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No Fee Rise for Citizens as PR, International Student Fees Hike in Singapore

No Fee Rise for Citizens as PR, International Student Fees Hike in Singapore
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  1. The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced an increase in school fees for Singapore permanent residents and international students in Government and Government-aided schools for 2024 to 2026.
  2. The revised fees will be implemented from January each year and will not affect Singapore citizens.
  3. The standard and second-tier miscellaneous fees will be merged into a single tier starting from 2024.

According to MOE, Singapore’s school fees are set to take a new shape for the academic years 2024 to 2026.

Comparative Analysis of Fees Across Different Types of Schools

Every schooling type has its costs.

It’s simple.

International schools charge the most.

For some, you’ll part with over S$20,000 every year.

For PR and IS students in government and government-aided schools, the stakes have gotten higher.

Fees will rise annually by S$25 to S$60 and S$25 to S$140 respectively from 2024 to 2026, says MOE.

Private and high schools have their price tags too.

Yet, Singaporeans in any school don’t get their fees hiked.

That’s fair.

That’s the government having their backs.

Factors Influencing Singapore School Fees

What bumps up the school fees?

Simple things, really.

The cost of running the place.

The quality of teaching staff.

The facilities available.

More resources mean better education.

But they also mean higher fees.

And for the PR and IS students, the government contributes less.

So, they pay more.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs

Feel pinched by the high fees?

There’s hope.

The government runs financial aid schemes.

Some schools have scholarships too.

It’s about giving every kid a chance.

A chance to learn.

A chance to succeed.

So, don’t let the fees scare you.

Help is close.

Regional Differences

Does where in Singapore you are matter?

Yes and no.

All schools have to meet the same standards.

So, you get the same quality education.


Some areas have more private and international schools.

And those charge higher fees.

Choice of school is still free.

The fees are what you must consider.

Impact of Education Fees in Singapore

What does the cost of education mean for Singapore?

It steers people’s choices.

High fees might push some people to cheaper schools.

That might not be a bad thing.


Good schools come in all shapes and sizes.

And in all fee ranges.

That’s the charm of the education system here.

You get to choose what’s best for you.

You weigh the cost versus the value.

And you find your fit.

A wise person once said, “The Ministry of Education MOE will be increasing school fees for Singapore permanent residents PR and international students IS in Government and Government-Aided schools over the next three years i.e. 2024 2026.”

That now holds true.

It’s clear: Education in Singapore is a choice.

A choice of what, where, and how.

Even of expense.

But it is a worthwhile investment.

Isn’t that so?

What do you think?

Written by Patrick Tan

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