Tuition Fees

In order to be granted access to our on-line learning environment, you must meet the financial obligations of your selected programme within 3 working days of approval of your application (for an extension please contact


Should you choose to pay the tuition fees of our Master’s Degrees in full, you will be eligible for 3 complimentary certifications by the Institute of International Nautical Studies. Alternatively, MSc tuition fees may be deposited in instalments of EUR 500/USD 625/SGD 875 on a 2-month basis. The registration fee and the first instalment are paid upon approval of the student application.


Should you require an extension due to extenuating circumstances, please notify us as soon as possible.


The payment of the tuition fees can be conducted either by depositing the amount to the following bank account or using a credit/debit card. Payments will be handled by our official partner iNAUS Limited.

Bank transfer payment

For students in the EU:

Account number IBAN: CY44906000000000525325213712

Swift: VPAYCY21

Authorised account holder name: INAUS LTD

Credit Card payment

Pay with a Credit/Debit Card by pressing the button below. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club accepted.



Before embarking on your educational journey with Saint Thomas Polytechnic RC, Singapore, it is imperative that you carefully read and fully understand the terms and conditions outlined below. By enrolling in our courses, you acknowledge your commitment to abide by these terms and conditions throughout the duration of your studies. Your successful training experience is built on a foundation of mutual understanding and adherence to the guidelines provided herein. Please review this page thoroughly to ensure a harmonious and informed academic engagement.

Deferral of payments

Student accounts and payment plans are subject to time limitations. Failure to comply with your financial obligations will result in the suspension of your account and/or application and you will not be able to submit the assignments or participate in the assessments. Reactivation of your account on our on-line learning environment incurs a late fee of EUR 300/USD 350/SDG 500. If you opt to resume your studies at a much later date, your current payment plan may be rendered void.
Thus, we have to call you to certify the reason for the deferral of your tuition fees payment and the extenuating circumstances that have affected (and/or may affect in the immediate future) your ability to meet your obligations and/or complete assessments.
Remember that, to be considered valid, extenuating circumstances must meet the definition that they: have a significant impact on your ability to meet your obligations and/or complete assessment(s), are exceptional, are outside your control, and occurred during or shortly before the deadline in question. Examples of serious, significant situations that Saint Thomas Polytechnic is likely to consider valid extenuating circumstances include:
  • Your own health problems, including major accident or injury, acute ailments, hospitalisation (including for operations), or those affecting a significant period of study
  • Personal or psychological problems for which you are receiving counselling, or have been referred to a counsellor or similarly qualified practitioner
  • Clinical depression or other significant mental health issue
  • Pregnancy-related conditions and childbirth (including a partner in labour)
  • Bereavement causing significant impact
  • Separation or divorce of yourself or your parents
  • Recent burglary, theft or serious car accident
  • Jury service which cannot be deferred
  • For part-time students in full-time employment, exceptional pressure of work or permanent change of employment circumstances
  • Late diagnosis of, for example, dyslexia, meaning you have not had the appropriate support for assessment, including provision in exams
  • A significant change to your financial circumstances after enrolment 
  • Interviews for placements, but only in cases where you have asked the employer or provider to reschedule, but this has not been possible
  • Significant positive life events, such as weddings of close family members, where you can show that no alternative arrangement, such as the date or your attendance, is possible
All claims for extenuating circumstances must be supported by independent, reliable documentary evidence that confirms the nature and timing of the circumstances. Examples of corroborating evidence likely to be acceptable include:
  • A medical note confirming a mental or physical health condition, provided at the time when you were suffering from that condition.
  • A letter from a counsellor, confirming a personal, psychological or emotional problem for which you have been receiving counselling. 
  • An official document such as a police report including a police reference number, court summons or other legal document
  • A letter from a solicitor, social worker, faculty member or other official agency
  • An insurance claim document supported by a letter from the insurance company.
  • For part-time students in full-time employment, wishing to make a claim based on exceptional pressures in their employment, a letter from your employer that confirms the particular circumstances, explains why they are exceptional and outside your control and formally supports your claim. If you are self-employed, you must provide independent evidence to support the claim that the pressures are exceptional and outside your control.
Each extenuating circumstance claim will be considered individually and all students will be treated fairly and equitably. The decision will take into consideration the nature, timing and severity of the problem and the impact it has had on the student.

Documents Falsification

If at any time, including after an applicant has enrolled in the Graduate School and commenced coursework, it is discovered that false information, omissions, and/or misstatements are made in an application – including but not limited to the uploading of copies of transcripts that differ in any substantive way from the official transcripts/ documents – admission, registration, and credit(s) for course work completed may be voided, and information relating to the false information, omissions, and/or misstatements may be distributed to other academic institutions, governmental agencies, and/or other third parties.

Refund Policy

We recognise that there may be circumstances where you wish to withdraw from the programme and seek a refund of your tuition fees. Tuition fees will be refunded on a monthly pro rata basis in the following instances:

Withdrawal of a unit or module. Saint Thomas Polytechnic undertakes to deliver its programmes with reasonable care and skill. It will make every effort to ensure that the information described in the prospectus, on the website and in other documents is accurate and up to date. However, it reserves the right to make changes to published information which it will endeavour to notify you of as soon as is practical.

Overpayments. If Saint Thomas Polytechnic receives tuition fee payments above the total tuition fee charged a refund will be processed unless the overpayment is due to a period of suspense. Refunds are returned to the original payer of the most recent payment via the same method the payment was received by. In order to process refunds Saint Thomas Polytechnic may contact the student or original payer to ask them to provide additional information, such as proof of the original payment origin from a bank account statement.

Deposit payments will NOT be refunded where a visa application to physically travel to Singapore is refused for any reason. Also, if a student who receives part funding or discounts for their tuition fees withdraws from their course the tuition fee will not be refunded.



Online Course Nature

The course undertaken by the Student is an online program that does not require physical presence on the institution’s campus. In exceptional circumstances where physical presence is required due to unforeseen events or academic reasons, the Institution will communicate this to the Student in advance. The Student will be given reasonable notice and alternative arrangements, if possible.


a. The course is accredited at Level 7 (Postgraduate) by the UK-regulated awarding body EduQual, approved by SQA-Accreditation. This accreditation signifies that EduQual, as a UK-regulated awarding body, adheres to rigorous quality standards and regulations set by the United Kingdom’s education authorities. The accreditation process involves a comprehensive assessment of the program’s content, delivery, and assessment methods to ensure they meet the established criteria for a Level 7 (Postgraduate) qualification. SQA-Accreditation, the endorsing body in this context, plays a crucial role in validating and affirming the quality and standards set by EduQual. The approval by SQA-Accreditation indicates that the program aligns with the educational benchmarks and guidelines set forth by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) for postgraduate-level qualifications. In essence, the collaboration between EduQual and SQA-Accreditation ensures that the program offered by Saint Thomas Polytechnic Singapore meets internationally recognized standards for postgraduate education, providing students with a high-quality and reputable learning experience.

b. Any other accreditation sought by the Student is the sole responsibility of the Student. Seeking additional accreditations may involve a separate process, requirements, and associated costs, and the Institution does not undertake responsibility for these endeavors. The Student is encouraged to thoroughly research and initiate any accreditation processes independently, ensuring compliance with the relevant accreditation bodies’ standards and guidelines.

If the accreditation status changes during the course, the Institution will promptly notify the Student. In such cases, the Institution will work to provide suitable alternatives or solutions to ensure minimal disruption to the Student‘s academic progress.

Nature of the Program

a. The Program is intricately designed to provide knowledge at a Master’s degree level, with the resulting diploma holding a recognized status in the market akin to a Master’s degree.

In alignment with the UNESCO 1997 Statement of Academic Freedom, tutors have the liberty to design and shape the curriculum of each course according to their professional judgment and expertise. This autonomy allows for flexibility in teaching methods, content selection, and overall course structure. While we acknowledge concerns regarding language variations and formatting issues in course materials, it is essential to note that tutors, in this case, exercise academic freedom in making these decisions within the framework of the program. Furthermore, as the course is bilingual, the language ratio content may vary based on the tutor, reflecting diverse academic perspectives within the program. Additionally, the program includes a research component, requiring students to conduct independent research and explore additional reading materials beyond the provided course materials.

If the nature of the program changes significantly, the Institution will communicate the changes to the Student in advance. The Student will be given the option to continue with the modified program or withdraw with appropriate arrangements.

Deactivation of E-platform Account

a. In the event of non-payment or failure to adhere to agreed-upon instalment plans, the Institution reserves the right to deactivate the Student‘s account on the e-platform.

b. The Student understands that access to course materials, assessments, and other online resources will be restricted upon deactivation of the e-platform account. If there are extenuating circumstances that hinder the Student‘s ability to make payments, the Student must promptly communicate with the Institution to discuss alternative arrangements and potential solutions.

Code of Conduct

The Student agrees to adhere to the Institution’s Code of Conduct, which includes but is not limited to:

i. Respecting the rights and opinions of fellow learners.

ii. Maintaining academic integrity by avoiding plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration.

iii. Abiding by all relevant laws and regulations governing online learning.

Violations of the Code of Conduct will be handled through a disciplinary process. Depending on the severity of the violation, consequences may range from warnings to account suspension or expulsion. The Institution will follow a fair and transparent process in such cases.

Rules and Regulations

a. The duration of each postgraduate programme is 9 months.

b. Coursework comprises a timed multiple-choice test and a written assignment for every module.

c. At the end of the programme, the Student is required to submit a thesis and present it in a short online presentation.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances preventing the Student from completing coursework or the thesis on time, the Institution will assess the situation on a case-by-case basis. Extensions or alternative arrangements may be considered upon proper communication and documentation from the Student.


The Student agrees to maintain the confidentiality of login credentials and other access information related to the online course. Any breach of confidentiality may result in disciplinary action. The Institution will investigate such cases thoroughly and take appropriate measures, including but not limited to account suspension or expulsion, depending on the severity of the breach.

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