Financial Information

The Seminary is guided by its principle of charging affordable and comparatively low fees for theological education. These charges do not reflect the full per-student costs to the Seminary, but are subsidised through the support that the Seminary receives from Baptist churches and individual contributors from Singapore and overseas. Fees are reviewed and adjusted periodically given changing costs of living. They can be payable by cash, cheque or Internet-Banking, with no charge of Goods and Services Tax.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are calculated based on credits taken each semester. The following fees apply to all new and existing students with effect from 1 July 2020:

ProgrammeBaptistNon-Baptist
Advanced Diploma / Bachelor levelS$90 per creditS$120 per credit
Graduate Diploma / Master levelS$105 per creditS$140 per credit
AuditS$150 per course
Lay Leadership ProgrammeS$75 per course

Refund Policy of Course Fees

  • There is no refund of tuition fees for withdrawals from a credited course if more than 12 days of the Semester has passed.
  • There is no refund of course fees for Lay Leadership Development Programme or for auditing a course after registration.

Administrative Fees

One-Time Fees
Admission Application FeeS$30
BTS Student CardS$10
Orientation FeeS$60
Graduation FeeS$150
Semestral Fees
Registration FeeS$30
Library FeeS$30
Penalty Fees
Late Registration FeeS$25
Late Payment FeeS$25 per week overdue
Course Add/Drop FeeS$20 per course
Other Fees
Transcript FeeS$10 (first set free)
Transcript Postage FeeS$2 (overseas) + S$4 for registered mail

Student’s Pass Related Fees

The following fees are payable to the ICA for every application/renewal of Student’s Pass:

Application FeeS$30
Multiple-Entry Visa FeeS$30
Issuance FeeS$60

A medical examination is required every two years for Student’s Pass renewal, and the cost ranges between S$40 and S$70, depending on the clinical laboratory visited. Security Deposit (Refundable) throughout the course of stay:

CountryRate per PersonForm of Security Deposit
Malaysia & BruneiNANot Required
Bangladesh, Myanmar, People’s Republic of China & IndiaS$5,000Banker’s Guarantee*
Indonesia, Philippines & ThailandS$1,000Banker’s Guarantee*
OthersS$1,500Banker’s Guarantee*

*A Banker’s Guarantee may be obtained

  1. through any established bank in Singapore. The required amount should be deposited into the bank account, and the bank will issue a Banker’s Guarantee. Bank charges applies.
  2. through insurance coverage. If insurance coverage is selected, the following non-refundable charges apply:

Guarantee Amount: SGD 5,000

Bond DurationUp to 16 mthsUp to 28 mthsUp to 52 mths
Premium*S$207.00S$331.20S$464.00

Guarantee Amount: SGD 1,500 or 1,000

Bond DurationUp to 16 mthsUp to 28 mthsUp to 52 mths
Premium*S$167.00S$251.20S$364.00

* Premium is inclusive of GST

Estimated Living Expenses for International Students

Housing rental (twin-sharing per person)S$350-S$450 per month
Food, transport and personal expensesS$550 per month
Group Hospital & Surgical and Personal Accident Insurance (Payable to the seminary)S$163.20 per year (subject to change without prior notice)

Financial Assistance

Tuition Fee Assistance

The purpose of tuition fee assistance is to help needy students enrolled in BTS’ theological degree programmes (Adv Dip, Grad Dip, BTh, MA, MDiv) to cover their tuition fees. The tuition fee assistance will normally cover 100% of the successful applicant’s tuition fees for one semester. This does not include fees for audited courses. The Admissions and Financial Assistance Committee reserves the right to grant only a certain percentage of semestral tuition fees. Students may apply for tuition fee assistance from the second semester onwards, and it is reviewed every semester. Other limited financial assistance can also be applied for after admission.