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tuitionfee1Money Matters. We all know that but at Yale-NUS we aim to keep this part of the process as simple as possible. We know that college is one of the most important investments you and your family will make and we are fully committed to helping you afford a Yale-NUS education. Our approach is simple: work with each student individually to understand your unique circumstances. After all, Yale-NUS is a school unlike any other and your circumstances are unlike anyone else’s.

Our admission review is need-blind which means a student or family’s ability to pay Yale-NUS fees has no bearing on an admission decision. We take an individual approach to assessing financial circumstances and will be here to answer your questions through each step of the process.

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Tuition and Fees

The Government of Singapore offers all international students and Singapore Permanent Residents subsidized tuition fees at Yale-NUS through the Tuition Grant Scheme. This optional scheme allows students to benefit from the unique experience of a Yale-NUS education, with reduced tuition fees, with a three-year work obligation upon graduation.

The chart below details the fee structure both with and without the optional Tuition Grant Scheme. Further details provided below.

Academic Year 2017/2018
Singapore Citizens Singapore PRs International Students
Fees payable by students on the Tuition Grant Fees payable by students not on the Tuition Grant Fees payable by students on the Tuition Grant

Fees payable by students not on the Tuition Grant

Tution Fees S$19,500 S$27,300 S$27,300 S$41,750 S$41,750
Residential College Fees S$7,980 S$7,980 S$7,980 S$7,980 S$7,980
Community Grant for Singapore Citizens (for students matriculating in AY 2017-2018) (S$4,000) - - - -
Miscellaneous Student Fees S$230 S$230 S$230 S$350 S$350
Supplementary Fee - - S$17,800 - S$17,800
Total Fees S$23,710 S$35,510 S$53,310 S$50,080 S$67,880

The above fees are applicable for Academic Year AY2017-2018.  All published rates and student bills are provided in Singapore dollars (S$).

No Surprises

Yale-NUS Tuition & Residential College fees are cohort-based and are fixed for each cohort from the year of matriculation until graduation four years later. That means no surprises in your 2nd or 3rd year at Yale-NUS. If you are a National Serviceman in Singapore, you will pay the tuition fees relevant to the year you accept our offer of admission.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

The annual tuition fee includes a 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST). For Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents taking up the Tuition Grant Scheme, the GST payable on tuition fees are subsidised by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE). For international students and non-subsidised Permanent Residents, the tuition fees above are inclusive of GST.

Residential College Fees

All students at Yale-NUS live on campus in one of our three distinctive Residential Colleges. This includes a single room situated within a suite and 19 meals a week in a Yale-NUS dining hall.

Miscellaneous Student Fees

Miscellaneous Student Fees contribute to the cost of student activities, health services and insurance, campus shuttle services and other services incurred by all students.

Tuition Grant and Supplementary Fee

The Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) is offered by the Government of Singapore to international students and Singapore Permanent Residents who are pursuing a course of study at Yale-NUS. The TGS offers a subsidized tuition rate (as outlined above) and comes with a three-year work obligation upon graduation. In order to satisfy the work obligation, students must work for a Singapore based company or an overseas affiliate while remaining on the Singapore payroll. All earnings within the three year work period will be kept by the student and, provided the work obligation is fulfilled, no form of repayment will be due.

Students who opt into the TGS will be required to sign the Tuition Grant Agreement and will be given further information upon confirmation of enrollment at Yale-NUS.

Students who opt not to take the TGS will be required to pay unsubsidized fees, which includes the S$17,800 Supplementary Fee, and will not have a work obligation upon graduation. Yale-NUS financial aid does not apply to the Supplementary Fee. However, a loan is available for this amount for students who qualify. Further details on the loan and eligibility can be found here. (For students in the Yale-NUS Class of 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020, please contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information about loan eligibility).

For additional information on the Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS), please refer to these FAQs.

Merit-based Scholarships

1Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are awarded in order to recognize the exceptional qualities of students entering Yale-NUS. Those qualities range from academics to music, sports, debate and more. Merit scholarships are awarded in recognition of all you have accomplished and all you will bring to the Yale-NUS community. These qualities are assessed in our holistic admission review and, as such, a separate application for merit scholarships is not required. Simply apply to Yale-NUS College and you will automatically be considered for the scholarships listed below. No additional materials are required. And no interviews either. It’s that simple.

Note that all students, regardless of citizenship, home country, academic interest, or extracurricular involvement will be considered for merit scholarships. And each scholarship will be granted for each of your four years at Yale-NUS. We only ask that you keep doing all the amazing things you’ve already proven you’re capable of!

Scholarship Nationality Annual Award Amount Period of
Award

Yale-NUS Global Leader Scholarship

All 100% subsidized tuition fees
100% residential college fees
S$3,500 per year living and book allowance
One-time S$2,000 computer allowance
One-time S$10,000 overseas student exchange programme fund
4 Years

Yale-NUS Faculty Scholarship

All S$19,500 4 Years

Yale-NUS Dean Scholarship

All S$7,980 4 Years

2Donors' Merit Scholarships

Donors’ merit scholarships are funded by generous donations from donors and organizations to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students.

Scholarship Nationality Annual Award Amount Period of
Award

Stephen Riady International Excellence Scholarship

International Students 100% subsidized tuition fees*
100% residential college fees
100% supplementary fees (if applicable)
4 Years

Kewalram Chanrai Scholarship

International Students 100% subsidized tuition fees*
100% residential college fees
4 Years

Santander Scholarship

All 100% subsidized tuition fees*
100% residential college fees
4 Years

Tizian Schenker Scholarship

All S$25,000 per year towards tuition and residential college fees 4 Years

Lee Foundation Scholarship

All S$19,500^ 4 Years

Prima Scholarship

All S$19,500^ 4 Years

Sharon Ann Eravelly Scholarship

All S$19,500^ 4 Years

Wu Hsioh Kwang Family Scholarship

All S$19,500^ 4 Years

*The quantum will vary according to the tuition fees rate for Singaporeans / Permanent Residents / International Students.

^While this scholarship is open to all nationalities, the scholarship quantum is capped at the tuition fees rate of Singaporean citizens.

External Scholarships

Students may apply for these externally sponsored scholarships to finance their studies at Yale-NUS. These scholarships are not exclusive to Yale-NUS students, and applicants have to apply for them in competition with students from other universities. Enquiries and applications should be directed to the respective organizations. Applications generally close two to four weeks after the release of the GCE A-Level results. The list is also non exhaustive and you may wish to search for other scholarships that can also be applicable to Yale-NUS. Most of the scholarships below are open only to Singaporeans unless indicated.

Need-based Study Awards

At Yale-NUS, one size does not fit all. That’s our approach to study awards. From the admission process, we know you are an individual and that means the way you will financially support your college education is individual as well. We believe in working with each student, one-on-one, to ensure Yale-NUS is an affordable option for a truly unique educational experience.

Need-based study awards are available to students from all backgrounds, regardless of nationality, and will have no bearing on your admission to Yale-NUS. That means we offer need-blind admission.

However, we can only offer a study award if you ask for one. In order for our team to assess eligibility, please complete our straightforward application below. As circumstances may change each year, Yale-NUS students will be asked to re-apply annually so we can offer the most comprehensive study award appropriate.

And the best part of Yale-NUS study awards? There is no repayment. Simply follow the steps below to see how you may qualify.

How to Apply

If you are an applicant to the College:
If you have applied in Round 1 or Round 2 of Admissions and have been shortlisted for an interview, you will also be invited to apply for a need-based study award.

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You want it all at once? In order to receive your admission decision and study award decisions on the same day, please be sure to submit your financial aid application by the following dates.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

And don’t forget! All applicants will be automatically considered for merit scholarships. A supplemental application is not required for merit scholarships.

If you are a student currently enrolled in the College:
You will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office in January each year, inviting you to submit an application. Please note that need-based award applications are typically only accepted during the application period of January – April, barring extenuating circumstances.

Once enrolled at Yale-NUS, we still value the one-on-one relationship with each student. Therefore, students will be asked to submit a revised application for study awards each year of enrollment at Yale-NUS. This is to ensure we’re offering the right kind of support for each student.

The application for returning students will open in Jaunary and must be submitted by April. Don’t worry, we’ll help remind you of these dates. You just worry about remembering the application deadline. Simple.

Types of Study Awards

Study awards are designed to make Yale-NUS affordable and attainable for the best and brightest students from around the world. With that in mind, we don’t ask you to stand on your head to apply. And we don’t ask you to repay the award. We simply ask you to complete our short application, along with required documents, so we can consider the following awards for you:

1Yale-NUS Need-Based Study Awards

The Need-Based Study Award is a grant provided by Yale-NUS College to assist students who require financial assistance to realise their desire to attend Yale-NUS College. This award may be used to defray the cost of both tuition and Residential College fees. The amount of this award will vary and is dependent on the financial circumstances of the student’s immediate family.

2Donors' Need-Based Study Awards

The Donors’ Need-Based Study Awards are made possible by the generosity of individuals and organizations who support the mission of Yale-NUS.

Scholarship Nationality Annual Award Amount

Alan Chan Study Award

All Varies according to demonstrated need

Alberto Duran Study Award

Singaporeans Varies according to demonstrated need

Alice and Peter Tan Study Award

All Varies according to demonstrated need

Georgette Chen Study Award

All Varies according to demonstrated need

JY Pillay Study Award

All Varies according to demonstrated need

Jackie & Catherine Ng Study Award

All S$7,000 per year towards tuition fees

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Study Award

All S$10,000 per year towards tuition fees

Lim Ngee Khoon Study Award

All S$2,000 per year towards tuition fees

NPK Rajamanickam Study Award

All S$10,000 per year towards tuition fees

Saw Swee Hock Study Award

Singaporeans S$2,000 per year towards tuition fees

Tan Ean Kiam Study Award

Singaporeans Varies according to demonstrated need

Toh Chin Chye Study Award

All Varies according to demonstrated need

Wu Hsioh Kwang Family Study Award

All Varies according to demonstrated need