Scholarships & financial support FAQ
We are committed to providing a quality education for all our students and believe that no deserving student should be denied admission because of financial difficulty. A range of financial assistance schemes, grants and loans are made available to help meet a portion of the educational expenses of students.
Please note that miscellaneous fees are not covered by scholarships, bursaries or the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS).
LASALLE-ADMINISTERED SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
LASALLE-administered scholarships and bursaries are strictly used for the payment of tuition fees for one academic year, unless otherwise stated. If awarded, the funds will be credited directly to your college fee account.
A scholarship is awarded based on merit, leadership qualities, creative potential, academic results and track record.
A bursary is awarded to students who demonstrate financial challenges and meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme.
Students are required to declare any external scholarships, bursaries or grants they have applied for, or have been awarded when they submit a scholarship or bursary application. This will be taken into consideration by the awarding committee(s).
A recipient of the LASALLE-administered scholarship/bursary or Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Subsidy (TTFS) which cover the tuition fees only may also receive a government bursary.
LASALLE reserves the right to revoke the award if the recipient fails and is required to repeat.
Similarly, scholarship recipients who are unable to maintain the stipulated grade average required by some of the schemes may have their award revoked.
In both instances, the student may continue his/ her studies in LASALLE at their own expense.
LASALLE-administered scholarships and bursaries are bond-free.
However, recipients of different awards may be required to volunteer at the College or donor-organised events, participate at community events and/ or fulfil an internship.
To give your application the best chance of success, please complete the online application form as fully and accurately as possible. Ensure that all required supporting documents are uploaded with your application by the application closing date.
Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
Do note that submission of an application does not guarantee an award.
The College’s decision is final and reasons will not be provided to successful and non-successful applicants.
To be considered for a scholarship/bursary, applicants must have received an offer from Admissions into a full-time diploma or degree course at LASALLE. Please submit your scholarship application by the application deadline after you have received your offer package from Admissions.
You may consider applying for the government bursaries i.e. HECB/HEB if your family’s per capita income (PCI) is S$2,250 or below, or your family’s gross household income (GHI) is $9,000 or below.
Please visit www.lasalle.edu.sg or the Learning Portal or contact [email protected] for more information.
Various philanthropic organisations provide financial assistance to students in need. Please contact and apply to the organisations directly.
The following schemes are also available to students pursuing their first diploma or degree :
• Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA Scheme)
• Mendaki Study Loan
• Bank Education Loan
GOVERNMENT BURSARIES – HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY BURSARY (HECB) & HIGHER EDUCATION BURSARY (HEB)
All Singaporean students enrolled in a full-time diploma or undergraduate degree programme, with a PCI not exceeding $2,250 or GHI not exceeding $9,000, and are eligible for the MOE Tuition Grant are welcome to apply for a government bursary, namely, Higher Education Community Bursary (previously known as CDC/CCC Bursary) or Higher Education Bursary (previously known as MOE Bursary).
This bursary may be used to pay for a student’s tuition fees and/or miscellaneous fees, living expenses or learning materials.
The bursary amount is awarded according to a student’s PCI/GHI as follows:
|Per Capita Income (PCI)||Gross Household Income (GHI)||Dip Quantum||BA Quantum||Bursary|
|$0 - $690||$0 - $2,750||$2,750 for one year||$6,200 for one year||HECB|
|$691 - $1,000||$2,751 to $4,000||$2,400 for one year||$5,000 for one year|
|S$1,001 – S$1,725||S$4,001 – S$6,900||$1,900 for one year||$3,200 for one year||HEB|
|S$1,726 – S$2,250||S$6,901 – S$9,000||$850 for one year||$1,350 for one year|
Applications for HECB/HEB open at various times of the academic year. Please check www.lasalle.edu.sg or the Learning Portal for the application window periods and online application form.
The HECB/HEB is valid for one year (12 months). Reapplication is only allowed after a lapse of 12 calendar months from your earlier application.
For example, if you were awarded the HECB in February 2022, you can reapply only in December/January 2023 and not any earlier.
Government bursaries are given to eligible students who are studying in the institution for the full academic year. Recipients will be required to refund the government bursary award (HECB/HEB) if they are found not to be eligible for the bursary.
If a recipient intermits or withdraws from the programme, the recipient would be expected to refund the bursary amount (up to 100%).
MENDAKI TERTIARY TUITION FEE SUBSIDY (TTFS)
Students receiving the Mendaki TTFS can also apply for the HECB or HEB if they meet the eligibility criteria.
You will need to reapply for the Mendaki TTFS if:
• You are intermitting your studies for more than one year or
• You have withdrawn from the programme at LASALLE.
For students who intermit their studies for less than one year, the TTFS will be valid when you resume your studies at LASALLE.
There are two application periods each year for LASALLE students to apply for the Mendaki TTFS. Please refer to www.mendaki.org.sg for more information.
1) June – July
2) November – January
Your previous TTFS for Diploma studies would have expired once you have graduated from your Diploma course. Hence you are required to re-apply for the Mendaki TTFS for your BA studies. Please refer to www.mendaki.org.sg for more information.
PER CAPITA INCOME (PCI) & GROSS HOUSEHOLD INCOME (GHI)
PCI : Total gross income of family members at the same address
Total number of family members
Family members include :
a) Immediate family members (i.e. parents, siblings, spouses and children);
b) Non-immediate family members (e.g. grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins) who are living at the same address as the applicant.
GHI Includes employee’s CPF contributions, income contributions from self-employment, business or salaried employment which includes basic salary, allowances, overtime pay and other sources of income such as rent, pension etc.
If bonuses are declared, these are calculated as one twelfth of the annual wage supplements and bonuses received in the last 12 months.
The monthly financial support from divorced/separated parent or spouse such as alimony and contributions to support children/household and National Service (NS) allowance earned by NSF are not included.
DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS
Upon the acceptance of all terms and conditions of the scholarship/bursary the funds will be divided equally across two semesters and credited to the recipient’s school fee account in August (for semester 1 fees) and November/December (for semester 2 fees) each year.
Upon the acceptance of all terms and conditions of the government bursary, the funds will be divided equally across two semesters and be credited to the recipient’s school fee account within one month.
In the event that there are any outstanding tuition fees and/or miscellaneous fees, the bursary will be used to settle these outstanding fees. The balance amount from the bursary, if any, will then be credited to the recipient’s bank account.
The College reserves the right to revoke or amend the scholarship or bursary award when a recipient intermits or withdraws from his/her studies, changes his/her course or mode of study or any other circumstances as deemed appropriate by the College. The recipient may be required to refund the awarded amount in part or in full under such circumstances.
All information is correct at time of publication and is subject to changes.
For further enquiries on scholarships and financial support, please contact [email protected]