Tag Archives: Tertiary education

PAP LIED ABOUT THE PERCENTAGE OF FOREIGN STUDENTS IN LOCAL UNI NUS AND NTU

Out of 100 Singaporeans qualified for university, 35 have been deprived of places and given to foreign students. The PAP misrepresented by saying 20% are foreign students. The latest university ranking exercise by London-based Times Higher Education (THE) has raised questions about the exact composition of local and international students in Singapore universities....

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ITE STUDENTS GIVEN $25 BURSARY A MONTH, HOW TO SURVIVE?

According to the Straits Times news report “Hokkien clan to give $120k to needy uni students” (May 25) – “The money will come in the form of a $3,000 bursary for individual students each year. Up to eight students from each institution will be funded for three years in this way.

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GERMANY SCRAPS UNIVERSITY TUITION FEES

All German universities will offer free higher education starting this week, after the region of Lower Saxony changed its policies to fit with the rest of the country. German policy-makers say that free university education for all is a basic right, and that tuition fees are unfair and discourage poorer students from continuing with their education.

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Tuition fee hike at 4 varsities; polys, ITE to follow

Four public universities have raised tuition fees — by up to 7.9 per cent — for Singapore citizens enrolling in academic year 2014 (AY2014), with some institutions implementing steeper hikes for permanent residents (PRs) and international students. Fees will also be going up at the polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).The National University of Singapore (NUS) has raised fees for general courses by 2.6 per cent to S$7,850. Popular courses such as business, dentistry, law and medicine saw bigger hikes of 3.3 to 7.9 per cent, with fees for the law programme rising 7.9 per cent to S$11,650 per year.

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