26 Jul '11, 12am

Why spend govt funds on NTU and NUS scholarships while many S'poreans are deprived of places, asks our reader. #SGedu

THE reply by the National University of Singapore (NUS) last Saturday ('NUS' merit-based admissions policy puts Singaporeans first') to Mr Adam Liew ('The 'Singaporean first' myth'; last Thursday) stated that there is a clear differentiation of benefits between Singaporeans and international students. According to NUS, Singaporeans are automatically entitled to subsidised education, and that there are schemes in place to ensure that needy Singaporean students are not denied a tertiary education. There are several hundred scholarships, covering tuition fee and living expenses, awarded yearly to foreign nationals to study selected undergraduate programmes at NUS and Nanyang Technological University. These scholarships, funded by the Ministry of Education, require recipients to work in any Singapore-registered company for a period of three or six years after graduation. My co...

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