NAFA/Donor-funded Scholarships,
Merit Awards and Bursaries

Update as of 1 April 2022:
The application of the NAFA’s AY2022/2023 Scholarships, Merit Awards & Bursaries for Diploma Studies (Freshmen) exercise is extended to 15 April 2022.
The application of the NAFA’s AY2022/2023 Scholarships, Merit Awards & Bursaries for Degree Studies is open from 1 March – 15 May 2022. Click on the ‘Submission of Online Application’ tab to apply.

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
-

Scholarships

Quanta per academic year (Diploma)

Up to full waiver of course fees

Quantum per academic year (Degree)

S$10,000 - 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)

-

*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.


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 AY2022/2023: 1 March - 31 March 2022 (Application is extended to 15 April 2022 for Diploma Freshmen)
Degree Studies in AY2022/2023: 1 March - 15 May 2022

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Who May Apply

NAFA full-time diploma/degree students in AY2022/2023 (July 2022 - July 2023). Applicants may apply while waiting for the admission offers.
Note: MOE-sponsored students from the Diploma in Art Teaching and Diploma in Music Teaching courses are not eligible to apply.

Important login details

Category of students Login ID Password
Diploma freshmen in AY2022/23
  • 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 AY2022/23
  • Select ‘Admission Number
  • Enter NAFA Admission Number (e.g. F21DM0001)
Password is the same as your NAFA email account. Please email [email protected] if you have forgotten your password
Degree freshmen in AY2022/23
  • Select ‘Application Number
  • Enter 5-digit Application Number (can be found in your application acknowledgement slip/ email)
Date of Birth
Existing Degree students who are moving on to Year 2/3 in AY2022/23
  • Select ‘Admission Number
  • Enter NAFA Admission Number (e.g. G20211001)
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 AY2022/23

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 AY2022/23

Login ID
  • Select ‘Admission Number
  • Enter NAFA Admission Number (e.g. F21DM0001)
Password

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


Category of students

Degree freshmen in AY2022/23

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 Degree students who are moving on to Year 2/3 in AY2022/23

Login ID
  • Select ‘Admission Number
  • Enter NAFA Admission Number (e.g. G20211001)
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 log in based on the above instructions.

(For Graduating NFP students from AY2021/22 only: Please click here to apply)

Applicants may 'Save Draft' at any point and re-log in 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.

Useful links

Click for FAQs
Application guide for Freshmen (New Diploma/ Degree students in August 2022)
Application guide for existing students (Year 2/3 Diploma/ Degree students in August 2022)

Technical Assistance

Applicants who face technical issues may join our weekly technical assistance zoom sessions. Please click here for the zoom schedule and details or email [email protected] for assistance.

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.

Diploma Freshmen: End May 2022
Existing Diploma: End June 2022
Degree: Mid July 2022

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).