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Eligibility for Work Holiday Programme

The Work Holiday Programme is for eligible students and young graduates who want to work and holiday in Singapore for up to 6 months.

Who is eligible

You can apply for the Work Holiday Programme if you meet these requirements:

  • You are aged 18 to 25.
  • You are an undergraduate or graduate of a university in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom or United States.
  • Your university is recognised by the government of the respective nine countries.
  • For undergraduates: you have been a resident and a full-time student of the university for at least 3 months before applying for the pass.
  • For graduates: you were a resident and a full-time student of the university.

Note: The Work Holiday Programme has a capacity of 2,000 applicants at any one time.

What you can do

Under the Work Holiday Programme, you can get a Work Holiday Pass that lets you live and work in Singapore for up to 6 months.

You are not restricted to specific types of work. However, the Work Holiday Pass does not exempt you from complying with registration requirements to practise in Singapore for professions such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, architecture, law, etc.

Last Updated: 12 July 2017

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