NUS Law student Alvin Tan from Malaysia: My scholarship saves me more than $50,000 a year
Posted by temasektimes on October 18, 2012
While native Singaporeans have to fight tooth and nail to get into NUS Faculty of Law, one Malaysian student has the work cut short for him with an ASEAN scholarship to study there for four years entirely FREE OF CHARGE, thanks to the ‘generosity’ of Singapore taxpayers.
24 year old Alvin Tan, a third year undergraduate in NUS Law, became an instant ‘celebrity’ lately by posting explicit photos and videos of him having sex with his girlfriend on his blog.
Despite the massive controversy he stirred, he appeared nonchalant when interviewed by the Malaysian media on his scholarship and study in NUS:
“My scholarship saved me $50,000 in tuition fees and $6,000 in living expenses yearly. I do not have to pay a single cent in Singapore,” he proclaimed.
When asked if he is worried he may get expelled from NUS for his ‘exploits’, Alvin Tan said:
“I don’t really care if NUS take action against me. I am prepared to be expelled. Anyway, I have set up my own company here (in Malaysia) and is financially secure.”
Alvin Tan, who came from a relatively wealthy family in Malaysia, came to study in Sin Ming secondary school in Singapore on a ASEAN scholarship after which he went on to study in Raffles Junior College and NUS.
The ASEAN scholarship pays for ALL the tuition fees and living expenses of its foreign scholars and is BOND-FREE.