SINGAPORE: Some 17,000 international students applied to study at Singapore’s autonomous universities per year over the past three years.
In 2012, international students formed less that 16 per cent of the total number of students who enrolled in the autonomous universities.
The figures came from Education Minister Heng Swee Keat in a written parliamentary reply to Non—Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Yee Jenn Jong, who asked about the number of foreign students who have applied to study in Singapore’s autonomous universities.
Mr Heng added that the universities provide a range of scholarships and bursaries to attract international students who will be able to add diversity and enrich the learning experience on campus.
Since the academic year in 2008, the fee differentiation between Singaporeans and international students has been increased to reflect the privileges of citizenship.
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