Tuition Grant Scheme
Tuition fees at SUTD are highly subsidised by the Singapore Government. This substantial subsidy comes in the form of a tuition grant administered by the Singapore Government that allows eligible students to pay subsidised tuition fees.
The tuition fees for SUTD’s AY2013
student intake are as follows:
|Subsidised Fee (per academic year)
|Subsidised Fee (per term)
SUTD implements a fixed fee model whereby the tuition fees remain unchanged throughout the normal duration of study. However, tuition fees for every incoming freshmen group are subject to change from year to year.
Please note the following for fee payment:
- Students need to pay fees for 8 terms (i.e. normal course duration). For Masters of ASD, students need to pay fees for 10 terms.
- All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST.
- For students paying subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is subsidised by MOE.
- For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is to be borne by students.
- Students who do not sign the Tuition Grant Agreement or who are not eligible for the tuition grant will have to pay non-subsidised tuition fees.
- Students, who are completing one last module in order to graduate, are also required to pay fees (tuition fee and compulsory miscellaneous fees) for the entire term.
National Servicemen, whose enrolment into SUTD is delayed due to their national service obligations in Singapore, will pay the prevailing tuition fees at the time they accepted their offer of admission. If the National Serviceman does not accept the place first offered and accepts offers in the subsequent years, he will not be able to enjoy the tuition fee effective in the year of his first offer but will have to pay the tuition fee effective in the later year of offer which he has accepted.
Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees
In addition to tuition fee, students are required to pay the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees (CMF). The CMF is also payable by students who are away on their Independent Activity Period (IAP), internship, Co-Curricular Activities and Overseas Exchange Program.
CMF is charged annually from May to April. This fee is non-refundable.
The CMF for SUTD’s 2013 intake are as follows:
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||Student Activities & Services (Student Council)
||Health & Insurance
|Grand Total (inclusive of GST)
Fee Billing and Payment Modes
New students will receive their bills by the third week of the first term. For subsequent terms, students will receive their bills at the commencement of each term and payment is due one week after billing date. An email notification will be sent to the student's SUTD email account when the bill is ready. Students will be able to check their bills via the SUTD Student Portal. A penalty of $50 will be imposed for late
Students are able to pay their bills via cash, cheque, cashier order, demand draft, NETS, credit card, GIRO, DBS/POSB ATM, DBS/POSB internet banking and eNets via the SUTD student portal.
For billing related enquiries, please write to email@example.com or call +65 6303 6888.
Students who leave SUTD, either through withdrawal of their own accord or termination of candidature by SUTD, after week 2 of classes will be liable to pay fees for the entire term. Requests for refund will not be considered.
Tuition Grant Scheme
The Tuition Grant Scheme was introduced by the Government in 1980 to subsidise the cost of tertiary education in Singapore. This Scheme is administered by the Ministry of Education, Singapore (MOE).
Permanent residents and international students who are eligible and intend to take up the tuition grant must sign a Tuition Grant Agreement, which will require them to work in a Singapore-registered company for three years upon graduation from SUTD. Students who are not eligible, or choose to opt-out of the tuition grant, are required to pay the non-subsidised fees. The latter will not be bound by the 3-year work obligation.
Undergraduate students (regardless of nationality) will be eligible to receive Tuition Grant at SUTD, so long as they did not already attain a degree or higher qualification through subsidy by MOE or sponsorship by the Singapore Government (this includes the receipt of a government scholarship such as those offered by the Ministries, Public Service Commission and Statutory Boards for local or overseas study).
For students who have already received tuition grant in their previous course at any local university, they will be eligible for tuition grant up to the normal course duration less the number of terms of tuition grant they have already received. (i.e. Number of terms of tuition grant eligible for the new course = Normal course duration of the new course – Number of terms of tuition grant received for the previous course).
How to Apply
Application is open to enrolled students only.
|Students have to complete the Declaration for Tuition Grant Eligibility Form and submit it to the Office of Student & Classroom Administration. The form is available when you are given access to the SUTD Online Pre-Matriculation Exercise.
||Students have to complete a Tuition Grant Option Form and submit it to the Office of Student & Classroom Administration. The form is available when you are given access to the SUTD Online Pre-Matriculation Exercise.
Students who are eligible and wish to receive tuition grant will need to apply at the Ministry of Education website from 8 to 10 May 2013. 2 guarantors of any nationality are required. The guarantors must be aged 21 and above but below 65, and must not be an un-discharged bankrupt.
|Signing of the Tuition Grant Agreement (TGA)
Student and their 2 sureties are to sign the TGA with MOE officers on 20 May 2013 at SUTD.
If the sureties are unable to travel to Singapore, students are to print a copy of the TGA from the Ministry of Education website and send it to their sureties in their home country to sign in the presence of a Notary Public, Commissioner of Oath or a practicing lawyer.
Sureties are to send the signed TGA back to the student and ensure that the TGA is in order for the signing in the presence of the MOE officers at SUTD by 20 May 2013.
Supplementary TGA for Polytechnic students
Students who received tuition grant for their Polytechnic studies and who have not been discharged or released from the tuition grant bond, are required to sign the Supplementary TGA on 20 May 2013.
MOE does not allow the sending of Supplementary TGA to sureties in home countries. Sureties must sign the agreement in Singapore.
For more information on Tuition Grant, please refer to the Ministry of Education's TGonline website or their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you require further clarifications, please contact MOE's Tuition Grant Unit at:
Tuition Grant Unit,
Higher Education Division, Office Tower Level 15,
Ministry of Education, 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675.
Tel: +65 6879 7333/4; Fax: +65 6776 8609