Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students from any and all economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply to Tembusu College, as we do our best to provide financial aid to qualified students in need. As part of our continuing efforts to keep Tembusu College affordable for all students, four different financial aid opportunities are available, in addition to the many regular and on-going financial aid schemes offered by NUS:

UTown Scholarships

UTown ScholarshipAnnual ValueAvailability
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Scholarship at UTown$10,000All nationalities.
NUSS – Della & Seng Gee UTown Scholarship$10,000All nationalities.
Steve Appleton-Micron Scholarship$10,000Singapore Citizen and Permanent Residents from Electrical, Computer, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering with specialization in Semiconductor manufacturing, design or related activities.
Tembusu Partners Scholarship$10,000Tembusu College Only. Have completed at least 2 semesters, and preferably Singapore Citizens. 
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship$10,000Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Tin Ka Ping Foundation Scholarship$10,000Citizens of People's Republic of China (PRC).

More details about the listed UTown scholarships can be found here

Application for UTown scholarships are now open. Students can submit an application via the University Town Scholarship System by 15 June 2017. Shortlisted students will be invited for interviews in June and July 2017.

Please note that application for the UTown scholarships is independent of Financial Aid application. All interested students, including existing UTown scholarship holders must submit a fresh application via the link above before the application deadline. Prospective students who have applied for admission to Tembusu College and keen to apply for the UTown scholarships are encouraged to submit an application for the scholarship concurrently, while waiting for their admission outcomes. All the scholarships are bond-free. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews in June and July 2017.

UTown Bursaries

UTown BursaryAnnual ValueAvailability
Alice & Peter Tan BursaryAt least 
$3,950
All nationalities
Cheong Wing Chan and Kwok Yuet Ling Bursary$5,000All nationalities (Tembusu College only)
Keppel Bursary at NUS$5,000Singapore Citizens
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Bursary @UTown$5,000All nationalities
MAC3 BursaryAt least 
$3,950
Singapore Citizens
NUSS UTown Bursary 
$5,000 
All nationalities
NUSS - Della & Seng Gee UTown Bursary$5,000All nationalities
Tahir BursaryAt least 
$3,950
All nationalities
Tembusu Partners Bursary$5,000Preferably Singapore Citizens (Tembusu College Only)
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Bursary$5,000Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
The Silent Environment Bursary$6,000All nationalities in the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme
UTown BursaryAt least 
$3,950
All nationalities
Wearnes Bursary$5,000Singapore Citizens
Wilmar International Bursary$5,000All nationalities
Winner Engineering Pte Ltd Bursary$5,000All nationalities
Wong Hock Boon Bursary$5,000All nationalities (Tembusu College only)

More details about the listed UTown bursaries can be found here

Tembusu College Grant

This scheme aims to help Tembusu students in financial need to cover some of the costs associated with residing in the College.

Who is eligible to apply for Tembusu College Grant?

Apply for Bursaries and Grant Now!

Please note that:

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified via email by August 2017.

Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) Funds

Students may apply for ad-hoc withdrawals of PSEA funds for payment of the college (accommodation and meal) fees. More information about the application process and deadlines is available at Section 2(d) of the Office of Admissions page on the PSEA Scheme.

Employment Opportunities for Students

The college periodically provides its students with part-time employment opportunities. Financially needy students will be taken into consideration in hiring.

University-level Aid

In addition to the opportunities above, there is a variety of other financial aid schemes available through NUS. More information on these financial aid schemes is available from the Office of Admissions page on Financial Aid. We strongly encourage all incoming students to apply for financial aid if they require financial assistance.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.