The Ministry of Education provides eligible Singaporeans and Singapore PRs taking part-time undergraduate course in the local universities a tuition fee Subsidy of 55% and 20% respectively. Singaporeans aged 40 and above will pay tuition fees that are 60% lower than the standard subsidised fees payable by other Singaporeans who are below 40 years old.

To be eligible for the subsidy, a student must satisfy the following criteria:-

  • Be Singaporean and SPR who has not previously received a government subsidy/sponsorship for a completed first degree. These will include first degrees from NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS, or from an overseas university funded by government scholarship/bursary; and
  • Be at least 21 years old; and
  • One of the following:
    • Have 2 years of full-time work experience; OR
    • Have fully discharged their NS liability; OR
    • Are currently employed on a full-time basis.

Note: Part-time employment will not be considered as full-time work experience. A part-time employee is one who works for less than 35 hours a week, under contract of service with an employer.

The tuition fee subsidy covers only the tuition fees for the minimum total number of modular credits (MCs) comprising each programme’s degree requirements - e.g. for BTech programmes for the current cohort, this translates to 120MCs for Electronics Engineering, and 121MCs for Chemical, Industrial and Management, and Mechanical Engineering programmes, all excluding APCs - and up to an additional 25 MCs to cater for failed/repeat modules, over the maximum candidature period of 6 years.

No, you will not be eligible for the tuition fee subsidy as it is only meant for students who have not received government subsidy for a completed first degree before.

Only tuition fees for the modules registered will be subsidized. All other fees will not be subsidized; which include Admission Application Fee, Administrative Fee, Student Service Fee and Late Fee.

There is no bond attached to the tuition fee subsidy.

If you are sponsored by your company for the BTech course, you can still enjoy tuition fee subsidy if you are eligible. The total fee that you need to pay for your BTech course comprises the subsidized tuition fee for the modules and other fees (Administrative Fee and Student Service Fee) which are not subsidized. Depending upon how your company sponsors your course, it may pay for all or part of this total fee paid to NUS. The amount of sponsorship will be a matter between you and your company.

If you are eligible, you can still receive other financial aid while receiving the government subsidy for your tuition fees.