School fees for non-Singapore citizens to go up


Permanent resident pupils will see monthly primary school fees increase from the current $130 to $155 in 2018, while international pupils from non-Asean countries will pay $750 a month by 2020.
Permanent resident pupils will see monthly primary school fees increase from the current $130 to $155 in 2018, while international pupils from non-Asean countries will pay $750 a month by 2020.PHOTO: MY PAPER

SINGAPORE - School fees for Singapore permanent residents and international students will go up over the next three years, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Tuesday (Oct 17).

From 2018 to 2020, primary, secondary and pre-university school fees will increase by $25 to $60 a month for permanent resident students, and by $25 to $150 a month for international students.

The revision is part of MOE's regular review of school fees, and will take effect from January each year, the ministry said.

This means that permanent resident pupils will see monthly primary school fees increase from the current $130 to $155 in 2018, $180 in 2019 and $205 in 2020, while international pupils from non-Asean countries will pay $750 a month by 2020, an annual increase of $50.

Secondary school fees for permanent residents will nearly double from the current monthly fee of $200 to $380 in 2020, with an annual increase of $60 in monthly fees.

The release of the fee schedule for the next three years is to provide greater certainty and enable parents to plan for the financing of their children's studies in MOE schools, the ministry said.

There are currently no plans to adjust school fees for Singapore citizens who are students in government and government-aided schools, it added.