CPE – Council for Private Education
Established under the Private Education Act, the Council for Private Education (CPE) is a statutory board empowered with the legislative power to regulate the private education sector. In addition to its role as the sectoral regulator of private education institutions, the Council facilitates capability development efforts to uplift standards in the local private education industry.
ERF – Enhanced Registration Framework
The Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF), as set out under the Private Education Act and the Private Education Regulations, spells out the mandatory registration requirements and legislative obligations which all private education institutions, operating in and from Singapore, must meet.
It is administered by the Council for Private Education, which is the sectoral regulator overseeing the private education sector, as established under the Private Education Act.
The Enhanced Registration Framework aims to enhance the overall quality of private education institutions in Singapore and ensure that they are of a certain acceptable standard in order to protect the interests of the students enrolled in their schools.
EduTrust Certification Scheme
The EduTrust Certification Scheme is a voluntary certification scheme administered by the Council for Private Education for private education institutions in Singapore. While the EduTrust certification scheme is voluntary, it is one of the prerequisites which private education institutions that enroll international students must meet to qualify for the issue of Student Passes, as stipulated by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
The scheme provides a means for better private education institutions to differentiate themselves as having achieved higher standards in key areas of management and provision of educational services.
MAGES was awarded the 4-year EduTrust Certification by the Council for Private Education (CPE) on the 2nd of May 2014 and MAGES fully supports all legislations enacted by the Council for Private Education.
For more information on the Private Education Act and the regulatory initiatives by CPE, please visit their website at http://www.cpe.gov.sg/legislation/private-education-act and http://www.cpe.gov.sg/for-peis/edutrust-certification-scheme/edutrust-certification-scheme
FPS – Fee Protection Scheme
The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ fees in the event a private education institution is unable to continue operating due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. The Fee Protection Scheme also protects students if the private education institution fails to pay penalties or return fees to the students arising from judgment made against it by the Singapore courts.
EduTrust-certified private education institutions are required to adopt the Fee Protection Scheme to provide full protection to all fees paid by their students. All fees refer to all monies paid by the students to be enrolled in a private education institution, excluding the course application fee, agent commission fee (if applicable), miscellaneous fees (non-compulsory and non-standard fee paid only when necessary or where applicable, for example, the re-exam fee or charges for credit card payment etc.)
Private education institutions can choose to adopt either the escrow scheme, insurance scheme, or a combination of both to provide fee protection to all their students.
MAGES Institute of Excellence has adopted the Escrow Scheme
- Escrow Account Name: MAGES INS OF EXCELLENCE PL STFA (ESCROW) with DBS Bank Ltd
- Escrow Account Number: 003-923851-7
Standard Student Contract
As per CPE requirements, international and local students are required to enter into a Standard Student Contract with the School prior to confirmation of enrolment and this policy is communicated to the students through our various communication channels, including our website. While it is only made compulsory for all international students to take up the Fee Protection Scheme, the School will grant local students an option to enjoy the benefits of the Scheme and this option is clearly indicated in the Standard Student Contract (Local Student).
In summary, the Standard Student Contract is a mandatory document for the enrolment of both international and local students. You can download Standard Student Contract by clicking here
MAGES has in place a medical insurance scheme for all its students as required by CPE under EduTrust certification scheme. All students local (*) or international are covered under medical insurance with benefits mentioned below. MAGES has appointed American International Assurance Company, Limited as official its Medical Insurance provider. Our Group Policy No. is 70675. Minimum features/coverage for our medical insurance are:
- Annual Limit not less than S$20,000.00 per student;
- At least B2 ward (in government and restructured hospitals); &
- 24 hours coverage in Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in school-related activities).
(*) Local students already having similar insurance policy may be choose to opt out.