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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.
03 04 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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. LANGUAGES 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 Skills 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 Chemistry, 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
05 06 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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 www.moe.gov.sg/education/ 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 www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/dsa-jc/ 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 www.moe.edu.sg/education/pre-u/. 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 beyond.
07 08 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION Polytechnics 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.
09 10 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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 choice. 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 www.polytechnic.edu.sg/ introduction/available-courses. 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. at www.moe.gov.sg/education/ 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 www.nyp.edu.sg 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 www.np.edu.sg examination may be invited to q Republic Polytechnic – In addition, students with outstanding apply for the Polytechnic Foundation www.rp.edu.sg talents/ achievements in leadership, Programme (PFP). q Singapore Polytechnic – community service, entrepreneurship, www.sp.edu.sg 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 www.tp.edu.sg 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. www.polytechnic.edu.sg/pfp. www.polytechnic.edu.sg.
11 12 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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.
13 14 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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 services. These options will equip you with the skills to serve Singapore’s growing healthcare sector. 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 www.ite.edu.sg. 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 www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/jae. diploma courses if your final raw GPA meets the qualifying requirements. For more information, visit www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/definitely-des/. 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 www.ite.edu.sg 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 www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/what- to-study/.
15 16 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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.
17 18 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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 courses. Need more information? For more information on the application process, entry requirements, or employment opportunities after graduation, visit: q www.lasalle.edu.sg q www.nafa.edu.sg 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.
19 20 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION Universities • 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 Singapore 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. www.nus.edu.sg Nanyang Technological University 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. www.ntu.edu.sg
21 22 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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 www.smu.edu.sg overseas universities such as the Newcastle www.singaporetech.edu.sg 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. www.sutd.edu.sg 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 studies. 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. www.unisim.edu.sg
23 24 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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 W Singapore Singapore Permanent International Citizens Residents Students Nitec $320 $4,250 $10,650 ITE Higher $570 $7,600 $19,000 Nitec Polytechnics $2,500 $5,000 $8,350 Autonomous Universities $7,920 to $32,700 $11,150 to $45,800 $15,900 to $65,400 (Undergraduate) 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 (Diploma) Arts Institutions $10,400 to $10,600 $14,600 to $14,900 $23,000 to $31,800 (Degree) Notes: 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.
25 26 POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION 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. ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY STUDENTS IN GOVERNMENT OR GOVERNMENT-AIDED JUNIOR COLLEGES AND CENTRALISED INSTITUTE UNDER MOE FAS W 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 W Income Limits# (Meet 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.
27 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. W Quantum Quantum Quantum Per Year Per Year Per Year (for Scheme Application Eligibility (for ITE (for AUTONOMOUS students) diploma UNIVERSITY students) under- graduates) • 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 concurrently 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 www.moe.edu.sg/ Resident undergraduates at SIT education/post-secondary/. • 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 www.moe.edu.sg/education/pre-u/ Study Loan • Full-time undergraduates, regardless of living allowance allowance www.polytechnic.edu.sg Scheme nationality loan of $3,600 per loan of • Must have taken up the maximum Tuition annum www.ite.edu.sg $2,000 per Fee Loan first www.lasalle.edu.sg annum • Monthly household per capita income www.nafa.edu.sg ≤ $2,700 (with effect from AY2015) www.nus.edu.sg www.ntu.edu.sg Notes: www.smu.edu.sg Household per capita income is defined as the total gross monthly income of immediate and non-immediate family members divided by www.sutd.edu.sg the total number of immediate and non-immediate family members. www.singaporetech.edu.sg Diploma students include those engaged in full-time MOE subsidised diplomas at LASALLE and NAFA, unless otherwise specified in the eligibility criteria. www.unisim.edu.sg 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. Acknowledgement 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.
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