply to any request for withdrawal within a time frame of not more than four (4) weeks. 

 

All refunds shall be made within seven (7) working days following the approval to the Student's request for withdrawal. 

 

Refunds for Withdrawal for Cause 


MDIS College Pte Ltd shall inform the student immediately within three (3) working days if
 

  1. It fails, for any reason, to commence the Course or any subject on the Course Commencement Date;
  2. It terminates the Course, for any reason, prior to the Course Commencement Date;
  3. It fails, for any reason, to complete the Course by the Course Completion Date;
  4. It terminates the Course,for any reason, prior to Course Completion Date;
  5. It has not ensured that the student meets the course entry or matriculation requirement as set by the organisation stated in Schedule A (Standard PEI-Student Contract) within any stipulated timeline set by CPE; or 
  6. the Student’s pass application is rejected by Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA).


MDIS College Pte Ltd shall, within seven (7) working days of notifying the Student in writing of above circumstances (1) to (6), provide the student with information and details of the alternative confirmed course or subject arrangement to allow the Student to make timely and appropriate decision on the alternative arrangement.

The student shall be entitled to immediately withdraw from the course by giving written notice to MDIS College Pte Ltd of his/her attention to do so.

For circumstances under the above Clause, MDIS College Pte Ltd shall, within seven (7) working days after notifying the Student, refund to the Student:
 

  1. The entire amount of the Course Fees; and
  2. The Miscellaneous Fees.

 

MDIS College Pte Ltd shall also, as soon as it is practical, refund the Student the entire amount of the Course Fees and the Miscellaneous Fees, no later than seven (7) working days after receiving the student’s notice of withdrawal.

Withdrawal Policy
  • Request for programme withdrawal must be made in writing. A written notice of withdrawal from the programme (“Withdrawal Letter”) must be delivered to MDIS College Pte Ltd at MDIS Residences@Stirling, 503 Stirling Road, Level 4, Singapore 148959.  Withdrawal through any other means, including email and telephone, will not be entertained.Students with genuine financial difficulties who wish to withdraw from the course should submit a written application letter to MDIS College Pte Ltd for consideration. All requests must be supported with documentary evidence. Upon the final decision of MDIS College Pte Ltd, the School shall inform the students in writing within seven working days.
  • Students with genuine financial difficulties who wish to withdraw from the course should submit a written application letter to MDIS College Pte Ltd for consideration. All requests must be supported with documentary evidence. Upon the final decision of MDIS College Pte Ltd, the Institute shall inform the students in writing within seven (7) working days.
  • All discounts/rebates that the student was entitled to shall be forfeited. All non-tuition fees where applicable, is payable upon withdrawal.
  • MDIS College Pte Ltd shall within seven (7) days of receipt of the Withdrawal Letter, send the student an acknowledgement of the request to the address stated in the Withdrawal Letter. If no address is stated, the letter will be sent to the address stated in the enrolment form.  For the purpose of course fee being refunded, the official date of receipt of the student’s written notice of withdrawal, will be the date of receipt of the Withdrawal Letter which has been duly acknowledged by MDIS College Pte Ltd. 
  • MDIS College Pte Ltd will assess and reply to any request for withdrawal within a time frame of not more than four (4) weeks.
Transfer Policy
If a student who has been accepted by MDIS College Pte Ltd decides to transfer to another school/ institute/university before or after course commencement, a written notice of transfer must be given to MDIS College Pte Ltd at MDIS Residences@Stirling, 503 Stirling Road, Level 4, Singapore 148959. This request shall be subject to the MDIS College Refund Policy.
a) Transfer out of MDIS College Pte Ltd to another school/institute/university
  • Students who request to transfer out of MDIS College Pte Ltd to another school/institute/university shall be deemed as withdrawing from the Institute.
  • If there is any outstanding fee, the student shall be advised to make payment before the Institute processes his/her transfer/withdrawal request.

b) Transfer within MDIS College Pte Ltd but to a different course/ downgrading of academic course(s)
  • If a request for transfer is made after commencement of class, the refund policy shall apply accordingly.
  • The student shall be advised to make payment for any outstanding fees before the institute will process his/her transfer request.
  • For students who wish to transfer to a different course, a withdrawal shall be processed according to the signed contract.There shall be no refund if withdrawal request is received from students more than fourteen (14) days after the course commencement date.
  • All requests for transfer to a different course within MDIS College Pte Ltd or downgrading of academic course must be submitted in writing and supported with an application fee of S$267.50 (inclusive of  GST). 
MDIS College Pte Ltd will assess and reply to any request for transfer within a time frame of not more than four (4) weeks.

 

Deferment Policy
  • All requests for course deferment must be made in writing to MDIS College Pte Ltd. Deferment through any other means including email and telephone, will not be entertained. All request must be supported with documentary evidence.
  • Student will need to complete the Change of Status form, obtainable from Student Affairs Manager. 
  • Students are allowed to defer only once up to the maximum period of one (1) year, failing which he/she will be deemed to have withdrawn from the course and would have to re-apply as a new applicant if he/she wishes to register on the course again. The refund policy will be applicable.
  • International student who are approved for deferment will be required to cancel their student pass as reuiqred by ICA. 
  • Approval for deferment is at the sole discretion of MDIS College Pte Ltd.
Expulsion and Disciplinary Matters

The withdrawal and refund policy stated in the Standard PEI-Student Contract applies, should any student be expelled from the course by the Management, Director of Academic Affairs and/or the University College due to:


a. Poor performance in his/her examinations
b. Poor attendance
c. Cheating and Plagiarism

 

Students may also be expelled from the programme of study due to misconduct and inappropriate behaviours such as smoking, drinking, drug offence, vandalism, mischief and/or theft, etc.  The Institute reserves the right to discipline or expel any student who breaks the Institute's rules, or who, in the opinion of the Management, is guilty of misconduct prejudicial to the interests of the Institute, and its students.


 

 

MDIS College Facilities
 

MDIS College

Classroom

Classroom

Library

Food Court

Book Shop

Gymnasium

Dance Studio

 


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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information
1. Where will the classes be conducted?
Classes will be conducted at MDIS Campus, Hostel Block Level 4
2. What are the operating hours at the Campus?
Monday – Thursday (8.30 am – 6.30 pm)
Friday (8.30 am – 5.30 pm)
Saturday (8.30 am – 1.00 pm)

We are closed on Sundays and public holidays.
3. Are the courses conducted by MDIS College Pte Ltd registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE)?
All courses conducted by MDIS College Pte Ltd are registered with the CPE.
4. Will I be able to defer NS?
MDIS College Pte Ltd will help students apply for NS deferment. If you are not 18 years old, you may be eligible for NS deferment.
For more information on NS deferment, please visit NS Website
5. Who governs and manages MDIS College Pte Ltd?
MDIS College Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of MDIS. MDIS is governed and managed by an elected governing council who are volunteers. There is a management team that handles the operations of the Institute.
6. Where can students go when they are in financial difficulties?
MDIS College has a strategic alliance with Telecoms Credit Cooperative (TCC) which is a not-for-profit financial institution that provides our students with preferential loan rates.  Login to www.tcc.org.sg or call 6319 3700 for more details.
7. If I cannot attend or complete my course, is there any refund?
Please refer to the Withdrawal/Refund/Deferment/ Policy above.
8. If I am unable attend one of the lessons, is there any replacement?
There is no replacement of lesson. However, we would encourage our students to make appointment with our teachers and to sit in earlier for the next coming tutorial class to go through the tutorial that they have missed. In addition, during break time, they could approach our teachers for any clarification.
Payment Services
1. Where can I make payment for my course fees?
You may make your payment at MDIS Campus, 501 Stirling Road. Our cashier is located at Blk A, level 2.
2. What are the payment modes?
You may pay by cash, nets, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and AMEX) and cheque (Payable to “MDIS College Pte Ltd”).
Food - Food Haven
1. Is there food available in the Campus?
Yes, the Food Haven is situated at Hostel Block, Level 1.
The cafeteria is open from 7.30 am - 8.30 pm (Monday - Friday), 7.30 am - 3.00 pm (Saturday) and closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Energy HUB (Gym)
1. Where is Energy HUB located?
MDIS members enjoy exclusive use of the gymnasium which is located Level 5, MDIS Hostel Block. 
Transport
1. Are there any parking facilities available at the Campus?

Parking facilities are available for students and visitors. The charges are as follows:
 

Monday to Friday (7.00 am  to 5.59 pm ) S$0.60 per half hour or part thereof.
Monday to Friday (6.00 pm to 11.59 pm) S$3.20 per entry
Saturday (7.00 am to 12.59 pm) S$0.60 per half hour or part thereof.
Saturday (1.00 pm to 11.59 pm) S$3.20 per entry
Sunday and Public Holiday Closed (S$3.20 per entry if opened for class/activity)
Motorcycle S$1.00 per entry
Grace Period 10 minutes at initial entry
Lost of Cashcard S$25.00
Season Parking S$70 (After GST) per lot per month (non-reserved) is only offered to Part Time Lecturers and MDIS Staff.
2. Is there any shuttle service between the MRT station and the Campus?

There will be a shuttle service between Queenstown MRT Station at intervals of 10 minutes. 
Exit D from Queenstown MRT Station, No Shuttle Bus On Sundays & Public Holidays. 
This is a complimentary service for our students.

Shuttle Service Timing 

Monday - Friday Saturday
7.30 am to 9.15 am 8.00 am to 10.15 am
11.45 am to 1.45 pm 12.45 pm to 2.15 pm
3.00 pm to 4.00 pm 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
5.15 pm to 7.15 pm  
9.30 pm to 10.30 pm  
Brainwaves the Bookshop
1. Is there any bookshop at the Campus?
Our Bookshop is located at Block D, Level 4 at the Campus.
 
2. Where can I purchase my course materials and assessment books?
You will be given the course materials during the first week of lessons. We will arrange for the Book Vendor to deliver the recommended assessment books to MDIS College for ease of purchase. Alternatively, you may choose to get them from most of the bookshops in Singapore.
Resource HUB (Library)
1. Is there any Library at the Campus?
The Resource HUB (Library) is open to all MDIS members and is located at Block D, Level 4.
 
2. What are the Opening hours for Resource HUB (Library)?
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 8.00 pm
Saturday 8.30 am to 3.00 pm
Sunday and
Public Holiday
Closed


* Members must produce their valid MDIS membership card when
  visiting or borrowing materials from Resoure HUB