Tuition Grants are subsidies provided by Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) to subsidise the cost of tertiary education in Singapore.
Singaporeans automatically receive the Tuition Grant to subsidise the fees. However, students whose Tuition Grant eligibility has exceeded the maximum cap of 10 semesters or who are graduates from the local polytechnics (SP, NP, NYP, TP or RP), universities (NUS, NTU or SMU) or LASALLE College of the Arts are no longer entitled to the Tuition Grant and will have to pay a higher tuition fee for their study at the Academy.
Tuition Grants may also be offered to Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) and international applicants with outstanding results during their entrance test/audition, subject to availability. Students who are eligible for the Tuition Grant will be informed via the Letter of Offer during admission.
SPRs and international students who accept the subsidy are required to execute a Tuition Grant Agreement with the Government of Singapore, represented by the MOE. Under the terms of the Agreement, students are required to work in Singapore for 3 years upon graduation from their course. NAFA will guide matriculated students with their application for the Tuition Grant. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete the process of the Tuition Grant Agreement within the deadline set by the MOE. SPRs and international students who do not fulfil the obligations or complete serving their Tuition Grant bonds will be required to pay liquidated damages, computed based on the prevailing Tuition Grant (as advised by MOE) received during the course of study, plus 10% compounded interest per annum.
To find out more about the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme, please refer to: https://tgonline.moe.gov.sg