Bursary Awards and Book Grants

Bursary Awards and Book Grants (BABG)

The National University of Singapore Students’ Union (“NUSSU”) has been consistently assisting financially needy full-time undergraduates by providing financial aid through the NUSSU Bursary and Book Grant (BABG).
BABG was set up to provide essential and opportune monetary assistance to students with financial needs.

This year, NUSSU intends to provide such assistance to students who are financially in need ONLY in the first semester of the academic year 2020/2021. Should there be students who need financial assistance after the application, applicants can write-in to babg@nussu.org.sg and state the reason(s) for their late application before proceeding to apply accordingly. The NUSSU Finance Cell will consider their applications on a case-by-case basis.


BABG supports students across all disciplines based on the degree of their financial needs rather than their academic or extracurricular achievements.

The eligibility criteria for BABG are as follows:
● Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents or International Students;
● Full-time undergraduate students in Academic Year 2020/2021 Semester 1;
● Has a gross monthly household income (GHI) of ≤ S$4,000, or a monthly per capita income (PCI) of ≤ S$1,000; and
● Living in a property with an annual value of ≤ S$21,000.

Applicants who fulfil all requirements are eligible to apply on NUS Qualtrics from 11 Aug 2020 (Tue) 1000hrs to 31 Aug 2020 (Mon) 2359hrs.
The application will be open for 3 weeks.

International Students must provide supporting documents (with translation) containing information equivalent to each eligibility criteria.
Applicants must also fill in other required information on the NUS Qualtrics online application form.
Bursary $1250
Tier 1 Book Grant $600
Tier 2 Book Grant $300

UPDATE! Due to the high volume of applications being processed, the outcome of the application is delayed. Application outcomes will be released to applicants from 27th September 2020 (Sunday).