Overview & Eligibility for Full-time Undergraduates
We think getting an NUS degree is one of the best investments you can make. That is why we offer NUS-administered Financial Aid schemes, which you can tap on to help supplement your study expenses. Externally administered options offered by MOE and other organisations are also available.
Needy NUS full-time undergraduate students have various aid options available to them, including:
· Submitting ONE Financial Aid Application to NUS to be considered for the NUS Financial Aid Package, which includes loans and bursaries to cover tuition fees and living expenses, and bursaries to specifically cover hostel and/or Residential College fees
· Submitting separate applications for external schemes to cover their tuition fees
· Submitting separate applications for other specific schemes
Financial aid recipients may also request for a one-time NUS Student Assistance Loan top-up if they need further assistance with the purchase of a notebook.
Students reading Concurrent Degree Programmes will not be eligible for the NUS Financial Aid Package for Undergraduate Students, once they are charged graduate tuition fees. Similarly, graduate students are not eligible for the NUS Financial Aid Package for Undergraduate Students.
International Students who are not offered the MOE Tuition Grant or rejected the MOE Tuition Grant are also not eligible for all NUS-administered/co-administered Financial Aid schemes.
Starting from Academic Year 2022/2023, needy full-time Singaporean undergraduate students from households with PCI not exceeding S$1,000 will receive a higher quantum from the NUS Bursary to top up the existing Government Bursary for full coverage of subsidised tuition fees. Additional financial support of S$4,000 from the NUS Bursary to cover living expenses and a newly established Opportunity Enhancement Grant (OEG) will be provided for needy full-time Singaporean undergraduates from households with PCI not exceeding S$690. The OEG will provide S$10,000 over four years to top up existing financial aid available for on-campus stay and selected overseas exposure programmes.
For needy full-time undergraduate students who are Singapore Permanent Residents or International Students receiving MOE Tuition Grant and meet the PCI criteria of not exceeding S$1,000, NUS will increase the financial support provided through the NUS Bursary. Depending on their PCI, these students will receive bursary amounts ranging from S$1,500 to S$2,500 per annum.
Please click here to Apply for Financial Aid.