let me share the VISA information for students during the course of their MBA program and post-graduation:
International students must hold a Student Pass (STP) - the university will assist with the application and in most cases, the application can be processed on campus.
The student pass will expire upon the completion of your MBA programme. You are required to surrender the student pass to the authorities (ICA = Immigration and Checkpoints Authority) for cancellation within 7 days of the date of graduation, which marks the completion of studies. For more details, please feel free to visit the ICA website or refer to this pdf document:
Upon cancellation of your Student Pass, you can request a Social Visit Pass (SVP) to be issued for you to remain in Singapore. The duration of your SVP is decided by ICA.
Thereafter, if you wish to extend your stay in Singapore to search for a job, you may submit an online application for a one-year (non-renewable) long term social visit pass.
Currently, due to the recent tightening of the economy in SG, there is only a limited number of employment passes issued to foreigners in Singapore. Thus, it has become a bit difficult for overseas MBAs in Singapore to find an employer who can sponsor their employment pass required to work in SG. Student who do not hold an employment pass or have worked in SG before may find it difficult to place themselves because of these beaurocratic issues.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries. Thank you and have a great day everyone