Tuition fees at NP are highly subsidised by the Singapore Government for eligible students under the Tuition Grant (TG) Scheme. For AY2018, 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 new intakes of International Students will be subjected to 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.
All new students are required to pay their fees via the following modes:
All students have to participate in the GIRO Scheme from the first semester onwards. Deductions will be made from the students' or their guardians' savings / current accounts with the bank.
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 term
Withdrawal within 1st week of term on valid grounds **
Withdrawal after 1st week of term
* 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.
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 $10,000 respectively.
The polytechnics will continue to receive a substantial subsidy from the Government to cover the bulk of the costs. The polytechnics will continue to adopt a cohort-based fee structure, which means that a student’s fees will remain constant for the entire duration of their course. This applies to all full-time diploma courses at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. This fee structure will provide greater certainty regarding tuition fees and help students to better plan the financing of their studies. Students enrolling into Ngee Ann Polytechnic in AY2018 will be informed of the annual tuition fees for their respective courses prior to enrolment. Existing students will continue to pay the tuition fees that they have paid in AY2017 for the remaining duration of their course.
Similar to past years, the Government will continue to absorb the GST chargeable on tuition fees payable by SC and PR students. Tuition fees for IS will be subject to GST.
The tuition fees for the new cohort to be admitted in AY2018 can be found in
Annex A below.
5. There are various financial assistance schemes in place to ensure no student will be denied the opportunity of a polytechnic education because of financial difficulties. For more information on the available financial assistance schemes, please
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AY2018 tuition fees for full-time Singapore Citizens (SC), Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) and International Students (IS) at Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Tuition Fees ($)
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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