Bursaries

Bursaries (Full-time undergraduates)

 

  • Higher Education Bursary (previously called the MOE Bursary)
  • Higher Education Community Bursary (previously called the CDC/CCC Bursary)
  • NTU Bursary 
  • Donated Bursary offered by private individuals and organisations
  • - Our list of Donors
  • NTU Administered Bursaries are open to Singaporean students pursuing first 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 drawing salary/stipend and whose tuition fees are paid by MOE during the course of study 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
  • Bursary is tenable for one academic year. A fresh application is required each academic year.
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 AY2022-23

For all programmes except Medicine

Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI) Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI)Bursary
≤ $690OR≤ $2,750Higher Education Community Bursary $6,200
$​691 to $1,000$2,751 to $4,000Higher Education Community Bursary $5,000
$1,001 to $1,725$4,001 to $6,900Higher Education Bursary $3,200
​$1,726 to $2,250$6,901 to $9,000Higher 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) Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI)Bursary
For Mendaki TTFS RecipientsFor other Medicine Students
≤ $690
OR
≤ $2,750Higher Education Community Bursary $6,200​Higher Education Community Bursary up to $25,000#
$​691 to $1,000$2,751 to $4,000Higher Education Community Bursary $5,000​Higher Education Community Bursary up to $21,000#
$1,001 to $1,725$4,001 to $6,900Higher Education Bursary $3,200Higher Education Bursary up to $17,000#
$1,726 to $2,000$6,901 to $8,000Higher Education Bursary $1,350​Higher Education Bursary up to $11,000#
​$2,001 to $2,250​$8,001 to $9,000NA

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

# based on fee cohort

  • For general undergraduate programme 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 Loan 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)
  • For Medicine 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. Government Bursary where applicable
  3. PSEA funds where applicable
  4. CPF funds under the CPF Education Loan Scheme where applicable
  5. Tuition Fee Loan where applicable
  6. Study Loan where applicable
  7. Bursary where applicable
  8. GIRO deduction from students' own account/other account (for those with a GIRO arrangement with NTU to pay their semestral tuition & compulsory miscellaneous fees)
  • 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.
Not required.

Existing students

  • Apply online through StudentLink during the application period. Only one bursary application is required to be submitted for each Academic Year.
    If you wish to be considered for a donated bursary, please indicate in your Application Form.
    • For NTU students, please login to StudentLink  for application.
    • For NIE students, please login to NIE StudentLink for application.
  • Upload supporting documents (compiled into one PDF file) via the upload portal at StudentLink. Note: You will only be allowed to upload your documents once. For assistance on documents upload, email to FinAid@ntu.edu.sg.
  • 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/in AY2023 and starting the school term in May/August 2023           

  • Apply online through Student Portal* during the application period. Only one bursary application is required to be submitted for each Academic Year.
    If you wish to be considered for a donated bursary, please indicate in your Application Form.
  • 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.

*Application links will be updated nearer to the application period.

Application Period For AY2023-2024:
 ​Application PeriodApplication Outcome
Existing students

Apply via Studentlink:

15 January 2023 to 15 March 2023 (for all nationalities)

By mid August 2023 (Tentative)

Only if you have not submitted an application in January-March 2023

1 June 2023 – 30 June 2023 (for all nationalities) (Tentative)
1 July 2023 - 15 August 2023 (for Singapore Citizens only) (Tentative)

By end-September 2023 (Tentative)

 


Application period for AY2023-2024:

    2023 Freshmen
     

    Application Period

    Application Outcome

    Students who accepted a place in NTU prior to/in AY2023 and starting new school term in May/August 2023

    Apply via Student Portal*
    1 June 2023 – 30 June 2023 (for all nationalities) (Tentative)
    1 July 2023 - 15 August 2023 (for Singapore Citizens only) (Tentative)

    *Application links will be updated nearer to the application period.

    By end-September 2023 (Tentative)
    New students starting the school term after AY2023Apply in the actual year of admission 

    Bursary (Part-time undergraduates)

    • Higher Education Bursary (previously called the MOE Bursary)

    Who is eligible?

    • The Higher Education Bursary is open to Singaporean students pursuing their first undergraduate degree course and receiving MOE Subsidy.
    • Students receiving the bursary must not concurrently hold other bursaries or scholarships.
    • Students taking only repeat modules in the semester are not eligible for the bursary for that semester.
    • NIE trainee teachers who are either drawing salary/stipend or whose tuition fees are paid by MOE during course of study 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.
    • A bursary may be awarded to you depending on your financial situation and criteria set down by MOE.
    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.

    Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI)
    OR
     
     
     Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI)

    Bursary
    ​≤ $1,000≤ $4,000Higher Education Bursary $2,500
    $1,001 to $1,725$4,001 to $6,900Higher Education Bursary $1,600
    ​$1,726 to $2,250​$6,901 to $9,000Higher Education Bursary $700​

    • Bursary is tenable for one academic year. A fresh application is required each academic year.
    • The 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).
    Not required.
    • Please click here for Application Form.
    • Email the completed application form and supporting documents to FinAid@ntu.edu.sg.
      Please indicate the financial assistance scheme you are applying for, your name and matric (i.e. Subject Title: Application for Bursary (Part-Time) AY2022 - Name, Matric).      
    • The award may be offered depending on your financial situation and criteria set down by the University/MOE.  
    • Outcome of your application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account.
    ​AY2022/2023Application Period​​Outcome
    • 2022 Freshmen (Singapore Citizens only)
     
    • Existing students (Singapore Citizens only)
     
    ​1 June 2022 to 15 August 2022​By October 2022

    External Bursaries

    Muslim Trust Fund Association (MTFA) is an organisation that provides financial assistance to the needy and low-income families.  

    Applicants must be Muslim Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents. The applicant family's Per Capita Income must not exceed $400 per month.

    Quantum is determined on a case-by-case basis. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.  

    For more information on the eligibility criteria and to download the application form, please visit www.mtfa.org.

    Application will open from 1 July to 31 July 2022. All applications must be submitted to MTFA.

    For further enquiries, please contact MTFA at 6747 7556.

    The Sivadas-HEB Education Fund, a fund established by the trustees of the Estate of the Late Sivadas Sankaran, provides needy Hindu Children with financial assistance to get a good education.

    The fund invites Hindu undergraduates from low income families to apply for an Education Grant. This one-off grant of up to a maximum of $1500, is to be used to purchase books, IT equipment or other educational materials.  

    Applicants must be SG or SPR, Hindus and have a household per capita income not exceeding $1900 per month.

    Interested applicants are to download the form from the Hindu Endowments Board website www.heb.org.sg. Closing date for applications is 21 September 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview within 3 weeks of the closing date.

    For enquiries, please contact Hindu Endowments Board at 6593 9209 / 6593 9211.

    This bursary which is administered by Yayasan Mendaki is available for application.

    Applicants must be Malay Singapore Citizens or Malay Permanent Residents who have been residing in Singapore for at least 5 years, and are commencing your 1st year of studies.

    Please visit Yayasan Mendaki for more information.

    Full time undergraduates who are Singapore citizens and residents of the South West District can go to the nearest CC in the South West District to get the Tertiary Grant application form and submit their applications. Application period is year round.
    The grant is open to:

    a) Singapore citizen and resident of the South West District
    b) Full-time student studying in Local Polytechnic or University
    c) Household Income of $3,000 or PCI of $750 and below, whichever is lower. Deserving students who fall out of the eligibility criteria due to exceptional family circumstances (for example, those with family members who have high medical expenses), may be considered.

    For enquiries, call 63161616 or email to  Southwest_CDC@pa.gov.sg

    The Serve Our City Education Bursary is an Every Nation Church (Singapore) (ENCS) financial award given to invest in the future of our community youth leaders in Singapore.

    The Bursary provides SGD 3,600.00 per annum to help cover university school fees and study-related expenses for students who demonstrate financial need and are full-time NUS/NTU undergraduate students.

    Applicants must be Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents aged 16-25 years old with a household per capita income of SGD 1725.00 and below or where combined household income does not exceed SGD 6900.00 (gross) per month. Deserving students who fall out of the eligibility criteria due to exceptional family circumstances (for example, those with family members who have high medical expenses), may be considered.

    They must also have demonstrated interest, dedication and commitment in serving the community and have actively participated in community work in at least the last 1 year.

    Shortlisted participants will be required to attend an interview.

    Application with supporting documents must be submitted by 30 August of the Academic Year.

    Students who are offered Higher Education Bursary or Higher Education Community Bursary will be allowed to accept the Serve Our City Education Bursary concurrently only with permission of the school.

    For more information on eligibility criteria and further enquiries, please visit https://tamariskinitiative.org/education-bursary-uni.html

    Full-time undergraduates who are Teochew Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents are invited to apply for scholarships & bursaries tenable for full-time studies in NTU, Singapore.

    Applicants must demonstrate good conduct and pass each subject/module. Each scholarship and bursary award is tenable for one academic year with quantum of up to $12,000 and $7,000 respectively.

    Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email to attend an interview.

    Interested applicants are required to mail their applications (including online applications) and supporting documents to The Ngee Ann Kongsi from 30 May – 10 June 2022. Closing date is 10 June 2022, 5pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Enquiry on acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be entertained.

    For details, please visit https://thengeeannkongsi.com.sg/

     

    This bursary which is administered by Yayasan Mendaki is available for applications.

    Applicants must be Muslim Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who has been residing in Singapore for at least 5 years, and are pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree.

    Please visit Yayasan Mendaki for more information.