Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS)


The Tuition Grant Scheme was introduced by the Government to help students with the cost of tertiary education in Singapore.

Singaporeans automatically receive the Tuition Grant without the need for application. However, students who have exceeded the maximum TGS cap of 10 semesters or graduates from the local polytechnics (SP, NP, NYP, TP or RP), universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SIT, SUSS and SUTD) or LASALLE College of the Arts, are no longer entitled to the Tuition Grant and will have to pay the full course fees for their study at the Academy.

Tuition Grant may also be offered to Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) and international applicants with outstanding results during their entrance test/audition, subject to availability. Students who are eligible for the Tuition Grant will be informed via the Letter of Offer during admission.

SPRs and international students who accept the grant are required to execute a Tuition Grant Agreement with the Government of Singapore, represented by the MOE. Under the terms of the Agreement, students are required to work for a Singapore entity for 3 years upon graduation from their course. NAFA will guide matriculated students with their application for the Tuition Grant. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete the process of the Tuition Grant Agreement within the deadline set by the MOE. SPRs and international students who do not fulfil the obligations or complete serving their Tuition Grant bonds will be required to pay liquidated damages, computed based on the prevailing Tuition Grant (as advised by MOE) received during the course of study, plus 10% compounded interest per annum.

To find out more about the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme, please refer to: https://tgonline.moe.gov.sg

Singaporeans who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) course will automatically receive Tuition Grant to subsidise their course fees. However, students who are graduates from the local universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SIT, SUSS and SUTD) or LASALLE College of the Arts degree programmes are no longer entitled to the Tuition Grant.

To find out more about the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme, please refer to: https://tgonline.moe.gov.sg