Support for Students

Supporting Students

The NUS Office of Alumni Relations recognises the need to support our students. As such, each academic year, the NUS Office of Alumni Relations provides NUS Alumni Bursary Award, NUS Alumni Student Exchange Award and the NUS Overseas Colleges Award to eligible applicants.

Partnered with DBS Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, the funds for these three awards are generated each time our alumni use their NUS Alumni Credit Cards.

We recognise that all NUS students, regardless of financial background, should benefit from the world-class education offered by the University. As such, each Academic Year, the NUS Office of Alumni Relations provides 20 Bursary Awards at S$2,250 each to support underprivileged students (as of AY 2018/19).

Conditions for the Award

  • You should have applied for the 80 to 100% tuition fee subsidy available through the Tuition Fee Loan, Mendaki Tertiary Student Fee and/or CPF Education Scheme.
  • You should not be holding any other awards without prior approval.
  • There is no limit on gross income.
  • The award is tenable and reviewed on a yearly basis.

How to apply

Please visit the Office of Financial Aid website to apply.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 6516 2870 or financialaid@nus.edu.sg if you require further information.

Every year, hundreds of NUS students head off to spend a semester or more at universities across the world, meeting new people and experiencing other cultures. The NUS Office of Alumni Relations offers 21 awards each valued at S$1,000 to S$2,500 each Academic Year to provide additional support to the already cost-effective Student Exchange Programmes (SEP).

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who have been accepted to go on the Student Exchange Programme.
  • Recipients of the following scholarships/awards are not eligible to apply for/receive this award:
  1. SembCorp Industries Undergraduate Scholarship
  2. SIA-NOL Undergraduate Scholarship
  3. Undergraduate Scholarship for PRC Students
  4. Science & Technology Undergraduate Scholarship
  5. NASA Exchange Awards
  6. All other scholarships/awards that sponsor the cost of overseas programme and/or do not allow concurrent holding of awards

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Complete a two-day attachment (on an accumulated time basis) with OAR. This will provide students with an insight into the workings of an alumni network, and the relationship between the University and its alumni.
  • Submit a two-page report with photos, describing their experience of the Student Exchange Programme within two weeks of returning. Reports may be featured in OAR publications and marketing materials.

Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Pharmacy

All Other Faculties

How to Apply?

Please apply directly through your respective faculty office.
After acceptance of offer for overseas programme, apply via EduRec (please refer to myEduRec - Global Education - External Study Financial Aid Application Guide).

Selection

The selection procedure will be conducted by jointly by your respective faculty office and OAR.
The selection procedure will be conducted by OAR.
Activeness in Co-Curricular Activities and display of leadership qualities are key selection criteria.
Recipients may not concurrently hold the NUS Alumni Student Exchange Award with NASA Exchange Awards

Application Deadline

Please check with your respective faculty office.
31 May (for Semester 1 Exchange)
31 Oct (for Semester 2 Exchange)

Contact Information

Faculty of Medicine
Ms Janice Loh
Tel: 6601 3622
Email: med.janiceloh@nus.edu.sg
Faculty of Dentistry
Ms Perina Chiang
Tel: 6772 5341
Email: perina_chiang@nuhs.edu.sg
Faculty of Pharmacy
Ms Chew Ying Ying
Tel: 6516 8977
Email: phacyy@nus.edu.sg
NUS Alumni Relations
Ms Hamidah Salleh
Email: hamidah@nus.edu.sg


NUS offers a unique set of work-study programmes in many countries around the world via the NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) Programme.

Students selected for the NOC programme are eligible to apply for the NUS Alumni Overseas Colleges Awards given out by the NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR). Each Academic Year, OAR offers eight awards at S$1000 each for students going on one-year programmes and four awards at S$500 each for students going on six-month programmes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who have been accepted to go on the NUS Overseas Colleges Programme.
  • Recipients of the following scholarships/awards are not eligible to apply for/receive this award:
  1. SembCorp Industries Undergraduate Scholarship
  2. SIA-NOL Undergraduate Scholarship
  3. Undergraduate Scholarship for PRC Students
  4. Science & Technology Undergraduate Scholarship
  5. NASA Exchange Awards

All other scholarships/awards that sponsor the cost of overseas programme and/or do not allow concurrent holding of awards

Successful applicants are required to:

  • Complete a one-day attachment for those who had undergone the six-month NOC programmes and a two-day attachment for those who had undergone the one-year NOC programmes (on an accumulated time basis) with OAR. This will provide students with an insight into the workings of an alumni network, and the relationship between the University and its alumni.
  • Submit a two-page report, with photos, describing the experience of being on the NOC programme within two weeks of returning. Reports may be featured in OAR publications and marketing materials.

How to apply

Please visit NOC website to apply for the award.
The selection process will be conducted jointly by the NOC Office and OAR.
Please contact the NOC office at 6516 8063 or nocquery@nus.edu.sg if you require further information.


Apply for your AlumNUS Credit Card

Define yourself as an NUS alumnus by using the NUS Alumni Credit Card! At the same time, support NUS students as you enjoy the best things in life. The NUS Alumni Credit Card provides you a way to give back to your alma mater with no hassle. Each time you spend using the NUS Alumni Credit Cards, the banks will make a contribution towards the NUS Alumni Bursary Awards, NUS Alumni Student Exchange Awards and NUS Alumni Overseas Colleges Awards.

Apply for your NUS Alumni Credit Card and make a contribution today!


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