The Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) was introduced by the Government to help students with the cost of tertiary education in Singapore.
Eligible Singapore Citizens are automatically awarded a Tier A Tuition Grant, which is the highest level of tuition fee subsidy, Singapore Citizens thus pay the lowest tuition fees. There is no bond obligation.
Eligible Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) may choose to apply for a Tier B Tuition Grant only. Successful applicants are required to work for a Singapore entity for three years upon graduation.
Eligible international students may choose to apply for a Tier C Tuition Grant only. There is a limited number of Tuition Grants available for international students, and selection is competitive and based on merit. Successful applicants are required to work for a Singapore entity for three years upon graduation.
However, students who have exceeded the maximum TGS cap of 10 semesters, or who have graduated from local polytechnics (SP, NP, NYP, TP or RP), universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SIT, SUSS and SUTD) or LASALLE College of the Arts, are no longer eligible for the Tuition Grant and will have to pay the full course fees for their study at the Academy.
SPRs and international students who applied for the grant successfully are required to execute a Tuition Grant Agreement with the Government of Singapore, represented by the Ministry of Education (MOE). 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 do not complete serving their Tuition Grant bonds will be required to pay liquidated damages. Liquidated damages will be 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