Residential Programme Bursaries

The bursary quantum is at least $500.

The bursary is offered depending on the assessed level of neediness of the applicant. Re-application is required every year.

Needy Singaporean full-time undergraduates residing in one of the Residential Colleges1 or one of the Halls2/ Houses3/ Residences4.

Recipients of the NUS Merit Scholarship and NUS Faculty Scholarships which do not cover the accommodation expenses are also eligible to apply for this bursary.

1Only applicable to students residing and reading the College Programme at the Ridge View Residential CollegeResidential College 4, Tembusu CollegeCollege of Alice & Peter TanCinnamon Wing (NUSC) and West Wing College (NUSC).

2Only applicable to students residing at the Eusoff HallKent Ridge HallKing Edward VII HallRaffles HallSheares Hall, and Temasek Hall.

3Only applicable to students residing at the Pioneer House, LightHouse and Helix House and participating in the House Programme which includes interest groups and events/programmes, or active student leaders and committee members for specific projects.

4Only applicable to students residing at the PGP Residence and UTown Residence and participating in the Innovation and Design Programme (iDP), Varsity Athletes Scheme (VAS), Master list and PGPR Cluster Leaders Programme.

The recipient must not concurrently hold any other bursary, scholarship, grant 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 and tuition 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.

Upon satisfactory compliance of all terms and conditions of the financial aid offer, the funds will be disbursed by the Office of Finance 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.