Masters of Arts (Research)

Fees & Financial Aid

Tuition

The annual tuition fee for New Students Admitted in Academic Year 2017/2018 are as follows:

Per Annum Amounts (S$)
Singapore Citizens1,2 Singapore Permanent Residents1 International Students with Service Obligation3,4/
Graduate Student Assistantship Programme (inclusive of GST)
Non-Subsidised Fees5 (inclusive of GST)
Full-time/
Part-time
Full-time/
Part-time
Full-time/
Part-time
Full-time/
Part-time
8 500 11 900 18 200 32 900

Important Notes:

1. For Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, the fee quoted here are subsidised by the Singapore government (through the Ministry of Education, MOE) and are exclusive of prevailing GST. The applicable GST is subsidised by the MOE.

2. Students in MOE-subsidised coursework programmes who are Singapore Citizens and aged 40 and above (based on the year which the student turns 40 years old) may be eligible for higher subsidy under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. The fees payable will be 60% lower than the standard subsidised fees payable by other Singaporean students. The amount of fees payable will be reflected in their individual student bill.

Students who are not eligible for MOE subsidy are also not eligible for the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy.

3. In some MOE-subsidised programmes, the University may deem it feasible, based on industry demand, to implement a Service Obligation Scheme for International Students. Students who are eligible and have signed the Service Obligation Agreement will pay reduced tuition fees. Please refer to the Service Obligation Scheme for more details. The determination of this feasibiltiy is at the sole discretion of the University.

4. With effect from AY2016/2017 intake, the prevailing GST (currently 7%) on the fees payable will be borne by International Students. The fee amounts quoted are inclusive of the prevailing GST.

5. Students who are not in receipt of MOE Subsidy will have to pay the non-subsidised fee quoted here (which are inclusive of the prevailing GST).

6. 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 should refer to the Eligibility Guidelines for MOE Subsidy.

Students who are not eligible for MOE subsidy are also ineligible for some scholarships. For more details, please refer to Scholarships/Awards.

All students affected as above are to refer to their individual student bills for the amount of fees payable.

7. Students who do not meet fee payment deadlines stipulated by the Office of Financial Services may incur penalty fees. If fees are not paid, or only partially paid, by the due date indicated in the bill, a late fee will be stipulated.

Should fees remain outstanding after the relevant fee payment deadline, the University reserves the right to suspend academic rights and privileges, including to withhold degree conferment certifications. In addition, students with overdue fees may have their candidature of study terminated.

8. All fees indicated above are subject to change at any time. Prospective students are advised to check for changes in June or July each year.

9. For fees pertaining to earlier cohorts, please refer to Registrar's Office website.

10. Tuition fees are billed by semester.

Mandatory Miscellaneous Student Fees

Mandatory miscellaneous fees payable per semester1 for New Students Admitted in Academic Year 2017/2018) are as follows:

Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees2 Full-time Part-time
Student Services Fee (SSF) (Non Lab-based)3

S$159.25

S$114.95

Health Service Fee (HSF)4

S$67.95

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Important Notes:

1. Students who do not meet fee payment deadlines stipulated by the Office of Financial Services may incur penalty fees. If fees are not paid, or only partially paid, by the due date indicated in the bill, a late fee will be stipulated.

Should fees remain outstanding after the relevant fee payment deadline, the University reserves the right to suspend academic rights and privileges, including to withhold degree conferment certifications. In addition, students with overdue fees may have their candidature of study terminated.

2. All fees quoted above are inclusive of prevailing GST.

3. For conversion from full-time to part-time or vice versa, the Student Services Fee (SSF) payable for the semester is as follows:

Conversion From

Date of Conversion

Fee Payable

Full-time to part-time

By end of Instructional Week 2

Part-time SSF

After Instructional Week 2

Full-time SSF

Part-time to full-time

Any time in the Semester

Full-time SSF

4. All full-time students (local and international) are required to subscribe to the University's medical insurance scheme. Please refer to UHC for details on the scheme. For conversion from full-time to part-time or vice-versa, the Health Service Fee (HSF) payable is as follows:

Conversion From

Date of Approval of Conversion

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 the semester, i.e. on or before 30 Sep (Sem 1) or 31 Mar (Sem 2)

Full fee

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

Half fee

Further information

Financial Aid

Candidates applying for the M.A. research programme are welcomed to apply for the following:

For enquiries, on tuition and miscellaneous fees or the NUS GSA, please email to

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