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Application process

1. Find sureties

You need to be ready with the details of your sureties as you submit the online application:

  1. UIN or FIN (if applicable)
  2. Passport or Foreign ID number
  3. Date of birth
  4. Postal address (local and/or overseas)
  5. Email address
  6. Contact numbers

A surety is a person who takes responsibility of your performance in fulfilling your Tuition Grant Agreement bond obligations.

You must nominate 2 sureties to sign the agreement with you. You and your sureties will be jointly liable to pay the liquidated damages if you fail to serve your 3-year bond.

If you do not have 2 sureties, you will not be able to sign the agreement and will have to pay full fees for your studies.

Your sureties:

  1. Must be between 21 and 65 years old
  2. Must not be an undischarged bankrupt
  3. Can be of any nationality
  • You cannot be your own surety. We encourage you to nominate your family members to be your sureties.
  • You should not nominate someone who is a surety of another tuition grant recipient who has not served their bond obligations.
  • If you have signed the tuition grant agreement with 2 sureties for your polytechnic tuition grant bond, the same sureties can also sign the tuition grant agreement for your university tuition grant bond if they meet the above criteria.