Research Programmes

Fees

Information on fees

The tuition fee for students admitted in AY2007/2008 and earlier:

Per annum amount11

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents

International Students

S$5,200

S$5,700

The tuition fee for students admitted in AY2008/2009 to AY2014/2015:



Year of Admission

Per annum amount

Fees payable by students not eligible for MOE subsidy2

Fees payable by students eligible for MOE subsidy1

Singapore Citizens

Singapore Permanent Residents

International Students3

in AY2008/2009

S$22,220

S$5,200

S$5,700

S$13,000

in AY2009/2010

S$22,400

S$5,450

S$6,000

S$13,650

in AY2010/2011

S$22,700

S$5,700

S$6,850

S$14,800

in AY2011/2012

S$22,800

S$5,850

S$7,350

S$16,800

in AY2012/2013

S$24,000

S$6,150

S$8,100

S$18,900

in AY2013/2014

S$25,600

S$6,600

S$9,250

S$22,000

in AY2014/2015

S$27,350

S$7,050

S$9,850

S$23,500

Notes:


1

All subsidised fee amounts quoted above are exclusive of prevailing Goods and Services Tax (GST). The applicable GST is subsidised by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

The tuition fees for both full-time and part-time candidates are the same. Fees are subject to change at any time. A late fee may be imposed for fees which are not fully paid by the due date indicated in the bill each semester.

Students who are full-time staff members may apply for the staff concession on the tuition fees of government subsidised graduate programmes. Information on the staff concession is available at the NUS Staff Portal.

2

Students who have previously enjoyed government subsidy or sponsorship by a Singapore government agency (such as scholarships offered by the Ministries, Public Service Commission and Statutory Boards) in a graduate programme will not be eligible for MOE subsidy in another graduate programme at the same or lower level. For example, students who had previously enjoyed subsidy/scholarship in a Masters programme and had attained the Masters degree will not be eligible for subsidy in another programme at Masters or lower level. In addition, if they wish to upgrade and enroll in a graduate programme that has a combination of Masters and PhD candidature, they will not be eligible to enjoy subsidy/scholarship during the Masters candidature.

Students who are not eligible for MOE subsidy are also ineligible for some scholarships. For example, the President’s Graduate Fellowship, NUS Research Scholarship and Tuition Fee Allowance, etc.
With effect from Semester II, 2008-2009, students (all nationality) who did not complete an earlier graduate programme and are now re-admitted to another/same graduate programme within NUS or across Autonomous Universities (NTU, SMU and SUTD) will be eligible for MOE subsidy only up to the maximum course duration for the new course less the number of semesters of government subsidy/scholarship received for the previous course(s).

3

In some programmes, the University may deem it feasible, based on industry demand, to implement a Service Obligation Scheme for international students. The determination of this feasibility is at the sole discretion of the University.

In such programmes, international students may be offered the option of signing the Service Obligation Agreement in exchange for reduced tuition fees per annum as follow:

Students admitted in
AY2008/2009

Students admitted in
AY2009/2010

Students admitted in
AY2010/2011

Students admitted in
AY2011/2012

S$7,800

S$8,200

S$9,100

S$10,050

 

Students admitted in
AY2012/2013

Students admitted in
AY2013/2014

Students admitted in
AY2014/2015

S$11,300

S$13,200

S$14,100

 

International students who sign the Service Obligation Agreement are required to work in Singapore-based companies for 3 years upon graduation. Singapore-based companies refer to local and international companies that have a base in Singapore that is registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) as well as companies of such local and international companies registered with ACRA that are based overseas.

4

New students will receive their hardcopy preliminary student bill (not including financial aid applied for) from the Registrar’s Office only at the point of registration. Existing students will not receive their hardcopy student bill. They will be informed via email notice sent to their NUS email account to view their student bill online at least 2 two weeks prior to the scheduled deadline for fee payment.

Other fees are as follows, for students admitted in AY2014/2015:

Other Miscellaneous Student Fees are as follows on a semestral basis:

Full-time

Part-time

Student Services Fee (SSF)

S$131.60

S$103.80

Health Service Fee (HSF)

S$60.45

N.A.

Late Payment Charge (if applicable)

S$25

Other fees are as follows, for students admitted in AY2013/2014:

Other Miscellaneous Student Fees are as follows on a semestral basis:

Full-time

Part-time

Student Services Fee (SSF)

S$128.40

S$100.58

Health Service Fee (HSF)

S$58.85

N.A.

Late Payment Charge (if applicable)

S$25

For students admitted in AY2012/2013 and before:

Other Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees are payable per annum:

Amount

Registration Fee (payable once only)

S$50

Examination Fee (payable once only)

S$250 (Masters) /
S$500 (PhD)

Student Activity & Services Fees (per annum)

S$64 (full-time students) /
S$12 (part-time students)

Academic Related Fees (per annum)

S$23

Health & Insurance (for full-time students only, per annum)

S$117.70

Late Payment Charge (if applicable)

S$25


Fees quoted are inclusive of prevailing GST.  For NUS scholars, the fees will automatically be deducted from the scholarship stipend on a semestral basis.

Part-time Student Activity and Services fees will be charged for students who convert from full-time to part-time within Instructional Week 2 of the semester. Full-time fees would be charged for conversions after Instructional Week 2. Full-time Student Activity and Services fees will be charged for conversion from part-time to full-time anytime throughout the semester.

All full-time graduate students are required to subscribe to the medical insurance scheme which covers:

  • Personal Accident Insurance Coverage
  • Hospitalisations, Surgical and Mental Health Insurance Scheme
  • Outpatient Specialist Care

Information on this scheme is available at this website. Health and insurance premium is charged on a per semester basis. For students who have obtained approval for conversion of academic load, the health and insurance fee payable is as follows:

Conversion From

Date of Approval of Conversion

Health and Insurance Fee Payable

Full-time to part time

By the end of Instructional Week 2

Exempted

After Instructional Week 2

Full fee

Part-time to full-time

Within first half of semester, i.e. on or before 30 Sep (Sem 1) or 31 Mar (Sem 2)

Full fee

Second half of semester, i.e. after 30 Sep (Sem 1) or 31 Mar (Sem 2)

Half fee

For research students who have submitted their thesis, the health and insurance fee will be charged as long as the student remains as a full-time student and has not been conferred the degree.

 

Fee Payable Upon Submission of Thesis

 

Date of Submission

Tuition Fee Payable

Semester I & II

By the end of Instructional Week 2

Exempted

After Instructional Week 2 but within first half of the semester

Half of fee for the semester

Within second half of the semester

Full fee for the semester

 

Notes:

To encourage students to submit their theses promptly, if the thesis (approved by supervisor) is submitted during Instructional Week 2, the tuition fees for that semester will be waived. If the thesis (approved by supervisor) is submitted for examination after Instructional Week 2 but within the first half of a semester, half of the tuition fees paid for that semester will be refunded to the student. Please note that fee refund is not applicable to the Mandatory Miscellaneous Fee.

Fee Payable Upon Withdrawal/Termination of Candidature

 

Date of Withdrawal/Termination of Candidature

Tuition Fee Payable

Semester I

By the end of Instructional Week 2

Exempted

After Instructional Week 2 but within first half of the semester

Half of fee for the semester

Within second half of the semester

Full fee for the semester

Semester II

By the end of Instructional Week 2

Exempted

After Instructional Week 2

Full fee for the semester

 

Notes:

With effect from Semester II, 2009-2010, students who leave the University, either through withdrawal on their own record or termination of candidature by the University after Instructional Week 2, will be liable to pay fees for the entire semester.  This is consistent with the prevailing refund policy.

Modes & Deadlines Payment of Fees


Modes & Deadlines Payment of Fees can be found here.