Masters of Arts (Research)

Fees & Financial Aid

Tuition

The annual tuition fee for New Students Admitted in Academic Year 2019/2020 are as follows:

Per Annum Amounts (S$)1
Singapore Citizens2 Singapore Permanent Residents2 International Students with Service Obligation3,6/
Graduate Student Assistantship Programme (inclusive of GST)
Non-Subsidised Fees4 (inclusive of GST)
Full-time/
Part-time
Full-time/
Part-time
Full-time/
Part-time
Full-time/
Part-time
9 500 13 300 20 350 36 800

Important Notes:

1. All fees quoted here are in Singapore Dollars (S$). Tuition fees are reviewed yearly and thus, subject to revision.
a) Tuition fees for graduate research programmes for students admitted in AY2019/2020 intake will be increased by 1.5% per year respectively, for the remaining course duration.
b) The tuition fees for both full-time and part-time candidates are the same.
c) A late fee may be imposed for fees that are not fully paid by the due date indicated in the bill each semester.
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.
d) Students who are full-time NUS staff members may apply for the staff concession on the tuition fees of government subsidised graduate programmes. Information on the staff concession is available in the NUS Staff Portal.

2. For Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, the tuition fees 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.

3. 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.

4. 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).

5. 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.

Students (all nationality) who did not complete an earlier graduate progrmme and are now re-admitted to another/same graduate programme within NUS or across Autonomous Universities (refers to 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).

6. The University may deem it feasible, based on industry demand, to implement a Service Obligation Scheme (in some MOE-subsidised programes) for International Students. International Students who are eligible and have signed the Service Obligation Agreement will pay reduced tuition fees. The amount of fees payable will be reflected in their individual student bill. The determination of this feasibility is at the sole discretion of the University.
a) With effect from AY2017/2018, International Students who are on MOE-funded scholarships that come with Graduate Assistantship Programme (GAP) requirements - President's Graduate Fellowship (PGF), NUS Research Scholarship (RS), Tuition Fee Allowance (TFA) - are not eligible to sign for the Service Obligation.

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

8. Tuition fees are billed by semester.

Mandatory Miscellaneous Student Fees

Mandatory miscellaneous fees payable per semester1 for New Students Admitted in Academic Year 2019/2020) are as follows:

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

S$165.30

S$115.60

Health Service Fee (HSF)4

S$68.35

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Important Notes:

1. If fees are not paid or only partially paid by the due date (refer to Office of Finance), a late payment charge of $25 may be imposed. 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 fees pertaining to earlier cohorts, please refer to Registrar's Office website.

4. 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

5. 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 financial aid, please email to

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