After writing “Masters oourses self-funding – many words, very little numbers?”
and “1 in 3 university students struggling? (Part 2) – Real Tuition fees increased 4.1%, Govt spending 0.2%?”
– I thought I would try to google to find more information, in connection with this issue
Here’s what I found:
“MOE spends S$238 million yearly on scholarships and tuition grants for foreign students” (Today, Aug 5, 2019)
“The amount of government spending on scholarships and tuition grants for international students has also fallen by about 50 per cent over the past 10 years, Mr Ong revealed.”
So, does the above mean that the amount spent on international students (foreigners), was about $476m ($238m x 2) in the year around 2008/2009?
In this connection, do “international students” include PRs?
If not, how much more were we spending on non-S’porean students, if we include the amount spent on PRs? About $500m?