NAFA's in-house Scholarships,
Merit Awards and Bursaries

Application for NAFA’s Scholarships, Merit awards & Bursaries in AY2019/20 has closed. The next round of application for AY2020/21 will open tentatively in January 2020. Please check back for more updates.

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 Quantum per academic year (Diploma) Quantum per academic year (Degree)
Scholarships Up to full waiver of course fees
S$11,000 - S$15,000
Merit Awards S$3,500 - S$4,000
S$3,500 - S$4,000


Quantum per academic year (Diploma)

Up to full waiver of course fees

Quantum per academic year (Degree)

S$11,000 - S$15,000

Merit Awards

Quantum per academic year (Diploma)

S$3,500 - S$4,000

Quantum per academic year (Degree)



Quantum per academic year (Diploma)


* Singaporeans who are pursuing full-time Diploma courses or the  Bachelor of Music (Hons) course, and are eligible for MOE Tuition Grant (TG) may also apply for the MOE Bursary and CDC/CCC Bursary Scheme. Please click here for more details.

Applicants are subject to the following requirements which may be specified by NAFA and various donors on the selection of the various Scholarship, Merit Award and Bursary recipients:

  • Nationality
  • Household per-capita income (refers to total household income divided by number of family members)
  • 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:

  • BreadTalk Group
  • Mr Chia Mia Chiang
  • Chip Eng Seng Corporation
  • Mdm Chuah Siew Kheng
  • Dare to Dream Scholarship
  • HiArt Pte Ltd
  • Kris Foundation Fund
  • Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
  • Dr Liu Thai Ker
  • Estate of Leong Yoon Pin
  • Estate of Ng Soh Shan
  • OCBC Bank
  • Tan Chay Bing Education Fund
  • Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
  • Tan Ean Kiam Foundation
  • Mr KH Tan
  • The Ngee Ann Kongsi
  • Mr Tan Ngiang Kaw & Mr Tan Ngiang Ann
  • Estate of Lucien Wang

Students may apply online and submit the relevant supporting documents to complete the application.

Please check back in January 2020 for the online application details.

The online application will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Students will need the following information on hand to complete the online submission:
  • Your personal particulars
  • Your academic records
  • Your track record of achievements
  • Your family members' particulars and their income details
Please submit only ONE application as multiple submissions will be disregarded.

Please check back in January 2020 for the online application details.

Only students who are shortlisted for the 'Scholarships' category will be informed by phone and email to attend an interview in person at NAFA. Skype 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.

Please check back in January 2020 for more details.

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

For further enquiries on the above schemes, please approach Office of Student Affairs:
NAFA Campus 1, Wing A Level 2 | Email: [email protected] | Tel: 6512 6132