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    Oh man.. u affected.. sorry to hear that.. take care.. you maybe able to concentrate better when you study over there. Only thing, you've gotta spend more. Was there for 2yrs. If u want to discuss about lodging and etc we can 'talk' over at canongraphers/here. Not sure how's the situation there now. its more than 10yrs ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    What's there to be happy about?

    It's not a scholarship. It's a subsidy.

    I am in no mood to go for the rest of my classes today. This utterly sucks.
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    No uni dare to come and setup 1 here because how are you going to compete with the local uni as they are partially or indirectly supported by the gov.

    Do you think NUS/NTU can setup one and survive elsewhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by swampthing View Post
    UNSW just isn't that premium a name... MIT, Harvard maybe...

    Wonder how much ws spent on bringing them here.

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    I just have some reservations about going back overseas to study again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    I just have some reservations about going back overseas to study again.
    again?!?
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    Default Re: UNSW in Singapore closes down after three months

    For those who can affort, they normally opt to go abroad like Australia, UK or US, for those who can't affort UNSW is not a good alternative, besides the living expenses is high here so it's not so attractive for the regional students as well, IMO having a campus is SG for regional present is a mistake, Msia or Thailand maybe a better choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    What's there to be happy about?

    It's not a scholarship. It's a subsidy.

    I am in no mood to go for the rest of my classes today. This utterly sucks.
    You should go to classes and do well for the 1st term...
    But you should get some of your friends together, and agree on the terms you guys should be getting out of this. If you are not the leader type, find one guy who is like that, and feed him with ideas.
    Basically, you want to pay same fees, go to Sydney on FULL lodging and board, plus airfare to come back 2x a year.
    Else, call the press, and get your frens together to hold signs outside the campus. You can try to get permission from the authorities, or you can do it in pairs.

    I don't think the university would want to affect their reputation because they make a lot of money from Singaporean students. It is, after all, their fault... so their closure should not make you any worse off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    Nothing much yet more info to come this afternoon.



    Fees will depend on the UOC per sub which is not confirmed yet.
    Good luck man. Hope it all works out for the best.

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    Best wishes to you, Klose.

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    Two CNA reports.

    Quarter of a billion.. ouch.

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    I do think the "quarter of a billion" is inaccurate.

    22 million looks more like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahoo/CNA
    TAlthough the university is offering scholarships to those who wish to transfer to its Australian campus, some students say they have commitments here and are not keen to study overseas.

    Others, who have paid some S$13,000 for the first semester, want their money back.

    Another option for these students is to enrol in local universities.

    The National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University say they will make provisions for UNSW students to submit applications by 30 May.

    Selection will be based on merit.

    - CNA/so
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    Quote Originally Posted by nottipiglet View Post
    You should go to classes and do well for the 1st term...
    Very easy to say but put yourself in my shoes. Will you have the motivation if your own lecturers do not have the heart to teach?

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    Default Re: UNSW in Singapore closes down after three months

    Why not wait for another semester to see how the response is? Or lower their standards set for applicants slightly then bring it up slowly, like what RP did when it was first started?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampthing View Post
    education now is a business. nothing personal, just business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    education now is a business. nothing personal, just business.
    Thats about it. And Australian Uni's are being squeezed hard. I work for 'another' Sydney Uni and the talk all the time is about 'getting in foreign full fee students'. In some of the poorer faculties this is becoming desperate - they are running deficits and programs are being cut. They badly need the fee income.

    They are also pressured to take on more and more local fee paying students - but what tends to happen is that if the students are good and missed getting a government supported place, due to, say being ill during final high school exams, they do really well in first year and convert to a government funded place. If they were not really good enough in the first place and just 'payed their way in', they tend to drop out. Either way the faculty has lost the income. A good foreign student is going to both stay and keep paying fees each year.

    UNSW just took it a step further and stumbled. They obviously figured Singapore is a rich country in the middle of Asia which is the new hot target market, so they set up shop in Singapore. And then didn't get enough students to cover the cost of the operation.

    I see it as more of an act of desperation than anything else.

    It's kind of depressing to see once great Universities reduced to desperate for cash occupational training companies.

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