More subsidies for low-income students who want to study in independent schools

The Raffles Girls School (RGS) campus at Anderson Road. The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be making enhancements to bursaries for students in independent schools like RGS. Students from lower-income families will receive more subsid
The Raffles Girls School (RGS) campus at Anderson Road. The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be making enhancements to bursaries for students in independent schools like RGS. Students from lower-income families will receive more subsidies for next year onwards. -- ST FILE PHOTO: TED CHEN

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be making enhancements to bursaries for students in independent schools.

Students from lower-income families will receive more subsidies for next year onwards. The subsidies will also be expanded to cover miscellaneous fees in addition to school fees.

Currently, a student whose monthly gross household income is below $4,000 receives a 75 per cent subsidy on school fees. From next year onwards, the subsidy will be increased to cover 90 per cent of their school fees.

This will better support Singaporean students who qualify for and would like to pursue an education in an independent school, the Education Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.