Tuition fees at NP are highly subsidized by the Singapore Government. The
Tuition Grant (TG) Scheme enables eligible1 students to pay subsidized tuition fees. For more details on the TG Scheme, please click
here. For AY2017, the Polytechnics will continue to adopt a cohort-based fee structure, which means that a student’s fees will remain constant for the entire duration of the course. This fee structure will provide greater certainty regarding tuition fees and help students to better plan the financing of their studies. New students enrolling into NP from AY2017 will be informed of the annual tuition fees for their respective courses prior to enrolment. Existing students will continue to pay the tuition fees that they have paid in AY2016 for the remaining duration of the course.
Similar to AY2016, the Government will continue to absorb the GST chargeable on tuition fees payable by Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident students. The tuition fees for new intakes of International Students from AY2016 will be subject to GST. Table 1 shows the annual tuition fee payable for a full-time diploma course for students enrolling in the following academic years and who have
opted for the
Tuition Grant (TG) Scheme. Click here for frequently asked questions on course fees >>
2017 Annual tuition fee for students who are eligible and opted for the TG Scheme
Table 1 - Tuition Fee for Full-time Diploma Courses (Per Annum) - New Students Enrolling in AY2012 - 2017*Fee includes GST
Other fees include the following:
Other Fees Payable
Examination Fee(Payable by Permanent Resident and International students only)
All successful students enrolled into NP
Student's Union Fee
Hospital & Surgical Insurance
S$34 per annum
Foreign students only
For actual amount payable, please refer to the Fee Voucher enclosed in your enrolment package. Where applicable, other optional fees may apply:
Full details of annual course fees payable for students enrolled in Academic Years 2012- 2017 can be found
For students who are
not eligible1 or
opt out of TG Scheme, the
full course fees payable are shown here.
Note1 You are eligible for Tuition Grant (TG) for your new course at the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) as long as you have not already attained a diploma or degree or higher qualifications through MOE subsidies or sponsorship by the Singapore Government. If you have received TG or sponsorship by the Singapore Government at the IHLs for the previous course(s) which you did not complete, the TG or MOE subsidy received in your previous course will be taken into account when determining your eligibility for TG for the new course.
There are various financial assistance schemes in place to ensure no student will be denied the opportunity of a polytechnic education because of financial difficulties. More information on the available financial assistance schemes can be found