July 13, 2015
Scholarships awarded to international students
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Yee Jenn Jong, NCMP
To ask the Minister for Education (a) since January 2012, how many scholarships have been awarded each year by Ministries to international students to do their undergraduate studies at our local universities; and (b) what is the current average cost of each scholarship a year including but not limited to school fees, accommodation and other allowances.
The annual number of scholarships awarded to international students at the undergraduate level has come down in recent years. Since 2012, about 900 such scholarships are awarded each year.
The scholarships include school fees, and typically include accommodation and some allowances. The annual cost per scholarship is about $25,000 on average.