Higher Education Bursary


The *Higher Education Bursary (formerly known as MOE Bursary) is funded by the Government (Ministry of Education) to provide financial assistance to students from the lower to middle income groups. This is part of the Government’s commitment to ensure that no able students are deterred by the cost of post-secondary education due to financial circumstances.

* The Higher Education Bursary (formerly known as MOE Bursary) has been renamed and quanta revised with effect from AY2020/2021.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singapore citizens
  • Full-time ^Diploma or BMus (Hons) students
  • Students must be on MOE Tuition Grant (TG)
  • Gross Monthly Household Per-capita Income (PCI) between $1,001 - $2,250 or Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) between $4,001 to $9,000
  • Students who are not in receipt of the Higher Education Bursary or Higher Education Community Bursary in the same academic year
^ Sponsored students from the Diploma in Art Teaching and Diploma in Music Teaching are not eligible to apply.

Value of Bursary

 

Household Income Quanta per Academic Year (Diploma) Quanta per Academic Year (Degree)
PCI $1,001 - $1,725, or GHI $4,001 - $6,900 Tier 1: $1,900 Tier 1: $3,200
PCI $1,726 - $2,250, or GHI $6,901 - $9,000 Tier 2: $850 Tier 2: $1,350
Household Income

PCI $1,001 - $1,725, or GHI $4,001 - $6,900

Quanta per Academic Year (Diploma)

Tier 1: $1,900

Quanta per Academic Year (Degree)

Tier 1: $3,200


Household Income

PCI $1,726 - $2,250, or GHI $6,901 - $9,000

Quanta per Academic Year (Diploma)

Tier 2: $850

Quanta per Academic Year (Degree)

Tier 2: $1,350



Notes:

  • Gross Household Income (GHI) refers to the total gross monthly income of immediate family members, and non-immediate family members living in the same household.
  • Per-capita income (PCI) refers to gross household income (GHI) divided by number of immediate family members, and non-immediate family members living in the same household.

How to Apply

The first round of application for Academic Year 2020/2021 will commence in March 2020, in the same application submitted for the NAFA’s in-house Scholarships, Merit Awards and Bursaries.

Please check www.nafa.edu.sg/scholarships for updates on the application period.

For enquiries, please email Office of Student Care at [email protected] (Financial Aids & Awards Scheme).