NAFA/Donor-funded Scholarships,
Merit Awards and Bursaries

Application for AY2022/2023 is 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$10,000 - S$15,000
Merit Awards S$3,500 - S$4,000
S$5,000
*Bursaries
S$1,800
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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

Application for AY2022/2023 is closed.

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.

Application for AY2022/2023 is closed.

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).