Notes on Fees

There are various types of fees and eligibility guidelines that you need to know:

   A1 Application Fee

   A2 Eligibility Guidelines for Ministry of Education (MOE) subsidy

   A3 Service Obligation

   A4 SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 years and above

   A5 Notes on Payment of Fees

   A6 Other fees payable


A1. Application Fees

Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of S$21.40 when you send in your admission application.

A2. Eligibility Guidelines for Ministry of Education (MOE) Subsidy

The substantial tuition subsidy from the Government of Singapore comes in the form of a MOE subsidy which is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is offered to all admitted students up to the maximum programme duration. Students need not apply for the MOE subsidy if they are eligible. Note: From AY 2019 onwards, MOE subsidy only applies to Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) students. International students applying for Coursework Programmes under S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) are still eligible for MOE subsidy. International students applying for Coursework programmes offered  by other Schools will be liable for non-subsidised Tuition fees.

A2.1 Students with a Higher Degree Qualification
Students who have previously enjoyed MOE subsidy in a graduate programme will not be eligible for MOE subsidy in another graduate programme at the same or lower level. Instead, such students will be liable to pay “Non-subsidised Fees” for the graduate programme that they now wish to undertake. For example, students who had previously enjoyed MOE subsidy in a Masters programme and had attained the Masters degree will not be eligible for subsidy in another programme at Masters degree or lower level. In addition, if they wish to upgrade in another discipline area where the programme has a combination of Masters and PhD candidature, they will not be eligible to enjoy MOE subsidy during the Masters candidature.


A2.2 Transferred or Re-admitted
Students who are transferred or re-admitted within NTU or across Autonomous Universities* will be eligible to receive MOE subsidy up to the maximum programme duration for the new programme less number of semesters of MOE subsidy received for the previous programme.

* Autonomous Universities refer to NTU, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University (SMU)

A3. Service Obligation

Service Obligation is no longer applicable to International students admitted from AY 2019.

From AY 2008-2009 onward, individual international student who chooses to pay at a lesser subsidized fees will need to take up a 3-year service obligation. As part of the service obligation, the foreign student is required to work in Singapore-based companies upon graduation.

Singapore-based companies refer to local companies and international companies that have a base in Singapore which is registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).

The duration of the service obligation is fixed at 3 years, regardless of the duration of study at subsidised rates.

For further information or enquiries about service obligation, please click here.

A4. SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 years and above

With effect from 1 July 2015, Singapore Citizens (SC) students aged 40 years and above will pay fees that are 60% lower than the standard subsidised fees payable by other Singaporean students who are below 40 years old. However, this is not applicable to students under non-subsidised programmes or students paying non-subsidised fees under subsidised programmes. Please contact sfcredit@ntu.edu.sg if you have any clarifications with regards to SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy.

A5. Notes on Payment of Fees

A5.1 Every year, fees are reviewed and subject to revision. As and when fees are revised, the new fees will be applicable to all existing and new students.

A5.2 GIRO is the preferred mode of payment. Students can opt for GIRO payment after they have a Singapore account. You can download the GIRO form from this website that is maintained by NSS-Finance. Please hand in the completed form to One-Stop@SAC and NSS-Finance Office will obtain bank’s endorsement on student’s behalf. Upon approval from the bank, GIRO can be activated. If payment is deducted via GIRO, this information will be reflected in the student bill. Besides GIRO, the University accept Nets/Cheque/Cashier Order.

A5.3 Fees can be paid via S$ Demand Draft with a clearing bank in Singapore. If demand draft is drawn on a bank located outside Singapore, clearing may take up to 6 weeks and there are bank charges. Therefore, we do not encourage receiving such foreign bank’s demand draft . This demand draft should be made payable to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the amount is meant for payment of NTU fees only.

A5.4 Billing takes place at the commencement of each semester, and payment due date is 2 weeks after billing date.

A5.5 Fees for each semester/trimester must be paid in advance for entire term after bill issued and within the stipulated periods.

A5.6 Tuition Fees are to be paid only upon receipt of the bill from NSS-Finance Office. An electronic bill (E-bill) will be sent to successful candidates via NTU student email account AFTER they have matriculated formally with the University.

Upon notification, students are required to log on using their GSLink account to view and print their E-bill for record/payment.The fees must be settled within the deadline stated in the E-bill.

A5.7 Persons who fail to pay fees within the stipulated periods will have their names removed from the register of higher degree students. A person whose name has been thus removed but who is otherwise eligible to continue his candidature will be reinstated only after he has settled all outstanding fees and paid a re-registration fee of S$53.50.

A5.8 A student who withdraws or leaves the University two or more weeks after the commencement of his candidature or the commencement of the semester is liable to pay the fees due for the semester.

A5.9 The University's Board of Trustees reserves the right to alter fees at any time without notice.

A6. Other Fees

A6.1 The miscellaneous fees (inclusive of prevailing GST) stated below are applicable to all higher degree students, unless otherwise stated below.

A6.2 The miscellaneous fees will be incorporated into student's bill together with the tuition fee. No payment needs to be made before matriculation.

A6.3 The Tuition Fee and miscellaneous fees are to be paid only upon receipt of the E-bill from NSS-Finance. The bill will be sent to candidates after they have registered formally with the University.

A6.4 Candidates who withdraw from the programme within the first 2 weeks of the first semester shall not be liable for the Tuition Fee, and Miscellaneous Fees. Candidates who withdraw from the programme after the second week shall be liable for payment of Tuition Fee, and Miscellaneous Fees due for the entire semester.

A6.5 All fees listed above are in Singapore dollars (S$) and are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Miscellaneous Fees for AY2018

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