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Last Updated: 25 January 2024

Tuition Fee Loan

Students in polytechnics and autonomous universities can apply for the Tuition Fee Loan to cover a certain percentage of their tuition fee. Learn about the eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Who is eligible

  • Students who are studying full-time subsidised diploma courses in any of the polytechnics.
  • Students who are studying full-time subsidised undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the autonomous universities.
  • Singapore Citizen students who are studying part-time subsidised undergraduate programmes in the autonomous universities.

How it works

The Tuition Fee Loan covers:

  • Up to 75% of subsidised tuition fees payable by polytechnic students.
  • Up to 90% of the subsidised Singapore Citizen tuition fees payable by university students.

The loan is tenable for the entire course duration. It is interest-free during the course of study, with interest only commencing upon graduation or leaving the institution. The maximum loan repayment period is up to 10 years for loans taken at polytechnic level, and up to 20 years for loans taken at the university level.

How to apply

  • Students in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or National University of Singapore (NUS) can approach DBS or OCBC.
  • Students in Singapore Management University (SMU) can approach OCBC.
  • All other students can approach DBS.