Singapore to raise school fees for permanent residents and international students

The rise in school fees for permanent residents and international students will be phased in from 2024 to 2026.

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Singapore will implement an increase in school fees for permanent residents and international students attending government and government-aided schools.

School fee increase

The Ministry of Education announced that the rise in school fees for permanent residents and international students will be phased in over the next three years, spanning from 2024 to 2026.

“This is part of MOE’s regular review of school fees,” the Education Ministry added.

The MOE mentioned that providing details about the planned fee increases for non-citizens will aid parents in effectively planning the financing of their children’s education in MOE schools.

Gradual school fee adjustments

Starting from 2024 and continuing through 2026, the monthly school fees for permanent resident (PR) students will incrementally rise by S$25 to S$60, while international students will experience an increase of S$25 to S$140 each year.

The revised fees, set to take effect from January each year, are outlined as follows:

Source: Singapore MoE

Starting from 1 January 2024, the miscellaneous fee, applicable to students of all nationalities, will be consolidated into a single tier. This merges the current standard and second-tier fees, as announced by the MOE in July 2023.

Partnership with Switzerland

Recently, Singapore and Switzerland have successfully developed strong partnerships in the fields of innovation and education, capitalizing on their shared emphasis on human capital while blending divergent approaches.

Nathan Yasis

Nathan Yasis

Nathan studied information technology and secondary education in college. He dabbled in and taught creative writing and research to high school students for three years before settling in as a digital journalist.

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Nathan studied information technology and secondary education in college. He dabbled in and taught creative writing and research to high school students for three years before settling in as a digital journalist.

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