Sim Ann, Education
1,700 non-Asean students awarded scholarships each year
Published on Feb 18, 2012 6:00 AM
Around 800 pre-tertiary and 900 undergraduate students from non-Asean countries are awarded scholarships to study here each year, with these scholarships covering tuition and accommodation.
These study awards cost $14,000 for pre-tertiary students and between $18,000 and $25,000 for undergraduates.
The figures were disclosed by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education Sim Ann in Parliament on Friday in response to a question from Non-Constituency MP Yee Jenn Jong.
He had asked how the Ministry of Education (MOE) tracked the performance of the scholarship holders during their studies and whether they fulfilled their obligation to work here after graduation.
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