External Financial Award Schemes

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

Grant Quantum

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

Application Period

Students may apply online http://www.amp-rfs.sg

Application is closed.

Please look out for the application which is expected to be in February - March 2021.

For further enquiries, please contact Noraqilah 6416 1425 or Nur Liyana 6517 4983.

The DesignSingapore Scholarship is for individuals with the creativity, drive and passion for design. The scholarship will groom designers to become leaders who will use strategy and innovation to make things better through design. Our scholarship holders may come from different fields of design, but they share one uncommon trait - they are game changers and aspire to contribute to Singapore and the design sector. We are on the lookout for talented individuals with creative flair, the drive to push boundaries, and a heart to serve Singapore.

The scholarship is for students who are pursuing a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate design-related degree at a reputable local or overseas institution.


Possible fields of study:

  • Architecture
  • Business Innovation
  • Design Management
  • Digital Design (Interaction Design/User Experience Design)
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Service Design
  • Urban Design
  • Visual Communications

Other fields of design study may also be considered.


Criteria

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have completed National Service (for male applicants)
  • Have successfully gained admission to a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate design-related course in a reputable institution in Singapore or overseas

Applicants who are applying for postgraduate studies and have at least 3 years of professional working experience, would have an advantage.


Grant Quantum

The DesignSingapore Scholarship covers full tuition and compulsory fees for the course of study. The scholarship also provides annual living allowance, pre-studies allowance, developmental course allowance and travel allowance.


Application Details

Complete and submit your online application at the DesignSingapore Scholarship portal: https://www.designsingapore.org/scholarship.

Please upload the following documents with your online application:

  • Softcopy of your portfolio/project case studies* in PDF format (file size less than 5MB)
  • Academic results and awards
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Record of Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
  • 1,000-word essay of your personal perspective on design and how you hope to contribute to Singapore’s design industry upon graduation

*Applicants from a non-design background and who do not have a design portfolio can submit project case studies. These case studies need to show examples of your design thinking process and outcomes.


Step 2

Submit a hardcopy of your application documents and physical portfolio:

  1. By courier/registered mail:
    DesignSingapore Scholarship Secretariat
    DesignSingapore Council
    Ministry of Communications and Information
    111 Middle Road
    National Design Centre
    Singapore 188969

  2. OR

  3. In person:
    DesignSingapore Council
    111 Middle Road
    National Design Centre
    Level 4
    Singapore 188969

For further queries or clarifications, please contact [email protected]


Application Period

Application is closed.

Please look out for the application which is expected to be in February 2021.

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

Criteria

  • Singapore citizen, or either parent is a Singapore citizen (below 21 years old).
  • Must have passed the previous year’s / semester’s examinations. (For 1st year students, please provide N-level / O-level / ITE results / Madrasah year-end results)

  • Applicants must NOT be concurrently holding any other institution-administered or organisation bursaries / scholarships.
  • Family Per-Capita-Income (PCI) should not exceed $1,800 (Singapore / Malaysia) or $2,250 (Overseas).

Grant Quantum

  • $800 - $1,000

Application

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

Application Period

Application is closed.

Please look out for the application which is expected to be in May 2021.

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)
  • Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) ≤ $4,000 and Per Capita Income (PCI) not exceeding $400
  • Diploma students graduating in 2019 are not eligible to apply for the Bursary

Scholarship

  • Muslim Singapore Citizen who is currently pursuing a full-time undergraduate education (Degree)
  • Household income not exceeding $4,000 per month
  • Applicants who have applied for the Bursary are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship

*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 for the Scholarship. Each scholarship is tenable for one year
  • Recipients may apply again in 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 is closed.

Please look out for the application which is expected to be in May 2021.

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/whatwedo/engagement/capabilityDevelopment/scholarships/overview.html for application details.

For enquiries, please Email: [email protected]

Application Period

Application is closed.

Please look out for the application which is expected to be in February 2021.

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 https://www.nac.gov.sg/whatwedo/engagement/capabilityDevelopment/scholarships/overview.html for more details.

For enquiries, please Email: [email protected]

Application Period

Application is closed.

Please look out for the application which is expected to be in February 2021.

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$1,500

Application Details

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

Application Period

Application is closed.

Please look out for the application which is expected to be in July - August 2021.

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 students
  • 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: [email protected]

Application Period

Application is closed.

Please look out for the application which is expected to be in May 2021.

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

Criteria

  • Students pursuing first MOE-funded diploma course at NAFA
  • Must be Singapore citizens or permanent residents
  • Must be Hindus
  • Monthly household per capita income must not exceed S$1,900

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 as determined by the Sivadas-HEB Education Fund Committee.

The Education Grant is a one-time award, up to a maximum of $1,500.

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: [email protected]

Application Period

Open for application till 30 September 2020.

As the world continues to wrestle with the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, millions of families are faced with greater financial hardship. At ValueChampion, they are always thinking of ways to help consumers make informed financial choices. As part of that mission, this annual scholarship contest invites university students to share their experiences on the importance of financial literacy.

Criteria

  • Open to all NAFA Full-time active students

Grant Quantum

  • One first-place winner will be selected to receive a cash prize of S$1,500
  • One runner-up will receive S$1,000
  • One third-place winner will receive S$500
    Results will be announced by April 31, 2021

How to Apply

Write an essay in English with no more than 800 words using the prompts below:

  • How did you become aware of the problem? What motivated you to help?/li>
  • What steps did you take or recommend to handle the problem?/li>
  • What has this experience taught you about handling your own finances?

Submission Details

Completed responses should be submitted to [email protected], no later than March 31, 2021. Please send responses using your school email address. In order to be considered for the scholarship, you must include all of the following information along with your essay submission:

  • Full name and NAFA email address
  • Name of your academic institution
  • Major/program and expected year of graduation
  • Single-page resume describing your extracurricular activity