19 Oct '11, 2am

1,000 more university places for Singaporeans next year at two institutions

1,000 more university places for Singaporeans next year at two institutions

The new university places - at SUTD and SIT - are part of the 2,000 additional ones Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had said would be created for Singaporeans by 2015. Above, National University of Singapore students at their graduation ceremony in July. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG There will be 1,000 more university places for Singaporeans next year. The extra places will be at two institutions: the new Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), which is due to take in its first students in April, and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), which will tie up with overseas universities to produce new programmes. In announcing the increase on Tuesday, Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong said it was a step towards meeting 'the rising aspirations of young Singaporeans, especially polytechnic upgraders seeking a degree'. It also fulfils part of the 2,000 a...

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