Higher tuition fees for students entering polytechnics, ITE in 2018

Students on the grounds of Singapore Polytechnic. Yahoo News Singapore file photo

Students enrolling in local polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs) next year will have to pay higher tuition fees.

The schools announced on Monday (11 December) that fees for students joining in the 2018 academic year will go up by between 3 per cent and about 7 per cent.

Singaporeans entering the polytechnics will pay about $100 more per year than students who enrolled this year. Permanent residents (PR) and foreign students will pay $200 and $400 more per year, respectively.

ITE fees for full-time Nitec courses will increase by $20 for Singaporeans, rising to $406 per academic year. PRs and foreign students’ annual fees will increase by $300 and $900, respectively, to $5,023 and $13,482. Fees for Higher Nitec courses will not change.

The ITEs have two intakes, one in January and another in April, while the polytechnic academic year begins in April.

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