Public Bursaries

Public Bursaries

Eligibility

Singapore Citizens (SC) pursuing their first MOE-subsidised undergraduate degrees (i.e not holding the same or higher qualifications than the level they are pursuing). 

Students' eligibility is assessed based on university computed PCI/GHI of the applicant. 

 

Gross monthly household per capita income (PCI) computation formula

PCI =

Total gross monthly income* of immediate/non-immediate family members

Total no. of immediate/non-immediate family members living with the student

 

Award Quanta per Academic Year (from AY2020)

Public Bursary

Bursary Tier

Award Quantum

Per Capita Income (PCI)

OR 

Gross Household Income (GHI)

Higher Education Community Bursary*

(Renamed from CDC/CCC Bursary)

Tier I

$6,200

≤ $690

OR 

≤ $2,750

Tier II

$5,000

$691 to $1,000

OR 

$2,751 to $4,000

Higher Education Bursary*

(Renamed from MOE Bursary)

Tier I

$3,200

$1,001 to $1,725

OR 

$4,001 to $6,900

Tier II

$1,350

$1,726 to $2,250

OR 

$6,901 to $9,000

*The enhanced bursaries will take effect from AY2020.

Repayment

Not required, unless recipient has withdrawn/was terminated/dismissed from course of study. 


Application 

Application dates & submission instructions can be found here.


Application Outcome & Disbursement of Funds

  • The Admissions Division will inform you of the application outcome via email within 3 months from the application closing date.
  • For CDC/CCC Bursary disbursement, your respective Community Centres will send you a notification letter on the disbursement details. 
  • For MOE Bursary disbursement, excess funds will be disbursed directly to student from the university, after any offsetting of unpaid outstanding Tuition Fees by Student Finance. 
 

Important Notes:

  • Monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) refers to the amount before deduction of CPF, and includes allowances, overtime, commissions etc. 
  • Public Bursaries are tenable on a yearly basis. 
  • An eligible student may receive a maximum of 1 public bursary within an Academic Year (AY) of study. 
  • Students must be in receipt of either full/partial MOE Tuition Grant for their original candidature of study in order to receive the public bursary.  
  • Recipients of a Public Bursary with a lower quantum may submit a fresh application for a public bursary with a higher quantum if there have been changes to the household income/number of dependents since the previous application within the same Academic Year. If the subsequently assessed PCI should render the student eligible for a larger public bursary award, we will revise the award designated for the same Academic Year and a top-up of the monies (where applicable) will be made. 
  • Students receiving a Public bursary must not concurrently hold other scholarships, or bursaries except for bursaries administered by SIT.