Singapore school fees more expensive for foreigners

It will be considerably more expensive for Singapore permanent residents and foreigners to enroll their children in schools in Singapore over the next three years. This is the 3rd year in a row that school fees have increased for non-Singaporeans.

The monthly fees for permanent residents attending a primary school will increase from SGD $130 to SGD $155 next year and SGD $180 in 2019. The fees will be nearly double for secondary education from the current monthly fee of SGD $200 to SGD $380 with an annual increase of SGD $60 in monthly fees for permanent residents.

Monthly fees will increase by SGD $50 each year – from SGD $600 now to SGD $750 in 2020 for international students. The amendments in fees for primary and secondary schools, as well as pre-university level, will be in place in January of each year. According to sources, a Ministry of Education (MOE) spokesperson stated that it administered consistent reviews of school fees and made adjustments when needed.