Is it hard to look for a freelance job in Singapore ?

Dear all,

My student pass is approved and I will be in Singapore soon to study the diploma course in 1 year. I know the rule of students in SG cant have a part time job or whatever.
Fortunately, i have several months working as freelance graphic designer. I want to earn more money while studying because you all know life in SG is super expensive.
So I need to know about freelance jobs in SG, is it difficult to be a freelancer in Singapore, especially graphic design freelance or web/app user acceptance test freelance.

P/s: Before studying in SG, i have been a website/mobile app tester/mobile game tester for more than 3 years, and i also am a graphic design freelancer for 6 months (brand design, website template design)

Please give me advice for my situation, Thank you so much!

You are not allowed to do freelance work on a student visa in Singapore!
The same rules apply as for part-time or other jobs. You simply cannot do ANY paid work. And keep in mind that Singapore is NOT a place to break rules, so please don't.
If you cannot afford life in Singapore without additional income and also cannot get a scholarship or other financial support, you should reconsider your plans and study elsewhere.

Thank you Beppi, got it ! I don't want to do anything illegal either.

Beppi ,
I came to know that there are selected institutions by cia which allows partime jobs realeated to your course study but not more then 16 hr a week, and in a vacation students can work full time if I am not mistaken. I am also comming to SG for study of one year from March.

Thank you

You should clear your question here by naming your institution. Secondly, those institutions you are referring are the recognised institutions such as NTU, NUS, SMU etc, below list of institutions along with the eligibility to work part time during vacation (Read Again).

http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permit … n-students

You should speak to your institution and inform them (in a safer note). Good luck

Note: Don't do anything without knowledge of your institution (they may help and guide you in a right direction), Singapore is not a place to break law. You will be fined heavily along with your institution and discarded your course immediately.

surya2k wrote:

You should clear your question here by naming your institution. Secondly, those institutions you are referring are the recognised institutions such as NTU, NUS, SMU etc, below list of institutions along with the eligibility to work part time during vacation (Read Again).

http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permit … n-students

You should speak to your institution and inform them (in a safer note). Good luck

Note: Don't do anything without knowledge of your institution (they may help and guide you in a right direction), Singapore is not a place to break law. You will be fined heavily along with your institution and discarded your course immediately.

Thanks for the detailed answer to that, surya2k. I was just looking for this to give to a friend but for some reason, I had a hard time finding it (insomnia messing with my concentration, I guess).

Thank you Surya for the advise, I will be doing a diploma course on hospitality management for 6 months in SG, should I use only the certificate issued by SG institutions for job after my course complearltion or will MoM or CIA accept a certificate that I am holding from my country and other qualification and experiences If I get a employer/sponcer in sg .

I am from bhutan I am 12 pass and did diploma in IT in Bhutan and have an experience of five years working in waste management company of my own company. Will it helpful in SG job market specially I am interested in waste managemen.

As I found very experience to study environmental science in SG so I took hospitality management and willing to learn and earn from waste management business or companies in sg

please advise me  I will be thankful to you all

It's very difficult to say how much this course will help you to get a job here but certainly your previous experience in your country will help you to get an interview call or two. Furthermore, if you will get 6 months intern that might help you to get hired by the same company.

Meantime, I would suggest visit various job portals in Singapore such as JobsDB or JobStreet etc. and start looking for the job openings in your field and upgrade yourself looking at their job profile and description. 6 months will pass very soon, so prepare now. Good luck.

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