The tuition fee subsidy from the Government of Singapore comes in the form of a tuition grant which is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is offered to all admitted students studying for a undergraduate degree at the University and who satisfy the criteria listed in the next paragraph. Students who are eligible for the tuition grant need only pay the subsidised fees, which is the difference between the full fees (set by the University) and the tuition grant from the MOE.
According to the MOE, this tuition grant need not be repaid to the government. Only Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents (PRs) are eligible for the fee subsidy. They must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the tuition fee subsidy:
- Applicants have not previously received a government-subsidised/sponsorship for an undergraduate education or higher qualification (local or overseas), from SUSS/NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SIT or from overseas university funded by government scholarship/bursary;
- Applicants must be at least 21 years of age; and
- Applicants must have either 2 years of full-time work experience or are currently employed on a full-time basis.
The following categories of applicants can be exempted from the age and work experience eligibility criteria:
- Applicant sponsored by his/her company for the part-time undergraduate degree programme; and
- Applicant who is currently employed in a job role/sector related to the part-time undergraduate degree programme.
Notwithstanding these exemptions, National (NS)-liable applicants must have fully discharged their full-time NS liability before they can be admitted into SUSS.
Supporting documents(s) must be submitted, together with the admission application, for assessment. SUSS reserves the right to determine if exemption would be granted and the University's decision will be final and binding.
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