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About JDMIS FAQ

Both new students considering admission into the JDMIS Diploma Programmes and participants interested in attending a Certificate course, often have very similar questions. We have anticipated some of these to help our prospective students plan their education with us. Questions cover topics such as logistic, payment, pricing, exemptions and more.

  • General FAQ: When was JDMIS founded?
  • General FAQ: Where is JDMIS located?
  • General FAQ: What are the school and class capacity?
  • General FAQ: Who conducts JDMIS' courses?
  • Certificate FAQ: Can I use my certificates to receive credit for diploma modules?
  • Certificate FAQ: How much do the courses cost?
  • Certificate FAQ: Can I put my name down and pay on the Day?
  • Certificate FAQ: How can I pay for the courses?
  • Diploma FAQ: I already have a business degree/experience with jewellery fabrication - can I get credit for some diploma modules?
  • Diploma FAQ: How much do the courses cost?
  • Diploma FAQ: How can I pay for the diploma course?

The JDMIS is a school founded in 2007. It has grown out of the previous professional training organizations started by the JDMIS Dean Mrs. Tanja Sadow and has been operating in Singapore since 1995. Since then, JDMIS has trained over five thousand graduates in Singapore and the World.

The JDMIS facilities consist of seven dedicated classrooms, a large student lounge/resource area, administrative facilities and a specialized retail area for students to practice their merchandising and sell their pieces. All are located in a spacious 5300 square foot newly renovated space inside the MDIS Unicampus at Stirling Road.
The address is: 501 Stirling Road MDIS campus Franklin Block - F 1075 to F, 1082, Singapore 148951

In an individual class you will have at least 5 classmates depending on the type of course and method of presentation. For any skills based courses, the school maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of 12:1 or better. The school's student workshop and seven classrooms have a total capacity of 60.

Mrs. Tanja Sadow, Dean of the JDMIS will be supervising your classes and providing key instruction. Her team of expert jewellery instructors will be working with students throughout the courses to ensure everyone understands and successfully completes the project work.
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Yes, if you have taken a JDMIS certificate course that is analogous to a specific diploma module you will be able to receive credit for that module, provided you pass the requisite module exam or exams, and submit the required self-study project for for review by the faculty department head. Diploma students have double the amount of project work as certificate students, much of which is conducted in a supervised, self-study environment. Contact the admissions department for details on the project pieces you will be expected to produce to gain module equivalence.

Our full certificate courses cost between SGD 1,800 and SGD 2,800 (including GST). There are no registration fees and courses include all tools and materials you will need to complete the course work and continue working from home. There are no hidden costs. Please visit the individual course pages to view the latest prices and funding available.

No, we have very small class sizes to ensure everyone has proper attention and certificate course registration is on a first-come first served basis. The only way to secure a seat in class is to pay a deposit amount - you then pay the balance of your course fees on the first day of class. To learn more about JDMIS Course Enrolment and SkillsFuture Funding claim process, click here.

We accept many payment methods, if you want to pay over the phone the head office can accept Visa & Mastercard. If you visit the office, they can take any credit card, NETS or Singapore dollar cheque. If you use internet banking, we also accept local bank MAPS transfers and international wire transfers.

Since March 2021, 28 JDMIS Professional Certificate courses became eligible for generous SkillsFuture funding. The funding covers 50-70% of the tuition fees for each course, with no limit on the number of courses you can sign up for. You can even use your SkillsFuture credits to offset the balance amount on top of the funding. Please click here to learn about JDMIS Course Enrolment and SkillsFuture Funding claim process.

The answer to this question depends on the courses you have completed, your transcripts and/or proven abilities. In principle, the JDMIS does not want to force its students to sit though courses in subjects with which they are already proficient; we are concerned about placing our students in advanced classes if they do not have an adequate foundation - as such it is our policy to review each request on its own merits.

Make sure you identify the modules you would like to receive credit for in your application form and provide as much supporting information as possible. Our admissions board will review all requests individually and reply within 4-8 working days.

Our diplomas cost between SGD 10,800 to SGD 12,800, inclusive of GST, registration and application fees. Our pricing policy is such that we include all tools and materials you will need to complete your coursework.

Your only additional costs are for materials you intend to use in your self-study or personal projects. Furthermore, the tools you receive as part of your course are yours to keep - our students leave our diploma courses with the skills and equipment they need to create unique and high quality jewellery.

For more information about the price breakdown of our Diplomas, please click here

For application and registration fees, we accept many payment methods, if you want to pay over the phone the head office can accept Visa & Mastercard. If you visit the office, they can take any credit card, NETS or Singapore dollar cheque. If you use internet banking, we also accept local bank MAPS transfers and international wire transfers.

Foreign students are required to may their tuition payments to a third-party escrow service provider authorized by the Consumer Association of Singapore. This escrow payment is a requirement for the issuance of Student Passes by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and provides additional protection for students. Complete details of the escrow payment process are provided upon your admission to the JDMIS together with your letter of acceptance.

For Singaporean students or permanent residents, escrow payment is also an option (and is recommended for the additional prodection it provides) however it is not required. Regardless of your choice to use escrow, for your tuition fees, the JDMIS recommends TCC, a local credit union that provides very competitive educational loans. If you would like more information on this we can email you their details or ask one of their credit consultants to call you. Alternatively you can approach your bank and ask them about educational loan programs. They will typically disburse payment upon completion of a credit check and receipt of your letter of offer from the JDMIS; this process can take up to 3-4 weeks so be sure to apply early.