Continuing Education Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

Application and Requirements

How do I apply for a course under the Continuing Education Programme?

You can submit your application here. Walk-in applications are strictly by appointments only. You may write in to us at cep@lasalle.edu.sg for assistance.

All applicants are required to read and understand the terms before signing and submitting the application form. Applicants are bound by the terms either upon submission of the application form or/and when LASALLE accepts the application and notifies you that we are able to provide the courses, whichever is earlier.

How many intakes are there per year?

Applications are open all year round.

What is the minimum age requirement for the courses?

The minimum age requirement for the various courses is as follows:

  • Short Courses:
    18 years old and above
  • Youth Courses: 
    15 years old and above
I am not based in Singapore, can I still join your courses?

Online courses
You may wish to sign up for our online courses which are delivered virtually.

On-campus courses
If you are a foreign national not based in Singapore, you will need a visiting/study visa during your course of study here. It is your own responsibility to check your visa status and ensure you obtain the correct visa before travelling to Singapore. Please check with the Continuing Education team via email/phone to ensure that your place in the course is confirmed running before making any travel arrangements. The Continuing Education Programme is not liable for travel and accommodation costs in the event of any course cancellation. For accommodation arrangements, you may wish to refer to hostelworld.com or booking.com.

The course I wish to apply for is not listed in the application portal.

Courses that are full and have no more vacancy will not be listed on the online application form.

If you wish to be on the waitlist and/or wait for the next intake, you may subscribe to our interest list here. You may also visit the Continuing Education Programme website for updated schedules.

I have successfully applied for a course and completed the payment. When will I receive the course confirmation details?

The course information details will be sent to you seven working days before the course commencement date. 

The Continuing Education Programme reserves the right to reject any application under any circumstances. In this instance, the full course fee and application fee paid to LASALLE will be refunded.

Can I find out more about the application fee?

Interested participants are welcome to apply for more than one Continuing Education Programme course. Application fee is required for each and every course application. The application fee of $10 (plus GST) for all local and international applicants is non-refundable.

Withdrawal from the course under any circumstances does not account as a reason for an application fee refund. This includes changing your mind and/or applying for a different intake of the same course. In the event of non-commencement of a course, the application fee will be refunded in full.

The application fee will be made upon course application via online payment (Mastercard/VISA) or SAM kiosk by scanning the barcode in the tax invoice.

Course application process is complete only upon receipt of full payment (application and course fee) within the given payment timeline. Failure to do so will warrant applications to be auto-withdrawn. If this happens, applicants will be required to re-submit the course application and application fee.

Payment

What modes of payments do you accept?

Online payment
Applicants will be prompted to make the online payment on page 4 of the application page. Applicants may also click on ‘Applicant history’ and ‘Pay’.

Payment at SAM kiosks
Payment can be made at any SAM kiosk by scanning the barcode in the tax invoice.

Company invoicing

  • For company sponsored applicant(s), and if invoicing to company is required, you may write to cep@lasalle.edu.sg using your official company email address, after you have submitted your online application.
  • Full payment of the application and course fees is required before the commencement of class.
  • Discount and subsidies are not applicable for courses paid via company invoicing.

Subsidies and Discounts

Can I offset the course fee with SkillsFuture Credit?

Applicants who opted to use their SkillsFuture Credits (SFC) are required to submit their claim(s) within 60 days before the course commencement date. Login to https://www.myskillsfuture.gov.sg/content/portal/en/index.html with your SingPass and 2FA verification code.

Please take note of the following:

  • For applicants exercising SFC and fully offsetting their course fee, you are required to complete the application fee payment of $10 (excluding GST) via any of the mentioned payment modes.
  • For applicants exercising SFC but partially offsetting their course fee, you are required to complete the balance course fee payment and application fee of $10 (excluding GST) via any of the mentioned payment modes.

Do not make any course fee payment to LASALLE via other payment modes.

SFC claims may be made earliest 60 calendar days before the course commencement date. Applicants are required to make the claim within 14 working days within the SFC claim window for the applied course.

Applicants who are making a claim in less than five calendar days before the course commencement date are required to inform the CEP team via email at cep@lasalle.edu.sg to ensure the claim can be processed successfully.

If you need help to submit your SFC claim, kindly refer to FAQ: Step-by-step guide on claiming SkillsFuture Credits (individuals) here.

Important: Please note that substitution or transfer of placement is not allowed if you have opted to use SkillsFuture Credits to offset your course fee.

Only the initial Base Tier SkillsFuture Credit of $500 and one-off Base Tier top up of $500 are eligible for use on LASALLE Short Courses. The Mid-Career Tier top-ups ($500 + $4000) cannot be used for all of LASALLE Short Courses.

For more information about the difference between Base Tier and Mid-Career Tier credits, please visit here.

I attended a Short Course previously, do I get a discount?

All returning students who have successfully completed a course under the LASALLE Continuing Education Programme and received a Certificate of Completion are eligible for a 10% discount for the next course you sign up for. The discount is valid for three years from the last course attended.

To qualify for the discount, please submit a copy of your certificate together with the application form. You may also email us at cep@lasalle.edu.sg to retrieve an e-copy at an administrative fee of $12.00 (excluding GST). The full course fee applies should you be unable to provide us with the necessary documents.

Please note that for first time applicants, you are required to successfully complete your first course and receive a Certificate of Completion before you are eligible for the 10% returning student discount.

I am a Singaporean aged over 50, am I eligible for the National Silver Academy subsidy?

All Singaporeans aged 50 years and above are eligible for the National Silver Academy subsidy. To qualify, please remember to check the box on Page 4 of the application form.

Can I get further 10% returning student discount on top of the special package fee and/or if I exercise the National Silver Academy subsidy?

10% returning student discount is not applicable with any special package fee and/or subsidy.

How do I submit a SkillsFuture Credits claim?

If you need help to submit your SFC claim, kindly refer to FAQ: Step-by-step guide on claiming SkillsFuture Credits (individuals) here.

Certificate of Completion

What will I receive upon completion of the course?
  • A digital certificate of completion will be presented to those who have successfully achieved a minimum 80% attendance rate for the duration of course.
  • The certificate entitles returning participants to a 10% discount on the course fees for the next course(s) applied for.
  • Discount is valid for three years from the date of certification. Replacement (digital copy) of misplaced certificate is chargeable at $12.00 (excluding GST) for each course.

Cancellation and Refund

Will I get a refund if the class is cancelled?

A course may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and/or if there is an insufficient number of applicants. If that happens, you have the option to transfer to the next available/alternative course or a full refund.

I wish to withdraw from the course. Can I get a full refund?
  • LASALLE will not accept requests for refunds for any courses on or after the course commencement date. There are no exceptions whatsoever to this policy.
  • Withdrawal requests must be made in writing to the Continuing Education Programme up to three working days before the course commencement date.
  • Requests will be assessed and processed based on the following refund guidelines:
    • A 100% course fee refund if receipt of an applicant’s written notice of withdrawal is received seven working days before the course commencement date, less an administration charge of $40.00 (excluding GST).
    • A 50% course fee refund if receipt of an applicant’s written notice of withdrawal is received less than seven working days before the course commencement date, less an administration charge of $40.00 (excluding GST).
    • A 0% course fee refund if receipt of an applicant’s written notice of withdrawal is received less than three working days before the course commencement date.
    • Strictly 0% course fee refund for missed class(es), no show or withdrawal on the day or after the course has started.

Please note that the application fee is not refundable for all withdrawal requests.

For applicants who have selected the special package fee, please note that in the event that you wish to withdraw from the remaining level(s), the full course fee applies for the course(s) that has commenced. For example: Fashion Illustration Special Package Fee of $850 minus $480 (full fee for Fashion Illustration I), the refund due to you is $326.80* (less administration charge of $40.00 (excluding GST). In this instance, the application fee is paid towards Fashion Illustration I and is not refundable.

Can I transfer to another course/another season/another date?
  • You may transfer to a course up to two weeks before the course commencement date.
  • Transfer requests must be made in writing to cep@lasalle.edu.sg. A $40.00 (excluding GST) administration charge is payable for each transfer
  • Transfers are not allowed on the day of course or after the course has started.
  • A transfer request cannot be accepted for those utilising SkillsFuture credits and/or National Silver Academy subsidy. They are required to resubmit a new application.

Please note that the application fee is not transferable and not refundable for all transfer requests. A new application fee applies for each transfer.

If I miss a class due to work, will there be a make-up class?

No make-up classes are offered for courses under the Continuing Education Programme.