Scholarships & Funding


Before you apply for GEM Explorer, it is required of you to ensure that you have enough finances to cover the duration of your exchange. You may estimate your total cost for exchange by referring to Cost.

There are several financial aids available to students going for exchange. The following links will provide you with information on the different types of awards, scholarships, loans and grants offered by NTU and the relevant external agencies.

Please note that the selection criteria may vary and students are advised to check if they are eligible for the following funding options.

Please refer to the following financial aid available for students who are going on GEM Explorer (Study/Research) in AY21/22 Semester 1:

​​​Financial Aid Application Period  Financial Aid Schemes Available for Application Release of Outcome
22-Feb-21 to 7-Mar-21

(There is only 1 Round of financial aid application period)

Ng Bok Eng Scholarship

OSP Loan


19-Apr-21 to 23-Apr-21


Refer to the table below for a list of other scholarships:

Funding Amount Applicable to Eligibility Application Period Provided by
S$3,000AllSingaporean undergraduates onlyApplication Period for students going on exchange in S1:
22Feb 21 to 
7 Mar 21
NTU Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA)
S$3,000 to
S$16,000 in loans
AllAllApplication Period for students going on exchange in S1: 
22 Feb 21 to 
7 Mar 21

NTU Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA)

TF LEaRN @ NTU Scholarship

S$5,000 to
Students going to select universities in SEASingapore/PR undergraduates onlyBy email invitation only; TBC
Temasek Foundation (TF) and NTU
DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award Up to €4,000Students applying to select European partner universitiesSingaporean and ASEAN students studying at NTUBy email invitation only. Shortlisted awardee will be informed via email.
JASSO Scholarship

Up to ¥80,000 per month

Students accepted to partner Universities in JapanAll except Japanese citizensBy email invitation only
Several scholarships availableFor postgraduates and research studentsAll except Italian citizens.TBC
Italian Cultural Institution in Singapore
From €500 to €1,400 per monthFor students going to the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen (Germany)AllBy email invitation only; TBCBaden-Württemberg
Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)-Full-time and
Part-time undergraduates who have a PSEA account
- On reimbursement basis. Students to submit the documents to One Stop @ SAC  within TWO months from the completion of the programme.Ministry of Education (MOE)
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)CAD $10,200 for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study Students going to Canadian institutionsASEAN member state citizens

By email invitation only

Global Affairs Canada

University of Luxembourg Scholarship

Monthly grant of €500 and housing in a student residence

Students going to University of LuxembourgAllTBC
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
MENDAKI-NTU Overseas Programme Fund $2,000 to $7,000 (depending on location & duration)All
Malay/Muslim Singapore citizens or PR22 Feb 21 to 
7 Mar 21 
(*For Semester 1 Exchange Only)
Mexican Government's Scholarships for International Students 2019
Several scholarships availableStudents going to Mexican institutions
All except for Mexican citizens
Mexico's Ministry of External Relations

Students who wish to utilise their PSEA funds to reimburse for their overseas exchange programme are to submit the PSEA Adhoc application together with the required documents within TWO months from the completion of the programme.


Still have questions? Send us a direct email here.

**Do not contact exchange partners directly until you have been successfully allocated an exchange spot to a host university.**

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