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Teach Singapore

In line with NUS 115 years of history in leveling up the society through education and shaping the future, Teach Singapore (Teach SG) is a new university-wide initiative aimed to involve the NUS community of students, staff and alumni to provide academic coaching and mentoring to children and youth from disadvantaged families. 

Teach SG seeks to provide additional resources and training to enable existing groups to do more, while widening the touchpoints through strengthening external partnerships. 

1. Funding Details
Successful student projects will receive a grant of up to $3,000 each. 

Qualifying ItemsNon-Qualifying Items
Transport cost to location where sessions are conducted.Direct cash donations or gifts to beneficiaries and/or community partners.
Stationeries including photocopying of materials necessary for the conduct of the sessions.Purchase of stationeries such as pencil, ruler etc. for beneficiaries. Exception is given if stationeries are used as prizes during bonding sessions.
Materials & logistics needed for bonding session (e.g. Entry tickets to places of interest, chartering of buses etc.)Any items for private and personal consumption.
Items, goods or services where approved individual or team members have a direct stake or interest in.

*Only items that are essential to the project will qualify for funding. OSA reserves the right to reject expenditures as deemed fit. Applicants are encouraged to seek clarification prior to spending, if uncertain. 

2. Eligibility

Teach SG is open to all existing projects or new projects involved in academic coaching and mentoring to children or youths from disadvantaged backgrounds.
All applicants including members of project team must be full time NUS Students with at least 1 semester left before graduation.

  1. All applicants including members of project team must be full time NUS Students with at least 1 semester left before graduation
  2. Minimum of 5 members per team. 
  3. Projects or contact time with beneficiaries must span a minimum of 10 weeks with at least 1 session (1.5 hours) per week.  

3. Evaluation Criteria

All projects will be evaluated by a panel as accorded to points in the following areas:

  1. Impact to community 
  2. Passion and Learning

4. Project Outcomes

The intended project outcomes include:

  1. Increase access of programmes by children and youth  
  2. Increase sense of self-confidence and broaden world view of children and youth  
  3. Enhance NUS student volunteers’ abilities

5. Application Process

Application is open from 20 January 2021 to 11 February 2021 (2359hrs).  
Submit your application

6. Contact Information

Should you have any questions regarding this programme, please email to

7. FAQ

1. Can I still apply if my current project is funded by other grants?  
Yes. The project should ensure that the items funded by Teach SG are not funded by the other grants.
2. Can I have non-NUS students in my project group? 
No. Teach SG is only opened to projects by NUS students. 
3. What if I have less than 5 members in my project group?
Consideration will be given on case-by-case basis. Do enquire via email to
4. What if I am an individual who is keen to participate?  
You may register your interest via email to We will be matching interested volunteers with students from schools. 

Submit your application