NAFA's in-house Scholarships,
Merit Awards and Bursaries

Important notice:
Application of Scholarships, Merit Awards and Bursaries for AY2017/18 is now open.

Students with outstanding academic results and an excellent track record of achievements in related arts and creative industries may apply for NAFA’s in-house Scholarships and Merit Awards. Bursaries are also available for students who require financial assistance (based on household income) to defray part of their tuition fees.

Successful recipients of the Scholarships, Merit Awards and Bursaries will be offered the following quantum for one academic year, unless otherwise indicated in the terms and conditions of award:

Quantum per academic year (Diploma)
Quantum per academic year (Degree)
S$5,500 - full waiver of tuition fees
S$11,000 - S$15,000
Merit Awards
S$3,500 - S$4,000

* Singaporeans who are pursuing full-time diploma courses or the  Bachelor of Music (Hons) course, and are eligible for MOE Tuition Grant (TG) may also apply for the MOE Bursary and CDC/CCC Bursary Scheme. Please click here for more details.

Applicants are subject to the following requirements which may be specified by NAFA and various donors on the selection of the various Scholarship, Merit Award and Bursary recipients:

  • Nationality
  • Household per-capita income (refers to total household income divided by number of family members)
  • Discipline of study
  • Relevant track records to the discipline of study
  • MOE Tuition Grant eligibility, etc

These scholarships and awards are made possible by NAFA and generous donations from philanthropists and organisations, namely:

  • BreadTalk Group
  • Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd
  • Mdm Chuah Siew Kheng
  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
  • Estate of Leong Yoon Pin
  • Estate of Lucien Wang
  • Marathon United Agency Pte Ltd
  • Estate of Ng Soh San
  • OCBC
  • Tan Chay Bing Education Fund
  • Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
  • Tan Ean Kiam Foundation
  • The Ngee Ann Kongsi
  • Mr KH Tan
  • Dr Wong Ka Lun
  • Dr SM Yuen

Students may apply online and submit the following supporting documents in order to complete the application:

  • Curriculum Vitae which should list your participation in the arts such as exhibitions, performances, competitions and other activities, as well as any awards related to your field of study
  • Copies of your past examination result slip(s)/ transcript(s)
  • Copies of your educational and professional certificates, including records of co-curricular activities
  • Copies of Parents' NRIC/ Passport
  • Copies of all employed family members’ latest payslips, CPF statements, Income Tax assessment or income certification letter by employer
  • Copies of divorce documents if parents are separated/ divorced, where applicable
  • Copies of death certificates if a parent(s) is/are no longer around, where applicable
  • Other information about yourself that may support this application, if any
  • Confidential reference letters from at least ONE referee

Please send the supporting documents within 14 working days after the online application in order to complete the application process. For online submissions that are submitted on or during the last 14 days before the closing date, all supporting documents must be submitted before the official closing date of application.

  1. By mail or in person:
    Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
    Office of Student Affairs
    80 Bencoolen Street,
    Singapore 189655

    Attn: Secretariat of Scholarships & Financial Aids Panel

  2. By Email:

Application of Scholarships, Merit Awards and Bursaries for AY2017/18 is now open.

For Diploma freshmen starting Year 1 in AY2017/18, click here.
For 2nd or 3rd Year Diploma students in AY2017/18, click here.
*For Degree Freshmen/ 2nd Year BMus(Hons) students in AY2017/18, click here.

* Refers to current graduating diploma students who intend to apply for NAFA’s degree programmes in AY2017/18, as well as for existing BMus (Hons) Year 1 students who are moving on to 2nd Year of studies in Academic Year 2017/2018.

The online application will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Students will need the following information on hand in order to complete the online submission:

  • Your personal particulars
  • Your academic records
  • Your track record of achievements
  • Your family members' particulars and their income details

Please submit only ONE application as multiple submissions will be disregarded.

Students who are shortlisted for the 'Scholarships' category will be informed by phone and email to attend an interview in person at NAFA.

24 April 2017 - For Diploma Freshmen starting Year 1 in AY2017/18
15 June 2017 - For 2nd or 3rd Year Diploma students in AY2017/18
16 June 2017 - For Degree freshmen/ 2nd Year BMus(Hons) students in AY2017/18

Students who are applying for the 'Merit Awards' and/or 'Bursaries' categories are not required to attend the interview.

End April 2017 - For Diploma Freshmen starting Year 1 in AY2017/18
End June 2017 - 2nd or 3rd Year Diploma students in AY2017/18
End June 2017 - For Degree Freshmen/ 2nd Year BMus(Hons) Students in AY2017/18

Click here to read about the testimonials of our past Award recipients and Donors.

For further enquiries on the above schemes, please approach Office of Student Affairs:
NAFA Campus 1, Wing A Level 2 | Email: | Tel: 6512 6132