Scholarships & Financial Support

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.

Application for financial assistance opens from March to May for new students.

Please note that miscellaneous fees are not covered by scholarships, bursaries or the Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS).

What financial aid schemes does LASALLE have for students?

The College offers merit-based scholarships to new and current students of all nationalities pursuing full-time diploma and degree studies.

Bursaries are also open to Singaporean students pursuing full-time diploma and degree studies. These are awarded based on per capita income (PCI). 

Yayasan Mendaki offers the Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS) to Singaporean Malay students pursuing their first diploma or degree. For more information, please visit www.mendaki.org.sg.

What do these schemes cover?

College-administered scholarships and bursaries are strictly to cover tuition fees. If awarded, the funds will be credited directly to your college fee account with the balance to be paid by you.

Government bursaries such as the MOE and CDC Bursaries, may be used to cover tuition fees and/or living expenses /art materials. The College reserves the right to deduct unsettled tuition fees from your MOE or CDC Bursaries.

Mendaki TTFS can only be used to cover tuition fees.

Do note that the above schemes do not cover miscellaneous fees, insurance fees, art materials or living expenses.

When are the college-administered scholarships bursaries open?

For new students, college-administered schemes open from February - May each year.

For current LASALLE students, these will open every June. Please submit your application after you have received your final results in June.

What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

A scholarship is awarded based on merit, leadership qualities, creative potential, academic results and track record.

A bursary is awarded based on per capita income (PCI).

Specific scholarships and bursaries have additional eligibility criteria.

 

Can I apply for both a scholarship and a bursary at the same time?

Yes, you may submit applications for both but can only be awarded either one. Do note that submission of an application does not guarantee an award.

Is there a service obligation for these schemes?

College-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.

What happens if I am unable to fulfil the service commitment?

The recipient will be required to refund the full amount awarded.

How can I calculate my family's per capita income (PCI)?

PCI = Total gross income of family members at the same address divided by the total number of family members.

Family members include :

• Immediate family members (ie. parents, siblings, spouses and children)
• Non­immediate family members (eg. grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins) who are living at the same address as the applicant

I have applied for a college­administered bursary but I was not awarded. I still need financial aid for my studies. What should I do?

Subject to eligibility, the College will submit your PCI information for consideration to the MOE / CDC Bursaries. You will be notified via your college email if your college bursary application has been sent to MOE or CDC.

You do not need to resubmit a separate application for the CDC / MOE Bursary.

You will be informed of the status of your MOE / CDC bursary application in about 6-8 weeks.

I have applied for a college-administered scholarship but I was not awarded. I still need financial aid for my studies. What should I do?

You may consider applying for the CDC / MOE Bursary if your family's per capita income (PCI) is S$1,900 or below.

How many scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year?

The number of scholarships and bursaries awarded vary from year to year.

I have applied for a place at LASALLE for the upcoming intake, but I have not gone for my interview /audition yet. Can I apply for a scholarship or bursary first?

You should already have been offered a place at LASALLE before you submit an application for a scholarship or bursary. Your interview/ audition score is integral to the consideration of your scholarship / bursary award.

Students are not required to put in a separate application for the Creative Spark Scholarship. Eligible students will be considered for this scholarship through their application for admission to LASALLE.

I am a scholarship / bursary holder. What happens if I fail a module or am required to repeat?

The College 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.

What is the penalty if I decide to withdraw from studies mid-way after being awarded a scholarship / bursary?

The scholarship / bursary will be revoked and you will be liable to return the full award amount.

How do I apply for a college-administered scholarship / bursary?

To give your application the best chance of success, please complete the form as fully and accurately as possible.

Go through the application checklist and ensure that all required documents are attached with your application.

Please ensure you submit your application by the deadline.
Your application will be disqualified if :
• It is received after the closing deadline
• The application form is incomplete and not submitted in the prescribed application
procedure
• Any of the supporting documents are missing or not submitted

Do note that submission of an application does not guarantee an award. The Colleges decision is final and reasons will not be provided to successful and non-successful applicants.

My Mendaki TTFS application has been approved. Can I apply for a CDC / MOE Bursary as well?

Students on the Mendaki TTFS can apply for a CDC / MOE Bursary if they meet the eligibility critera.

I am on the Mendaki TTFS. However, I want to intermit my studies and resume at a later date. Can the TTFS be brought forward when I resume my studies?

Your TTFS will be revoked once you have deferred or intermitted your studies and you will need to reapply for the Mendaki TTFS upon resumption of studies.

To reapply, please visit tfas.mendaki.org.sg.

Due to a sudden change in family income, I wish to appeal for more subsidy from Mendaki. What should I do?

Please contact Mendaki and submit a fresh application for the TTFS. You can reapply online at tfas.mendaki.org.sg.

For more information, please visit www.mendaki.org.sg or call / email them at 6551 2840 / ttfs@mendaki.org.sg.

Is there an application deadline for the Mendaki TTFS? I have already commenced my studies but would like to apply for it now.

Mendaki accepts applications from LASALLE students during two periods :

• 1 May - 31 July
• 15 November - 15 January

Please submit your application online at tfas.mendaki.org.sg during these periods.

For more information, please visit www.mendaki.org.sg or call / email them at 6551 2840 / ttfs@mendaki.org.sg.

I was previously on the Mendaki TTFS in my Diploma studies. I have recently been offered a place in a BA programme starting in August. What should I do?

Please submit a fresh application online at tfas.mendaki.org.sg Your previous TTFS would have expired once you have graduated from your Diploma course. Applications are open during these two periods :
• 1 May - 31 July
• 15 November - 15 January

I am interested in the MOE / CDC Bursary. How can I apply for this?

The MOE / CDC bursaries open at various times of the academic year. The MOE / CDC bursaries are valid for one year.

Reapplication is only allowed after a lapse of 12 calendar months from your earlier application. For example, if you applied and received an MOE bursary in February 2016, you can reapply only in January 2017 and not any earlier.

Can I hold more than one scholarship, bursary or financial aid?

Students are required to declare any external scholarships, bursaries or grants they have applied for, or are awarded in the application form. This will be taken into consideration by the awarding committee(s).

The College reserves the right to forfeit / adjust the tenure of the college-administered award.

I have been offered the Creative Spark Scholarship for AY2017/2018. Can I apply for another scholarship, bursary or financial aid?

Students awarded the Creative Spark Scholarship cannot apply for another college-administered bursary or scholarship.

However, they may apply for either the CDC or MOE Bursary to help with their living expenses and/or art materials.

I have been offered the Creative Spark Scholarship for AY2017/2018. I am also awarded the Mendaki Tertiary Tuiton Fee Subsidy (TTFS). What should I do?

Students are allowed to hold both the Creative Spark Scholarship with the Mendaki TTFS. For example :

If you have been granted 100% TTFS subsidy + the Creative Spark Scholarship :
• The Creative Spark Scholarship will cover your Level 1 fees in AY2017/2018
• The 100% TTFS subsidy will start from Level 2 onwards.

If you have been granted 50% - 75% TTFS subsidy + the Creative Spark Scholarship :
• TTFS will cover 50% - 75% of your Level 1 fees in AY2017/2018
• The Creative Spark Scholarship will cover the balance 25% - 50% of your Level 1 fees after
your TTFS subsidy
• The TTFS will continue to your Level 2 & 3 or until your MOE tuition grant runs out.

In either scenarios, students are liable for miscellanous & insurance fees.

Are there other ways to help support my studies at LASALLE?

Various philanthropic organisations provide financial assistance to students in need. The list provided on the website is not exhaustive. Please contact and apply to the organisations directly.

Alternatively, you may visit the Student Services counter situated at Block E Level 2. We are open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, except public holidays and eves of certain public holidays that fall on a week day as well as during our college closure period.

The following schemes are also available to students pursuing their first diploma or degree :
• CPF Education Scheme
• Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA Scheme)
• Mendaki Study Loan
• Bank Education Loan