16
September
2019
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10:45
Europe/Amsterdam

Most medical, dental students are from higher-income families

The Ministry of Education has shared data indicating that two-thirds of the undergraduates of medicine and dentistry at Singapore’s local universities came from households earning more than $9,000 a month while the rest of their peers were from families earning below that level. The ministry had announced in Aug 2019 that bursaries for medicine and dentistry courses would be significantly increased from 2020 to ensure that they remain open to students from all backgrounds.