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Government Financial and Bursary Schemes Scholarships and Financial Award Schemes Financial Aid Schemes
Government Financial and Bursary Schemes Scholarships and Financial Award Schemes Financial Aid Schemes

Explore the range of Singapore government-funded financial and bursary schemes you can use to support your tuition fees at NAFA.

Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS)

There are tuition grant schemes for degree and diploma courses.

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CPF Education Loan Scheme

The CPF Education Loan Scheme is a loan scheme. 

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Post-Secondary Education Scheme

The Post-Secondary Education Scheme helps parents save for their children’s post-secondary education by maintaining a Post- Secondary Education Account (PSEA) for each eligible child. 

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SkillsFuture Credit

SkillsFuture Credit aims to encourage individuals to take ownership of their skills development and lifelong learning. Introduced in 2015, all Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of $500. The credit is claimable for all SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses which includes all NAFA diploma and degree courses, as well as courses offered by the Centre for Lifelong Education.

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SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

All MOE-Funded NAFA diploma and undergraduate degree courses are eligible for the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced subsidy.

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Higher Education Bursary

The Higher Education 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.

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Higher Education Community Bursary

The Higher Education Community Bursary is co-funded by the Government, Community Development Council (CDC) and Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC). The bursary scheme is introduced to keep tertiary education within reach of all able students and to provide financial assistance for needy students in the arts institutions.

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Diploma Foundation Programme (DFP) Bursary

Singaporeans who are pursuing the 35-week NAFA Foundation Programme may apply for the Diploma Foundation Programme (DFP) Bursary.

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If you have excellent academic results or a strong track record in the arts and design sector, apply for our range of in-house scholarships and merit awards. Bursaries are also available to support students from low income households with their tuition fees.

NAFA/Donor-funded Scholarships, Merit Awards and Bursaries

Students with outstanding academic results and an excellent track record of achievements in related arts industry may apply for NAFA’s in-house Scholarships and Merit Awards. 

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NAFA Talent Scholarship

The NAFA Talent Scholarship is the most prestigious award offered to new diploma students at the point of admission in each academic year.

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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.

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External Scholarships, Grants and Bursaries

There are a lot of external financial schemes available to fund your studies.

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If you require financial aid, alleviate the financial burden of your studies with schemes offered by NAFA and external organisations. These include notebook subsidies, overseas programme subsidies, student assistantships and more.

NAFA-Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Student Relief Fund

This financial assistance scheme aims to help students whose families are in sudden financial crisis (for example, the breadwinner falls critically ill or is retrenched). 

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Student Assistantship Scheme

Students may apply to become a Student Assistant and work on-campus to earn extra pocket money.

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Student Notebook Subsidy Scheme

The Student Notebook Subsidy Scheme provides financial subsidy to students from the lower income household to purchase a personal notebook for their studies at NAFA.

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Overseas Programme Travel Subsidy

The Overseas Programme Travel Subsidy scheme is meant for full-time diploma students who are participating in approved overseas programmes or study trips organised by NAFA.

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International Placement Travel Grant

The International Placement Travel Grant scheme helps needy full-time degree students defray the expenses of the overseas International Placement programme organised by NAFA and the partner university.

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External Study Loans

Students who need study loans may approach the various organisations, private financial institutions or banks for the latest loan application information. 

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