31 May 2021
Singapore’s autonomous universities will admit more students this year to accommodate those who can no longer pursue their education overseas.
Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said the local universities will be given wider flexibility in admissions, but admission criteria will not be made easier.
The Education Ministry said that it is working closely with the six autonomous universities to determine the appropriate number of places that will be opened up to undergraduates this year. This will be done by monitoring the quality of the applicants as well as student demand in the ongoing admissions exercise.