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Application for AY24/25 financial awards will commence on 19 January 2024 for new students.

Diploma and degree 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:

Awards Quanta per academic year (Diploma) Quanta per academic year (Degree)
Scholarships Up to full waiver of course fees S$10,000 - S$15,000
Merit Awards S$3,500 - S$4,000 S$5,000
*Bursaries S$1,800 S$3,600

*Singaporeans who are pursuing full-time MOE-funded diploma and degree courses and are eligible for the MOE Tuition Grant (TG) may also apply for government bursaries.

Click here for information on the Higher Education Bursary.
Click here for information on the Higher Education Community Bursary.

Application does not guarantee an award as the availability of in-house and donor funding varies from year to year.

The selection process is subject to the following requirements which may be specified by NAFA and various donors:

  • Nationality
  • Household income
  • 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:


Application Details

For prospective new students in AY2024/2025:
Diploma Studies: 19 Jan – 31 Mar 2024
Degree Studies: 19 Jan – 12 May 2024

For existing Diploma and Degree students: 
5 Feb – 31 Mar 2024

Submission of Online Application

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

  • Track record of related achievements/participation
  • Family members' particulars and their employment/income details
  • At least one reference letter (for Scholarship & Merit award applications)

Application Link: Link will be opened on 19 January 2024 for AY24/25 exercise.

Login instructions: 
For prospective new students in AY2024/2025:

  • Select "Application Number"
  • Enter 5-digit Course application number
  • Password is Date of Birth in DD-Month-YYYY format (eg.11-Jan-2002)

For existing Diploma and Degree students: 

  • Select "Admission Number"
  • Enter NAFA Admission Number
  • Password is the same as your NAFA email account. Please email [email protected] for assistance to reset your password

Applicants may 'Save Draft' at any point and re-login to complete the application. However, Applicants will no longer be able to make any further changes after the application is submitted.

Please note that the submission of the application does not guarantee the applicant an award.

Scholarship Interview

Only students who are shortlisted for the 'Scholarships' category will be informed by phone and email to attend an interview in person at NAFA. Online interview may be arranged for international students who are not in Singapore during the stipulated date/s of the interview.

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

Notice of the Application Outcome

Diploma Freshmen: End May 2024
Existing Diploma: End June 2024
Degree: Mid-July 2024


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

For enquiries, please email Office of Student Care at [email protected] (Financial Aids & Awards Scheme) or call 6512 4073 during office hours (9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday).