Private Education Institution Student Concession Card

The Private Education Institution Student Concession Card enables eligible private students and homeschoolers to purchase monthly concession passes for unlimited travel on train and/or basic bus services.

Private Education Institution Student Concession Card

Eligibility Criteria

You must be a Singapore Citizen who is either:

  • Home-schooled, below 20 years old and pursuing GCE Normal, Ordinary or Advanced Level qualification, or an International Baccalaureate qualification; or
  • Below 20 years old and pursuing full-time* courses (including GCE Normal, Ordinary or Advanced Level qualification, or an International Baccalaureate qualification) at a PEI registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE); or
  • Pursuing a full-time* Diploma+ or Degree qualification at a CPE-registered PEI, with a minimum course duration of 24 months^; or
  • Below 20 years old and taking a special education course at selected CPE-registered PEI.

If you are a PEI student, you can find out more about your eligibility from your institution.

*Full-time courses require attendance of at least three hours a day, five days a week, as defined under the Private Education Act.

+All diploma courses, except post-graduate diploma courses, are eligible. Overseas exchange modules are included when computing course durations.

^The minimum course duration of 24 months is roughly aligned with the minimum duration of courses offered at government-funded post-secondary education institutions. If you are studying in a course shorter than 24 months and repeating your module(s), the repeated term will not be considered as part of the eligible course duration.

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How to Apply

Before you apply, please approach your Private Education Institution (PEI) to confirm that your details have been submitted to TransitLink. Otherwise, your application may not be successful.

For eligible PEI students

You may apply for the PEI Student Concession Card via the following channels:

For Secondary-level Home-schoolers

Please download, complete and submit the application form via:

  • Email to: Feedback_PEI@transitlink.com.sg
  • Mail and attention to:


Transit Link Pte Ltd
9 Maxwell Road #03-02
Annexe A MND Complex
Singapore 069112

Documents needed:

  • 1 x colour, passport-sized photograph*
  • Original NRIC/passport/certificate of Singapore Citizenship/birth certificate (soft copy for online application/photocopy for application via mail)
  • Parent’s NRIC (soft copy for online application/photocopy for application via mail)
  • Copy of certificate of highest qualification obtained by the student (e.g. PSLE, GCE “N”/“O” Levels)
  • Copy of GCE “N”/“O”/“A” Levels/IB examination registration receipt (if applicable)

*The photograph must:
- Be taken within the last three months
- Have a white background
- Show the full face from the top of the head to the chin
- Have neatly combed or tied up hair

Application Fee (payable in cash upon card application/activation):
- Secondary-level homeschoolers and PEI students: $3.10 non-refundable personalisation fee
- Diploma/Degree-level PEI Students: $8.10 (includes $5 card cost and $3.10 personalisation fee, both are non-refundable)

Processing Time:

For eligible PEI students and Secondary-level Home-schoolers

Your application will be processed within two to four weeks upon the submission of all required documents.

The PEI Student Concession Card will be mailed to the residential address indicated in your application form.

If you apply at the CCRO, you will receive the concession card on the spot.

Your application will be processed within two to four weeks upon the submission of all required documents. Thereafter, you may proceed to any TransitLink Ticket Office (TO) or CCRO to activate your concession card.

Card Activation:

A minimum top-up amount is required to activate your PEI Student Concession Card at any TO or CCRO:

  • Secondary-level PEI Students and home-schoolers: $5
  • Diploma/Degree-level PEI Students: $10

Monthly Concession Pass

Secondary-level and Diploma PEI Student Concession Card holders can enjoy student fares and purchase a Monthly Concession Pass (MCP) for unlimited travel on train and/or basic bus services (trunk and feeder services).

Adult fares will apply for Degree-level PEI students if they decide not to purchase a Monthly Concession Pass.

MCPs can be purchased from any TransitLink Ticket Office, TransitLink Kiosk, Add Value Machine, General Ticketing Machine or Assisted Service Kiosk. Prices are as follows:

Concession Pass Secondary/Diploma Degree
Bus Concession Pass $29.00 $55.50
Train Concession Pass $26.50 $48.00
Hybrid Concession Pass* $54.00 $90.50

*for both train and basic bus services

Note:

  • Concession cards have to be activated and valid before the purchase of concession passes.

  • Only ONE valid concession pass can be used on an individual concession card at any one time.

  • The concession pass can be activated up to seven days in advance of your intended travel start date. The validity period of the concession pass cannot overlap with that of the previously purchased concession pass.

  • Unused concession pass or any part thereof is non-refundable.

  • The concession pass cannot be used on Express and Premium Bus Services like Chinatown Direct Bus Services, Nite Owl bus services, NightRider services and City Direct Services. For more information on basic and premium bus services, please visit the SBS Transit, SMRT, Tower Transit or Go-Ahead Singapore website.

Card Validity Period

The PEI Student Concession Card is valid for 12 months. The concession validity of the card can be extended annually.

Your PEI Student Concession Card will expire four months after the concession validity period ends, and you will no longer be able to use it.

Concession Validity Start Date Concession Validity End Date
Secondary-level home-schooled students From home-schooling start date or application approval date, whichever is later 31 December of the same year
PEI students who receive concession cards before or on the course start date From course start date 12 months later or when course ends, whichever is earlier
PEI students who apply for their cards after the course start date From application date 12 months later or when course ends, whichever is earlier

Extension of Concession Validity Period:

For eligible PEI students

If your course duration is more than 12 months, your PEI will extend your concession validity period on an annual basis, for 12 months or up to the end of your course, whichever is earlier.

If you drop out of your course mid-way, your PEI will inform TransitLink to terminate your concession card.

After the termination date, there is a four-month window period for you to apply for the concession card renewal through your new PEI (if any). The new PEI will inform TransitLink to extend the existing concession card validity based on your eligibility.

If your new PEI informs TransitLink after this four-month window period, the card will expire. You will then have to apply for a new concession card and bear the applicable costs.

Before the concession validity is renewed, Secondary-level and Diploma PEI students will not be able to enjoy concessionary fares or purchase Monthly Concession Passes, while Degree PEI students will not be able to purchase Monthly Concession Passes.

For Secondary-level Home-schoolers

Please download, complete and submit the concession validity application form via:

  • Email to: Feedback_PEI@transitlink.com.sg
  • Mail and attention to:

    Card Personalisation Centre
    Transit Link Pte Ltd
    9 Maxwell Road, Annexe A MND Complex, #03-02, Singapore 069112

Card Return/Refund

You can return your PEI Student Concession Card at any TransitLink Ticket Office.

For a refund of any remaining travel value, please produce your original NRIC/passport/certificate of Singapore Citizenship. The card will be retained for processing.

Any person collecting the refund on your behalf will have to present his/her own original NRIC/passport in addition to the above-mentioned items.

The refund of the PEI Student Concession card is not allowed while the concession is still valid.

Refunds for students who leave their institutions mid-way can be made at any Concession Card Replacement Office.

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