SINGAPORE: Singapore's six autonomous universities will not raise tuition fees for citizens enrolled in the 2020 intake, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Wednesday (Apr 1). Singapore citizens enrolled in government-subsidised undergraduate programmes in the 2020 intake will pay the same fees for the duration of their course as the 2019 intake, said MOE. For Singaporeans in postgraduate programmes, they will pay the same fees as the 2019 intake for their first year of study only. It does not apply to Singapore permanent residents and international students. The six universities are: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). READ: Commentary: COVID-19 could shrink earnings of 2020 graduates for years to come Undergraduate students from the 2019 intake and earlier will continue to pay the same fees conveyed to them during admission for their remaining course duration, in line with the cohort-based fee system that usually applies to undergraduate studies, said MOE. For postgraduate students in the 2019 intake or earlier, the pre-planned fee increases for 2020 will be deferred and they will continue to pay the 2019 fees this year, said… Read full this story
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