14 Aug '11, 12pm

University places: 2,000 more for locals, foreigner numbers capped #ndrsg

University places: 2,000 more for locals, foreigner numbers capped #ndrsg

2,000 more places will be made available in local universities by 2015. All of them will go to Singaporeans. -- PHOTO: SPH By Elgin Toh 2,000 more places will be made available in local universities by 2015. All of them will go to Singaporeans. The number of places going to foreigners will be capped at current levels, which will lead to a gradual decrease in their proportion. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced these 'Singaporeans First' policies in tertiary education at the National Day Rally on Sunday night, which is taking place at the National University of Singapore's University Cultural Centre. Mr Lee acknowledged unhappiness among Singaporeans over the issue of local universities accepting foreign students and giving some of them scholarships. However, he called on locals to take a broader perspective and understand the benefits that foreign students bring - th...

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