NUS Resilience & Growth 2020


The NUS Resilience & Growth Initiative is specially designed for NUS undergraduates who are graduating in 2020. Please contact us at ask.scale@nus.edu.sg if you have any questions on the use of your Virtual Vouchers.

NUS Resilience & Growth Initiative

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to the world and to Singapore. The NUS Class of 2020 will face considerable uncertainties in entering the job market.

To meet this challenge, NUS has launched the NUS Resilience and Growth (R&G) Initiative for fresh undergraduates. This bold initiative is offering more than 1,000 exciting development opportunities during this uncertain time, including continuous education and training opportunities that allow our graduating cohort to grow and future-proof themselves so that they are ready to seize new opportunities once the economy recovers.

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Applications for Graduate Certificates

  • Each Virtual Voucher can be used to redeem one academic module in the Graduate Certificates.
  • Please apply for the relevant modules via the NUS Online Application Portal: click on the top blue bar 'Lifelong Learning Initiatives'.
  • Applications for the academic modules (which are also part of NUS L3) for AY2020/21 Semester 2 will open on 1 October 2020 and close on 6 November 2020.

Applications for Executive and Professional Certificates

  • Each Virtual Voucher can be used to redeem one full Executive or Professional Certificate.
  • Please apply for the Certificates at the NUS Online Application Portal: click on the last blue bar 'For Alumni under the NUS Resilience & Growth Initiative 2020', and then click on 'Professional Certificate Programmes' or 'Executive Certificate Programmes'.

Specially curated list of 150 modular & short courses, with more than 30 featured Graduate/ Executive/ Professional Certificate programmes.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

 

General Information

What is the NUS Resilience and Growth (R&G) Initiatives for Continuing Education and Training Catalogue?

A special catalogue of 150 CET courses has been curated for students from the graduating class of calendar year 2020, to help them sharpen their skills sets and be better prepared for good jobs. Topics covered in these courses will range from data literacy, data analytics, business and management to professional communication, writing and job search skills.

This catalogue comprises a mix of modular courses (credit-bearing and stackable) as well as short courses (non-credit bearing and non-stackable). Some of these courses are e-learning modules to give students the flexibility to learn at their own pace, anytime and anywhere.

NUS will also offer more than 20 certificates for competencies with high market relevance. Examples include data literacy for non-data scientists, small business management for entrepreneurs, finance and accounting for executives, public policy and administration, as well as AI and machine learning.

All NUS full-time undergraduates who graduate in Jan/Jun/Aug 2020 with their first degrees will be given 4 Virtual Vouchers to take up 4 academic modules, OR up to 2 Graduate Certificates OR 4 Professional Certificates for free.

One 4MC modular course is equivalent to 6.5 training days. 4 Virtual Vouchers can thus be used to redeem up to 26 training days.

What is the difference between Graduate Certificates, Professional Certificates and Executive Certificates?

Generally, the features of the certificates are as follows:


Graduate Certificate

Executive Certificate

Professional Certificate

Coverage

Deep learning of subject matter

Basic to intermediate business and technical knowledge

Components

Modular courses

Micro courses

Short courses

Credit-bearing

Yes

Varies

No

Stackable to Master Degree

Yes

Varies

No

Duration

1-3 semesters

Up to one semester

6-7 days over 2-6 weeks

 

Are courses listed under Executive and Professional Development (EPD) the same as those under Executive Certificates and Professional Certificates?

NUS SCALE offers executive and professional development (EPD) courses that are generally non-credit bearing, and cater to the continuing education of adult learners.

As part of the Resilience & Growth Initiative, we offer Executive Certificates and Professional Certificates (PC) that were specially curated for NUS students graduating in Year 2020.

  • Executive Certificates comprise several micro courses which may or may not be credit-bearing. Each course may take as little as a day to complete.
  • Professional Certificate comprise several short courses. Each course may take a day or two to complete.

Can graduates from a different faculty apply?

Yes, you may apply for executive certificates and professional certificates offered by faculties other than your own.

Are there entry requirements for each Executive Certificates and Professional Certificates?

Generally, there are no pre-requisites for executive certificate and professional certificate courses although there are exceptions. 

Where can I find the academic modules?

The academic modules are listed in the  L3 course catalogue. Courses offered vary with each semester.

Application for the modular courses is opened till 10 June 2020 for August 2020 intake. The next application will be in October 2020 for the January 2020 intake.

Virtual Voucher Redemption Information

Who is eligible for R&G Virtual Vouchers?

NUS full time undergraduates who graduate in January, April, June or August 2020 with their first degrees will be eligible for four R&G Virtual Vouchers.

When am I considered a graduate?

You are a graduate when you are conferred your degree. Hence, your graduation month is your degree conferment month.

Final Semester

Degree Conferment

Semester 1, AY2019/20

January 2020

Semester 2, AY2019/20

June 2020

Special Term

August 2020

Semester 1, AY2020/21

January 2021


What can the Virtual Vouchers be used for?

Each Virtual Voucher can be used to take one modular course, one Executive Certificate or one Professional Certificate for free.

Virtual Vouchers can be used for all academic modules listed on the NUS L3 portal here. These include:

  1. SSG funded academic modules
  2. Full-fee academic modules
  3. Academic modules that are part of Graduate Certificates (SSG funded and full-fee) that are offered in the NUS L3 portal

How do I redeem the Virtual Voucher?

During the acceptance of offer for a modular course, Executive Certificate or Professional Certificate, Virtual Vouchers available in your balance will be used to redeem against the fees of the programmes. Please note that if you withdraw from the programme after accepting the offer, the Virtual Vouchers would be deemed as being utilised.

When will I receive my Virtual Vouchers?

Your Virtual Voucher record will be maintained in an e-Wallet system. During fee payment, Virtual Vouchers available in your balance will be used to redeem the course fee.

When can I start using my Virtual Vouchers?

You can start using your Virtual Vouchers when you are conferred your degree.

Do I have to pay anything for the courses if I use the Virtual Voucher?

You do not have to pay tuition fees. However, a Student Service Fee for the semester is payable when you take NUS L3 modules.

Is the student service fee payable for each module that I take?

The student service fee is a one-time fee for the semester that you are enrolled in the university. This sum is regardless of the number of modules you take in the semester.

Is the student service fee payable for Executive or Professional Certificates?

The student service fee is payable for Executive Certificates made up of credit-bearing courses, and is not payable for Executive and Professional Certificates made up of non-credit-bearing courses.

Is there any expiry to the Vouchers?

For as long as NUS offers courses to NUS alumni, you will be able to use your Virtual Vouchers as payment. However, its terms of use may change over time.

Must I apply for all the courses in one semester? Or can I use the Vouchers over a few semesters?

You do not need to apply for courses in just one semester, nor do you need to use all four Vouchers in one semester. Apply for the courses you like in the coming semester, and save the remaining Vouchers for future semesters when there are suitable courses.

I am not planning to use my vouchers. Can I transfer them to another NUS Year 2020 graduate?

Four Virtual Vouchers are awarded to every NUS full-time undergraduate who graduates in January, April, June or August 2020 with their first degrees, to support their continuing education to better prepare them for the workforce. It is our intent that every individual benefits from this opportunity. In this spirit, Vouchers are non-transferrable.

How do I apply for Graduate Certificate courses?

If you wish to utilise your Virtual Vouchers to take a Graduate Certificate, you will need to apply for the component academic modules at the NUS L3 portal. For example, to earn a Graduate Certificate in Digital Business, you must complete three or the four modules offered:

•           IS5007 Strategising for Global IT-enabled Business Success

•           IS5116 Digital Entrepreneurship

•           IS5117 Digital Government

•           IS5151 Information Security Policy and Management

Hence, you apply for the modules individually through the Online Application Portal > Lifelong Learning Initiatives. One R&G Virtual Voucher will cover the tuition fee for one module. 

How do I apply for Executive/Professional Certificate courses?

Apply for Executive/Professional Certificate courses through the Online Application Portal.

Click on the Executive Certificate or Professional Certificate buttons to begin.

When can graduates apply for the Professional Certificates courses?

You may apply for Professional Certificate courses in the month following your degree conferment:

•           January 2020 graduate may apply from 1 June

•           April 2020 graduate may apply from 1 June

•           June 2020 graduate may apply from 1 July

•           August 2020 graduate may apply from 1 September

Is it possible to use the Virtual Vouchers to take L3 modules and also pursue a Master degree program (i.e. MSc in Statistics) under the fee deferment option at the same time? 

You will be able to enrol for L3 modules while you are enrolled into NUS MSc degrees under fee deferment option. However, please note that you will not be able to transfer credits earned from SSG-funded L3 modules into MOE-funded MSc degrees.

When can graduates apply for the L3 modular courses?

You may apply for L3 courses offered in Semester 1, AY2020/21 (August 2020) if you graduate before August 2020 if you wish to utilise your Virtual Vouchers. If you graduate in August 2020, your Virtual Vouchers can only be applied to L3 courses in the Semester 2, AY2020/21 (January 2020).

Will the grades from the L3 modules that I take be reflected on my undergraduate transcript?

You will be issued a separate transcript for modular courses that you take under the L3 programme. Your undergraduate transcript will not be affected.

L3 modular courses are semester-long. If I am unable to complete a course, can I withdraw?

You can withdraw from a modular course. However, please take note of the following implications.

  • Grade Implications: Refer to the Academic Calendar for grade implications on withdrawals.
  • Fee Liability: If the module is SSG-funded, you will be billed the sum of SSG subsidy i.e. 70% of course fee.
  • Virtual Voucher: Once you have accepted the course, the Virtual Voucher is deemed to be utilised. There will be no refund of Voucher with your withdrawal.

Module Information


Pre-requisites for modules

 

Are there any pre-requisites for the modules? What if I do not meet the pre-requisites?

Modules taken on credit generally have pre-requisites unless otherwise stated. If you do not meet the pre-requisites, but have the relevant qualifications and/or work experience (from an internship for example), you should provide documentary proof to support your application.


Can I read a module hosted by the Faculty/School which I did not graduate from?

You are eligible to apply and you should include information on all your academic qualifications as well as your work experience (such as from an internship) to support your application.

If I have more queries on the module eligibility criteria, who can I contact?

You may enquire with the module Host Faculty/School. Contact information can be accessed here.

Will I be taking modular courses on a Graded basis?

You will take the module on a Graded basis unless you have been offered a module with option to read with Graded or Audit basis. Note that not all modules have such an option. To read a module on Graded basis means that you are required to attend classes and participate in all academic activities including but not limited to, projects, continual assessments, tests, final examinations, etc.

Should I choose to do a module on an "Audit basis" if that option is available for a module I am offered?

Before you decide to take a module on Audit basis, please note that:

  1. Switching of grading basis will not be allowed once you have accepted to be enrolled for the module.
  2. Modules taken on Audit basis are not eligible for SSG funding.
  3. Modules taken on Audit basis cannot be used for consideration of admission to a certification/qualification course.
  4. Modules taken on Audit basis cannot be used to stack towards a certification/qualification.
  5. You will only be able to view the grading basis of the enrolled module in the student system (EduRec) after completing your student registration formalities. Navigate to My Homepage > Academics > Records > View Modules.

Am I able to use the graded modules I have studied to be granted credits/grade transfers (exemptions) towards a programme e.g. Master's Degree?

NUS modules taken and passed earlier can be considered for credit and grade transfers towards the relevant certification/qualification courses if the modules have not been used towards another degree (i.e. Bachelor's, Master's, PhD, and Doctorate).

The grades and MCs of modules taken in Graduate Certificates/Graduate Diploma programmes and individual graduate modules may be transferred to the relevant Master's coursework programme subject to approval by the Faculty/School. Each module should have been completed within the last 10 years.

Faculties/Schools may impose shorter period of validity if necessary, or reject if module is no longer relevant.

Note:

  1. Credit/grade transfer of any SSG-funded module to a MOE-subsidised Graduate Diploma/Bachelor/Master degree is not allowed if the module is taken whilst being enrolled in the Graduate Diploma/Bachelor/Master degree
  2. Credit/grade transfer of any SSG-funded module taken and subsequently requesting to be stacked to a MOE-subsidised Graduate Diploma/Bachelor/Master degree is subject to approval of the Faculty/School and MOE

How do I apply? Is there an application fee?

Application opens in May (for Semester 1) and October (for Semester 2) each year.  Check this link for updates.

You can apply via the NUS Online Application Portal. At present, there is no application fee required.


Fees Payment for Modular Courses

 

What are the fees payable when enrolled in modular courses?

You will be required to pay tuition fee for module(s) enrolled as well as Student Services Fee (SSF) before the start of the Semester.

If you have balance Virtual Vouchers to pay for the tuition fees, the Virtual Vouchers will be used to redeem against the tuition fees. If you do not have any balance of Virtual Vouchers, you will be required to pay for the tuition fees with cash.

For the SSF, the payment mode will be in cash. The prevailing SSF is indicated in the table below:

FEE TYPE

(Payable per regular semester except for Special Term)

AMOUNT

(includes GST)

Student Services Fee (SSF) - Part-time Basis

S$25.23

The University reserves the right to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.

You can check the tuition fee payable amount for the module you intend to apply here. Please note that all fees are payable upon acceptance of admission offer and are non-refundable / non-transferable.

Can I use the SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) scheme for payment of Tuition Fees and Student Services Fee (SSF) when enrolled in modular courses?

The SFC scheme, which is managed by SSG, may only be used for payment of tuition fees and examination fees (billed as part of course fees) of approved courses which may be found in the SFC Course Directory.

Please note that:

  1. You may check on the eligibility status of the courses, as well as apply to use your SkillsFuture credit at the MySkillsFuture Portal.
  2. SFC may not be used to pay for Student Services Fee (SSF).

When will I be issued the student bill and how do I make payment?

You will be issued the student bill after completing the Online Registration Part One and Two formalities. You can check your student bill and make payment via Education Records System (EduRec). Navigate to My Homepage> Financials> Manage Student Financials> Student/Preliminary Bill. 

If your module is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) claim and you are utilizing your SFC, you can pay the balance taking SFC claim into consideration.

Please take note of the fee payment deadline as stipulated in your bill.  More information on modes of payment can be obtained here.

What is SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding?

Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents pursuing NUS courses which are skills-based and industry-relevant, will be eligible to receive course fee subsidies of up to 70%. For Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above, the subsidy may be up to 90%. Please refer to table below for information on SSG funding schemes:

Singapore Citizens
and Singapore PRs

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

Workfare Training Support (WTS)

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

Up to 70% of course fees (excluding GST)

Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above (excluding GST)

At 95% of course fees (excluding GST), for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) , and earn a monthly salary of not more than $2,000

Up to 90% of course fees (excluding GST); and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hour for local employees of SMEs

Important to note:

1. Modular courses taken on an Audit basis are not eligible for SSG funding.
2. The following circumstances will render one ineligible for SSG funding:

a. Failure to fulfil a minimum attendance of 75% for the course;
b. Failure to complete all prescribed coursework, examinations and/or assessments for the course.
c. SSG will only fund a module once for each eligible trainee and in the event that you have to retake a module, you will not be eligible for SSG funding again.

3. Premature withdrawal from the course

 

 

Details of the different training grants available for individuals are listed here.

Can I use PSEA funds to pay for the modular courses?

Yes, you can apply for Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) funds to pay for the modular courses. Please download the PSEA Adhoc withdrawal form to allow for one-time withdrawal for only the current semester for payment of Tuition Fees and/or Student Service Fees (SSF). Please note that re-application is required for subsequent semesters.

As PSEA funds may not be credited to your student account before the deadline of payment of tuition fees, we advise students to pay the outstanding fees while PSEA application is submitted for processing to avoid any late payment penalty. You can get a refund for the excess payment made by writing to ofnbox3@nus.edu.sg.

How long does it take before the PSEA funds are disbursed?

Ministry of Education (MOE) typically requires 4 to 6 weeks to process PSEA applications. You can check the status via EduRec.

How do I fill in the PSEA Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form and what do I indicate under the section: Usage Category?

You should enter SSG-OTHERS under Usage Category. Refer to instructions and details on the reverse side of the application form.

Is there a limit to the amount I can use my PSEA funds?

You may use up to the amount that you have in your PSEA account at any one time.

Can I scan the form and supporting documents for my PSEA application and then submit the softcopies through email?

No. MOE only accepts original hardcopy form as well as required supporting documents if any. All duly completed forms must be submitted to this address:

Academic Programmes (NUS Lifelong Learners/CET500)
NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, AS8, #03-01
Singapore 119260

More information on Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) can be obtained here.


Completion for Modular Courses

 

Where can I view my final results? How do I subscribe to the SMS service to receive my exam results?

You may access EduRec to view your exam results. To subscribe to SMS Service to receive examination results, login to EduRec and navigate to Academics > Examinations > click on 'Subscribe to SMS Notification'.

What certification will I get at the end of the semester?

Official Transcripts:

You may apply for an official academic transcript (fees apply) from the Student Services Centre or through Online Transcript Application portal, (select CPE Programme/Others). For more information, visit here.

Unofficial Transcripts:

Unofficial transcripts can also be printed from EduRec (via MyHomePage > Academics > Examinations) with your NUSNET ID. Please refer to the User Guide in the NUS Student Portal on how to view unofficial transcript (accessible via NUS network).

E-Certificate: 

NUS issues electronic certificate of Competence or Participation, to students who have successfully fulfilled the course requirements from Academic Year 2019 onwards. More information can be obtained at https://scale.nus.edu.sg/news/news/issuance-of-e-certificates.

 

Withdrawal from the Module

 

Can I withdraw from the module if I am unable to continue due to unforeseen circumstances? Will there be any penalty?

You may withdraw from the module(s). Depending on when (within the academic calendar) you submit your withdrawal, a corresponding letter grade ("W" for withdrawn or "F" for failed) may be recorded and if you are taking a module on an Audit Basis, the letter grade "W" will be recorded. Please refer to this link for more information.

To withdraw from a module, you can download the withdrawal form from the NUS Student Portal and mail it to the address indicated. You may retain your student card which can be used upon your next return to take modules.

If you have already chosen to utilise your Virtual Voucher on a module, the Virtual Voucher would be deemed to have been consumed. Please note that Tuition Fee and Student Services Fee (SSF) paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please note that if you have taken a SSG funded module, you would be liable to pay back the SSG training grant plus the prevailing Goods and Services Tax ("GST”) to NUS if you have received the grant for the module and was in any of the following circumstances:

  1. Failure to fulfil a minimum attendance of 75% for the course;
  2. Premature withdrawal from the course;
  3. Failure to complete all prescribed coursework, examinations and/or assessments for the course.

Short Course Information

Are there any pre-requisites for the short courses? What if I do not meet the pre-requisites?

Short courses generally have pre-requisites unless otherwise stated. If you do not meet the pre-requisites, but have the relevant qualifications and/or work experience, you should provide documentary proof to support your application.

Can I enroll in short course hosted by the Faculty/School which I did not graduate from?

You are eligible to apply and you should include information on all your academic qualifications as well as your work experience to support your application.

If I have more queries on the short course eligibility criteria, who can I contact?

Please contact the Faculty/ School for details on how to apply.   

Can I take short courses that are not listed or offered to alumni eligible for the Virtual Vouchers in the NUS Resilience and Growth Initiative catalogue?

No. Only short courses listed in the NUS Resilience and Growth Initiatives for Continuing Education and Training Catalogue are available for eligible alumni.

What's the duration of study?

Short courses in the NUS Resilience and Growth Initiative catalogue are typically 1 day (or 7 hours) in duration.

How do I apply? Is there an application fee?

Application dates and procedures will be announced at a later date, please bookmark our page and come back for updates.

How many short courses can I apply per semester?

There are no restrictions on the number of short courses which alumni from the class of calendar year 2020 can apply. However, once the 4 Virtual Vouchers are exhausted, alumni will have to pay to access other short courses, less the course fee amount that is subsidised by SSG.

Fee Payment for Short Courses

 

What are the fees payable for short courses listed in the NUS Resilience and Growth Initiative course catalogue?

You will be required to pay the course fees before the start of the short courses.

If you have balance Virtual Vouchers to pay for the course fees, the Virtual Vouchers will be used to redeem against the course fees. If you do not have any balance of Virtual Vouchers, you will be required to pay for the balance of the fees with cash.

What is SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding?

Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents pursuing NUS courses which are skills-based and industry-relevant, will be eligible to receive course fee subsidies of up to 70%. For Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above, the subsidy may be up to 90%. Please refer to table below for information on SSG funding schemes:

Singapore Citizens
and Singapore PRs

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)

Workfare Training Support (WTS)

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

Up to 70% of course fees (excluding GST)

Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above (excluding GST)

At 95% of course fees (excluding GST), for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) , and earn a monthly salary of not more than $2,000

Up to 90% of course fees (excluding GST); and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hour for local employees of SMEs

Important to note:

1. The following circumstances will render one ineligible for SSG funding:

a. Failure to fulfil a minimum attendance of 75% for the course;
b. Premature withdrawal from the course;
c. Failure to complete all prescribed coursework, examinations and/or assessments for the course.

2. SSG will only fund a module once for each eligible trainee and in the event that you have to retake a module, you will not be eligible for SSG funding again. 

 

Details of the different training grants available for individuals are listed here.

Can I use the SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) scheme for payment of Short Course Fees when applying for Short Courses?

The SFC scheme, which is managed by SSG, may be used for payment of course fees of approved courses which may be found in the SFC Course Directory. SFC can be used to pay for the course fees of the SSG-approved modules in the CET course catalogue.

Please note:

  1. You may check on the eligibility status of the courses, as well as apply to use your SkillsFuture credit at the MySkillsFuture Portal.


Withdrawal from Short Courses

 

Can I withdraw from the short course if I am unable to continue due to unforeseen circumstances? Will there be any penalty?

If you have utilised your Virtual Voucher on a short course, the Virtual Voucher would be deemed to have been consumed.

Please note that if you have taken a SSG-funded short course, you would be liable to pay back the SSG training grant plus the prevailing Goods and Services Tax ("GST") to NUS if you have received the grant for the short course and was in any of the following circumstances:

  1. Failure to fulfil a minimum attendance of 75% for the course;
  2. Premature withdrawal from the course;
  3. Failure to complete all prescribed coursework, examinations and/or assessments for the course.

EdX Course Information

A list of EdX courses have been curated to help in improving job skills and employability of our graduating class of calendar year 2020.


Who are eligible to apply for EdX Courses and what are the fees required?

EdX courses are open to all persons on audit basis. There are no charges for taking EdX courses on audit basis.

Where can I apply for EdX Courses?

EdX courses can be accessed at the weblink showed below. Learners may use any login they wish to sign-in to EdX to take courses on audit basishttps://www.edx.org/course.

Master's degree Programme Fee Payment Deferment

Who are eligible for the fee payment deferment?

Students who meet the following criteria can apply for tuition fee deferment:

  1. First bachelor’s degree graduate from NUS, conferred degree in January 2020, June 2020, or August 2020. Must have been a full-time undergraduate student at NUS.
  2. Be admitted and enrolled to a NUS Master’s by Coursework programme for Academic Year 2020 (AY2020).
  3. Must start classes in AY2020, Semester 1 or 2, depending on when the course starts running.

When does the window to apply for a Master by Coursework in AY2020 close?

The application deadline for programmes starting in AY2020 Semester 1  is 30 June 2020. 

How do I apply for fee payment deferment?

You can indicate on your application to the Master’s programme that you wish to apply for fee payment deferment.

I qualify for fee payment deferment, but applied to the Master’s programme before this scheme was announced. How do I apply for fee payment deferment?

Please contact the Faculty/ School for details on how to apply.   

I was admitted into a Master by Coursework programme for AY2020, but need to defer starting classes till AY2021, i.e. August 2021. Do I still qualify for fee payment deferment?

No, students who defer starting classes after AY2020 Semester 2 will lose fee payment deferral status.

Do I still have to pay the miscellaneous student fees for each semester, or can I defer that too?

No, the miscellaneous student fees cannot be deferred. You must pay the miscellaneous student fees each semester for the entire candidature of your Master’s programme. Please refer here for the amount due.

I’m graduating with my Master’s degree. When do I start paying the fees?

The first date of repayment is at the point of graduation. However, you can request for an extension of payment up to 3 years from the date of enrolment.

Will I incur interest if I apply for tuition fee deferment?

No, tuition fee deferment is interest-free.

Are there other options of financial aid offered by NUS if I want to pursue a Master by Coursework?

Eligible students can apply to the Tuition Fee Loan Scheme. Students can also approach their respective Faculties/ Schools to learn more about specific scholarships, study awards or other financial aid offered by the Faculties/ Schools. 

Can I also apply if I am taking a Graduate Diploma or a Master’s by Research?

The fee payment deferment scheme is only open to our graduate students taking a Master’s by Coursework.

 
 
12 October 2020