Under the Tuition Grant Scheme, the education of foreign students (including Singapore Permanent Residents) at the Polytechnic is highly subsidised by the Singapore government. Tuition fees are made affordable to encourage foreign talent to enjoy an enriching and well-balanced polytechnic education in Singapore. In return for this subsidised education, foreign students will be required to work in Singapore for a minimum of 3 years upon graduation.
The Tuition Grant scheme is administered by the Ministry of Education. Foreign students who choose to accept the tuition grant will execute a Tuition Grant agreement with the Singapore government at a date arranged by the Ministry of Education. International students will be informed by letters, on the date and venue (on campus) for the signing of the Tuition Grant agreements.
The student will be required to sign the Tuition Grant agreement with two sureties. The sureties:
-Must be above 21 years and below 65 years of age
-Must not be a bankrupt
In case the sureties are in the student's home country and are unable to meet the schedule to sign the agreement at the polytechnic, they may sign the agreement in the presence of a public notary. The student may collect the agreement from the staff of the Ministry of Education on the scheduled date to be sent back to the student's sureties overseas. After the sureties have signed the Agreement in the presence of a public notary, the student can collect the agreement and make an appointment with the Tuition Grant Unit (Ministry of Education) to complete the signing of the agreement.
More details on the Tuition Grant Scheme can be found on the Ministry of Education's website.
Enquiries may also be made to the Ministry of Education - Tuition Grant Hotline: 6872 2220