Tuition Fee and Subsidy

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Tuition Fee and Subsidy

Our tuition fees are on par with those of other local universities. The amount of course fees you pay in each semester depends on the number of courses you take in that semester. The course fees cover all study materials, classes, tutor supervision, assignment s and examinations. They do not include fees for textbooks and other additional items specified by Singapore University of Social Sciences from time to time.

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There may be additional items that are not covered by the tuition fees. These could include items such as additional recommended textbooks, resit examination fee, etc.

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The tuition fee subsidy from the Government of Singapore comes in the form of a tuition grant which is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is offered to all admitted students studying for a undergraduate degree at the University and who satisfy the criteria listed in the next paragraph.  Students who are eligible for the tuition grant need only pay the subsidised fees, which is the difference between the full fees (set by the University) and the tuition grant from the MOE.

According to the MOE, this tuition grant need not be repaid to the government. Only Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents (PRs) are eligible for the fee subsidy. They must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the tuition fee subsidy:

  • Applicants have not previously received a government-subsidised/sponsorship for an undergraduate education or higher qualification (local or overseas), from SUSS/NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SIT or from overseas university funded by government scholarship/bursary;
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age; and
  • Applicants must have either 2 years of full-time work experience or are currently employed on a full-time basis.
     

Exemption from Age and Work Experience Criteria

The following categories of applicants can be exempted from the age and work experience eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant sponsored by his/her company for the part-time undergraduate degree programme; and
  • Applicant who is currently employed in a job role/sector related to the part-time undergraduate degree programme.

Notwithstanding these exemptions, National (NS)-liable applicants must have fully discharged their full-time NS liability before they can be admitted into SUSS.

Supporting documents(s) must be submitted, together with the admission application, for assessment. SUSS reserves the right to determine if exemption would be granted and the University's decision will be final and binding.

View the list of FAQs on government subsidy

1) SkillsFuture Credit

SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their S$500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website​ to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

Singapore Citizen students may use their SkillsFuture Credit on top of existing government subsidies to pay their tuition fees at Singapore University of Social Sciences.

View the list of FAQs on SkillsFuture Credit​ 
 

2) SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

Singapore Citizens (SCs) aged 40 and above who are pursuing MOE-subsidised part-time undergraduate programmes with the University will enjoy higher subsidy from 1 July 2015. The availability of the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy will be tied to a SC student's eligibility for the Government Subsidy. Hence, a SC student must be eligible for the Government Subsidy in order to be eligible for the enhanced subsidy.

With this enhanced subsidy, SC students aged 40 and above (to be counted based on the year which he/she turns 40 years old) will pay tuition fees that are lower than the standard subsidised fees payable by other SC students who are below 40 years old.

View the list of FAQs on SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

For more information on SkillsFuture, please refer to www.skillsfuture.sg​ or call SkillsFuture hotline at +65 6883 5885.

Other than the tuition fee subsidy that is granted by the Government, the Singapore University of Social Sciences​ offers the following course fee concessions:​

  • applicants who are 60 years old and above will enjoy a 20% course fee concession.
  • alumni (Doctoral, Master's or Bachelor's programme) of the Singapore University of Social Sciences and the Singapore Institute of Management will enjoy a 20% course fee concession.

Students will enjoy only one of the two categories of concession. The above concessions are applicable to all programmes offered by the University unless specified otherwise. They are not applicable to students enrolled in the Singapore University of Social Sciences scholarship and sponsorship schemes; law students; students eligible for SkillsFuture Enhanced Fee Subsidy; courses offered with external institutions/organisations. Eligible students will enjoy the course fee concession in addition to any government subsidy that they are eligible for. However, the concessions are not to be used concurrently with any other concessions.

Students will be sent the bill for course fee payment (and other additional fees, if applicable) at the start of each semester. You will usually be given about 1-2 weeks to pay the fees.

Students who do not meet fee payment deadlines imposed by the University will incur penalty fees. If fees are not paid, or are only partially paid, by the due date indicated in the bill, a late fee will be imposed. For students with outstanding payment, the University reserves the right to take further action as deemed necessary including barring such students from course registrations in a subsequent semester, cancelling such students' current course registration, withholding results slips or transcripts, and withholding the confirmation of the award of the degree.

For newly enrolled students, if written notice of withdrawal or deferment is given within the cooling off period#, a full refund of the fees paid less $117.70 (inclusive of GST) administrative charge will be given. No refund will be given for withdrawal or deferment thereafter.

Existing students who leave the University after the fee payment deadline for the semester, either through withdrawal on their own accord or termination of candidature by the University, will be liable to pay fees for the entire semester.

The cooling off period is defined as 7 working days after payment of the fees for the first semester of your admission to the University. To expedite the administrative process for refund, you are strongly encouraged to submit your notice of withdrawal or deferment to the University in person. ​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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