Professional Certificate in English (for Tertiary Education)

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)


Awarded by Management Development Institute of Singapore

Course introduction


Programme Objectives 

  • Aims to help students acquire English language skills in preparation for a tertiary education in the English medium
  • Designed to ensure a progressive and systematic development of the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as the linguistic competencies (i.e. pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and discourse)

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Level 1 (Foundation) - General English
General English
Communication Skills

Level 2 (Intermediate) - General English/Academic English
Academic English
Communication Skills

Level 3 (Advanced) - Academic English
Academic Reading, Writing & Study Skills

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 14 and above, and must obtain one of the following requirements:
Students who do not meet minimum English requirement of IELTS 6.0, Credit Pass (C6) in GCE ‘O’ Level English OR
Achieve a minimum score of 20 marks and above in Duolingo English Test

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Full-time: 10 months

Fees & Funding

Fees & Structure (International)

Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST)
Full-time S$4,212.00 (per level) S$1,037.00 - S$2,486.00
Application fees: S$486.00
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, PCIE exam fee, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.
NOTE: This programme is only offered when signing up for an academic programme with MDIS.