The following are applicable for those pursuing part-time degree programmes.

Part-time needy undergraduate students who are Singapore Citizens may apply for NUS Financial Aid, which is administered by the NUS Office of Financial Aid (within the Office of Admissions). Needy students will be offered a Financial Aid Package if they are found eligible. The Financial Aid Package that is offered may comprise a combination of the Tuition Fee Loan, NUS Study Loan (tuition fee portion only) and MOE Bursary, depending on the extent of the student’s level of need which is assessed based on the declared family income and mitigating factors, if any.

Details of the Financial Aid schemes can be found at:

CPF cannot be used to pay the fees for part-time studies.

Yes, you can. You will need to submit an application for PSEA Funds using Ad Hoc Withdrawal Form. More details on Ad Hoc Withdrawal can be found at

SDF funds are not available for courses above the Diploma level.

There is no sponsorship provided to part-time students. You may, however, approach your company for sponsorship, which is to sponsor you for your course.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 6516-2870 or submit a question at


The Ministry of Education provides eligible Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) taking part-time undergraduate course in the local universities with a substantial tuition fee subsidy. In addition, to encourage lifelong learning, Singaporeans aged 40 and above will pay tuition fees that are 60% lower than the standard subsidised fees payable by Singaporeans who are below 40 years old.

Eligibility criteria for the subsidy are:

  • At least 21 years old;
  • Must not have previously received a government subsidy/sponsorship for a completed first degree or higher qualification; these include degrees from NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS, or from an overseas university funded by government scholarship/bursary; and
  • Must fulfill one of the following:
    • 2 years of full-time work experience; OR
    • fully discharged the NS liability; OR
    • currently employed on a full-time basis.


Part-time employment will not be considered as full-time work experience. A part-time employee is one who works for less than 35 hours a week, under contract of service with an employer.

The subsidy covers only the tuition fees for the minimum total number of modular credits (MCs) comprising each programme’s degree requirements, and up to an additional 25 MCs to cater for failed/repeat modules, over the maximum candidature period of 6 years.

Only tuition fees for modules registered will be subsidised. All other fees – which include Admission Application Fee, Administrative Fee, Student Service Fee and Late Fee – will not be subsidised.

If you were previously enrolled in a degree course in a local university and now offered admission to a part-time degree, you will need to make a full declaration when you do your registration online. Please request the following details from the university to accompany your declaration:

  1. Name
  2. NRIC
  3. Programme enrolled
  4. Date of admission
  5. Date of withdrawal/dismissal/graduation
  6. No. of modular units/credits required to graduate (inclusive of exemption upon admission)
  7. No. of modular units/credits granted as exemption upon admission
  8. No. of modular units/credits eligible to enjoy TFS at start of Programme (for Programme & buffer for failed and repeat modules)
  9. No. of modular units/credits consumed so far (for Programme & buffer for failed and repeat modules)

No, you will not be eligible for the subsidy as it is only meant for students who have not received government subsidy for a completed first degree or higher qualification before.

There is no bond attached to the tuition fee subsidy.

You can still enjoy the tuition fee subsidy if you are eligible. The total fee that you need to pay will then comprise the subsidised tuition fee and other fees (e.g. Administrative Fee and Student Service Fee) which are not subsidised. Depending on how your company sponsors your studies, it may pay for all or part of this total fee payable to NUS. The amount of sponsorship will be a matter between you and your company.

Yes, on top of the tuition fee subsidy provided by MOE, you can still receive other forms of NUS Student Financial Aid if you are eligible.