External Financial Award Schemes

The NAC Arts Scholarship (Undergraduate) aims to nurture outstanding individuals who wish to pursue a career as an arts practitioner or professional, and have the potential to lead in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, community arts, arts education, technical design and production management, or arts management in Singapore.

Scholarship recipients will receive support for a Bachelor Degree with the following fields of study identified as a priority:

  • Art history and curating
  • Arts criticism and writing
  • Arts management/ Cultural policy/ Creative entrepreneurship
  • Arts practice with a focus in a traditional art form reflecting the Chinese, Malay and/or Indian heritage of Singapore
  • Community Arts
  • Creative writing and literary translation
  • Dance
  • Dramaturgy
  • Music production and live sound engineering
  • Stage and sound design, and production management

Criteria

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Possess GCE "A" level, Diploma, International Baccalaureate or equivalent certificate

Grant Quantum

  • For local study, the scholarship will cover tuition and compulsory fees up to 90% of total costs, subject to a maximum of $110,000;
  • For overseas study, the scholarship is capped at $110,000 and will cover tuition and compulsory fees, monthly maintenance allowance and one-time return airfare up to 90% of total costs.

Service Commitment

Scholarship recipients will fulfill up to 2 years of service commitment in Singapore’s arts and cultural sector over a period of 3 years upon graduation.

Application Details

Please visit NAC's website at http://www.nac.gov.sg for more details.

For enquiries, please Email: NAC_Scholarship@nac.gov.sg

How to apply:

Applications for the NAC Arts Scholarship (Undergraduate) can be done at https://cis.nac.gov.sg/NAC/

Application Period

Application for 2017 is now open.
Closing date: 10 March 2017

The NAC Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate) recognises outstanding arts practitioners and professionals with a vision to lead and advance the development of their practice in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, technical arts design and production, or arts management in Singapore. The postgraduate scholarship supports the deepening of knowledge and skills of practicing artists and professionals who seek to assume a bigger role in their artistic or professional career and bring about positive changes in the arts and cultural sector in Singapore.

Scholarship recipients will receive support for a Master Degree or Doctorate, with the following fields of study identified as a priority:

  • Art history and curating
  • Arts criticism and writing
  • Arts education
  • Arts management/ Cultural policy/ Creative entrepreneurship
  • Arts practice with a focus in a traditional art form reflecting the Chinese, Malay and/or Indian heritage of Singapore
  • Arts research
  • Children's theatre
  • Creative writing and literary translation
  • Dramaturgy
  • Music business, production and technology
  • Music composing, directing, conducting and arranging
  • Stage and sound design, and production management

Criteria

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Possess a Bachelor degree or equivalent

Grant Quantum

  • For local study, the scholarship will cover tuition and compulsory fees up to 90% of total costs, subject to a maximum of $110,000;
  • For overseas study, the scholarship is capped at $110,000 and will cover tuition and compulsory fees, monthly maintenance allowance and one-time return airfare up to 90% of total costs.

Service Commitment

Scholarship recipients will fulfill up to 2 years of service commitment in Singapore's arts and cultural sector over a period of 3 years upon graduation.

Application Details

Visit https://www.nac.gov.sg/talent-development/scholarships for application details.

For enquiries, please Email: NAC_Scholarship@nac.gov.sg

How to apply:

Applications for the NAC Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate) can be done at https://cis.nac.gov.sg/NAC/

Application Period

Application for 2017 is now open.
Closing date: 10 March 2017

The SkillsFuture Study Award aims to support early to mid-career Singaporeans to develop and deepen specialist skills needed by our future economic growth sectors and in sectors meeting social needs. As Singapore continues our transition to an innovation-driven economy, new skills and competencies among Singaporeans will be in demand. Jobs are also evolving with new functions and existing ones requiring updated skillsets.

Criteria

  • Singaporeans with at least 3 years of work experience in an area of design
  • Committed to deepening skills in the sector
  • Has track record of contributing to learning and training of self and/or others
  • Must not have completed course of study at the application closing date
  • Courses should be relevant to the needs of the design sector
  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
  • Courses should be minimally 1-month long (for full-time) and 3-months long (for part-time)

*Please click here for a non-exhaustive list of supported courses.

Award Quantum

  • Monetary award of $5,000, on top of existing Government course fee subsidies

*No bond is required

Application

Online application at: http://www.skillsfuture.sg/studyawards.

*Please submit the following supporting documents to MCI_SectorDevelopment@mci.gov.sg:

  1. Scanned coloured copy of IC (front and back);
  2. Scanned photocopy of Letter of Offer/Matriculation from the institution (if any)
  3. Information on selected course of study

Application Period

Application for 2017 is now open.
Closing date: 28 February 2017

The Yamaha Music Scholarship is aimed at developing music talents in Singapore. It provides financial assistance to students pursuing full-time diploma/degree courses in music at local or overseas educational institutions.

Criteria

  • Open to all nationalities.
  • A good track record in music education/ activities
  • Potential and commitment to contribute to the local music and arts scene
  • Although merit is primary, the financial background of the applicant may be taken into consideration.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have already secured a place in an approved educational institution
  • Male applicants must have gained exemption from the Ministry of Defence for deferment of National Service prior to the onset of their courses

Grant Quantum

The scholarship award will be to the value of up to ¥300,000 (approximately S$3,400.00). The money may be used for any purpose that is related to the advancement of music studies.

Application Details

Please visit Yamaha Singapore's website at http://sg.yamaha.com/ for more details.
Application forms may be downloaded here.

Application Period

Application for 2016 has closed. Please look out for the next round of application in Jan 2017.

The Club 21 Scholarship is a merit scholarship supporting outstanding undergraduate or graduate students interested in the fashion, retail, service or creative industries. We are looking for an individual with exceptional personal vision, drive and potential.

Criteria

Applications are open to all students studying or planning to study in accredited institutions of higher learning. Students already midway through their course of study are welcome to apply.

Grant Quantum

Up to S$10,000.00 per annum for the duration of the course of study and carries no bond.

Application Details

Please visit Club21's website here for more details.

Application Period

Application for 2017 is now open.
Closing date: 2 April 2017

The AMP Education Bursary offers monetary assistance to diploma and degree students from low-income families. The bursary award seeks to recognise the recipients' academic achievements, lessen their financial load and be a source of motivation for them to strive harder in their education.

Criteria

  • Applicant must be a Singapore citizen
  • Gross monthly household income not exceeding $3,500 or Per-Capita Income not exceeding $700 per month
Note: Not applicable for students who will be graduating in year 2016

Grant Quantum

  • Diploma: $500 each
  • Degree: $1,000 each

Application Forms:

  • For Diploma students, click here for the application form
  • For Degree students, click here for the application form
For further enquiries, please visit http://www.amp-rfs.sg/subindex.asp?id=A008_10 or contact Ms Noraqilah at 6416 1425 or email noraqilah@amp.org.sg.

Application Period

Application for 2016 is closed. Please look out for the next round of application in February 2017.

Muslimin Trust Fund Association (MTFA) invites applications for the MTFA Founders’ Scholarship & MTFA Bursary for Muslim students who are pursuing full-time studies in institutes of higher learning. MTFA hopes to engage successful candidates throughout their course of study to motivate them to take the lead in serving the needs of the Muslim community, and to nurture in the recipients a spirit of volunteerism and charity as exemplified by the founders of MTFA.

Criteria

Bursary
  • Muslim Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who is pursuing a full time post-secondary education in institutes of higher learning (Diploma and Degree)
  • Household income not exceeding $4,000 per month
Scholarship
  • Muslim Singapore Citizen who is currently pursuing a full-time undergraduate education (Degree)
  • Household income not exceeding $4,000 per month

*Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a selection interview. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony to receive the award.

Grant Quantum

  • Up to $10,000 per year per recipient. Each scholarship is tenable for one year
  • Recipients may apply the subsequent year provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria and sustain good academic achievements

Application Details

Application forms can be obtained from:
(1) MTFA Office (Darul Ihsan Orphanage Building, 5 Mattar Road)
(2) MTFA website (www.mtfa.org)

Application Period

Application for 2016 is closed. Please look out for the next round of application in May 2017.

The Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Award is for Singapore citizens or PRs pursuing full-time/ short-term arts and cultural courses locally or abroad. The recipient must be current arts and cultural practitioners or intend to be arts and cultural practitioners upon completion of studies. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing studies related to Chinese arts and culture.

Criteria

  • Singapore citizen/PR
  • Full-time Diploma or Degree student in Academic Year 2016/17
  • Current arts and cultural practitioners or intend to be arts and cultural practitioners upon completion of studies
  • Preference will be given to candidates pursuing studies related to Chinese arts and culture

Grant Quantum

Each award is up to $3,000 and the grant quantum will be determined by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan.

Application Details

Please visit http://www.shhk.com.sg/ for more details.
For further enquiries, please contact Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan at:
Tel: 6222 8212
Email: admin@shhk.com.sg

Application Period

Application for 2016 is closed. Please look out for the next round of application in June 2017.

The Sivadas-HEB Education Fund provides financial assistance to Hindu students from low-income families who are pursuing tertiary education. Qualifying students from NAFA can apply for a Tuition Subsidy to meet part of the tuition fee costs.

Criteria

  • Students pursuing a course leading to a first diploma or a first degree at NAFA
  • Must be Singapore citizens or permanent residents
  • Must be Hindus
  • Monthly household per capita income must not exceed S$1900

Applicants who have previously applied for and received the Education Grant or Tuition Subsidy need not apply again. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Grant Quantum

The Tuition Subsidy will be limited to a maximum of 50% of the yearly tuition fee subject to a maximum of $6,000 per year, or any other amount as determined by the Sivadas-HEB Education Fund Committee.

The Education Grant is one-time award, up to a maximum of $1500.

Application Details

Please visit http://www.heb.org.sg/ for more details.
For further enquiries, please contact Hindu Endowments Board at:
Tel: 6593 9209
Email: shetf@heb.gov.sg

Application Period

Application for 2016 is closed. Please look out for the next round of application in April/May 2017.

The Singapore Buddhist Lodge Education Foundation Bursary Award aims to provide assistance to students from low- income families, enabling them to continue with their education, in hope that they may become useful citizens of the community.

The Singapore Buddhist Lodge Education Foundation Bursary Award aims to provide assistance to students from low-income families, enabling them to continue with their education, in hope that they may become useful citizens of the community.

Criteria

  • Existing Singaporean/ Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) students
  • pursuing full time diploma/ degree studies in NAFA.
  • No restriction on race, religion or gender.
  • Applicants should come from low-income families.
  • Must be good in conduct and academic results.
  • Have not received any scholarships, merit awards or bursaries for the same academic year, either from NAFA or an external organisation.

Grant Quantum

S$1,000.00

Application Details

Please visit http://www.sbl.org.sg/ for more details.

Application Period

Application for 2016 is closed. Please look out for the next round of application in July 2017.

The LBKM Bursary provides financial assistance to needy students with family Per-capita-Income (PCI) not exceeding $1,800

Criteria

  • Applicant must be a Singapore citizen, or either parent is a Singapore citizen
  • Family’s Per-Capita Income not exceeding $1800 per month
  • Applicant must have passed previous Semester’s examinations
  • Applicants must NOT be concurrently holding any other institution-administered or organisation bursaries / scholarships.

Grant Quantum

  • Up to $1000

Application

Please click here to apply.
For further enquiries, please visit http://lbkm.org.sg/

Application Period

Application for 2016 is closed. Please look out for the next round of application in June 2017.

The DesignSingapore Scholarship is for individuals with creativity, drive and passion for design who aspire to be leaders in their fields of design training, so as to help develop Singapore into Asia’s leading hub for design excellence. It is open to students and industry professionals who want to pursue a full-time (undergraduate or postgraduate) design studies at reputable local or overseas institutions.

Preferred fields of study:

  • Design Management
  • Digital Design (Data Visualisation, Design Informatics, Interaction Design/User Experience Design)
  • Service Design/Experience Design

Other fields of study that are considered:

  • Architecture
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Urban Design
  • Visual Communications

Criteria

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Male applicants must have completed National Service
  • Have successfully gained admission to a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate* design-related course in a reputable Singapore or overseas institution
    *Applicants who are applying for postgraduate studies and with at least 2 years of professional working experience would have an advantage.

Grant Quantum

  • Full tuition fees only for the complete course of study
  • The scholarship does not provide allowance for travel, accommodation and other daily expenses.

Application Details

Click here for application details.
For enquiries, please Email: cindy_ng@mci.gov.sg

How to apply:

Applications for the DesignSingapore Scholarship can be done at https://new.designsingapore.org/scholarship

Application Period

Application for 2017 is open
Closing date for online application: 3 April 2017
Closing date for document submissions: 10 April 2017

CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community. CGTrader gives talented 3D designers the opportunity to showcase their work, get valuable feedback from the community, learn from their peers and interact in a designer-friendly environment.

Criteria

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Full time NAFA Diploma or Degree student

Grant Quantum

  • Best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

Application Details

  • Write and submit an original essay on the topic “The future of technology in education”.
  • Essay length is 500 - 1000 words
  • Submit your essay here
  • Winners will be announced on June 15, 2017 on CGTrader blog and notifed directly via email provided upon registration
  • Please refer to https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships for more details

Application Period

Application for 2017 is now open.
Closing date: 1 June 2017

J.Walter Thompson Company, the world’s best-known marketing communications brand, has been pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and businesses for more than 150 years. The agency consistently ranks among the top networks in the world and continues a dominant presence in the industry.

The international Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship supports and promotes talented female creative advertising students from around the world in honor of the industry’s first female copywriter, Helen Lansdowne Resor.

Criteria

  • Female
  • Current Year 1 and Year 2 Diploma in Advertising student (no less than 12 months from course completion as of May 14, 2017)
  • Shows creative talent and promise
  • Satisfactory academic and creative progress

Grant Quantum

  • Up to $10,000*
  • Paid summer internship at J.Walter Thompson office, an offer of a J.Walter Thompson mentor and “first look” placement consideration upon graduation
  • *Reimbursement payments will not be made for tuition already paid by the student prior to being awarded the HLR Scholarship

Application Details

Application Period

Application for 2017 is now open.
Closing date: 14 May 2017