Residential Programme Bursaries

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The bursary quantum is at least $400 and is offered depending on the assessed level of neediness of the applicant.
Re-application is required every year.

Who is eligible?

Needy Singaporean full-time undergraduates and resides in one of the five Residential Colleges* or the seven Halls of Residence** may be considered.

*Only applicable to students reading the College Programme at the Ridge View Residential College, Residential College 4, Tembusu College, College of Alice & Peter Tan and Cinnamon College (USP).

**Only applicable to students residing at the Eusoff Hall, Kent Ridge Hall, King Edward VII Hall, Raffles Hall, Sheares Hall, Temasek Hall and students reading the PGP House programme (including active student leaders and committee members for specific projects; not applicable to PGP Residences).


The recipient must not concurrently hold any other bursary or scholarship or free aid without approval from the University at any time for the same academic year.

The University reserves the right to withdraw the bursary if the recipient is found to be holding a concurrent bursary or scholarship or free aid without the approval from the University at any time for the same academic year.

Award is tenable for one year. A fresh application is required each academic year. The bursary will only be disbursed if accommodation fees are charged. The bursary will be used to offset your accommodation fees directly. Half of the bursary will be disbursed in Semester 1 and the remainder will be disbursed in Semester 2 of the academic year.


To be considered for the Residential Programme Bursary, 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 disbursed 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 per capita household income refers to the total income of all those living in the household divided by the number of people in the household.