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

Application for 2021 is closed. Please look out for the next round of applications in March 2022.
Students may apply online at http://www.amp-rfs.sg.

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Nur Liyana at 6517 4983.

Chettairs’ Temple Society (CTS) Education Awards 2022 embodies excellence in giving back to the community through the annual disbursement of the CTS Education Awards. The Scholarship awards recognize the excellence attained by students in their studies, bursary awards aim to alleviate the financial burden of needy students.

Criteria:

  • Full Time NAFA Diploma or Degree Students
  • Singaporean Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Students of all races & religions are welcome to apply

Quantum:
The award quantum is as follows:


Polytechnic University
Scholarship $500 $600
Bursary $400 $600


How to Apply:
Applicants must submit their application online and mail the (i) Application Checklist Form as well as the required (ii) supporting documents to the address below by 30 November 2021:

CTS Education Awards 2022
Chettiars’ Temple Society
15 Tank Road, Singapore 238065;
Tel: 6737 9393;
Fax: 6735 0804


Scholarship : Online Application for Scholarship
Bursary: Online Application for Bursary

Only complete applications will be assessed by the review committee.

Application Period
Closing date for application is 30 November 2021

Note

 

  • Only successful applicants will be notified via e-mail.
  • The organizing committee reserves the right to amend any of the terms & conditions.
  • The selection committee’s decision on any matters related to the award is final and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.


Contact
CTS Office: 6767379393 or [email protected]

The DesignSingapore Scholarship is for students and industry professionals who intend to pursue full-time studies. The scholarship is designed to attract talent, promote design education and mentor design thinkers in the various design sectors.

Students who are pursuing a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate design-related degree at a reputable local or overseas institution are eligible for the scholarship application.


Possible fields of study:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Design Research
  • Design Strategy
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial & Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Service Design
  • User Interface (UI) / User Experience (UX) Design
  • Visual Communications
 

Criteria

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Completion of national service (for male applicants)
  • Successful admission to a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate design-related course (i.e. Bachelors/Masters/PHD) in a reputable local or overseas institution
  • For postgraduate applicants, a minimum of three years of professional working experience would be advantageous

Grant Quantum

  • Full tuition fee
  • Tuition-related compulsory fees, such as academic facilities access fee subsumed under tuition fee
  • Annual living allowance, to cover costs of living in country of study
  • Pre-studies allowance, to cover costs of settling-in such as purchase of warm clothing
  • Developmental course allowance, to cover costs of additional developmental activities such as co-curricular courses, conferences and seminars
  • Travel allowance, to cover airfare to and from country of study

Application Details

Refer to DesignSingapore website here for the application details

Application Period

Application is closed for 2021. Please look out for the next round of applications in March – April 2022. 

The LBKM Bursary provides financial assistance to needy students with family Per-Capita-Income (PCI) not exceeding $2,000 or Gross Household Income (GHI) not exceeding $8,000.

Criteria

  • Singapore citizen, or either parent is a Singapore citizen (for applicants below 21 years old)
  • Pass previous year’s / semester’s examinations. [For 1st year students, please provide GCE N-Level / GCE 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) not exceeding $2,000 or Gross Household Income (GHI) not exceeding $8,000

Grant Quantum

  • $600 - $800

Application

Please click here to apply.
For further enquiries, please visit http://lbkm.org.sg/bursary-scholarship/lbkm-bursaries/diploma-polytechnic/.

Application Period

Application is closed for 2021. Please look out for the next round of applications in May 2022.

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 2021 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 for 2021. Please look out for the next round of applications in May 2022. 

As Singapore's arts and culture scene develops amidst an increasingly complex socio-cultural environment, NAC recognises the need to continue to invest in and nurture a diversity of arts practitioners and professionals who have the knowledge and skills to lead the development of the scene, as well as champion the value of the arts to a wider community.

The NAC Arts Scholarship aims to nurture outstanding individuals to contribute to the arts and cultural development in Singapore. As future leaders of the arts and culture sector, Scholars will be game changers to push artistic boundaries, and lead their peers to create positive impact for the Singapore community through the arts.

The NAC Arts Scholarship will be offered for full-time arts and arts-related degree programmes at reputable universities or arts institutions in Singapore or overseas. Outstanding arts practitioners/professional may be supported to deepen their knowledge and skills through postgraduate studies in the following priority areas:

  • Arts Criticism and Writing
  • Arts Management
  • Arts Pedagogy
  • Arts Research
  • Arts and Technology
  • Arts for Young Audiences
  • Community Arts Practice
  • Production, Technical and Stage Management
  • Production Design
Literary Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Literary Translation
Performing Arts
  • Choreography
  • Composing
  • Conducting
  • Creative Producing
  • Dramaturgy
Visual Arts
  • Asian Art History
  • Curating (Art in Public Spaces)
  • Traditional Visual Arts

The NAC Arts Scholarship will also support exceptional talents with leadership qualities for undergraduate studies, to pursue a career as an arts practitioner/professional in the following priority areas:

  • Composing (Traditional Music)
  • Conducting (Classical Music)
  • Performance (Ballet, Contemporary & Traditional Dance)
  • Production, Technical and Stage Management
  • Literary Translation
  • Traditional Visual Arts

Application Details

There is only one application window for the NAC Arts Scholarship every year. Application is closed for 2021. Please look out for the next round of applications in March 2022.

Refer to https://www.nac.gov.sg/whatwedo/engagement/capabilityDevelopment/scholarships/howToApply.html for application details.
For further enquiries, please email [email protected].

Criteria:

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Indian/other South Asian origins (Race states Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Hindustani etc.)
  • Full-time NAFA student
  • Household Per Capita Income (PCI) Nett of $1,000 per month or below.
  • Applied for financial assistance such as Ministry of Education (MOE) or Higher Education Community Bursary, Tuition Grant/Loan etc. with his/her institution prior to applying for SINDA-SIET Tertiary Bursary Award.
  • Applicants are required to attend at least 1 SINDA programme in a year. (Please see attached Annex B on more information about SINDA programmes


Quantum:

School Quantum of Assistance Closing Date
(Disbursement of the bursary for 2021 only)
Diploma $150/month up to 9 months and quantum starts from the submission date 15-Oct-21
Degree $200/month up to 9 months and quantum starts from the submission date


*Students who successfully apply by October 2021 will receive the monthly disbursement up til Dec 2021. Students who wish to continue receiving monthly disbursements will need to re-apply again in January 2022.

How to Apply:
Please click here for the Application form.

  • Please read through the criteria carefully and submit your bursary application form with the necessary supporting documents.
  • Only fully completed bursary application forms will be processed. All the supporting documents stated in the form must be attached together with the bursary form for verification.
  • Kindly ensure that the declaration is made by the applicant and all the details on the bursary form are clearly and correctly stated. Please do a complete softcopy submission of the bursary application form and supporting documents in a single PDF file and email to [email protected] first. Subsequently, the original bursary form and supporting documents can be mailed to the following address:

    Singapore Indian Education Trust
    No.1, Beatty Road,
    #04-402,
    Singapore 209943.


Application Period
Closing date for application is 15 October 2021

Additional Note

  • This quantum is applicable only until December 2021. Students who wish to obtain monthly assistance for their fees in 2022, will need to re-apply in January 2022.
  • Applicants will be required to attend an online interview conducted via Zoom.
  • The Bursary Award Panel will review your application and will inform you if your application is successful. The decision of the panel is final.
  • Do take note that it is compulsory for all the students to sign up for at least 1 SINDA programme as reflected in Annexe B.
  • The bursary award will be discontinued when a student graduates or withdraws from his/her course at NAFA during the year.


Contact
For further queries or assistance, please contact:

Ms Parul Sena
Senior Financial Aid & Services Manager
Singapore Indian Education Trust
No.1, Beatty Road, #04-402, Singapore 209943.
Tel : 6296 2855 / 9617 3203
Email: [email protected]
Website: siet.sg

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 for 2021.

Please look out for the Interest Indication exercise conducted via NAFA FAAS (Financial Aids & Award schemes) in August 2022. More information will be posted on Studentnet closer to date. 

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 for 2021.

Please look out for the next round of applications in June 2022.

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 https://heb.org.sg/assistance-schemes/sivadas-heb-tertiary-bursary/ for more details.
For further enquiries, please contact Hindu Endowments Board at:
Tel: 6593 9209
Email: [email protected]

Application Period

Application will typically open in April and September each year.