14 Jan '11, 11pm

Tertiary education to cost more

SINGAPORE - Tertiary education in Singapore is going to cost more. On Friday, all three universities, five polytechnics and the Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs) announced their latest round of fee hike, which will be applied to this year's incoming cohort. As with previous rounds, the hike will be higher for foreigners and Permanent Residents in line with the Government's policy to sharpen differentiation between citizens and foreigners. University fees have been increased almost yearly since 1991, when the Government announced that it would have more frequent but smaller fee increases rather than a hefty hike every few years. For polytechnics and ITEs, the latest hike will be the third in five years and the second in consecutive years. Singaporean undergraduates at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students will pay ...

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