23 December 2019
Part-time students in universities and polytechnics on bursaries will pay lower tuition fees from next year.
Students coming from households in the bottom-income group, that is, whose gross monthly household income is $4,000 or less, or monthly household income per capita is $1,000 or less, will also get more financial support.
The bursary for part-timers will also be known as the Higher Education Bursary from next year “to better reflect its intended purpose”, said the Ministry of Education.
The aim is to “enhance the affordability of higher education for part-time students studying at publicly funded post-secondary education institutions”, MOE added.
New and existing Singaporean students enrolled in publicly-funded part-time courses at all five polytechnics and the autonomous universities that offer such programmes are eligible for the financial support. Around 21,000 undergraduates and 33,000 polytechnic students are expected to benefit from the bursaries