The MOE Tuition Grant is a grant provided by the Government of Singapore to help students manage the costs of full-time tertiary education in Singapore. Eligible Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and international students enrolled in full-time undergraduate courses at the autonomous universities may receive it.
SIT students who are awarded the Tuition Grant will pay subsidised tuition fees as shown below:
- Academic Year 2018/19 Tuition Fees
- Academic Year 2017/18 Tuition Fees
- Academic Year 2016/17 Tuition Fees
- Academic Year 2015/16 Tuition Fees
- Academic Year 2014/15 Tuition Fees
You are eligible to take up a Tuition Grant if you have not previously taken a Tuition Grant or received sponsorship/scholarship from the Government of Singapore to attain another qualification at an equal or higher level.
Eligible Singapore Citizens are automatically awarded a Tier A Tuition Grant, which is the highest level of tuition fee subsidy, when you commence your studies. Singapore Citizens thus pay the lowest tuition fees. There is no bond obligation.
Eligible Permanent Residents may choose to apply for a Tier B Tuition Grant only. Successful applicants are required to work for a Singapore entity for three years upon graduation.
Eligible International Students may choose to apply for a Tier C Tuition Grant only. There is a limited number of Tuition Grants available for international students, and selection is competitive and based on merit. Successful applicants are required to work for a Singapore entity for three years upon graduation.
Students who have received Tuition Grant for studies in degree programmes at NUS, NTU, SIT, SMU, SUTD, SUSS, LASALLE or NAFA, will be eligible for Tuition Grant up to the total credits required for graduation at SIT, less the percentage of semesters or trimesters of Tuition Grant received at your previous university.
Illustration: Student has studied and received TG for 4 out of 8 semesters before transferring to SIT. Upon transfer to a SIT programme of 180 credits, Student is eligible to 50% (4/8 semesters) of the total credits required for graduation. Hence, Student will receive TG for 90 out of 180 credits taken in SIT.
If you have already fully utilised your Tuition Grant for studies in degree programmes at the abovementioned institutions, or do not meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above, you will have to pay non-subsidised fees for your entire programme duration at SIT.
Permanent Residents and international students who take up a Tuition Grant are required to work in a Singapore entity for three years upon graduation from SIT.
There is no service obligation for SC students.
Note: Permanent Residents and international students who are not eligible for a Tuition Grant, or choose not to apply, will have to pay non-subsidised fees. Such students will not need to serve a bond obligation in Singapore.
A. SC students
Singapore Citizens will automatically receive a Tuition Grant once they commence their studies, and do not need to submit an application. You will be asked to fill in a Tuition Grant Declaration Form as part of your online admission application form.
B. SPR and IS students
Permanent Residents and international students will need to apply for a Tuition Grant as part of their online admission application form. If you are offered a Tuition Grant together with your university place, you will also need to accept the Tuition Grant offer when you accept your place. After matriculating into SIT, you will need to register through the MOE TGOnline system and sign the Tuition Grant Agreement to complete the process.
More information will be forthcoming from us if you are offered and accept a Tuition Grant along with your place at SIT. If you have further queries, you may contact us or the MOE Tuition Grant Section.
2. You may also contact the MOE Tuition Grant Section should you need to seek clarifications:
Tuition Grant Section
Higher Education Division
Office Tower Level 15
Ministry of Education, Singapore
1 North Buona Vista Drive
Tel: +65 6872 2220
Fax: +65 6776 8609