NUS tuition fees to be fully covered for undergrads from low income households

$15 million will be set aside annually for this new scheme.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 8 February 2022, 3:19 PM

Starting from August 2022, undergraduates enrolled in the National University of Singapore (NUS) that have a household income of $1,000 or less will have their tuition fees fully covered.

NUS will top up the existing Government Bursary to fully fund tuition fees for these students, should their funding not cover all the tuition costs. 

Students must be Singaporean citizens and studying full-time to be eligible.

Additionally, undergraduates with household income of $690 or less will receive $4,000 of financial aid annually to cover their living expenses. 

They will also be eligible for the Opportunity Enhancement Grant, which offers students $10,000 over the course of four years for on-campus stay and overseas programmes. 


The initiative was created to ensure all NUS students can pursue their studies without being constrained by finances.


$15 million will be set aside by NUS each year for these students, and they are also open to donors who want to contribute. Both incoming and current full-time students are eligible for this funding.

About 3,300 students from low-income households are expected to benefit from the new scheme.

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