Current Students

Yale-NUS is committed to providing financial support to our students throughout their time at Yale-NUS. Tuition fees and residential fees are cohort-based and won’t change during your time at Yale-NUS. This allows you and your family to create a financial plan for your years at the College. Yale-NUS financial aid is awarded for a full academic year and student bills are due bi-annually (October and February). Yale-NUS students are asked to reapply for financial aid each year to ensure that we continue to address current financial need. Financial aid is available to all students regardless of whether you have applied before. In the event of an unexpected change in financial status, please contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss your circumstances. Current students will be notified about the opening of the Financial Aid Application in the start of the new calendar year and the application will be open from 1 March to 1 May. Please be sure to check your Yale-NUS email for notifications. The Financial Aid Application can be submitted through your Yale-NUS Applicant Status Page.

Types of Financial Aid Available

Merit-based Scholarships

Merit-based Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to Yale-NUS and further awards will not be made after a student has enrolled at Yale-NUS. For those seeking additional funding, you are encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities through government organisations, religious and/or community groups, and private companies.

Need-based Study Awards

At Yale-NUS, one size does not fit all. That’s our approach to study awards. From the admission process, we know you are an individual and that means the way you will financially support your college education is individual as well. We believe in working with each student, one-on-one, to ensure Yale-NUS is an affordable option for a truly unique educational experience.

Need-based Study Awards are available to students from all backgrounds and nationalities. Study Awards are determined based on your family’s ability to contribute to the Cost of Attendance at Yale-NUS (tuition fees, Residential College fees and other miscellaneous fees). Financial Aid Awards may consist of the following:

  • Yale-NUS Study Award: Grants provided by Yale-NUS College to assist students who require financial assistance to attend the College. This award may be used to reduce the cost of both tuition and Residential College fees. The amount awarded will vary and is dependent on the financial circumstances of the student’s immediate family.

  • Donors’ Study Award: Grants made possible by the generosity of individuals and organisations who support the mission of Yale-NUS. A list of Donor Study Awards is provided below.

Yale-NUS is committed to offering Need-Based Study Awards without the inclusion of loans. This affords students the opportunity to graduate from Yale-NUS without a burden of debt.

Family Contribution

The Financial Aid Office will evaluate gross family income, number of persons in the household, and the local cost of living in order to determine an appropriate Family Contribution towards the Cost of Attendance at Yale-NUS.

In order to meet the Family Contribution, it is suggested that both parents and students contribute towards the Cost of Attendance at Yale-NUS College. The suggested Student Contribution is $1,500 and reflects a reasonable earning potential of students through part-time work throughout the academic year or savings from summer jobs. A variety of jobs are available on campus with pay rates between $10 and $40/hour and international students may work up to 16 hours per week during the school term (and full-time during vacations) in accordance with their Student Pass. Students may also wish to contribute to net cost of attendance through off-campus employment, employment during semester breaks or optional loans.

Other Financial Aid Schemes

In addition to merit-based scholarships and Need-based Study Awards, there are several financial aid schemes available to assist students in funding your education at Yale-NUS.

Singapore Citizen students who wish to be considered for the Higher Education Bursary and Higher Education Community Bursary outside of the normal financial aid application period between 1 March and 1 May are to contact the Financial Aid Office at

Tuition Grant Scheme

The Tuition Grant (TG) Scheme is offered by the Government of Singapore to international and Singapore permanent resident students pursuing a course of study at Yale-NUS. The TG Scheme offers a subsidised tuition rate and comes with a three-year work obligation upon graduation. In order to satisfy the work obligation, students must work for a Singapore entity or an overseas affiliate while remaining on the Singapore payroll. All earnings within the three-year work period will be kept by the student.

Students who opt to take up the TG Scheme will be required to sign the Tuition Grant Agreement. If a current student is interested in taking up the TG Scheme during the course of his/her study at Yale-NUS, please contact the Financial Aid Office for more details.

Students who opt not to take up the TG Scheme will be required to pay unsubsidised fees, which includes the relevant Supplementary Fee, but will not have a work obligation upon graduation. Note that Yale-NUS financial aid does not apply to the Supplementary Fee.

For additional information on the TG Scheme, please refer to the TG Information Sheet.

Leave of Absence

Students who are thinking of taking a Leave of Absence should note that scholarship funds will not be disbursed during the semester or semesters that they are away. Financial aid will also be cancelled during that period. However, they will be able to apply for financial aid once they return to Yale-NUS. For more information, please refer to the Financial Aid FAQs here.

Study Abroad

Students on Study Abroad will continue to have their scholarship or financial aid disbursed during the semester they are away. They must reapply upon their return, taking note of the application period of 1 March to 1 May. The application process remains the same for all students, whether they are on campus or abroad. For more information, please refer to the Financial Aid FAQs here.

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