Tuition fees at NP are highly subsidised by the Singapore Government for eligible students under the Tuition Grant (TG) Scheme. For AY2020, the polytechnics will continue to adopt a cohort-based fee structure, which means that fees will remain constant for the entire duration of the course.
The Government will continue to absorb the GST chargeable on tuition fees payable by Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident students. The tuition fees for International Students in AY2020 is inclusive of GST.
The table below shows the annual tuition fee payable by students enrolling in a full-time diploma course and who have opted for the Tuition Grant (TG) Scheme.
The Singapore Government provides tuition grants to subsidise your education at the polytechnic.
Permanent residents and foreigners who accept the tuition grant must sign a bond to work in Singapore for 3 years upon graduation. To find out more about the Tuition Grant Scheme,
please refer here
Students are notified of the actual course fees they have to pay via their Ngee Ann Polytechnic email accounts.
The fees are to be paid 2 times in a year.
Semester 1: End June Semester 2: End December
There are two ways to check on your outstanding tuition fees.
Option 1: Online enquiry Log in to NPAL Student Self Service Portal The navigation path to view outstanding tuition fees is: Main menu > Self Service > Financial Services > View Financial Account
Option 2: Mobile Enquiry
Direct Debit Authoristion (DDA) is an arrangement where you authorise your bank to deduct money from the account indicated in your DDA form to pay
Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
Once you have set up the DDA, fees will be deducted from the account that you indicated in your DDA form. You must ensure you have sufficient funds in the bank account at the time of deduction.
With effect from Feb 2020, POSB/DBS/OCBC account holders can submit the DDA electronicallyNew
To apply for the DDA,
please click here.
Students with changes in citizenship may inform NP by downloading the AA form called “Change of Personal Particulars” under
General Services here.
Please bring both the completed form and original document(s) which should prove your new citizenship status (eg: NRIC / Passport) to the SSVC@Blk 1, The Atrium during operating hours*. Officers at SSVC will sight your original documents and endorse the photocopy as “certified true copy”. Submission of the completed form without endorsement of the true copy will not be accepted.
*Operating hours of SSVC: Mon-Thu: 8:30am – 6:00 pm, Fri: 8:30am – 5pm, closed on public holidays.
Students who have officially informed NP of changes to their citizenship before the commencement of each semester will have their fees adjusted and refunded for that semester.
Students who inform NP officially of changes to their citizenship after the commencement of the semester will have their fees adjusted with effect from the next/following semester. No refund will be made for the difference in fees already paid in the current semester.
Students who wish to withdraw from their course must complete a prescribed withdrawal form and submit it to their respective Academic Schools/Divisions.
Withdrawal before commencement of semester
Withdrawal within 1st week of semester on valid grounds **
Withdrawal after 1st week of semester
* Administrative charge of S$50 is only applicable to new students.
** Refunds will only be made if the reasons for withdrawal are on valid grounds such as to study in another approved institution in Singapore, or on medical grounds.
Students who need financial assistance to pay the tuition fees, please click
here for details.
Permanent Residents (PR) and International Students (IS) must execute the Tuition Grant deed with MOE before they are eligible to apply for FAS.
FAS available for Full-Time Students subject to terms and conditions
Other fees are not covered by Mendaki , CPF and Tuition Fee Loan.
Information sheet for AY2018 tuition fees for Ngee Ann Polytechnic
The annual tuition fees for Singapore Citizen (SC) students admitted in academic year (AY) 2018 for full-time diploma courses will be increased by $100 to $2,800. Annual fees for Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) and International Students (IS) admitted in AY2018 to full-time diploma courses will be increased by $200 and $400 to $5,600 and $10,000 respectively.
The polytechnics will continue to receive a substantial subsidy from the Government to cover the bulk of the costs. The polytechnics will continue to adopt a cohort-based fee structure, which means that a student’s fees will remain constant for the entire duration of their course. This applies to all full-time diploma courses at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. This fee structure will provide greater certainty regarding tuition fees and help students to better plan the financing of their studies. Students enrolling into Ngee Ann Polytechnic in AY2018 will be informed of the annual tuition fees for their respective courses prior to enrolment. Existing students will continue to pay the tuition fees that they have paid in AY2017 for the remaining duration of their course.
Similar to past years, the Government will continue to absorb the GST chargeable on tuition fees payable by SC and PR students. Tuition fees for IS will be subject to GST.
The tuition fees for the new cohort to be admitted in AY2018 can be found in
Annex A below.
5. There are various financial assistance schemes in place to ensure no student will be denied the opportunity of a polytechnic education because of financial difficulties. For more information on the available financial assistance schemes, please
For further queries, you can contact
AY2018 tuition fees for full-time Singapore Citizens (SC), Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) and International Students (IS) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Tuition Fees ($)
New Students (AY2018 Intake)
Note: SC and PR fees are before GST. The Government continues to absorb the GST chargeable on tuition fees payable by SC and PR students. Fees for IS for the AY2018 intake is inclusive of GST.
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