Internship and Student Visas
University interns can be a great source of up-and-coming talent when you’re looking for more hands to help grow the business.
International students studying in a Singapore university will still need an appropriate visa to work, and the two main types are:
- The Work Holiday Pass
- The Student Pass
Work Holiday Pass (WHP)
The Work Holiday Pass allows qualified foreign students to intern in Singapore for a period of up to 6 months (or 12 months if the student is from Australia).
In order for a candidate to apply for a Work Holiday Pass, the intern should be:
- Undergraduate or graduate of a university in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom or the United States
If your candidate is not suitable for a Work Holiday Pass, you may still hire your intern if they have a Student Pass.
They would have to meet all the requirements listed below for them to be eligible to work in Singapore:
- Hold a Student Pass issued by the Immigration of Checkpoints Authority (ICA)