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Guardianship & Accommodation

It is compulsory for all overseas students who is not residing with a parent to have a guardian, and students who do not have immediate family members in Singapore can approach the Admissions Office for assistance in accommodation arrangements.


SFMS requires all International students enrolled at the School and not residing with a parent, to have a guardian for the duration of their enrolment, who can act on behalf of the student’s parent and assist with all aspects of the student’s welfare while in Singapore. The guardian should either be:

  • A Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident / Employment Pass Holder and above 25 years old, or
  • The parent or an adult family member of the International student if the parent / family member is working / staying in Singapore.

All Guardians have to be appointed and approved by the parents of the International students.

Please approach Student Services for Guardian recommendations. SFMS recommends responsible and professional guardians for our International students. The fee payable to the appointed guardian is to be borne by the International students.

SFMS requires the following documents from the parents’ approved Guardian:

  1. Completed and signed Guardian Nomination Form
  2. A copy of Guardian’s NRIC and Passport


Students studying at SMFS who require accommodation can be housed in hostels at either ACS Oldham Hall or Nanyang Girls’ Boarding School with supervised care by a housemaster/housemistress.

(A) ACS Oldham Hall (preferred)

Living in a boarding school enables boarders to have the opportunities to learn beyond the classroom and be equipped with important life skills.

ACS Oldham Hall (for both male and female students) provides boarding school environment with supervised care by a housemaster/housemistress. Resident Housemasters and Housemistresses provide support for boarders, ensuring that their welfare and personal needs are attended to.

ACS Oldham Hall has 2, 3 and 4-bedded rooms, where each boarder is entitled to his/her own workspace and wardrobe. Community spaces include study rooms with computer and internet access, and common rooms for indoor recreational purposes. Pantries, where boarders can gather over hot drinks and snacks, are located on every floor.

Comprehensive sports facilities including tennis courts, Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a gym are provided. A host of exciting extra-curricular activities are periodically organised for boarders. In addition, compulsory supervised study sessions serve to improve the boarders’ studies. This balance between work and play helps to nurture a well-rounded individual.

Meals are taken together in the Dining Hall, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Students take their lunch in school on weekdays. Lunch is available in the Dining Hall every Saturday, Sunday, School Holiday and Public Holiday. Professional laundry service (with ironing of uniforms) and self-laundry facilities are available to meet boarders’ needs.

An additional benefit for our students staying at ACS Oldham Hall is that there will be tuition programmes specially organized for them at a subsidized rate.

(B) Nanyang Girls’ Boarding School

(C) Homestay Provider (Please approach Student Services for more information)



How to Apply

  1. Contact Admissions Office
  2. Complete and return the Application Form
  3. Make payment for Accommodation Service Fee of $214 (inclusive of GST, non-refundable)
  4. Attend interview at an arranged date
  5. Move in on a stipulated date