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Activating as an Education Service Provider in Singapore

Activating as an Education Service Provider in Singapore

The education industry has developed a lot during the last few years, as the quality of the services provided by these types of institutions has also improved. The Economic Development Board has launched the Global Schoolhouse in 2002 which has attracted many private education services providers. Apart from the academic education, there are many Singapore companies providing vocational and skill-based classes for a large variety of individuals.

Steps to open a school in Singapore

If you are interested in setting up a company in Singapore to operate as a private school in 2024, you need to complete a few specific steps. These refer to:

  • choosing an appropriate name that does not contain the words “national” or “governmental” in it;
  • registering a business form that suits this line of activity, such as the LLC;
  • establish a Management Committee that has between 1 and 9 members;
  • have at least 2 teachers;
  • ensure that the premises have all the approvals in place.

Among the approvals to obtain for a Singapore school, we remind of the Fire Safety Certificate and the correct floor plan.

Types of education institutions in Singapore

The following educational companies are currently registering a big success in Singapore:

  • childcare centers,
  • kindergartens,
  • academic schools,
  • non-academic schools.

There are also private companies in Singapore providing educational services based on international learning systems. Our experts in company formation can help you open a company in Singapore for your educational company.

Obtaining accreditations for setting up a school in Singapore

Once the Singapore company is incorporated, the following step implies obtaining all the accreditations for the educational institutions to start operating. All accreditations must be obtained before students start to enroll. The following accreditations are available for Singapore companies providing educational services in 2024:

  • an EduTrust Certification ,
  • a Singapore Quality Class (SQC) Certification,

The EduTrust Certification can be obtained through the EduTrust Support Scheme, which also provides a 26,500 S$ grant to eligible private education institute (PEI). Special licenses are also required for all Singapore companies providing educational services to more than 10 individuals. These institutions must register with the Ministry of Education or with the Council of Private Education in Singapore.

Our specialists in company formation in Singapore will provide you with all the information about obtaining the necessary accreditation for setting up a private education institution.

Private schools in Singapore

Private schools in Singapore fall under the regulations of the Private Education Act of 2009. The administration of the private school will be conducted by a Committee of Management comprising at least one and maximum nine members. The Committee will ensure the regulations provided by the Private Education Act are respected. Also, the members of the Committee may not be teachers or staff of the school.

For details about the documents required to register an education institution, please contact our consultants who can help you open a company in Singapore in 2024.