Thursday, March 15, 2012

Association of Consultants for International Students (Singapore)

Encouraged by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Association, ACIS(S), was formed on March 2005 to serve the needs of the international students consulting service industry, setting the industrial standard for student recruiting companies/agents, and to contribute in promoting Singapore Education thereby helping Singapore Government's effort in establishing Singapore as a world class education hub. It is to be the link between the international students, schools, related education institutions, local and overseas agents, and Government's agencies. Besides setting industrial standard for its members through a set of stringent code of practice, the main objectives of ACIS(S) is also to promote and protect its members’ interests, the education providers, the students, and the overall reputation of Singapore as a quality education centre, thus complementing our Government’s effort in building Singapore as a world class education hub.

Members of ACIS(S) are individual agents, companies and organisations engaged in activities related to overseas students studying in Singapore. While working towards these objectives, ACIS(S) members are expected to abide by its Constitution, By-Laws and Code of Practice. These define a minimum standard and quality of service as expected of their respective professions. Towards this end, the Association has been strongly advocating the need for its members to have a thorough professional knowledge of the Singapore education, the Private Education Institutions (PEIs) that they are representing, private education regulatory body, private education regulations, EduTrust, Student Pass application requirements and procedures, the living condition and accommodation range in Singapore. ACIS(S) has a training package to train our members and local and overseas non-member agents on all of the above.

Over the years, ACIS(S) has been actively pursuing closer working relationship and collaboration with government agencies such as STB (please refer to, the Council for Private Education (CPE, a Government's regulatory body for private education, please refer to, International Enterprise Singapore, SPRING Singapore, Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) and the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE), and non-government associations such as the Association of Private Schools and Colleges (APSC) (please refer to, and other similar student agents association overseas. We have been working closely with the APSC in organising joint Singapore Education Seminars and Fairs overseas. and one such Fair was held in early September this year in Phnom Penh. The aim of the Fair is to generate businesses and networking for members, EduTrust certified PEIs in Singapore and overseas education institutions and student agents.

All local and international consultants in the education industry can contact Mr Yio Eng Chiang, President of ACISS, for more information on the Association or on Singapore education at 96433676.

Please refer to for details

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cambodia Education Mission and Exhibition 2012

Organised by: Association of Private Schools and Colleges, APSC. ACISS, the Association of Consultants for International Students(Singapore) is the organising consultant for this fair.

Cambodia Education Mission and Exhibition
9 - 12 May 2012
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Closing Date for Registration: 2nd April 2012

All PEIs and Singapore education institutions are encouraged to participate in this fair to market themselves to their Cambodia counterparts. The fair will also offer a good opportunity to meet the major Cambodian education specialists and govt officials to establish business ties.

Places are limited and registration will be on a first-come first-served basis.

For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat at:
Email :
Mr Seeto Kin Meng
Tel : +65 6370 8842
Email :

Participation Fees

SGD $3,450.00 per delegate (APSC Member)
SGD $3,850.00 per delegate (Non-APSC Member)
(Payment accepted in Singapore Dollars Only)
Fee Includes
· Invitation to Cocktail Reception-cum-Networking on 11 May 2012
· Airport/Land Transfer
· Hotel Accommodation for 4 days/3nights
· Hiring of exhibition hall and booth
· Buffet Lunch on 10th and 12thMay 2012
· Engagement of interpreters
· Publicity

Term and Condition:
1. Open to all Singapore EduTrusted private education institutes (PEI)
2. Open to Association of Private Schools and Colleges (APSC) Singapore
member PEIs

Tentative Programme
The tentative itinerary for 4 days Mission and Exhibition in Phnom Penh,
(SIN–PNH–SIN, 9 – 12 May 2012) is as follows:
Date/Time Activities Comments
9 May (Wed)
0700 Assemble for group check-in For group check-in only
0815 Depart SIN to Phnom Penh, Cambodia For groups flying via
budget airlines
0930 Arrive in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Transfer to Hotel
1030 Hotel Check-in Sunway Hotel
1130 - 1200 Assemble at lobby for event briefing
1200 - 1700 Free & Easy
Date/Time Activities Comments
10 May (Thu)
0830 Assemble at Grand Wat Phnom Sunway
Hotel Exhibition Hall (2nd Floor)
0900 Introduction for Face-to Face Dialogue
between participating PEIs and invited PEIs
from Cambodia
0930 – 1200 Face-to Face Dialogue between participating
PEIs and invited PEIs from Cambodia
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1700 Own follow-up arrangement
Date/Time Activities Comments
11 May (Fri)
0900 – 1700 Own follow-up arrangement
1700 – 1730 Return to hotel
1730 – 1800 Assemble at Grand Wat Phnom Sunway
Hotel 2nd Floor
1800 Opening Ceremony – Grand Wat Phnom Sunway Hotel
1830 – 1900 Pre-dinner cocktail
1900 Dinner – Grand Mekong Sunway Hotel
Date/Time Activities Comments
12 May (Sat)
0730 Hotel Check-out
0745 Assemble at Grand Wat Phnom Sunway Hotel
0800 - 1600 Exhibition – Grand Wat Phnom
1600 - 1615 End of exhibition Closing booth – End of
1630 Depart to airport
1810 - 2110 Depart Phnom Penh to Singapore
2110 Arrive @ Singapore Changi Airport
The above proposed schedule and itinerary is subject to change without prior
Exhibitor Profile
• Universities / Colleges / Schools
• Executive and Entrepreneurial Education Institutes
• Vocational Education Institutes
• Professional Education Institutes
• Education Recruitment Consultants
Visitor Profile
• School leavers ready to enter university or higher education institutions
• Schools and education institutes seeking for cooperation with abroad
• Government official in education circle
• Education-related Associations
• Officially approved education service agencies
• Parents and students