Tuition Fees Applicable to All Students
Offered Admission in Academic Year
The tuition fees (full fees) in Academic Year 2013-2014 will
be made available at the following URL:
NOTE: THE FEES INDICATED AT THE ABOVE URL ARE CORRECT AT THE TIME OF
PUBLICATION AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
Tuition Fees Applicable to All
The tuition fee effective for each academic year applies to
new as well as existing students. National servicemen, whose
enrollment to the University is delayed by one to two years,
as a result of their national service commitments, will enjoy
a one to two years lag in tuition fee payable respectively.
This takes into account their delayed enrollment due to
The tuition fee payable will depend on the year when they
were first offered a place in the University. If the National
Serviceman does not accept the place first offered and
accepts offers from NUS in the subsequent years, he will not
be able to enjoy the lag in tuition fee effective in the year of
his first offer. He will have to pay the tuition fee effective in
the latest year of offer which he has been accepted.
National Servicemen offered and accepted places in the
University for the first time in 2011 will pay the 2011 tuition
fees for the rest of their course.
In the case of National Servicemen who are offered and
accepted places in the University for the first time in 2012,
they will pay the 2012 tuition fee when they eventually
enroll in the University.
National Servicemen who have been successful in changing
their course of studies will pay the fee applicable to the year
of their first offer, i.e. if they had accepted their first offer in
2011 and decided to change the course thereafter in 2012,
they will have to pay the tuition fee applicable to the year of
their first offer.
TUITION FEE LOAN (TFL) SCHEME
To ensure that no student is denied access to University
education because of financial constraints, a loan scheme
known as the Tuition Fee Loan (TFL) Scheme is made
available. Under this scheme, students who are either
enrolled in full-time or part-time undergraduate programmes
and who are doing their first undergraduate degree at NUS
can apply for loans to cover up to a maximum of 90% of
the subsidised tuition fees payable by Singapore Citizens
(excluding hostel and other miscellaneous fees). Such
loans will be extended to all who are eligible to apply and
will be available for the duration of their course. NUS will
bill students the amount not covered by the loan (i.e. fee
payable) at the beginning of Semester 1.
Please take note that students are not allowed to apply for
TFL retrospectively for previous semester or semesters.
National Servicemen who are first offered and accepted
admission in AY2011 can apply up to a maximum of 90% of
AY2011 tuition fees payable for the rest of their course.
Similarly, National Servicemen who are first offered and
accepted admission in AY2012 can apply up to a maximum
of 90% of AY2012 tuition fees payable.
Students who require additional financial assistance to cover
the balance of their direct payment portion of their tuition
fees (not covered by loans from the TFL Scheme), hostel and
other miscellaneous fees may apply for the NUS Study Loan
or bursaries, and loans from other University-administered
funds. However, due to limited funds, such bursaries and
loans will only be given to needy students. More details on
the above loans and bursaries can be found at the following
NOTE: THE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO
COVER THE TUITION GRANT PORTION OF THE TUITION FEES.
The Terms and Conditions of the Tuition
a) Interest Rate
Interest at the average of the prime rates of the
following banks: DBS, OCBC and UOB, prevailing on
the first day of each quarter or such other rate as may
be determined from time to time will be charged upon
graduation. Interest will commence on 1 March of the
year following graduation for students who graduate
at the end of Semester 1 or 1 August in the year of
graduation for students who graduate at the end of
Semester 2. For students who graduate in Special Term 3
and Special Term 4, interest will commence on 1 August
and 1 September respectively within the same year. For
final year Medical students who are sitting their final
re-examination in September, interest will commence
from 1 November in the year of graduation. Interest
will accrue on a monthly basis. In the event that the
borrower leaves NUS without completing his or her
course of study, interest will be chargeable with effect
from the first day of the month following his or her
departure from the University.