Monthly Archives: October 2017


School fees going up for foreigners and PRs

Foreigners and Singapore permanent residents (PR) will have to pay more over the next three years to enrol their children in local schools. Monthly fees for PRs attending a primary school will increase from the current $130 to $155 next year, $180 in 2019, and $205 in 2020. For international students, monthly fees will increase [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

NTU, NUS ranked top two universities in Asia

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) affirmed its rise over the National University of Singapore (NUS) in another university ranking by London-based education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In the Asian Universities Ranking released this morning, NTU was placed No. 1, ahead of NUS and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The Singapore Management University [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

SUSS to have more social science programmes; social impact to become part of all courses

The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) will, in the years ahead, grow its programme offerings in social sciences, and weave elements of community and social impact into all its courses. "In the future, while technology, big data, smart urbanisation (and) digital transformations make digital inroads into our work and lives, it is the social aspects, [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

NTU drops 3rd class tag from honours degrees

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the second public institution here to rename its honours degrees to better reflect the quality of its students. All undergraduates - except those studying medicine - graduating from January will be awarded degrees according to a new nomenclature, regardless of intake year. The current First Class Honours will be [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

NTUC First Campus ties up with Hong Kong centre to study how children learn two languages

One of the largest pre-school operators here is delving into research to find out how children learn mother tongue languages. NTUC First Campus is partnering the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre (CBRC) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong for a study - the first of its kind by a pre-school operator - that will start [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Interview with NUS president: NUS ‘always looking for new ways of learning, teaching’

Whenever there are leftovers at buffet receptions at the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus, students are activated through a Telegram chat group to finish the food. This "buffet response team", an informal group set up by NUS undergraduates, is an example of how students are thinking out of the box, said its president Tan [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments