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

Application for NAFA’s Scholarships, Merit awards & Bursaries for AY2020/2021 has closed.

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$11,000 - S$15,000
Merit Awards S$3,500 - S$4,000
S$5,000
*Bursaries
S$1,800
S$3,600

Scholarships

Quanta per academic year (Diploma)

Up to full waiver of course fees

Quantum per academic year (Degree)

S$11,000 - S$15,000


Merit Awards

Quanta per academic year (Diploma)

S$3,500 - S$4,000

Quantum per academic year (Degree)

S$5,000


*Bursaries

Quantum per academic year (Diploma)

S$1,800

Quantum per academic year (Degree)

S$3,600

*Singaporeans who are pursuing full-time diploma courses or the Bachelor of Music (Honours) course, and are eligible for the MOE Tuition Grant (TG) may also apply for government bursaries.
Click here for information on the Higher Education Bursary (formerly known as MOE Bursary)
Click here for information on the Higher Education Community Bursary (formerly known as CDC/CCC Bursary).


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 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 Period

Diploma Studies in AY2020/2021: 2 March - 31 March 2020 (Application has closed for AY20/21)
Degree Studies in AY2020/2021: 2 March - 11 May 2020 (Application has closed for AY20/21)

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Who May Apply

NAFA full-time diploma/degree students in AY2020/2021 (July 2020 - July 2021).
Note: MOE-sponsored students from the Diploma in Art Teaching and Diploma in Music Teaching courses are not eligible to apply.

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 achievements/participation
  • Family members' particulars and their employment/income details
  • At least one reference letter
Important login details

Category of students Login ID Password
Diploma freshmen in AY2020/21
  • Select ‘Application Number
  • Enter 5-digit Application Number (can be found in your application acknowledgement slip/ email)
Date of Birth
Existing Year 1 & 2 Diploma students who are moving on to Year 2 & 3 in AY2020/21
  • Select ‘Admission Number
  • Enter NAFA Admission Number (e.g. F19DM0001)
Password is the same as your NAFA email account. Please email [email protected] if you have forgotten your password
Existing Year 3 Diploma students, or applicants who applied for Degree course in AY2020/21
  • Select ‘Application Number
  • Enter 5-digit Application Number (can be found in your application acknowledgement slip/ email)
Date of Birth
Existing Year 1 BMus (Hons) students who are moving on to Year 2 BMus (Hons) in AY2020/21
  • Select ‘Admission Number
  • Enter NAFA Admission Number (e.g. G20190001)
Password is the same as your NAFA email account. Please email [email protected] if you have forgotten your password

Important login details

Category of students

Diploma freshmen in AY2020/21

Login ID
  • Select ‘Application Number
  • Enter 5-digit Application Number (can be found in your application acknowledgement slip/ email)
Password

Date of Birth


Category of students

Existing Year 1 & 2 Diploma students who are moving on to Year 2 & 3 in AY2020/21

Login ID
  • Select ‘Admission Number
  • Enter NAFA Admission Number (e.g. F19DM0001)
Password

Password is the same as your NAFA email account. Please email [email protected] if you have forgotten your password


Category of students

Existing Year 3 Diploma students, or applicants who applied for Degree course in AY2020/21

Login ID
  • Select ‘Application Number
  • Enter 5-digit Application Number (can be found in your application acknowledgement slip/ email)
Password

Date of Birth


Category of students

Existing Year 1 BMus (Hons) students who are moving on to Year 2 BMus (Hons) in AY2020/21

Login ID
  • Select ‘Admission Number
  • Enter NAFA Admission Number (e.g. G20190001)
Password

Password is the same as your NAFA email account. Please email [email protected] if you have forgotten your password

Please click here to apply and login based on the above instructions.

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.

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.

Diploma Freshmen: End May 2020
Existing Diploma: Mid July 2020
Degree: Mid July 2020

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).