POST-SecOndary Education - Bringing out Your Best with Different Learning Styles

POST-SecOndary Education - Bringing out Your Best with Different Learning Styles
Bringing out Your Best with
Different Learning Styles
POST-SecOndary Education - Bringing out Your Best with Different Learning Styles
What’s After Secondary School?

Are you about to complete your secondary         You need to make some important decisions.
school education and standing at the
crossroads of your educational journey?          Start by getting to know the different post-
                                                 secondary educational institutions and see
Which path should you take? What courses         where your strengths fit in.
should you pursue next? Which institution will
best suit your talents?

                                                                                                01   Singapore’s Education
                                                                                                     System : An Overview

                                                                                                03   JuNIor Colleges/
                                                                                                     Centralised institute

                                                                                                07   polytechnics

                                                                                                11   institute of
                                                                                                     technical education

                                                                                                15   ARTS institutions

                                                                                                19   universities

                                                                                                23   fees and financial aid

                                                                                                     The Ministry of Education (MOE) directs
                                                                                                     the formulation and implementation of
                                                                                                     education policies. It has control of the
                                                                                                     development and administration of the
                                                                                                     Government and Government-aided primary
                                                                                                     schools, secondary schools, junior colleges,
                                                                                                     and a centralised institute. It also registers
                                                                                                     private schools.
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Singapore’s Education System :   An Overview
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Junior Colleges/ Centralised Institute

•   12 Junior Colleges, 7 Integrated Programme schools, 1 Centralised Institute
•   A holistic approach
•   Over 100 different subjects, electives and CCAs
•   More than 30,000 students

                                                                                                                                           The Junior Colleges (JCs) and Centralised Institute (CI) of the
                                                                                                                                           Ministry of Education (MOE) prepare students by equipping
                                                                                  GCE A-level curriculum                                   them with the skills and knowledge required for universities
                                                                                                                                           or institutes of higher learning in Singapore and abroad.

                                                                                                                                           Most JCs/ CI offer the GCE A-Level curriculum, which
                                                                                                                                           provides students with learning opportunities in three
                                                                                                                                           areas: life skills, knowledge skills and subject disciplines.
                                                                                                  Mother Tongue Languages                  There is flexibility and diversity in your choice of subject
                                                                                                       3rd Languages                       combinations with subjects offered at three levels of study
                                                                                                                                           – Higher 1 (H1), Higher 2 (H2) and Higher 3 (H3). The H2 is
                                                                                                          Knowledge                        equivalent to the GCE A-Level subjects offered prior to
                                                                                                                                           2006. They provide the foundational knowledge and skills
                                                                                                              LIFE                         to prepare you for a university education.
                                                                                                   GP       SKILLS     PW
                                                                                   humanities             CCA,CDP,          Mathematics
                                                                                   & the arts            Civics, PCCG,       & sciences    A few Integrated Programme (IP) schools* also offer the
                                                                                                             NE, PE
                                                                                    E.g. Art,
                                                                                                                                           International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
                                                                                     Economics,                            E.g. Biology,
                                                                                      Literature in             KI                         *	They are Anglo-Chinese School (International) and
                                                                                        English,                            Physics,         St Joseph’s Institution International
                                                                                         Geography,                   Mathematics,
                                                                                           History, Music,            Computing
                                                                                              Theatre Studies
                                                                                                  & Drama                                  Wide-ranging elective programmes
                                                                                                                                           If you have a passion for art, music, drama, the humanities
                                                                                                                                           and languages, our JCs and CI offer a wide variety of
                                                                                                                                           special elective programmes that cater to your interests.

                                                                                  Legend                                                   SPECIAL PROGRAMMES
                                                                                  CCA	Co-Curricular Activities                             Art Elective Programme
                                                                                  CDP	Character Development Programme                      Bicultural Studies Programme
                                                                                  PCCG Pastoral Care & Career Guidance                     Regional Studies Programme
                                                                                  NE		National Education                                   Music Elective Programme
                                                                                  PE		  Physical Education                                 Language Elective Programme (English)
                                                                                  GP		  General Paper                                      Language Elective Programme (Chinese)
                                                                                  PW		  Project Work                                       Language Elective Programme (Malay)
                                                                                  KI		  Knowledge & Inquiry                                Language Elective Programme (French/ German/ Japanese)
                                                                                                                                           Humanities Programme
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                                                                                                 How to enrol?                                                     What are the requirements?

                                                                                                 • To gain admission to a JC/ CI, you can take part in the Joint   •   A L1R5 aggregate of 20 or less for IP
                                                                                                 	Admissions Exercise (JAE) conducted annually after the               schools and JCs, or a L1R4 aggregate
                                                                                                   release of the GCE O-Level examination results.                     of 20 or less, for the CI.

                                                                                                    Visit the MOE’s JAE website at       	Admission to schools is based on Cut-
                                                                                                    admissions/jae for more information.                           	Off Points set by the demand of
                                                                                                                                                                    applicants and the places available.
                                                                                                 • Alternatively, you can participate in the Direct School
                                                                                                 	Admission-JC Exercise, where JCs admit some of their
                                                                                                   students using school-based criteria that recognise a wider     Where do I go after I graduate?
                                                                                                   range of student achievements and talents. Click
                                                                                          for the             • With your GCE A-Level certificate/
                                                                                                   eligibility criteria.                                           	International Baccalaureate (IB)
                                                                                                                                                                   	Diploma, you can seek admission to a
                                                                                                 You can also submit your participation records for CCA,             university or a specialised institute of
                                                                                                 Community Involvement Programme (CIP) and other out-of-             higher learning, locally or abroad.
                                                                                                 curriculum pursuits to the JC of your interest to indicate your
                                                                                                 relevant strengths or talents.                                    Need to know more before making a
                                                                                                                                                                   decision? Visit the MOE’s website and
                                                                                                                                                                   click on ‘Pre-University Education’ at

     Developing Holistically                       Learning Through Play
     The JC and CI emphasise holistic              Whether you like kicking a ball in a field,
     development through various elective          clearing hurdles on a track or swinging a
     programmes and CCAs.                          racket in a court, sports-related CCAs give
                                                   you a chance to flex your athletic muscles.
     Education in the JC and CI focuses
     on self-development, critical thinking,       If you enjoy putting up a play or making
     intellectual analysis, and communication      music, there is also a whole host of clubs
     and interpersonal skills that prepare you     and societies to choose from for your CCA.
     for higher learning at the universities and
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                                                   A polytechnic education gives you hands-
                                                   on experience within a dynamic and
                                                   progressive learning environment.
• 5 polytechnics
                                                   There are five polytechnics in Singapore
• More than 35 different courses per polytechnic   offering market-driven courses, which
• Over 70,000 students                             lead students to fulfilling careers, as well as
                                                   preparing them for further studies. The five
                                                   are: Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Ngee Ann
                                                   Polytechnic (NP), Republic Polytechnic (RP),
                                                   Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Temasek
                                                   Polytechnic (TP).

                                                    Minding your business                            Making a difference with science

                                                    Polytechnics in Singapore can prepare            In applied sciences, you will use science to solve problems in
                                                    you to manage the intricacies of business        society and improve lives. If you have always wondered how
                                                    administration and finance. You will learn       pharmaceutical drugs are developed, dreamt of creating a
                                                    to balance budgets and impress your              new food product, or wanted to work with animals, the world of
                                                    future boss with your business savvy.            applied sciences has much to offer.

                                                    Relevant courses:                                Relevant courses:
                                                    Business Management (NYP), Business              Food Science & Nutrition (NYP), Veterinary Bioscience (NP),
                                                    Studies (NP), Customer Relationship and          Pharmaceutical Sciences (RP), Nutrition, Health & Wellness
                                                    Service Management (RP), Business                (SP), and Veterinary Technology (TP).
                                                    Administration (SP), and Accounting &
                                                    Finance (TP).

                                                    Engineered for excellence                        Are you game enough?

                                                    Discover the world of engineering,               Take your gaming passion to the next level with a game design
                                                    where you can unravel the mysteries of           course that allows your imagination to run wild. You will learn 2D
                                                    electronic devices and design your own           and 3D modelling and imaging, as well as animation and game
                                                    electronic marvels.                              engine creation, in games design and development. Upon
                                                                                                     graduation, you can take a shot at an industry that is worth more
                                                    Enrol in a course at any of the                  than US$15 billion a year.
                                                    polytechnics, where you will uncover
                                                    what goes into the latest machines               Relevant courses:
                                                    and be part of the workforce in the              Digital Game Art & Design (NYP), Animation & 3D Arts (NP),
                                                    technology-based sector.                         Game Design (RP), Games Design & Development (SP), and
                                                                                                     Game Design & Development (TP).
                                                    Relevant courses:
                                                    Electronics, Computer & Communications
                                                    Engineering (NYP), Electrical Engineering
                                                    (NP), Electrical & Electronic Engineering          Other courses offered
                                                    (RP and SP), and Electrical & Electronic           • Advertising & Public Relations, Child Psychology
                                                    Engineering Programme (TP).                          & Early Education, Creative Writing for TV & New Media,
                                                                                                         Landscape Design & Horticulture, Digital & Precision
                                                                                                         Engineering, 	Nanotechnology & Materials Science,
                                                                                                       	Optometry, Nursing, Outdoor & Adventure Learning,
                                                                                                       	Tourism & Resort Management, and more.
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                                                                                                What are the requirements?

                                                                                                •   For GCE O-Level holders, the
                                                                                                    requirements vary from course to
                                                                                                    course. Do some research on the
                                                                                                    courses you have shortlisted before
                                                                                                    applying for the course of your

                                                                                                    For the aggregate scores of the
                                                                                                    lowest ranked students who were
                                                                                                    admitted to the courses through the
                                                                                                    most recent Joint Admissions Exercise
                                                                                                    (JAE) of each polytechnic, visit

     Practice-based learning
     One of the features of polytechnic education is the strong emphasis on practice-           Where do I go after I graduate?
     based learning.
                                                                                                •   A polytechnic education, with its
     Work attachments with industry partners are part of the curriculum and can vary                practice-oriented training and industry
     in duration from six weeks to six months or longer for selected courses. These work            internships, will facilitate your entry into
     attachments will enable you to gain valuable on-the-job experience and provide                 the workforce. In 2014, around 90
     you with opportunities to work with industry experts.                                          per cent of polytechnic graduates
                                                                                                    found jobs within six months or less.
      How to enrol?
                                                                                                •   Although the majority will join the
      •To gain admission to a polytechnic,          • An alternative admission route is the         workforce upon graduation, some
       you can take part in the Joint 		            	Direct Polytechnic Admission (DPA)             may choose to apply for a place in
                                                                                                    a university or other institutions of
      	Admission Exercise (JAE) conducted             Exercise, which gives the polytechnics
                                                                                                    higher learning, such as the
       annually after the release of the GCE          more flexibility to select students
                                                                                                    Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT),
      	O-Level examination results. For more          based on criteria other than
                                                                                                    to further their studies.
       information, visit the MOE JAE website         examination results.
                                                                                                	The SIT was set up in 2009 to provide
       admissions/jae.                              	The DPA Exercise also allows students
                                                                                                  an additional pathway for polytechnic
                                                      who are interested in, and who have
                                                                                                  graduates to upgrade to degrees.
      •   Or, you can take part in the Joint          the aptitude for applied learning,          More details on the SIT can be found
          Polytechnic Special Admissions              to confirm their places in polytechnic      on page 22.
          Exercise (JPSAE), for students with         courses prior to sitting for their GCE
          special aptitudes and talents.            	O-Level examination.

          Polytechnics will consider students           Students accepted to polytechnics       Need more information?
          who demonstrate a strong passion              through the DPA can also benefit from
                                                                                                For the unique strengths of each
          or aptitude through their participation       special preparatory programmes in
                                                                                                polytechnic, visit their websites:
          in activities such as work attachments,       the polytechnics, before the start of
          sustained involvement in course-              the formal polytechnic calendar.
                                                                                                 q	Nanyang Polytechnic –
          related projects, and outstanding                                              
          performance in competitions like the      •   Secondary 4 N(A) students who do         q	Ngee Ann Polytechnic –
          Maths or Science Olympiads.                   well in their GCE N(A)-Level     
                                                        examination may be invited to 		         q  Republic Polytechnic –
      	In addition, students with outstanding           apply for the Polytechnic Foundation
        talents/ achievements in leadership,            Programme (PFP).                         q  Singapore Polytechnic –
        community service, entrepreneurship,                                             
        sports, artistic and creative areas will    	Top Secondary 4 N(A) students will be       q	Temasek Polytechnic –
        also be considered.                           prepared for enrolment to the relevant
                                                      diploma courses at the polytechnics
          Up to 5 per cent of the polytechnics’       through the one-year PFP. For more        To access the joint portal of the
          annual student intake may be 		             information, visit the PFP website at     polytechnics in Singapore, go to:
          admitted via the JPSAE.                
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Institute of Technical Education                          The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) aims to equip its students with the technical skills
                                                          and knowledge to meet the workforce needs of various industry sectors.

                                                          Whether you aspire to be a technician, an engineering assistant or even a chef, you will find
                                                          many interesting courses to choose from at the ITE.
• 3 ITE campuses from east to west
• More than 90 full-time Nitec and Higher Nitec courses   You will be able to discover and develop your talents, learn new skills and have fun at the
• About 28,000 students                                   same time.

                                                           Making waves in the classroom                      Just the right ingredients

                                                           Do you want to learn about and harness             Have you always been drawn to the
                                                           the latest marine technology? The ITE              kitchen? Do you like to create new dishes,
                                                           offers courses in marine engineering.              or improvise on local cuisine? Put on your
                                                                                                              chef’s hat and start dicing, stirring, slicing
                                                           Come and take your dreams to the                   or perhaps even try a flambé.
                                                           seas and be part of a specialised team
                                                           that designs and maintains vessels and             The ITE offers courses that will hone your
                                                           other marine machinery. It could be an             culinary skills and teach you the essentials
                                                           educational experience that takes you              of managing a food & beverage business.
                                                           places.                                            Running your own successful restaurant
                                                                                                              could one day become a reality.
                                                           Relevant courses:
                                                           Higher Nitec in Marine & Offshore                  Relevant courses:
                                                           Technology, Marine Engineering, and                Nitec in Pastry & Baking, Asian Culinary
                                                           Offshore & Marine Engineering Design.              Arts, and Food & Beverage Operations.
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     On the frontline of healthcare

     Do you have a calling to reach out to
     those in need? If you possess a pair of
     healing hands, an eye for the intricacies
     of opticianry, or a clear-headedness that
     can help save lives in critical situations,
     ITE’s courses in health sciences may
     provide some options for you. There are
     also courses in community and social

     These options will equip you with the skills
     to serve Singapore’s growing healthcare

     Relevant courses:
     Nitec in Nursing, Nitec in Opticianry,
     Higher Nitec in Paramedic & Emergency
     Care and Nitec in Nursing (Dual
     Certification course).
                                                                                                    How to enrol?

                                                                                                    •To gain admission to Nitec courses,you can 		           •   Secondary 4N(A) students who do well in their
                                                    Applied learning                                 participate in the Joint Intake Exercise (JIE)              GCE N-Level examination can apply for admission
     Other courses offered                          The ITE employs the latest technology and                                                                    to Higher Nitec courses under ITE’s Direct-Entry-
                                                                                                     conducted by the ITE after the release of the
     • Accounting, Applied Food Science,            teaching methods to ensure that its courses                                                                  Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP).
                                                                                                     GCE N- and GCE O-Level examination results.
     	Automotive Technology, Electronics,           stay up to date and relevant to industry         For courses offered under JIE and application
       Rapid Transit Technology, Info-		            demands.                                                                                                 	Under the DPP, students can enrol in a two-year
                                                                                                     instructions, please visit
     	Communications Technology, Early                                                                                                                        Higher Nitec course at the ITE, which subsequently
                                                                                                    	Alternatively, you can approach ITE’s customer
     	Childhood Education, Fitness                  The numerous partnerships that the ITE has                                                                guarantees a place in a mapped polytechnic
                                                                                                     service centres for assistance.
     	Training, Hospitality Operations,             with key industry players will lend immediate                                                             diploma course if you achieve the qualifying
       Space Design, and more.                      relevance to the skills picked up, priming                                                                Grade Point Average (GPA) scores in the Higher
                                                                                                    •   To gain admission to Higher Nitec courses,
                                                    you for the working world.                          you can take part in the Joint Admission Exercise     Nitec course. In the final year of your Higher
                                                                                                        (JAE) conducted annually after the release of         Nitec course, you will be able to apply for
                                                                                                        the GCE O-Level examination results. For more 		      mapped polytechnic diploma courses. You will
                                                                                                        information, visit the MOE JAE website at             be guaranteed a place in one of these mapped
                                                                                                            diploma courses if your final raw GPA meets the
                                                                                                                                                              qualifying requirements. For more information,

                                                                                                    What are the requirements?                               Where do I go after I graduate?

                                                                                                    •   An aptitude for hands-on learning.                   •   Your participation in internship programmes,
                                                                                                                                                                 local events and overseas exchange
                                                                                                    •   For Nitec courses – GCE N- or O-Level graduates 		       programmes can give you industry exposure.
                                                                                                        who meet course-specific entry requirements.
                                                                                                                                                             	In 2014, close to 90 per cent of ITE graduates
                                                                                                    •   For Higher Nitec courses – Selected Secondary 		       found jobs within six months of graduation.
                                                                                                        4N(A), GCE O-Level and Nitec graduates who
                                                                                                        meet course-specific entry requirements.             •   The ITE graduates who do well can opt for further
                                                                                                                                                                 studies and apply for a place in a polytechnic.
                                                                                                    •   Some courses require additional prerequisites like
                                                                                                        a pre-course interview and medical check-up.         Visit to learn more about the exciting
                                                                                                                                                             opportunities that await you at the ITE.
                                                                                                    •   For more details on entry requirements for each of
                                                                                                        the courses, visit
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Arts Institutions
                                            There are two arts institutions in Singapore offering specialist creative arts education
                                            to develop your artistic potential. They are: LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) and
                                            Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).
• 2 specialised arts schools
                                            Both LASALLE and NAFA offer a wide range of design, media, fine arts and performing arts
• More than 40 diploma and degree courses   courses to inspire the most creative minds.
• Over 4,000 students
                                            At these institutions, you can transform your vision into breathtaking forms with courses in
                                            graphic design and fine arts. You can also stage your own play or develop your musical
                                            repertoire with courses in theatre and music.
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                                                                                                 What are the requirements?                    Where do I go after I graduate?

                                                                                                 •   Potential in artistic talent and 		       •   Internship opportunities, along with
                                                                                                     creativity.                                   these institutions’ practice-oriented
                                                                                                                                                   education, taught by faculty who
                                                                                                 •   GCE O-Level qualifications, a Nitec/          continue to practise as artists, will
                                                                                                     Higher Nitec certificate, or equivalent       prepare you for entry into the creative
                                                                                                     credentials.                                  industries and beyond.

                                                                                                 •   You also need to pass an entrance         •   Besides diploma programmes,
                                                                                                     exam or audition, which may include           LASALLE and NAFA offer degree
                                                                                                     performing a musical piece or 		              courses for further development in
                                                                                                     submitting a portfolio.                       your field. LASALLE also offers Master’s

                                                                                                 Need more information?

                                                                                                 For more information on the application process, entry requirements, or employment
                                                                                                 opportunities after graduation, visit:


     The stage is yours                                 courses offered
     Both LASALLE and NAFA provide                      • LASALLE – Animation, Music,
     opportunities for visual arts exhibitions,           Broadcast Media, Interior Design,
     performing arts showcases, and more.               	Audio Production, and more.

     You can be part of the next generation of          • NAFA – Fine Art, Dance, Music,
     artistic talent contributing to Singapore’s        	Advertising, Graphic Communication,
     growing creative industries. Learn through           Fashion Merchandising and Marketing,
     engaging and richly stimulating courses.           	Arts Management, and more.

     Find new avenues to express yourself and
     gain inspiration and experience that will be
     invaluable to your artistic pursuit. If you want   How to enrol?
     to hone your talent and fuel your passion in
     the creative arts, enrol at either of these two    •   You can apply directly to LASALLE
     schools.                                               and NAFA.
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• Distinct faculties offering a multitude of degree and Master’s programmes   Aiming for the university? There are different routes for you to consider.
• Over 50,000 students enrolled                                               The six local universities in Singapore – the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang
                                                                              Technological University (NTU), the Singapore Management University (SMU), the Singapore
                                                                              University of Technology and Design (SUTD), the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), and
                                                                              the SIM University (UniSIM) – offer specialised courses across diverse disciplines.

                                                                              National University of
                                                                              The NUS aims to provide a balanced, high
                                                                              quality education that nurtures a spirit of
                                                                              inquiry and initiative through its wide range
                                                                              of degree courses. The strength of NUS lies in
                                                                              its education, research and enterprise. Enjoy
                                                                              flexibility in the undergraduate curriculum,
                                                                              which allows you to pursue other interests
                                                                              beyond your chosen field of specialisation.

                                                                              Its University Town provides a residential
                                                                              learning experience, while the Yale-NUS
                                                                              College offers access to a liberal arts
                                                                              education – the first of its kind in Asia.


                                                                                                                                 Nanyang Technological
                                                                                                                                 The NTU is a research-intensive university
                                                                                                                                 with globally-acknowledged strengths
                                                                                                                                 in science and engineering. If you are
                                                                                                                                 tech-savvy, innovative and relish being
                                                                                                                                 at the cutting edge of technology, this is
                                                                                                                                 the place for you. You can benefit from
                                                                                                                                 the broad-based education, internship
                                                                                                                                 opportunities and undergraduate research
                                                                                                                                 projects that the NTU has to offer.

                                                                                                                                 The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a
                                                                                                                                 collaboration between NTU and Imperial
                                                                                                                                 College London, began admitting
                                                                                                                                 undergraduates in 2013.

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                                                   Singapore Management                            Singapore Institute of                           München, and the DigiPen Institute of
                                                   University                                      Technology                                       Technology, amongst others.
                                                   The SMU offers a broad-based, business-         The SIT offers applied degree programmes
                                                   focused curriculum. If you see yourself         that feature a unique pedagogy, which            If you are keen to further your studies
                                                   directing strategies in a boardroom, the        integrates work and study. Its degree            in Physical Science & Engineering,
                                                   SMU may be the start of the corporate           programmes are industry-focused and              Food Science & Chemical Engineering,
                                                   journey you have always wanted to               target growth sectors of the economy.            Information Communications & Computing,
                                                   embark on.                                                                                       Health Sciences, and Design, Education
                                                                                                   The SIT also offers specialised degree           & Social Sciences, and Accounting, you
                                                   You can help shape your own learning in         programmes in partnership with world-class       may wish to consider SIT. It offers a unique
                                                   an environment that encourages inquiry,         overseas universities and the five local         blend of work and study, where students
                                                   participation and teamwork. You can also        polytechnics. Through the SIT, polytechnic       will be able to gain real work experience
                                                   benefit from the small class sizes and a        graduates can enjoy the convenience              through the course of their studies and apply
                                                   dynamic exchange of ideas at the SMU.           of studying in Singapore, while pursuing         classroom learning in authentic work settings.
                                                                                                   rigorous degree programmes offered by
                                                                           overseas universities such as the Newcastle
                                                                                                   University (UK), Technische Universität

     Singapore University of                       At the SUTD, you will benefit from a high-
     Technology and Design                         quality curriculum developed by the
     The SUTD focuses on technology-intensive,     Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
     design education in engineering and           and the involvement of top MIT faculty who
     architecture. If you are creative and enjoy   co-teach the programmes. You will also
     the challenge of translating ideas from the   gain insights into China through electives
     drawing board into the real world, the SUTD   developed by Zhejiang University and
     is the place for you.                         internship opportunities with some of China’s
                                                   leading corporations.


                                                                                                   SIM University
                                                                                                   SIM University (UniSIM) is Singapore’s only
                                                                                                   local, non-profit private university dedicated
                                                                                                   to the education and lifelong learning of
                                                                                                   working professionals and adult learners.
                                                                                                   It offers a wide range of part-time degree
                                                                                                   programmes that are based on the latest
                                                                                                   industry needs and professional trends. Its
                                                                                                   flexible and modular programmes enable
                                                                                                   students to balance their career, family and

                                                                                                   The UniSIM also offers full-time applied
                                                                                                   degree programmes for fresh school leavers
                                                                                                   in areas such as accounting and finance. If
                                                                                                   you are interested in gaining experience in
                                                                                                   the career of your choice even as you work
                                                                                                   towards completing your degree, you may
                                                                                                   wish to consider the UniSIM.

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Fees and Financial Aid                                                                               W
                                                                                                                                    Annual School Fees at Junior Colleges and Centralised Institute for
                                                                                                                                    Academic Year 2015

                                                                                                                                          Singapore                           Singapore Permanent                     International
                                                                                                                                          Citizens                            Residents                               Students
        Fees for Singaporean students at the JC/          For students who need additional
        CI, ITE, polytechnics, SIT, autonomous            assistance, various financial assistance                                                                                                                    ASEAN
        universities and the arts institutions (LASALLE   schemes and scholarships are also                                                                                                                           $8,400
                                                                                                      JC/ CI                              $72                                 $1,920
        and NAFA) are highly subsidised to ensure         available.                                                                                                                                                  Non-ASEAN
        that no deserving student is deprived of a                                                                                                                                                                    $12,000
        post-secondary education.

                                                                                                                                    Annual Tuition Fees at ITE, Polytechnics and Publicly-Funded FULL-TIME
                                                                                                                                    Courses for Academic Year 2015
                                                                                                                                          Singapore                           Singapore Permanent                     International
                                                                                                                                          Citizens                            Residents                               Students

                                                                                                                         Nitec            $320                                $4,250                                  $10,650
                                                                                                                         Higher           $570                                $7,600                                  $19,000

                                                                                                      Polytechnics                        $2,500                              $5,000                                  $8,350

                                                                                                      Autonomous Universities             $7,920 to $32,700                   $11,150 to $45,800                      $15,900 to $65,400

                                                                                                      UniSIM                              $7,650 to $8,150                    $15,300 to $16,300                      Not Applicable

                                                                                                      Arts Institutions                   $4,650 to S$5,650                   $7,000 to $7,800                        $9,000 to $10,100

                                                                                                      Arts Institutions                   $10,400 to $10,600                  $14,600 to $14,900                      $23,000 to $31,800


                                                                                                     The tuition fees listed above for ITE, polytechnics, autonomous universities, SIT, arts institutions and UniSIM are AY2015 figures.
                                                                                                     Malay Singapore Citizen students in JCs/ CI and ITE are eligible for fee waivers.
                                                                                                     Miscellaneous fees may also apply for the above post-secondary education institutions.
                                                                                                     The autonomous universities refer to the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Singapore
                                                                                                     Management University (SMU), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
                                                                                                     The fees for UniSIM are estimated fees for their full-time degree programmes. The amount of course fees payable each semester/ year
                                                                                                     depends on the number of courses that students take in that semester/ year.
                                                                                                     The arts institutions refer to the LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).
                                                                                                     All the above tuition fees are subsidised, except for the fees for international students enrolled in LASALLE, NAFA and UniSIM degree
                                                                                                     programmes. For updated annual tuition fees, please refer to the websites of the respective institutions.
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Ministry of Education Financial Assistance Schemes (MOE FAS)
for General Education Schools
The MOE provides financial assistance to Singaporean students who study in government schools, government-
aided schools and independent schools.

Students who wish to apply for financial assistance can obtain the application form from their schools. They are to
submit the application form together with the relevant documents to their schools. The schools will inform them of
the outcome of their application.

MOE FAS for Government and Government-Aided Schools
The income criteria are as follows:
a. The family’s gross household income (GHI) does not exceed $2,500 per month; or
b.	The family’s per capita income (PCI)# does not exceed $625 per month.
    PCI is defined as the monthly gross household income divided by the number of members in the household

The types of assistance given to needy students in government or government-aided junior colleges and
centralised institute under this financial assistance scheme are shown in the table.


                       School           Standard
                                                                        Bursary         TRANSPORT
                       Fees             Miscellaneous Fees
                                                                                                                                MOE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL BURSARY (ISB)
    Financial          100%             100% subsidy of                 $750            $120 transport credit per annum given   The income limits and types of assistance given to junior college-level students in Independent Schools under the ISB,
    assistance for     subsidy of       standard                                        to students taking public transport
                                                                                                                                are shown in the table.
    students           school fees      miscellaneous fees
                                                                                                                                                                INCOME LIMITS AND TYPES OF ASSISTANCE FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN
                                                                                                                                                                INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS UNDER ISB
                                                                                                                                    Income Limits#
                                                                                                                                MOE    one of theSchools
                                                                                                                                    Independent   following criteria)
                                                                                                                                                         Bursary (ISB)                   Financial Assistance to Pupils
                                                                                                                                    Monthly Gross            Per Capita Income (PCI)     at junior college Level+
                                                                                                                                                      2014 INCOME LIMITS AND TYPES OF ASSISTANCE FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                    Household Income (GHI)
                                                                                                                                                                IN INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS UNDER ISB
                                                                                                                                    Not exceeding $2,500                  Not exceeding $625                           100% subsidy of fees○

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $750 bursary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $120 transport credit per annum (for students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       taking public transport)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Full subsidy of exam fees*

                                                                                                                                    $2,501 - $4,000                       $626 - $1,000                                90% subsidy of fees○

                                                                                                                                    $4,001 - $5,000                       $1,001 - $1,250                              70% subsidy of fees○

                                                                                                                                    $5,001 - $6,000                       $1,251 - $1,500                              50% subsidy of fees○

                                                                                                                                    $6,001 to $7,200                      $1,501 - $1,800                              33% subsidy of fees○

                                                                                                                                       The Singapore Sports School and the School of the Arts have their own schemes to provide financial assistance to students. Refer to their
                                                                                                                                       websites for details.
                                                                                                                                    	An ISB recipient who is eligible for partial subsidy of school fees and is also a recipient of an MOE scholarship, special award or bursary which
                                                                                                                                     provides part payment of school fees, the total fee subsidy received by him will be capped at the annual school fees charged by each
                                                                                                                                     independent school less the annual amount of school and standard miscellaneous fees payable if he were in a government/ government-
                                                                                                                                     aided school.
                                                                                                                                       Fees include school and miscellaneous fees.

                                                                                                                                *      Applicable only to Singapore Citizen students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Government-funded
                                                                                                                                       schools. Examination fees for GCE A-Level have been waived for all Singapore Citizens in Government-funded schools from 2015.
Financial Assistance Schemes for Post-Secondary Education
Both the government and institutions of higher learning offer assistance for needy students to pursue their post-
secondary education at the publicly-funded institutions. The various schemes are listed in the table below.

Visit the respective websites of universities, polytechnics and ITE colleges for more information.
                                                                               Quantum           Quantum           Per Year
                                                                               Per Year          Per Year          (for
 Scheme              Application Eligibility                                   (for ITE          (for              AUTONOMOUS
                                                                               students)         diploma           UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                 students)         under-
                     • Singapore Citizens
                     • Monthly household per capita income                     $1,200
 CDC/ CCC              ≤ $570
                                                                                                 $2,000            $3,600
 Bursary             • Singapore Citizens
                     • Monthly household per capita income 		                  $900
                       above $570 and up to $950

                     • Singapore Citizens
 MOE Bursary         • Monthly household per capita income                     $450              $1,500            $2,600
 (cannot hold          ≤ $1,400
 with the CDC/       • Singapore Citizens
 CCC Bursary)        • Monthly household per capita income 		                  $300              $750              $1,300
                       above $1,400 and up to $1,900
                                                                                                                                             SUPPORT AND CONTACT
                     • Full-time diploma students at polytechnics
                     • Full-time undergraduates at the 		                                        Up to             Up to                     For more information on post-secondary
 Tuition Fee
                       autonomous universities                                                   75% of            90% of                    education and the various institutions, visit
 Loan Scheme
                     • Full-time Singapore Citizen or Permanent                                  tuition fee       tuition fee               the MOE website at
                       Resident undergraduates at SIT
                     • Full-time diploma students at polytechnics
                                                                                                 Up to 25% of
                       who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent                                                     Up to 10% of              Alternatively, visit:
                                                                                                 tuition fee
                       Residents                                                                                   tuition fee plus
                                                                                                 plus living                       
 Study Loan          • Full-time undergraduates, regardless of 		                                                  living allowance
 Scheme                nationality                                                                                 loan of $3,600 per
                                                                                                 loan of
                     • Must have taken up the maximum Tuition                                                      annum           
                                                                                                 $2,000 per
                       Fee Loan first                                                                                              
                     • Monthly household per capita income
                       ≤ $2,700 (with effect from AY2015)
Household per capita income is defined as the total gross monthly income of immediate and non-immediate family members divided by  
the total number of immediate and non-immediate family members.
Diploma students include those engaged in full-time MOE subsidised diplomas at LASALLE and NAFA, unless otherwise specified in the
eligibility criteria.                                                                                                              
Eligible full-time diploma and undergraduate students at publicly-funded institutions who are CPF members or dependants of CPF members
can also tap into the CPF Education Scheme, which can cover up to 100% of tuition fees.

Malay Singapore Citizens enrolled full-time at polytechnics and our autonomous universities with gross monthly per capita household income
of $1,500 and below can also tap into the Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy Scheme by Yayasan Mendaki. This covers up to 100% of tuition fees,
depending on household income.

                                                                                                                                             The photos on the cover and inside pages are courtesy of
                                                                                                                                             Meridian Junior College, Millenia Institute, Nanyang Junior
                                                                                                                                             College, Institute of Technical Education, Nanyang Polytechnic,
                                                                                                                                             Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
                                                                                                                                             Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, LASALLE College of the Arts,
                                                                                                                                             Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, National University of Singapore,
                                                                                                                                             Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management
                                                                                                                                             University, Singapore University of Technology and Design,
                                                                                                                                             Singapore Institute of Technology, and SIM University.
1 North Buona Vista Drive Singapore 138675
                  Tel: 6872 2220

 The information in this booklet is correct as of MARCH 2015
Produced by the MOE Communications and Engagement Group
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