Singapore in Brief

SCHOOL FEES HIKE OF UP TO 7.9 PERCENT

Local students enrolling in government-funded universities, polytechnics and ITEs will now have to pay up to 7.9% more to go to school. Permanent Residents and international students must brace themselves for steeper hikes.

 

Popular courses such as business, dentistry, law and medicine saw bigger hikes of 3.3 to 7.9 per cent. The biggest price hike this year? The NUS Law programme. Fees will rise 7.9% this year to $11,650 a year.

 

Some schools say the fee adjustment is necessary to defray the higher costs of staff, supplies and services, which must be improved to meet the rising expectations of students. Some blamed the price rise on inflationary pressure.

 

University fees have been increasing almost yearly.

 

 

School Increase Cost per year
National University of Singapore

2.60%

$7,850

Nanyang Technological University

2.50%

$7,850

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

5%

$31,500

Singapore University of Technology and Design

4%

$11,650

Singapore Institute of Technology

2%

$9,945

Singapore Management University

2%

$11,100

*based on fees for Singaporeans, after government subsidy  
*based on cost of general degree courses  

 

 

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