Most students rely, at least in part, on savings and parental help to finance
their tertiary education. Other common sources of funding come in the form
of scholarships, bursaries, loans and grants.
For students with outstanding academic results, strong leadership potential and excellent track records in co-curricula activities and/or community service, a host of attractive scholarships and awards are available. These scholarships/sponsorships are awarded by the universities, corporations, the government or other relevant bodies.
Universities also administer financial assistance schemes which provide relief in the form of loans and bursaries for undergraduates for their tuition fees and/or living expenses. Students are reminded that these loans are typically soft, with more favourable terms interest rates and repayment periods than those available in the market (i.e. from banks and other financial institutions).
Scholarships and other financial schemes administered by universities
Some links to scholarships, bursaries and other financial aids provided by the 4 local universities, as well as some overseas universities, are provided in the table below:
|Nanyang Technology University
||Scholarships and Financial Aid|
|National University of Singapore
|Singapore Management University
|SIM University (UniSIM)
|University of New South Wales (Australia)
||Golden Jubilee Scholarship and other Assistance for International Students|
|University of Queensland (Australia)
|University of Sheffield (UK)||Scholarships for students from Singapore (Engineering)|
|Queensland University of Technology||Financial support for International students (Business)|
Scholarships administered by organizations
There are many external organizations that offered scholarships and financial aid as well. The objective of these awards is to encourage upgrading and lifelong learning. Some of these awards sponsored by the neighboring countries also serve to deepen educational partnerships with Singapore. International bodies that provide scholarships include the Rotary Foundation. Other examples can be found below:
|Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yee||LKY-STEP Award|
|IDA Singapore||National Infocomm Scholarship|
|New Zealand Government||New Zealand Scholarships|
|Japanese Government||Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship|