Financial assistance information for Post-Secondary Education Institutions (PSEIs)

Singapore Citizens in financial need can get assistance from MOE. Learn more on the different bursaries and schemes.

Government bursaries help to support the education expenses for Singapore Citizens taking MOE-subsidised courses in publicly-funded PSEIs.

Learn more about the government bursaries for:

ITE (Full-time)

Use our financial assistance eligibility checker to check whether you are eligible for financial assistance.

Polytechnic (Full-time)

Use our financial assistance eligibility checker to check whether you are eligible for financial assistance.

NUS/NTU Medicine or Dentistry course
Government Bursary Eligibility Criteria Annual Bursary Amount from AY2020
Higher Education Community Bursary GHI ≤$2,750 or PCI ≤ $690 $18,900 (NUS) $24,700 (NTU)
GHI $2,751-$4,000 or PCI $691-$1,000 $14,900 (NUS) $20,700 (NTU)
Higher Education Bursary GHI $4,001-$6,900 or PCI $1,001-$1,725 $10,900 (NUS) $16,700 (NTU)
GHI $6,901-$9,000 or PCI $1,726-$2,250 $4,900 (NUS) $10,700 (NTU)

The government bursary amount for the undergraduates of NUS Medicine/Dentistry and NTU Medicine courses are differentiated. After the receipt of the bursary, undergraduates enrolled in both NUS and NTU will have pay the same remaining fee if the maximum bursary amount has been used to offset the fees.

For example, for a NUS or NTU Medicine student who qualifies for the highest bursary tier, the remaining tuition fee payable will be $10,000 per year based on Academic Year 2020 tuition fee and after the enhanced government bursary. When combined with the additional aid from the university, they will pay no more than $5,000 per year in tuition fees.

Autonomous University
Government Bursary Eligibility Criteria Annual Bursary Amount from AY2020
Higher Education Community Bursary GHI ≤$2,750 or PCI ≤ $690 $6,200
GHI $2,751-$4,000 or PCI $691-$1,000 $5,000
Higher Education Bursary GHI $4,001-$6,900 or PCI $1,001-$1,725 $3,200
GHI $6,901-$9,000 or PCI $1,726-$2,250 $1,350
Part-time courses in ITE, Polytechnic or Autonomous University
Government Bursary Eligibility Criteria Annual Bursary Amount from AY2020
Part-time Nitec and Higher Nitec Students Part-time Diploma Students Part-time Undergraduates
Higher Education Bursary GHI ≤ 4,000 or PCI ≤ $1,000 $140 $800 $2,500
GHI $4,001-$6,900 or PCI $1,001-$1,725 $660 $1,600
GHI $6,901-$9,000 or PCI $1,726-$2,250 $300 $700

Government loan schemes

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Institutions' financial assistance schemes

PSEIs also offer their own financial assistance schemes to help students in financial need.

Learn more about the assistance schemes and application procedures through the respective institutions:

Institute of Technical Education (ITE)

ITE College Central

6590 2211
college_central@ite.edu.sg

ITE College East

6590 2262
college_east@ite.edu.sg

ITE College West

6590 2628
college_west@ite.edu.sg

Visit ITE website for more information.


Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)

6451 5115
askNYP@nyp.edu.sg

Visit NYP website for more information.


Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)

6460 7553
askSAS@np.edu.sg

Visit NP website for more information.


Republic Polytechnic (RP)

6510 3000
Online enquiry form

Visit RP website for more information.


Singapore Polytechnic (SP)

6775 1133
contactus@sp.edu.sg

Visit SP website for more information.


Temasek Polytechnic (TP)

6788 2000
bursary@tp.edu.sg

Visit TP website for more information.


LASALLE College of the Arts

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)

6512 6132
studentaffairs@nafa.edu.sg

Visit NAFA website for more information.


Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

6790 4115
finaid@ntu.edu.sg

Visit NTU website for more information.


National University of Singapore (NUS)

6516 2870
Enquiry portal

Visit NUS website for more information.


Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

6592 1136
fas@singaporetech.edu.sg

Visit SIT website for more information.


Singapore Management University (SMU)

6828 0264
finasst@smu.edu.sg

Visit SMU website for more information.


Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

6499 4060
scholarships_financialaid@sutd.edu.sg

Visit SUTD website for more information.


Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

6469 9312
students@suss.edu.sg

Visit SUSS website for more information.