2000 scholarships worth $36 million awarded to foreign students every year - report

TR Emeritus, 18 Feb 2012
The Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Ms Sim Ann, has disclosed in Parliament that at least 2000 scholarships are awarded to foreign students each year.
This includes about 950 pre-tertiary and 1070 undergraduate students from Asean and non-Asean countries. The scholarships cover both tuition and accommodation.
These scholarships cost $14,000 for pre-tertiary students and between $18,000 and $25,000 (i.e, average of $21,500) for undergraduates.
This works out to about $13.3 million for pre-tertiary students and $23 million for undergraduates, giving a total of at least $36 million.
It took Non-Constituency MP Yee Jenn Jong of the Workers’ Party from two sittings in the Parliament to extract these figures out from the Ministry of Education (MOE). Full story