Public transport concessions for Singaporeans who are homeschooled or enrolled in private schools

Passengers board a train on the Circle Line at Bishan station.
Passengers board a train on the Circle Line at Bishan station.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Public transport operators will extend student concessions to Singaporeans who are homeschooled or enrolled in private education institutions (PEIs).

The move was done in line with the recommendations made by the Fare Review Mechanism Committee, TransitLink announced in a press release on Monday (Dec 7).

Previously, only Singapore students in government-funded institutions qualified for a monthly concession pass.

Those pursuing full-time education in PEIs registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE) are eligible to apply for a concession if they fulfil certain criteria.

They must be 20 years old and below and pursuing GCE Normal, Ordinary or Advanced Level qualifications (or an International Baccalaureate qualification), a diploma or degree qualifications with a minimum course duration of two years or taking special education courses in selected CPE-registered PEIs.

Homeschooled Singaporeans must be 20 years and below and provide documentation that they are pursuing GCE Normal, Ordinary or Advanced Level qualifications (or an International Baccalaureate qualification) when applying for the concession.

PEI students can submit their applications when they are informed to do so, while homeschooled students can contact TransitLink directly via the TransitLink Hotline at 1800-2255-663.

For more information, visit the TransitLink website or Facebook page.