16 February 2022
The National University of Singapore plans to channel an extra $15 million a year, starting in 2022, to support undergraduates from needy families in their pursuit of further studies.
An NUS spokesman said that in a typical year, NUS spends about $17 million in the form of bursaries to support students from low-income families with their tuition fees, living and accommodation expenses as well as expenses for overseas exposure.
Taking care of their tuition fees fully will help to ease their worries about not being able to afford a degree course, or having to work while studying to pay off huge loans.
Other local universities have similar initiatives for less privileged students. In recent years, the Singapore University of Technology and Design has also launched a grant that guaranteed the same for undergraduates in need of help.