Established in February 2006, MDIS College Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) that offers Preparatory Courses for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced and Ordinary Levels) and Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) to students aged 13 to 18. The college is also registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE).
MDIS College not only emphasises on teaching excellence but also on recreational activities. Dedicated staff and well-equipped facilities create a caring and conducive environment where learning takes place inside and outside the classroom. The college believe that such activities help students experience an enriching student lifestyle in addition to a high quality education.
The success of MDIS College’s students is due to the school’s strong commitment to high quality standards of education. The achievement of the 4-year EduTrust Certification, awarded by CPE in 2014, is a milestone for MDIS College as it attests to the College’s exemplary education and business excellence standards.
MDIS College firmly believes in delivering a holistic education for the youth of tomorrow. In recent years, the college has deliberately undertaken to enhance its academic processes in order to drive academic excellence and achieve more desirable positive student learning outcomes. As such, all personnel including Teaching Associates have a much clearer perspective in implementing new pragmatic changes and contributing to constructive feedback.
Closer ties have been established with parents through consistent follow-ups and updates on their child’s progress through phone calls and emails. Orientation sessions have also garnered positive feedback from parents and guardians who have shown a willingness to work together to improve their child’s academic performance and well-being. Parent-Teacher meetings have provided opportunities for parents and teachers to discuss academic grades and scores, hear students’ hopes and aspirations, as well as identify students’ areas of strengths and weaknesses and how best to support them in their studies.
Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.
MDIS offers well-accredited courses in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion Design, Health and Life Sciences, Information Technology, Mass Communications, Nursing, Psychology and Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management. These programmes are offered in collaboration with renowned universities in the United Kingdom and United States of America.
MDIS is EduTrust certified, attesting to the institute’s exemplary education and business excellence standards. The institute was first awarded the certification in 2010 and it was subsequently renewed for another four years in 2014. MDIS is also one of the first Private Education Institutions (PEIs) to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.
In 2017, MDIS was ranked 4th for the Enterprise 50 Award for its contributions and resilience in spurring Singapore’s economy.
The institute set up the MDIS Education Trust Fund in 1999 to support deserving students who have financial difficulties in pursuing their education in Singapore. To date, MDIS has awarded close to 8,000 scholarships and bursaries totalling nearly S$6 million. The institute also upholds the spirit of giving by actively reaching out to help the young, elderly and disabled, supporting various charities, and providing community assistance.
MDIS’ corporate training arm, the Management Development and Consultancy was set up in 1995 to cater to the training needs of the workforce. In 2014, MDIS acquired the Service Quality Centre to diversify its offerings in training solutions and secure the institute’s position as a premium provider of training solutions in the region.
Apart from the main Singapore campus, MDIS has three international campuses – Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Johor, Malaysia; and Chennai, India, set up in 2008, 2013 and 2015 respectively. MDIS also has representative offices in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, as well as agents throughout Southeast Asia.
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 well-equipped classrooms, five computer laboratories, four life sciences laboratories, four engineering laboratories and workshops, three fashion studios, a psychology laboratory, a hospitality training centre, a media hub (TV and Radio studios), a nursing practicum laboratory as well as the MDIS Bakery and Culinary 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 is committed to provide globally accredited programmes and excellence in student care through continual improvement of our programmes and services.
The quality objectives are:
|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)|
|To achieve 85% facility evaluation rating of 3 or above and at a stretch target of 90%|
|To achieve 100% subject evaluation rate of 3 or above|
|To achieve 100% teacher evaluation rate of 3 or above for all MDIS College's teachers|
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.
At MDIS College, we help students attain academic success and nurture them to become better individuals in life.
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
The choice for lifelong learning with global recognition.
An institution that maximises the future readiness of individuals and organisations through globally recognised and competency-based programmes.
The acronym for the MDIS Core Values is LEARN
MDIS embraces a culture of lifelong learning to nurture and maximise the potential of our stakeholders
Dr Eric Kuan Choon Hock
Dr R Theyvendran, PBM
Mr Chua Chen How
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.
The Standard PEI - Student Contract is a legal binding contract between MDIS College Pte Ltd and its students that embodies the following mandatory requirements:
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
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:
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).
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.
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.
MDIS College Pte Ltd shall inform the student immediately within three (3) working days if
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:
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.
The withdrawal and refund policy stated in the Standard PEI-Student Contract applies, should any student be expelled from the course by the Management and MDIS 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.
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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.|
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|
|Monday to Friday||8.30 am to 8.00 pm|
|Saturday||8.30 am to 3.00 pm|
* Members must produce their valid MDIS membership card when
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