Bursaries (Full-time undergraduates)

Types of NTU-administered bursaries

  • Higher Education Bursary (previously called the MOE Bursary)
  • Higher Education Community Bursary (previously called the CDC/CCC Bursary)
  • Donated Bursary offered by private individuals and organisations
  • NTU Bursary

 

Who is eligible?

  • All the above bursaries are open to Singaporean students pursuing full-time undergraduate degree course. Singapore PR and international students may be considered for bursaries offered by private individuals and organizations. The number of bursaries available to Singapore PR and International students is limited.
  • SPR/International students paying non-subsidised tuition fees are not eligible to apply. NIE trainee teachers who are either drawing salary/stipend from MOE or paying non-subsidised tuition fees are not eligible to apply.
  • Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI) of less than or equal to $2,250 per month or Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) of less than or equal to $9,000.
  • Students may concurrently hold:
      • Higher Education Community Bursary and NTU Bursary
      • Higher Education/Higher Education Community/Donated/NTU Bursary with Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (MTTFS) 
      • Higher Education/Higher Education Community/Donated/NTU Bursary with awards meant to support overseas programmes    
  • Students may not concurrently hold:
      • Higher Education Bursary and Higher Education Community Bursary
      • Donated Bursary and NTU Bursary
      • Any of our bursaries and an external bursary/scholarship/award except with the approval of the university
  • Submit just one bursary application online and we will automatically assess your eligibility for all the bursaries administered by NTU.
  • You may be offered any one or more of the NTU-administered bursaries. A bursary may be awarded depending on your financial situation and criteria set down by the University / Donor. 
  • Bursary is tenable for one academic year. A fresh application is required each academic year.
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    PCI  =

    Gross income of family members in household 

    Total number of family members in household 

              Gross income refers to amount before deduction of CPF. It includes allowances, overtime, commissions etc.

     

     

    Quantum

For all programmes except Medicine

    Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI)

     

     

     

     

     

    OR

    Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI)

    ​Bursary

    $690

    $2,750

    Higher Education Community Bursary $6,200

    $​691 to $1,000

    $2,751 to $4,000

    Higher Education Community Bursary $5,000

    $1,001 to $1,725

    $4,001 to $6,900

    Higher Education Bursary $3,200

    ​$1,726 to $2,250

    $6,901 to $9,000

    Higher Education Bursary $1,350

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


For Medicine undergraduates

      Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI)

       

       

       

       

      OR

      Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI)

      ​Bursary

      $690

      $2,750

      Higher Education Community Bursary $24,700

      $​691 to $1,000

      $2,751 to $4,000

      Higher Education Community Bursary $20,700

      $1,001 to $1,725

      $4,001 to $6,900

      Higher Education Bursary $16,700

      ​$1,726 to $2,250

      $6,901 to $9,000

      Higher Education Bursary $10,700

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


    Disbursement of Funds

  • For students who are using a combination of loans &/or subsidies to settle their MOE subsidised tuition fees, the disbursement sequence is as follows:
    1. Mendaki Tertiary Tuition fee Subsidy where applicable
    2. PSEA funds where applicable
    3. CPF funds under the CPF Education Scheme where applicable
    4. Tuition Fee Loan where applicable
    5. Study Loan where applicable
    6. Bursary where applicable
    7. GIRO deduction from students' own account/other account (for those with a GIRO arrangement with NTU to pay their semestral tuition & compulsory miscellaneous fees)

The total disbursements shall not exceed the amount of tuition, compulsory miscellaneous and late fees payable.

  • Bursary funds will be released to you on a semester basis with half of the award value released in semester 1 and the remaining half released in semester 2 on condition that your student status is "Active" in the respective semesters (i.e. taking courses in NTU, on selected overseas programmes, not on Leave of Absence, have not graduated or have not withdrawn from NTU).
  • Bursary funds may be used to offset your tuition / compulsory miscellaneous fees that are still outstanding at the point of the bursary disbursement.

 

Repayment 

    • Not required.

  

How to apply

    Existing students

    and

    New students who accepted a place in NTU prior to AY2020 and starting the school term in May 2020

    • Apply online through StudentLink during the application period. Only one bursary application is required to be submitted for each Academic Year. By putting in an application through StudentLink, we will automatically assess your eligibility for all the bursaries administered by NTU. You may therefore be offered any one or more of the NTU-administered bursaries.
    • For NTU students, please login to StudentLink for application.
    • For NIE students, please login to NIE StudentLink for application.
    • Submit supporting documents in person or by post within 7 calendar days upon your online application to One Stop@SAC, NS3-01-03 North Academic Complex, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
    • A bursary may be awarded depending on your financial situation and criteria set down by the donors.
    • Outcome of your bursary application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account. Successful applicants are required to accept the offer online before funds are released.
    New students who accepted a place in NTU prior to AY2020 and starting the school term in August 2020              

    and

    International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma students applying for a programme in NTU in Year 2020 to start the school term in August 2020

    • In June, you will receive an email from Office of Admissions which contains a link for you to obtain your matriculation number. After you have obtained your matriculation number, the Bursary application link can be found in the 'Online Acceptance Form' under the section 'Financial Assistance Scheme'.
    • You are to submit the necessary supporting documents in person or by post within 7 calendar days of your online application.
    • Outcome of your Bursary application will be informed via your NTU Student Email Account. Successful applicants are required to accept the offer online.

    Singapore-Cambridge 'A' Level / Polytechnic Diploma students applying for a programme in NTU in Year 2020 to start the school term in August 2020

      • After you have submitted your admission application online, apply for a bursary during the bursary application period via the "Apply for Study Loan/Bursary" button found in your "Admission Application Status Menu".
      • Submit the required supporting document (Income and ID documents) within 2 weeks after you have accepted your admission offer.
      • Outcome of your Financial Assistance application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account within 6 weeks after the receipt of all the required documents and after you have obtained your matriculation number.
      • Successful applicants are to accept the offer online. 
      • Click here to view your application status.

      Students with international qualifications who are applying for a programme in NTU in Year 2020 to start the school term in August 2020

      • After you have obtained your matriculation number, the Bursary application link can be found in the 'Online Acceptance Form' under the section 'Financial Assistance Scheme'.
      • You are to submit the necessary supporting documents in person or by post within 7 calendar days of your online application.
      • Actual outcome of your Bursary application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account upon the receipt of all the required documents. Successful applicants are to accept the offer online.

       

      Application period

       

      Application period for AY2019-2020:
      Application has closed.
      If you require financial assistance, you may email to finaid@ntu.edu.sg stating the reason(s) for your late application. We will consider your application on a case-by-case basis.

       

      Application period for AY2020-2021:
      Existing students

      Application Period

      Application Outcome
      Existing students

      Apply via Studentlink:

      15 January 2020 to 15 March 2020 (for all nationalities)

      ​By mid August 2020

      Only if you have not submitted an application in January-March 2020

      1 June 2020 to 15 August 2020 (for Singapore Citizens only)

      By end-September 2020

                                                  

       

      Application period for AY2020-2021:
      2020 Freshmen
      Application Period​​Application Outcome

      Students who accepted a place in NTU prior to AY2020 and starting the new school term in May 2020

      Apply via Studentlink:

      1 April 2020 to 15 April 2020

      ​By mid August 2020

      ​Students who accepted a place in NTU prior to AY2020 and starting new school term in August 2020

       

      After you have obtained your matriculation number, apply via the link in the section "Financial Assistance Scheme" found in your Admission "Online Acceptance Form":

      1 June 2020 to 30 June 2020 (for all nationalities)

      1 July 2020 to 15 August 2020 (for Singapore Citizens only)

      ​By end-September 2020

      ​Singapore-Cambridge 'A' Level / Polytechnic Diploma students applying for a programme in NTU in Year 2020 to start the school term in August 2020

      Using your admission application number, apply via the "Apply for Study Loan/Bursary" button found in your "Admission Application Status Menu":

      1 February 2020 to 10 April 2020 (for all nationalities

      ​​By mid August 2020

      Only if you have not submitted a bursary application in February 2020-April 2020

      After you have obtained your matriculation number, apply via the link in the section "Financial Assistance Scheme" found in your Admission "Online Acceptance Form":

      1 June 2020 to 30 June 2020 (for all nationalities)

      1 July 2020 to 15 August 2020 (for Singapore Citizens only)

      ​By end-September 2020

      International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma who accepted a place in NTU in Year 2020 to start the school August 2020

       

      After you have obtained your matriculation number, apply via the link in the section "Financial Assistance Scheme" found in your Admission "Online Acceptance Form":

      1 June 2020 to 30 June 2020 (for all nationalities)

      1 July 2020 to 15 August 2020 (for Singapore Citizens only)

      ​​By end-September 2020

      Students with International qualification who accepted a place in NTU in Year 2020 to start the school term in August 2020

      After you have obtained your matriculation number, apply via the link in the section "Financial Assistance Scheme" found in your Admission "Online Acceptance Form":

      Apply within 2 weeks after you have accepted your admission offer OR by 30 June 2020 (whichever is earlier) (for all nationalities)

      ​​​By mid August 2020

       

       

       

       

      1 July 2020 to 15 August 2020 (for Singapore Citizens only)

      ​By end-September 2020

      New students starting the school term after AY2020

      Apply in the actual year of admission

       

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