Overview & Eligibility for Full-time Undergraduates

Needy NUS full-time undergraduate students have various aid options available to them, including:

·         Submitting ONE Financial Aid Application to NUS to be considered for the NUS Financial Aid Package

·         Submitting separate applications for external schemes to cover their tuition fees

·         Submitting separate applications for other specific schemes

Students reading Concurrent Degree Programmes will not be eligible for the NUS Financial Aid Package for Undergraduate Students, once they are charged graduate tuition fees. Similarly, graduate students are not eligible for the NUS Financial Aid Package for Undergraduate Students.

More details are provided below. 


Needy NUS full-time undergraduate students can submit ONE Financial Aid Application to NUS from 1 February to 1 April every year to be considered for the NUS Financial Aid Package, for the upcoming Academic Year in August.  The package includes loans (repayable) and bursaries/grants (non-repayable monetary awards) which cover tuition fees and living expenses.  Both current and prospective students can apply; prospective students can apply after applying for admission, in the year that they are beginning their undergraduate studies.

Eligibility for the NUS Financial Aid Package is based on the applicant’s:

·         Gross Household Income or GHI, which is the total monthly gross household income of all family members in the household; or

·         Per Capita Income or PCI, which is the GHI divided by the number of family members in the household

You qualify for the NUS Financial Aid Package if you have been offered and have not rejected the MOE Tuition Grant (TG) for your undergraduate studies and are:

·         a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) of PCI ≤ S$2,700; or

·         an International Student (IS) of PCI ≤ S$1,200

However, SCs and SPRs who have not been offered or have rejected the MOE TG are eligible for the NUS Study Loan.  

You may be considered for the following schemes when you apply for the NUS Financial Aid Package (apply here).

 Scheme Eligibility*  Annual Quantum for Full-time Undergraduates* 
Covering Tuition Fees & Living Expenses              
NUS Study Loan (Repayable after graduation)  SC or SPR of PCI ≤ S$2,700, IS of PCI ≤ S$1,200  Up to 20% of SC subsidised tuition fees and S$3,600
MOE Bursary  SC of GHI ≤ S$9,000 or PCI ≤ S$2,250  S$1,350 or S$2,700
CDC/CCC Bursary  SC of GHI ≤ S$4,000 or PCI ≤ S$1,000  S$3,750 or S$4,000
NUS Donated Bursaries (Including Faculty Donated Bursaries**)  Needy undergraduates  From S$1,000
NUS Student Assistance Loan (Repayable after graduation)  Needy undergraduates  From S$450
Work Study Assistance  Needy undergraduates  Provides letter requesting priority consideration for part-time employment
Covering Hostel Fees          
                                                                                                                                         
(Disbursed only to eligible students residing in Hall of Residence or Residential College)
Residential Programme Bursary  Needy SC undergraduates  From S$500
Residential College Bursaries  Needy undergraduates  S$3,950 to S$6,000
College Grants  Needy undergraduates  Varies
Hall Bursaries  Needy undergraduates  Varies

*The detailed eligibility and annual quantum for specific groups of students may vary for individual schemes, and can be found at the specific webpages for each scheme.

**At Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, NUS Business School, School of Computing, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

NUS full-time undergraduate students can submit separate applications for the following schemes from July to August to external organisations if they require more aid to cover their tuition fees. 

 Scheme  Eligibility*

Annual Quantum for Full-time Undergraduates* 

 Apply From
Tuition Fee Loan (Repayable after graduation)  Undergraduates regardless of neediness  Up to 90% of SC subsidised tuition fees DBS or OCBC
Central Provident Fund Education Scheme (Repayable after graduation)  Undergraduates receiving MOE TG regardless of neediness  Up to 100% of  subsidised tuition fees Central Provident Fund (CPF)
Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy  Malay SC undergraduates receiving MOE TG with PCI ≤ S$2,000  50% to 100% of subsidised tuition fees Yayasan MENDAKI
Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA)  Undergraduates regardless of neediness  Up to 100% of  tuition fees MOE (Through NUS)

*The detailed eligibility and annual quantum for specific groups of students may vary for individual schemes, and can be found at the specific webpages for each scheme.



There are other schemes available for needy NUS full-time undergraduate students requiring separate applications.

Bursaries Involving Community Service

Bursaries & Loans Covering Costs of Participation in Overseas Programmes

Bursaries Administered by External Organsations

Computing Alumni Assistance Award & Computing Student Development Fund
NUSSU Students’ Fund Bursary & Book Grants

SkillsFuture Credit for payment of undergraduate course tuition fees by Singapore Citizens aged 25 years old and above and reading undergraduate courses approved by WDA, details at http://www.nus.edu.sg/finance/FAQStudentFinanceMatters.html#giro

 

Students who are reading Concurrent Degree Programmes will not be eligible for the NUS Financial Aid Package for Undergraduate Students, once they are charged graduate tuition fees.

Similarly, graduate students are not eligible for the NUS Financial Aid Package for Undergraduate Students.

Both types of students should visit the Graduate Studies Admissions website on scholarships and financial aid for graduate students.