It is important for you to declare any changes in your citizenship or residency status promptly. Failure to do so would have financial implications in terms of the tuition fees charged.
Your tuition fee will be adjusted for the current semester when your citizenship or permanent residency status takes effect on or before the end of 2nd instructional week of that semester.
You should update citizenship/residency information via Myinfo latest by the end of the 2nd instructional week of the semester.
If you update via Myinfo after the end of the 2nd instructional week but by the end of the Reading Week of the semester, you are required to attach necessary supporting documents* for verification and assessment. If your document(s) is dated on or before the end of the 2nd instructional week of that semester, your tuition fee will be adjusted for the current semester. If otherwise, the tuition fee adjustment will take effect in the next semester.
If you update via Myinfo after the end of the Reading Week, your tuition fee will be adjusted for the next semester, regardless of the date of your supporting documents*.
*You should attach your Certificate of Citizenship/Singapore NRIC/Collection Slip. If you do not have these documents yet, you may provide an In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter from ICA (for obtaining Singapore Citizenship or Permanent Residence).
Should everything be in order, your updated citizenship/residency status will reflect in myEduRec within the next 3 working days from your online update.
Prior to the change in citizenship or permanent residency status, you are liable for fees before adjustment. Following your change in status, the Office of Finance will re-calculate the affected semester's fees, and any excess tuition fees paid will be credited into your account.
Full-time undergraduates whose citizenship is changed to “Singapore Citizen”, please download the Application for Tuition Grant and Declaration of Tuition Grant Eligibility (Applicable for Singapore Citizens Only) form if you wish to take up the Tuition Grant from Singapore Government to subsidise the cost of your education at NUS. Duly completed forms are to be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid via https://www.askadmissions.nus.edu.sg/ > “Send an Email” under Contact Us. Select “MOE Tuition Grant” category after you logged in/created an account to send the email.
For full-time graduate research students who are receiving the NUS Research Scholarship, please note that any revised scholarship stipend due to a change of citizenship will be effective the month after the student’s notification of the citizenship change. For enquiries, contact GradEnquiry@nus.edu.sg.