NUS Donated Bursaries

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Each bursary quantum is at least $1,000 per annum.

Who is eligible?

Needy full-time undergraduates. Eligibility is dependent on the assessed level of neediness of the applicant.

Note: Undergraduates who are reading the Concurrent Degree Programmes are not eligible for the bursary once they are charged graduate tuition fee.


Successful recipients are required to (1) submit appreciation letters to donors, (2) attend meet-up session with donors, (3) provide assistance at Faculty or University events and (4) have up to 80% of the tuition fee (based on the rate payable by Singapore Citizens) covered by one or more of the following:

  1. Tuition Fee Loan
  2. CPF Education Scheme
  3. MENDAKI Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy
  4. Post-Secondary Education Scheme

The bursaries will be offered in July or August. These bursaries are funded by donations. Eligible students will be contacted from July onwards and may be required to attend interviews.

Recipient may not concurrently hold the NUS Donated Bursary with any other scholarship/bursary/free aid but will be allowed to hold the following if offered:

- MENDAKI Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy

- Awards or bursaries related to overseas exchange programmes such as Student Exchange Programmes (SEP) and NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) programmes

Successful applicants will be informed if they are allowed to concurrently hold the CDC/CCC or MOE Bursary.

Award is tenable for one year. A fresh application is required each academic year.


To be considered for the NUS Donated Bursaries, you are required to apply for Financial Aid here.

Disbursement of Funds

Upon satisfactory compliance of all terms and conditions of the financial aid offer, the funds will be credited to the student's account by the Office of Financial Services twice yearly in half around September and February each year. All fees due to the University will however be deducted from such funds prior to crediting.

* Monthly household per capita income refers to the total gross monthly income of all those living in the household divided by the number of people in the household.