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National University of Singapore, Office of Admissions

Founded in 1905 as a medical school, the National University of Singapore (NUS) has evolved from humble beginnings to become a leading university in the Asia-Pacific region. An NUS education is comparable to some of the best programmes at top universities globally. Built on a tradition of excellence, NUS is developing global standing for its multi-disciplinary education and research. Our programmes are characterised by entrepreneurial and global dimensions, for vitality and relevance in today’s knowledge driven economy.


NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship

 The NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship is awarded to highly-talented individuals who possess outstanding academic and performing & visual arts participation and representation records. NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholars are uniquely well-rounded individuals who are committed to contribute actively to the performing and/or visual arts scene at NUS.

Interested students should submit one common scholarship application to NUS to be automatically considered for all five tiers of NUS Scholarships, the NUS Sports Scholarship and the NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship.

Applicants must:

Be Singapore Citizens
Have strong leadership qualities and potential
Have good co-curricular activities records, particularly in performing and/or visual arts
Possess good Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Level, local polytechnic diploma, International Baccalaureate diploma, NUS High School diploma or equivalent qualifications
Be applying for admission to a full-time undergraduate degree programme at NUS
  • Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
  • S$3,600 annual living allowance
  • S$2,625 annual accommodation allowance if scholar is staying on campus
  • Guaranteed an offer of a 1-semester Student Exchange Programme (SEP) with one of NUS’ overseas partner universities
  • Guaranteed offers of on-campus accommodation for the first 2 years of undergraduate studies, provided the Scholar submits a complete hostel admission application every year within the prescribed application periods, and fulfil’s NUS’s eligibility criteria for NUS on-campus accommodation
  • Eligibility for the NUS Scholar Enrichment Grant, which will co-fund 50% of the scholar’s participation in short local or overseas enrichment programmes (including programme fees, airfare and overseas accommodation), for up to 2 applications for the entire course of study and up to $3,000 per application
  • Eligibility for various university-funded scholar development programmes and free tickets to selected NUS arts performances
  • Scholarship is bond-free
  • The scholarship is offered to read an undergraduate course at NUS, and is tenable for the normal course duration. Scholarships offered under Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Music cannot be transferred across courses, while scholarships offered under other courses may be transferred to other courses, excluding Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Music.
  • Recipients of the scholarship (scholars) may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary, grant, award or allowance without prior approval from the University.
  • The scholarship will be monitored and renewed every semester provided the scholar maintains a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 3.5 (or equivalent) and good conduct, and participate and contribute actively to the performing and/or visual arts at NUS, throughout their candidature at NUS.
  • Scholars who require additional semester(s) to complete their studies due to their participation in the Student Exchange Programme or NUS Overseas Colleges Programme may submit an application for their scholarships to fund these additional semester(s), subject to case-by-case approval.
  • Scholars may apply for the reimbursement of their iBLOC modules fees or special term tuition fees under the scholarship upon graduation, if they graduate earlier than the typical duration of studies for their degrees and subject to case-by-case approval.
  • Scholars will be required to take part in community involvement programmes or projects deemed appropriate and/or directed by the University.
  • If the scholar decides to withdraw from the University and/or terminate the scholarship prematurely, the University reserves the right to impose repayment of all scholarship monies disbursed to the scholar.
  • The common online scholarship application for the NUS Scholarships, NUS Sports Scholarship and NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship will open from 1 February to 1 April every year. Scholarship applications can be submitted only after applications for admission to NUS have been submitted.
  • Applicants are required to submit supporting documents (including academic results, CCA records, and certificates of achievements) at our uploading facility and a referee report through email or mail after completing the online scholarship application.
  • NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship applicants will be assessed on their suitability for the scholarship, based on the strength of their applications and their performance in the NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship selection interview(s), if shortlisted.
  • Applicants shortlisted for selection interview(s) will be informed via e-mail. Selection interviews will be conducted from April onwards, and applicants will be informed of their scholarship application outcomes by end June.
  • NUS reserves the right not to award any scholarship if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. The decision of the selection committee is final. Enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained.

Deadline: Closed for this cycle