Expected expenditure on creation of New College due to merger of Yale-NUS College and the University Scholars Programme

Published Date: 13 September 2021 06:00 PM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Ms He Ting Ru, Sengkang GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education (a) how much is budgeted to be spent on the creation of the New College due to the merger of the Yale-NUS College and the University Scholars Programme; and (b) how much is anticipated to be funded from public funds.

Response

1. NUS has formed a Planning Committee to work out the details of the New College, such as its common curriculum, staff matters, transition plans, admission, and residential and student life. MOE and NUS will discuss funding matters at a later stage based on the details of the New College.

2. Nonetheless, MOE is committed to supporting the New College and expects the cost per student to be lower than for Yale-NUS College (YNC). The New College, while retaining the best elements of YNC, should benefit from better economies of scale and sharing of resources with NUS.

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