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    Financial Matters

    Yale-NUS College is committed to making our unique living and learning experience financially accessible to all of our students. Our Financial Aid programme offers substantial support for students from a variety of backgrounds and this contributes to the diverse exposure our students experience both in and out of the classroom.

    All students admitted to Yale-NUS, regardless of citizenship, will have their full demonstrated need met by the College, as assessed by Yale-NUS’s financial need model. Yale-NUS financial aid packages do not include a required loan component. Some students may opt for the Tuition Fee Loan (TFL) or other students loans, in order to meet their Family Contribution. Yale-NUS applicants who are Singapore citizens will be considered for admission without regard to financial need​.

    Due to a deep applicant pool, a select yet significant portion of international and Singapore Permanent Resident students will receive financial aid based on demonstrated need. International and Singapore Permanent Resident students must apply for, and receive, financial aid at the time of admission in order to be considered for financial aid in subsequent years. Need-based study awards are valid for one academic year and annual re-applications are necessary for continued financial support.

    The College’s admissions process continues to value the diversity that enriches our community. Admission to Yale-NUS will be based on each student’s prior achievement and promise for success at the college.

    We believe financing your education comes with being able to plan for future costs. As such, Yale-NUS fees are cohort-based, ensuring your fees are the same in Year 4 as they are in Year 1. No surprise increases! For those with Singapore National Service obligations, you will pay tuition fees relevant to the year you accept our offer of admission.

    Tuition Grant

    The Tuition Grant (TG) Scheme is offered by the Government of Singapore to international and Singapore permanent resident students pursuing a course of study at Yale-NUS. The TG Scheme offers a subsidised tuition rate (as outlined below) and comes with a three-year work obligation upon graduation. In order to satisfy the work obligation, students must work for a Singapore entity or an overseas affiliate while remaining on the Singapore payroll. All earnings within the three-year work period will be kept by the student.

    Where the three-year obligation is not fulfilled, students will pay liquidated damages (pro-rated) to the Singapore Ministry of Education, equivalent in value to the total TG/subsidy provided to the student throughout his/her course of study at Yale-NUS.

    Students who choose not to take up the TG will be required to pay an additional annual Supplementary Fee of S$19,650 (on top of the subsidised tuition fee), but will not have any work obligation upon graduation.

    All Singapore citizens will receive the Tuition Grant without any work obligation.

    Students who have previously studied at the National University of Singapore or another Autonomous University in Singapore, and thus used a portion of their Tuition Grant allocation, will have to pay non-subsidised tuition fees in the last few semesters of study at Yale-NUS College. Any Tuition Grant utilised at another institution will have to be deducted against the eight-semester Tuition Grant eligibility at Yale-NUS College.

    For additional information on the TG Scheme, please refer to these FAQs.

    For students under the Yale-NUS & Duke-NUS Liberal Arts and Medicine Pathway, please refer to additional information on Tuition Grant obligation here.

    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.

    Fees

    Yale-NUS fees are cohort-based, which means your fees will not increase on an annual basis. Fees listed below are applicable for Academic Year 2020-2021. All published rates and student bills are provided in Singapore dollars (S$).

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    ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

    Citizenship

    Fees payable by students on the Tuition GrantFees payable by students not on the Tuition Grant
    Tuition FeesS$20,500
    Residential College FeesS$9,050
    Miscellaneous Student FeesS$241
    Supplementary Fee-
    Total FeesS$29,791
    Fees payable by students on the Tuition GrantFees payable by students not on the Tuition Grant
    Tuition FeesS$29,400S$31,500
    Residential College FeesS$9,050S$9,050
    Miscellaneous Student FeesS$241S$241
    Supplementary Fee-S$19,650

    Total Fees

    S$38,691S$60,441
    Fees payable by students on the Tuition GrantFees payable by students not on the Tuition Grant
    Tuition FeesS$44,950S$44,950
    Residential College FeesS$9,050S$9,050
    Miscellaneous Student FeesS$363S$363
    Supplementary Fee-S$19,650

    Total Fees

    54,36374,013
    Above currencies conversion are for reference only. For the most accurate fees, do refer to the fees stated in Singapore Dollar (SGD). Tuition fees are inclusive of Goods & Services Tax (GST) for all international students and Singapore Permanent Residents not on the Tuition Grant. GST for all other students is subsidised by the Ministry of Education.

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