A student is a learner, or someone who attends an educational institution. In Britain until about 2012, underage schoolchildren were always referred to as "pupils", while those attending university are termed "students". In the USA, and more recently also in Britain, the term "student" is applied to both categories. In its widest use, student is used for anyone who is learning, including mid-career adults who are taking vocational education or returning to university, or younger researchers or artists learning from a more experienced colleague and mentor.AsiaSingaporeEducation can be Government initiated and compulsory for students from the age of 6 to the age of 16. Primary School (Primary 1 to 6) Secondary School ( Secondary 1 to 4 or 5) Junior College (Junior College 1 to 2 - Optional)There are also schools which has the integrated programme such as River Valley High School (Singapore).International Schools are subject to overseas curriculums such as the British, American, Canadian or Australian Boards.BangladeshBruneiEducation is free in Brunei Darussalam not limited to government educational institutions but private educational institutions too. There are mainly two types of educational institutions namely government or public as well as private institutions. Several stages have to be undergone by the prospective students leading to higher qualifications such as Bachelor's Degree. Primary School (Year 1 to 6) Secondary School (Year 7 to 11) High School (Year 12 to 13) Colleges (Pre-University to Diploma) University Level (Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional) It takes six and five years to complete the primary and secondary levels respectively. Upon completing these two crucial stages, students have freedom to progress to sixth-form centers, colleges or probably straight to employment. Ahead of times, these students will be led to undertake the university level programs in both, government and private university colleges.