Higher Education Community Bursary


  Monthly per capita household income (PCI) Gross monthly household income (GHI) General Undergraduate Courses including Medicine/ Dentistry Students on MENDAKI TTFS Medicine/ Dentistry except Recipients of MENDAKI TTFS
Higher Education Community Bursary  ≤$690  ≤$2,750 $6,200 up to $20,200#
$691 to
$2,751 to $4,000 $5,000 up to $16,200#

# Depending on fee cohort

Full-time Singapore Citizens Undergraduates whose monthly per capita household income* (PCI) is not more than $1,000 or total monthly household income** (GHI) is not more than $4,000.

The following undergraduates who meet the above criteria are also eligible:

  • Graduate LL.B students who are under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme
  • Full fee paying transfer or re-admitted students who are pursuing his/her first undergraduate degree and not already holding qualifications higher than a bachelor degree

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

Recipient must not concurrently hold the Higher Education Community Bursary with the Higher Education Bursary. Recipient must not hold any other scholarships or bursaries or free aid without the prior approval from the University. 

Recipient may concurrently hold the following:

NUS Donated Bursary or

- Scholarships/bursaries/study awards which are specifically meant to cover the tuition fees only or

- Bursaries or grants meant to cover accommodation-related fees or

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

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

To be considered for the Higher Education Community Bursary, please apply for Financial Aid here.

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 Finance twice yearly from September and from February each year for Semesters 1 and 2, respectively. All fees due to the University will however be deducted from such funds prior to crediting. 

The Higher Education Community Bursary is co-funded by the Government, Community Development Council (CDC) and Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC).


* 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.

** Gross monthly household income refers to the total income of all those living in the household.