Bursaries

NASA Enhancement Bursary (Singapore Citizens)

NASA Enhancement Bursaries are available on a need basis to undergraduate students who are going overseas to participate in NUS-administered overseas summer, winter and research attachment programmes.

Quantum

These Enhancement Bursaries range from S$400 to S$3,000 depending on the duration of the programme, financial needs and availability of funds. Please refer to the table below for the quantum.


Programme Duration Range of Quantum (Depending on PCI)
2 to 3 weeks S$400 - S$800
> 3 to 5 weeks S$800 - S$1,600
> 5 to 8 weeks S$1,200 - S$2,400
> 8 weeks S$1,500 - S$3,000

The NASA awards help to offset part of the cost incurred for the overseas programme and may not be sufficient to cover the entire cost. Student must consider the location and cost before choosing any overseas programme.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to Singaporeans
  • NUS full-time undergraduate students (excluding students from Yale-NUS College) who are selected to go overseas to participate in NUS-administered overseas summer, winter and research attachment programmes.
  • Students with per capita gross monthly household income (PCI)* of S$1,900 and below for the academic year of the exchange programme will be considered, subject to availability of funds. Please refer to the information under application procedure.
  • Students in their final semester of study may apply if the overseas programme completes before the conferment dates.

  • *Per capita gross monthly household income (PCI) refers to the total gross monthly income of all those living in the household divided by the number of people in the household.

    Terms & Conditions

    • Students may receive at most ONE (1) NASA Enhancement Bursary award during their undergraduate study in NUS.
    • This award must not be concurrently held with any other awards which do not allow award recipients to hold concurrent awards meant for overseas programme or the total sum of all concurrent awards meant for overseas programme has exceeded what is needed for the overseas programme.
    • All award recipients must complete a survey, and submit a report.

    Application Timeline, Procedure and Outcome

    Prerequisite

    You must have an existing programme offer and accepted the programme offer via myEduRec by the stipulated deadline given by the Programme Administrator.


    Application


    1. Submit your Financial Aid application for the same academic year of your overseas programme through Undergraduate Financial Aid Portal, and submit all relevant supporting documents to Office of Financial Aid. This Financial Aid application is administered by Office of Financial Aid (under Office of Admission).
    2. After submitting your Financial Aid application, you may proceed to apply for NASA Enhancement Bursary via myEduRec. Please refer to user guide for the step by step instruction. This NASA Enhancement Bursary application is administered by Global Relations Office.

    Note: An application for Financial Aid does not constitute an application for NASA Enhancement Bursary. These are two separate applications with different timelines and requirements. To be considered for the NASA Enhancement Bursary, you must submit a complete Financial Aid application. Students who have already applied for the Financial Aid for the relevant academic year prior to the application of the overseas programme do not need to submit another Financial Aid application. Students intending to apply for Financial Aid after the official application period can still apply by stating the reason (i.e. Applying for Financial Aid for overseas programmes (NASA Enhancement Bursary)) for your late application.


    Application outcome and acceptance of offer


    1. You will be notified via email on your NASA Enhancement Bursary application outcome. Please check that you have met all the eligibility criteria before accepting the NASA Enhancement Bursary offer via myEduRec.
    2. Update your "Receiving Bank Account (Credit Bank Account)" via myEduRec immediately after your acceptance of the NASA Enhancement Bursary.

    Timeline

    Financial Aid

    (administered by Office of Financial Aid)

    NASA Enhancement Bursary (administered by Global Relations Office)
    Application period





    Application outcome & acceptance of offer





    Bursary disbursement

    Refer to Office of Financial Aid (under office of Admission) website for details.

    Students intending to apply for Financial Aid after the official application period can still apply by stating the reason (i.e. Applying for Financial Aid for overseas programmes (NASA Enhancement Bursary)) for your late application.
    For programme in NUS Dec vacation:

    1 Aug to 30 Nov

    For programme in NUS Special Term 1 & 2:

    1 Nov to 30 Jun


    For programme in NUS Dec vacation:

    15 Feb to 28 Feb

    For programme in NUS Special Term 1 & 2:

    1 Sep to 14 Sep


    For programme in NUS Dec vacation:

    by 31 Mar

    For programme in NUS Special Term 1 & 2:

    by 14 Oct


    Queries:

    For further queries on NASA, please click here

    For queries on NASA Enhancement Bursary, please contact Global Relations Office

    For queries on Financial Aid, please contact Office of Financial Aid (under Office of Admission)