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Undergraduates to receive $10,000 each in Higher Education Access scheme

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Tue, 14 Apr 2020
Undergraduates to receive $10,000 each in Higher Education Access scheme
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James Cook University in Singapore is launching a study grant to improve access to higher education for local residents.

The Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU) has announced the launch of the new Higher Education Access scheme, an initiative that throws a financial lifeline to Singapore residents to help with their tuition fees.

With this scheme, all Singapore residents with a qualification equivalent to a polytechnic diploma or GCE A-Levels will receive a grant of $10,000* each for their undergraduate program at the Singapore campus of James Cook University for the intake commencing in July 2020.

This initiative aims to reduce the financial burden and anxiety that hopeful undergraduates have about pursuing higher education at JCU. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the world, “it is clear that our economy is going to take a hit,” said Professor Abhishek Bhati, Campus Dean and Head of Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement at JCU in Singapore.

He added that the University’s initiative is aligned with the local government’s efforts to support households during these difficult days. “This period is going to be a challenge for most people. While we remain optimistic about Singapore’s economic resilience, we would like to contribute in whatever way we can to relieve the financial anxiety of prospective students and their families.”

The University has also, among other measures and initiatives, adapted to the current situation by embracing online learning and industry leading virtual classroom setup. This has proven to be a useful and cohesive way for students to continue their learning journey while maintaining their health and safety.

Summing up the University’s efforts, Professor Bhati said, “It’s a small gesture on our part, but we hope it helps.”

* Terms & Conditions apply.

Find out more about the Higher Education Access study grant here .

Contacts

Academic matters: Abhishek Bhati campusdean-singapore@jcu.edu.au
Media: Pinky Sibal pinky.sibal@jcu.edu.au