Dare to Dream Scholarship


The Dare to Dream scholarship at NAFA is extended to deserving special needs students with limited financial resources to complete their education.

Eligibility/Assessment Criteria

  • Singaporean
  • Applicants must have been offered a place in a full-time Diploma programme in NAFA with good entrance test / audition results
  • Applicants who are medically certified with special needs
  • Demonstrates engagement in chosen field with activities outside of coursework, such as participation and/or achievements in external activities
  • Good attributes including discipline, diligence and leadership qualities
  • Financially needy. Gross monthly household per capita income not exceeding $2,250, or Gross Household monthly income not exceeding $9,000
  • Applicants must not receive concurrent Scholarships or Bursaries from NAFA or external organisations, with the exception of CDC/CCC Bursary or MOE Bursary

Value of Award

  • For 3D Design, Design and Media, Fine Art and Arts Management courses: $4,450 per academic year
  • For Fashion Studies courses: $4,900 per academic year
  • For Dance, Theatre and Music courses: $5,400 per academic year

Tenure of Award
Award is tenable for one academic year, and renewable yearly in subsequent academic year(s) of diploma studies, subject to the following criteria:

  • Reassessment of the financial needs of the recipient
  • Satisfactory attendance of at least 80% for all lessons

Application for new diploma applicants in Academic Year 2018/2019 will open in January 2018.

For further enquiries, please contact Office of Student Affairs at [email protected].