Silent Minority Bursary

The Silent Minority Bursary was established to support financially disadvantaged and worthy undergraduates pursuing a full-time degree programme at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree programme at SIT.
  • Singapore Citizens who are of Malay, Indian or Eurasian descent.
  • Over the age of 18 years.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a household Per Capita Income (PCI) of no more than S$1,000.
  • Can produce documentary evidence to show that a catastrophic event has impacted the student’s family and lack of financial assistance will result in discontinuation of studies. A catastrophic event may include divorce, sickness, death, accident or loss of employment (for more than six months) of the breadwinner of the student’s family.

Tenure and Benefits of the Bursary:

  • Each bursary is valued at S$5,000 and is tenable for one Academic Year.

  • The bursary will be used to fund the recipient’s tuition fees, course materials and other education-related expenses. 

  • Each recipient is encouraged to contribute at least 25 hours of community service, at an appropriate time in his or her life, so as to demonstrate similar acts of giving to those in need. 
  • Recipient of this Bursary may hold another bursary concurrently.

  • No bond is required of the recipient.

About the Donor

This Bursary has been made possible with a gift from The Silent Foundation Ltd,  a registered charity in Singapore founded on 14 July 2010 by Mr Teng Ngiek Lian. The Foundation is dedicated to assisting “silent sufferers”, a term that refers to those who have been overlooked by the society and tend to be voiceless.

How To Apply

Applications for Public Bursaries, Donated Bursaries & Scholarships will commence in July 2022. Do keep a look out for more information which will be sent to your SIT e-mail address.

Matriculated students are to submit their Financial Aid application via the SIT Student Intranet - IN4SIT. Do note that students are to connect to the SIT VPN before accessing IN4SIT. 

Applicants will need to complete and submit the online application form and upload all required supporting documents through the application portal by the given deadline.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.