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TUM Asia is located in Singapore, the world’s only island city-state, and measures only approximately 700 square kilometers in size. This bustling metropolitan city-nation is home to 6 million people, yet somehow there is an abundance of greenery on this island. Students in the TUM Asia Master degrees will complete their coursework in Singapore. Whether you are a Singaporean student or from abroad, the new experience of completing your Masters with us will refresh your experience in Singapore, while enriching your academic journey by a whole lot! Students who have been offered a place at TUM Asia will have to prepare the following administrative items, on top of finding accommodation (for international students):

  • Pre-Arrival Process, which includes the application of Student Pass for international students (TUM Asia will guide you through this once you have accepted the place of admissions and have paid the registration fee)
  • Matriculation Documents
  • Medical Insurance
  • Miscellaneous (ie. Opening a bank account, getting a local phone number)

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If you are admitted into our Master Programme and you are joining us, you will have to prepare the following additional documents for the purpose of matriculating to our universities (TUM, NUS, NTU). These documents must be submitted in addition to the documents which you have already submitted for the purpose of applying to the programme.

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Your Official Bachelor Degree Certificate* if you have received it, or a Provisional Bachelor Degree Certificate and a Letter from your University stating you have completed the programme, no longer have any pending examination results, and the expected month and year in which you will receive your Official Bachelor Degree Certificate 1 original and an additional 3 correctly-notarised copies 1 original and an additional 2 correctly-notarised copies
Your Full Academic Transcript**
1 original and an additional 3 correctly-notarised copies 1 original and an additional 2 correctly-notarised copies
Letter from the University stating
ex-matriculation (for students graduating from an university in Germany only)
1 original and an additional 3 correctly-notarised copies 1 original and an additional 2 correctly-notarised copies

This list excludes other documents required for matriculation such as In-Principal Approval (IPA) letter or Embarkation/ Disembarkation Card. For the updated, complete list, please refer to the Pre-Departure and Arrival Handbook (issued to you after you have accepted Offer of Admission) or e-mail us at admission@tum-asia.edu.sg.

*For the purpose of matriculating to our universities, you must have completed your Bachelor degree and no longer have any pending examination results before 30 June of the year that you are joining us. You must submit either the official Bachelor Degree Certificate or a Provisional Bachelor Degree Certificate with a Letter from your University, stating you have completed the programme, no longer have any pending examination results, and the expected month and year in which you will receive your Official Bachelor Degree Certificate. You are not allowed to submit just an Enrolment Certificate nor just an Enrolment Letter.

**For the purpose of matriculating to our universities, you must submit the full set academic transcripts. No partial academic transcripts will be accepted.

The School’s policy stipulates that medical insurance is compulsory for all TUM Asia Master students.

This medical insurance scheme shall minimally provide for an annual coverage limit of not less than S$20,000 per student, at least B2 ward in government and restructured hospitals and 24 hours coverage in Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in school-related activities) throughout the course duration, and the Student is encouraged to seek advice on whether more comprehensive insurance cover is required or desired.

The following category of students can opt out from the above mentioned scheme:

  1. International students who are protected by the Nanyang Technological University insurance scheme.
  2. International students who are protected by the National University of Singapore insurance scheme.
  3. Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who are protected by his/her own medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

For more information on the student medical insurance scheme at TUM Asia, please download the following documents:

An applicant, who holds a degree from China, Vietnam, or Mongolia, will need an APS certificate to apply for a place in a German University. 

To assist applicants to prepare for the Akademische Prüfstelle (APS) test, TUM Asia will be organizing preparatory courses for those who are taking the APS test in China (https://www.aps.org.cn/zh/).

The content covered:

  1. Preparation Strategies: How do you prepare yourself for the APS test
  2. Approach to answer difficult questions and face the panel
  3. Emergency Strategies: Turning around mistakes
  4. Mock Interviews with interviewers from TUM Asia

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will gain guidance in preparing for the test.
  2. Students will be ready for interview as a 20-minute mock interview is scheduled with an interviewer from TUM Asia. The mock interview is done in a one-on-one format. Remarks and suggestions will be given after the interview.
  3. Other students can observe the on-going interviews to learn from others.
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Course schedules available for sign up:

 Date 3-4 November 2015 (may be extended to 2-4 November 2015, depending on demand)
 Location EIC Wuhan
Wuchang Office: 41F,Zhongnan Business Plaza,  No.7 Zhongnan Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan (Zip Code: 430071)
Tel: 027-87259300
 Condition to launch the course 15-20 applicants
 Time 9:00-12:00 AM and 13:30-17:30 PM

 

REGISTRATION

To register for the preparatory course, please send an email to assist@tum-asia.edu.sg. Your email should include:

  1. “[Registration – Preparatory Couse for APS Test]” as your email subject.
  2. Please also specify your name, qualification (Bachelor degree, university name). If you have applied to our Master programmes, please also specify the Master programs applied to and your application number.
  3. Additionally, please attach your CV, complete and translated transcript, the English title & abstract of your Bachelor thesis (if available), and a photocopy of your passport bio data page (if not, please attach a photocopy of your ID card) with the registration email.
    Alternatively, this information can be provided at a later date after your registration.

Successfully registered applicants will receive a course confirmation email from TUM Asia at least 10 days before commencement of the course. Please refer to the below flowchart for the detailed application process.
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FEES

The preparatory course training fee is set at SGD 190 per applicant. The bank service charge should be borne by the applicants.
Successfully registered applicants can complete their registration by making the training fee payment.

PAYMENT FOR FEES

Kindly indicate your name, application number for Master program (if available) and “APS training fee” in the remittance purpose. TUM Asia will send you the details on the course via email once the training fee is received.

 Bank Details for Telegraphic Transfer in Singapore Dollar
 A/C name  German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia Pte Ltd
 A/C no.  375688-001
 Bank Name  OCBC Bank Singapore
 Bank Address  460 North Bridge Road #01-00, Singapore 188734
 Bank Code  7339
 Branch Code  641
 Swift Code  OCBCSGSG
 Purpose  Please indicate your name, application number and “APS training fee”. e.g.  John Tan,  1234567890, “APS training fee”.

Notes:

*TUM Asia does not guarantee your successful passing of APS test after the preparatory course.
*All other costs (travelling, accommodation, etc.) incurred to attend the preparatory course are fully borne by applicants.
*Registration closes until all the seats are filled.
*Refund policy: If TUM Asia cancels the course, the training fee minus the bank service charge is refundable. If applicants withdraw the application, the training fee is non-refundable.

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