Financial Matters


The information on this webpage is pertinent to students enrolled in NUS undergraduate courses.


University Level

Fees for Undergraduate Programmes

At NUS, students are charged a cohort-based fee. The current annual tuition fees payable for Science and Pharmacy courses in AY2018/2019 are set out here .

For more details on the Tuition Fees, Miscellaneous Student Fees, Fee Payment Procedures, Late and Partial Payment Penalties and Refund Policy, please refer to the Registrar’s Office website.


MOE Tuition Grant

At present, undergraduate education at NUS is highly subsidized by the Government of Singapore, which pays for the bulk of the operating costs besides the infrastructural costs.The substantial tuition subsidy from the Government of Singapore comes in the form of a tuition grant which is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and offered to all admitted students. Singapore Permanent Residents and international students (except those already in receipt of a service bond from the PSC or the Ministry of Health) will be required to undertake a service bond under the terms of the tuition grant to work for a Singapore-registered company for three years upon completion of their degrees so as to discharge some of their obligations to the Singapore public for the high subsidy to their university education.

Please click here for the eligibility guidelines for Tuition Grant.


NUS Scholarships

NUS offers freshmen scholarships to Singapore Citizens who demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, leadership qualities and special talents.

For more details, please refer to Scholarships webpage on the Office of Admissions website.


Donated Scholarships / Scholarships Offered by External Organisations

These two categories of scholarships are available for incoming freshmen or current undergraduates to apply. Applicants will be selected based on academic merits and/or co-curricular achievements. For more details, please refer to this scholarship website.


NUS Financial Aid Schemes

Students can apply for the comprehensive range of financial assistance from the University and the government, which will provide them with the financial resources to help them complete their studies.

These options include the Tuition Fee Loan, NUS Study Loan, NUS/Faculty Bursary, CDC/CCC Bursary, MOE Bursary, Residential Programme Bursary, University Town Bursary, Hall Bursary, Residential College Grant, NUS Student Assistance Loan, as well as Work-Study Assistance Scheme.

For more details, please refer to the Office of Financial Aid website.


Faculty Level

Our Faculty has set up the funds as stated below, for financially needy students. These funds are raised from alumni, staff, students and friends of the Faculty.


Faculty Financial Aid Schemes

Science Student Fund (SSF)

The Science Student Fund (SSF) was established to provide for students in need of financial help at the Faculty of Science. The Fund comprises of two components: SSF Bursary and SSF Emergency Aid. The SSF Bursary will be allocated on an annual basis while the SSF Emergency Aid will be disbursed on a case by case adhoc basis. 


Science Student Overseas Exposure Fund (SSOEF) Grant

The Science Student Overseas Exposure Fund (SSOEF) was set up to provide financial support to needy students for special academic programmes conducted overseas such as student study abroad programmes including overseas students exchange programmes, overseas summer programmes, conferences, competitions, community and other academic related programmes which will enhance students’ learning experience and exposure.

To find out more about the financial aid schemes, please email your enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..