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:

Residential College Scholarships

Residential College Scholarship Annual Value
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Scholarship at UTown $10,000
NUSS – Della & Seng Gee Residential College Scholarship $10,000
Shirdi Sai Worship Centre Scholarship $10,000
Steve Appleton – Micron Scholarship $10,000
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship $10,000
Tin Ka Ping Foundation Scholarship $10,000
Yong Liew Chin Music Scholarship $10,000

More details about the listed Residential College scholarships can be found here

Please note that application for the Residential College scholarships is independent of Financial Aid application. All interested students, including existing Residential College scholarship holders must submit a fresh application via the link above before the application deadline. The recipient must reside in a residential college and is deemed to have actively contributed to residential college life. The recipient must fulfil the University’s prevailing guidelines for scholarship award. Prospective students who have applied for admission to Tembusu College and keen to apply for the Residential College scholarships are encouraged to submit an application for the scholarship concurrently, while waiting for their admission outcomes. All the scholarships are bond-free. 

Residential College Bursaries

The value of each bursary is at least $3,950 per annum. More details about the listed Residential College bursaries can be found here

Alice & Peter Tan Bursary
Cheong Wing Chan and Kwok Yuet Ling Bursary
Chen Ai Tze Memorial Bursary
Keppel Bursary at NUS
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Bursary at UTown
MAC3 Bursary
NUS Alumni Bursary at Residential Colleges
NUSS UTown Bursary 
NUSS - Della & Seng Gee Bursary
Tahir Bursary
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Bursary
The Silent Environment Bursary
UTown Bursary
UTown Bursaries supported by Stephen Riady Group of Foundations
Wearnes Bursary
Wilmar International Bursary
Winner Engineering Pte Ltd Bursary
Wong Hock Boon Bursary

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?

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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.