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Having taught for seventeen years, I thought I knew what teaching was all about. However, the modules I attended challenged me to rethink who I am and what I do as an educator. [Singaporean, MTh(Ed)/PhD(Ed)]

 

 

 

 



 

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Program fees & other costs

Fees

New Fees Schedule from 1 July 2018

There has been no fee increase since 2010. However due to rising costs, the time has come to revise our fees. We will be increasing our tuition fees by 10% as of 1 July 2018.

Old Students Fees (2011 - June 2018) (pdf)

 

A. MTh/Postgrad Diploma programs

 

1. MTh(Education):

 

For Malaysian participants

For Singapore/trust-funded participants

Application fee (non-refundable)

Coursework
(15 credits)

Practicum
(3 credits)

Thesis/ed. project
(8 credits)

Research and Writing
(4 credits)

Graduation fee

RM100


RM4950
(RM330 per credit)

RM990


RM2640


RM1320


RM550

SGD100


SGD3720
(SGD248 per credit)

SGD743


SGD1984


SGD992


SGD440

Total

RM10550

SGD7980

Administration Fee RM50 per year SGD30 per year

Thesis continuation fee
(per 3-month block or part of block beyond one year)

RM385

SGD230

 

2. MTh(Theol)

 

For Malaysian participants

For Singapore/trust-funded participants

Application fee
(non-refundable)

Coursework
(18 credits)

Thesis/major papers
(8 credits)

Research and Writing
(4 credits)

Graduation fee

RM100


RM5940
(RM330 per credit)

RM2640


RM1320


RM550

SGD100


SGD4464
(SG$248 per credit)

SGD1984


SGD992


SGD440

Total

RM9340

SG$6710

Administration Fee RM50 per year SGD30 per year

Thesis continuation fee
(per 3-month block or part of block beyond one year)

RM385

SG$230

 

3. Postgraduate Diploma programs

Students in a Postgraduate Diploma program pay the same fees as MTh students for the components of the program they take.

 

Note:

  • Students from ASEAN countries other than Malaysia and Singapore pay the equivalent of the Malaysian amount.
  • Students from non-ASEAN Asian countries which are considered high-income economies pay fees at the Singapore rate. (Generally, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are in this category.) Students from other non-ASEAN Asian countries pay fees at the Malaysian rate. Please check with the AGST Alliance registrar.
  • Students from non-Asian countries, expatriates working in an Asian country but supported financially from a non-Asian or Asian high-income economy country, and those who receive scholarship funding from trusts/foundations pay the SG$ rate.
  • Students sent by, or sponsored by, AGST Alliance member institutions will receive a 30% discount on the coursework component of the fees.
  • Students auditing modules will be charged 60% of the full fee of the fee schedule they are eligible for.
  • Fees are paid in advance of the component of the program they are for.
  • The coursework fees are set on the basis of all credits being completed as AGST Alliance modules. Students cross-crediting courses into their MTh program will pay a 10% administration fee for each credit transferred.

 

B. EdD programs

 

1. EdD (Spiritual Formation & Discipleship)

 

For Malaysian participants

For Singapore /trust-funded participants

Application fee
(non-refundable)

Coursework
(18 credits)

Critical engagement project (3 credits)

Dissertation
(15 credits)

Graduation fee

RM100


RM5940
(RM330 per credit)

RM990


RM4950


RM550

SGD100


SGD4464
(SGD248 per credit)

SGD743


SGD3163


SGD440

Total

RM12530

SGD9468

Administration Fee RM50 per year SGD30 per year

Dissertation continuation fee (per 6-month block or part of block beyond two years)

RM715

SGD495

 

2. EdD (Child & Family Development)

 

For Malaysian participants

For Singapore /trust-funded participants

Application fee
(non-refundable)

Coursework
(21 credits)

Critical engagement project (3 credits)

Dissertation
(12 credits)

Graduation fee

RM100


RM6930
(RM330 per credit)

RM990


RM3960


RM550

SGD100


SGD5208
(SGD248 per credit)

SGD744


SGD2976


SGD440

Total

RM12530

SGD9468

Administration Fee RM50 per year SGD30 per year

Dissertation continuation fee (per 6-month block or part of block beyond two years)

RM715

SGD495

 

Note:

  • Students from ASEAN countries other than Malaysia and Singapore pay the equivalent of the Malaysian amount.
  • Students from non-ASEAN Asian countries which are considered high-income economies pay fees at the Singapore rate. (Generally, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are in this category.) Students from other non-ASEAN Asian countries pay fees at the Malaysian rate. Please check with the AGST Alliance registrar.
  • Students from non-Asian countries, expatriates working in an Asian country but supported financially from a non-Asian or Asian high-income economy country, and those who receive scholarship funding from trusts/foundations pay the SG$ rate.
  • Students sent by, or sponsored by, AGST Alliance member institutions will receive a 30% discount on the coursework component of the fees.
  • Students auditing modules will be charged 60% of the full fee of the fee schedule they are eligible for.
  • Fees are paid in advance of the component of the program they are for.
  • The coursework fees are set on the basis of all credits being completed as AGST Alliance modules. Students cross-crediting courses into their EdD program will pay a 10% administration fee for each credit transferred.

 

C. PhD programs

 

For Malaysian candidates

For Singapore /trust-funded candidates

Application fee
(non-refundable):

Supervision fee:
(up to five years duration)

Dissertation examination fee:

Graduation fee:

RM100


RM13420



RM2200


RM770

SGD100


SGD9350



SGD1540


SGD550

Total

RM16490

SGD11540

Administration Fee RM50 per year SGD30 per year

Continuation fee per half year

RM1345

SGD935


Note:

  • Students from ASEAN countries other than Malaysia and Singapore pay the equivalent of the Malaysian amount.
  • Students from non-ASEAN Asian countries which are considered high-income economies pay fees at the Singapore rate. (Generally, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are in this category.) Students from other non-ASEAN Asian countries pay fees at the Malaysian rate. Please check with the AGST Alliance registrar.
  • Students from non-Asian countries, expatriates working in an Asian country but supported financially from a non-Asian or Asian high-income economy country, and those who receive scholarship funding from trusts/foundations pay the SG$ rate.
  • Candidates sent by, or sponsored by, AGST Alliance member institutions will receive a 30% discount on the supervision fee component.

 

D. Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

 

For Malaysian candidates

For Singapore /trust-funded candidates

Application fee
(non-refundable)

Coursework
(24 credits)

Dissertation
(12 credits)

Graduation fee

RM100


RM7920
(RM330 per credit)

RM3960


RM550

SGD100


SGD5952
(SG$248 per credit)

SG$2976


SGD440

Total

RM12530

SGD9468

Administration Fee
RM50 per year
SGD30 per year

Continuation fee per half year (per 6-month block or part of block beyond two years)

RM700

SGD495


Note:

  • Students from ASEAN countries other than Malaysia and Singapore pay the equivalent of the Malaysian amount.
  • Students from non-ASEAN Asian countries which are considered high-income economies pay fees at the Singapore rate. (Generally, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are in this category.) Students from other non-ASEAN Asian countries pay fees at the Malaysian rate. Please check with the AGST Alliance registrar.
  • Students from non-Asian countries, expatriates working in an Asian country but supported financially from a non-Asian or Asian high-income economy country, and those who receive scholarship funding from trusts/foundations pay the SG$ rate.
  • Students sent by, or sponsored by, AGST Alliance member institutions will receive a 30% discount on the coursework component of the fees.
  • Students auditing modules will be charged 60% of the full fee of the fee schedule they are eligible for.
  • Fees are paid in advance of the component of the program they are for.
  • The coursework fees are set on the basis of all credits being completed as AGST Alliance modules. Students cross-crediting courses into their DMin program will pay a 10% administration fee for each credit transferred.

 

E. Grad.Dip in Transformational Development

Application fee
(non-refundable)

Coursework
(24 credits, 6 modules)

Administration Fee

Pre-Program module

Graduation fee

RM100

RM7920
(RM330 per credit)
(RM1320 per module)

RM100
(RM50 per year)

RM330

RM500

Total

RM8950
(~USD2150)

Continuation fee per half year

RM650


Costs for attending the intensive:

  • Estimate for local accommodation, transport and meals: RM600

 


Fees payment dates

Program fees may be paid in instalments rather than one lump sum. Payment is in advance of work for the program. Thus the payment schedule is:


1. For MTh/Postgrad Diploma/EdD/DMin programs:

  • By the beginning of the pre-campus session

20% (non-refundable) of total fee for the module of total fee

  • By the beginning of the on-campus sessions of each module

The total fee for the module

  • Prior to to beginning the non-module components of the program (e.g. practicum, thesis, major papers, etc)
The fee for the particular component of the program
  • Prior to graduation
Graduation fee


2. For PhD programs:

  • At the beginning of the 1st year of study
25% of supervision fee
  • At the beginning of the 2nd year of study
25% of supervision fee
  • At the beginning of the 3rd year of study
25% of supervision fee
  • At the beginning of the 4th year of study
25% of supervision fee
  • At the beginning of the 5th year of study
No fee
  • At the beginning of each subsequent half year of study
Continuation fee
  • When the dissertation is presented for examination
Dissertation examination fee
  • Prior to graduation
Graduation fee


If you anticipate difficulty paying your fees on time, you should discuss options with your program director in advance of the scheduled payment date.

 


Other costs

We try to keep the program fees affordable but appreciate that there are other significant costs also.

1. MTh/Postgrad Diploma students/EdD/DMin candidates need to budget for:

  • Travel and living expenses for the on-campus sessions of the MTh/EdD/DMin modules.
  • Library membership fees.
  • Purchase of books/photocopying.
  • Internet access.
  • Travel (and accommodation) as necessary for research and to meet personally with supervisor(s).
  • Copying and binding the thesis/dissertation.
  • Use/purchase of graduation attire.


2. PhD students need to budget for:

  • Resources (books, interlibrary loans, etc).
  • Library membership fees
  • Internet access.
  • Significant travel (and accommodation) for the annual doctoral colloquium, research and to meet personally with supervisor(s).
  • Copying and binding the dissertation.
  • Use/purchase of graduation attire.

 


Scholarships

No scholarship money is directly available from AGST Alliance. However, we actively support student applications to trusts/foundations for financial assistance

 

Fees refund

If a student withdraws from a program, a request for fees refunds may be considered; but the student should initiate the request within three months of withdrawing.

If a student withdraws from the program for other than significant compassionate reasons, no refund of fees will be made.

If a student has paid fees in advance, a refund equivalent to complete components of the program (e.g. MTh/EdD/DMin modules) not attended will be refundable.

An administration fee of 10% of the amount to be refunded will be charged for fees refunds.

 


Fees payments in Malaysia (MYR) / Singapore (SGD)

Direct bank deposit is the preferred method, especially for fees payments. Please do not send cash by mail.

  • Cheques

Make a crossed cheque in MYR/SGD payable to 'AGST Alliance Sdn Bhd'. Mail it to:

AGST Alliance
c/- 40A-D, Mukim 17, Batu Ferringhi,
11100 Penang, Malaysia.

  • Direct Bank Deposits

Deposit or transfer your support gift/fees payment to one these accounts:

In Malaysia - MYR deposits:
Account name: AGST Alliance Sdn Bhd
Maybank Malaysia Bank Account 501011046123
Branch: Johor Bahru Main Branch

In Singapore - SGD deposits:
Account name: AGST Alliance Sdn Bhd

Maybank Singapore Limited Bank Account 0-418-10-0240-4
Bank code: 7302
SWIFT CODE: MBBESG2

Please email your deposit details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • Overseas Bank Drafts

Bank drafts may be in MYR or SGD, payable to 'AGST Alliance Sdn Bhd'. Mail to:

AGST Alliance
c/- 40A-D, Mukim 17, Batu Ferringhi,
11100 Penang, Malaysia.

  • Telegraphic Transfers

Use these details for telegraphic transfer of support donations/fees payments:

Bank: Maybank Malaysia, Johor Bahru Main Branch
Branch address: Lot 1-22, Level 1,2 & 3, Johor Bahru City Centre, 106-108 Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Account name: AGST Alliance Sdn Bhd
Account: 501011046123
Swift code: MBBEMYKL

Fees payments in Thailand (THB)

  • Cheques

Please make Baht cheques payable to 'Bangkok Bible College and Seminary'. Write clearly on the back of the cheque 'For AGST Alliance', and indicate the purpose of your cheque.

Mail Thai Baht cheques to:

AGST Alliance
c/- Bangkok Bible Seminary
203/1 Soi Sathorn 12, North Sathorn Road
10500 Bangkok, Thailand

  • Direct bank deposit/ transfer

Deposit or transfer the money to this account:

Account Name: Bangkok Bible College
Krungthai Bank Account 022-1324-666
Bank Branch: Silom

Please advise Mr. Pichai at BBS of the deposit and its purpose. Either fax a copy of the deposit slip to him (fax 02-237-1577) or email the details This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Include your name & address so that a receipt may be sent to you.

 

 

 

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Closing Date for enrollment: Sept 15, 2019


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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