Financial Assistance Schemes

ITE offers financial assistance to students who have difficulty paying their school fees and/or require financial support for other reasons. This is to ensure that all students, regardless of their financial background, are given the opportunity to continue their studies. Needy students are able to apply for assistance through the following schemes.

Community Development Council & Citizens’ Consultative Committee-Institute of Technical Education (CDC & CCC-ITE) Bursary | MOE Bursary | Special Student Assistance Scheme (SSAS) | Monthly Financial Assistance Scheme (MFAS) | Opportunity Fund (OF)

Community Development Council & Citizens’ Consultative Committee-Institute of Technical Education (CDC & CCC-ITE) Bursary

The CDC & CCC-ITE Bursary is open to Singaporean applicants seeking admission to full-time courses at ITE.

To be eligible, the applicants’ Gross Monthly Per Capita Income (PCI) must not exceed $1,000. The bursary quantum is given in the table below:

Gross Monthly Household Income (MHI) Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI) Bursary Quantum per Annum for Nitec and Higher Nitec Courses
≤ $2,500 ≤ $625 $1,400
> $2,500 – $4,000 > $625 – $1,000 $1,050

Each award is for one year. A full-time student in a 2-year course will have to reapply for the award at the beginning of the second year of study.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Is a Singapore Citizen
2. Gross monthly household income is $4,000 and below or gross monthly household per capita income is $1,000 and below
3. Is not in receipt of the CDC & CCC-ITE Scholarship or any other ITE Scholarship/Bursary award (excluding Edusave Merit Bursary)
4. Is not in receipt of a monthly training allowance as a sponsored student or trainee
5. Must have at least 1 year of study to undergo till the end of the academic year

How to Apply
Applicants can follow the steps below to apply for the CDC & CCC-ITE Bursary through the web:

  1. Log in to ITE Student Portal
  2. Click on the “iStudent/Financial Assistance” icon
  3. Click on the “Financial Assistance” icon
  4. Select “Financial Assistance” and click “Next”.
  5. Follow the instructions and type in necessary fields in the online application form

Applicants are required to attach scanned copies of their  supporting income documents (e.g. latest payslips, letters from employers) for verification. If they are not able to attach the scanned copies, they may deposit the photocopies of the documents into the Bursary dropbox located at the Customer & Visitor Centre. Applicants should indicate their name & NRIC number clearly on these documents before depositing them into the dropbox.  Incomplete submission of income documents will delay the processing of the bursary.

Commencement and Closing Date of Bursary Application
The application for January and April intakes will commence for one month upon the start of each respective term. If the application has closed, students may still apply for Financial Assistance via ITE Student Portal for other bursary awards.

Status of Bursary Application
Applicants may check the application status via the ITE Student Portal about 4 weeks after the submission deadline. Successful applicants will be informed by their respective nearest Community Centres to collect the bursary cheques. The presentation of the cheques will usually take place by March/April for January Intake students and June/July for April Intake students.

MOE Bursary

The MOE Bursary is introduced for ITE students whose gross monthly household per capita income must not exceed $1,900. Students may apply for the bursary at any time during an academic year. Each award is for one year. The bursary quantum is given in the table below:

Gross Monthly Household Income (MHI) Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI) Bursary Quantum per Annum for Nitec and Higher Nitec Courses
> $4,000 – $6,900 > $1,000 – $1,725 $550
> $6,900 – $9,000 > $1,725 – $2,250 $350

Eligibility Criteria
1. Is a subsidized Singapore citizen student pursuing a full-time Nitec, Higher Nitec or Diploma course
2. Must not concurrently hold other bursaries or scholarships

How to Apply
Applicants can follow the steps below to apply for the MOE Bursary through the web:

  1. Log in to ITE Student Portal
  2. Click on the “iStudent/Financial Assistance” icon
  3. Click on the “Financial Assistance” icon
  4. Select “Financial Assistance” and click “Next”.
  5. Follow the instructions and type in necessary fields in the online application form

Applicants are required to deposit the photocopies of their  supporting income documents (e.g. latest payslips, letters from employers) into the Bursary dropbox located at the Customer & Visitor Centre. Applicants should indicate their name & NRIC number clearly on these documents before depositing them into the dropbox.

As all financial assistance monies are credited into the applicant’s account via GIRO, applicants have to complete part 1 of the GIRO form and submit it together with a copy of the front page of your bank book – the page with your account name & account no. or make arrangement for bank’s endorsement on the GIRO form. The GIRO form is available at the Customer & Visitor Centre.

Status of Bursary Application
Successful applicants will be informed by the College.

Special Student Assistance Scheme (SSAS)

The ITE Special Student Assistance Scheme (SSAS) is a one-off financial assistance to tide students over short-term financial difficulties. It also serves as a form of transitional financial assistance to help students tide over sudden financial crisis in the family, so that they can continue with their studies.  The quantum of award shall be decided by the College based on the needs of the case (typically in the range of $100 to $400).

How to Apply
Applicants can follow the steps below to apply for the SSAS through the web:

  1. Log in to ITE Student Portal
  2. Click on the “iStudent/Financial Assistance” icon
  3. Click on the “Financial Assistance” icon
  4. Select “Financial Assistance” and click “Next”.
  5. Follow the instructions and type in necessary fields in the online application form

Applicants are required to deposit the photocopies of their  supporting income documents (e.g. latest payslips, letters from employers) into the Bursary dropbox located at the Customer & Visitor Centre. Applicants should indicate their name & NRIC number clearly on these documents before depositing them into the dropbox.

As all financial assistance monies are credited into the applicant’s account via GIRO, applicants have to complete part 1 of the GIRO form and submit it together with a copy of the front page of your bank book – the page with your account name & account no. or make arrangement for bank’s endorsement on the GIRO form. The GIRO form is available at the Customer & Visitor Centre.

Status of Bursary Application
Successful applicants will be informed by the College.

Monthly Financial Assistance Scheme (MFAS)

The Monthly Financial Assistance Scheme (MFAS) aims to provide monthly pocket allowance to needy students who face special hardship circumstances and require regular financial assistance to help them with daily expenses.  The quantum of award is $150 per month.  The number of months of award shall be decided by the College based on the needs of the case.

How to Apply
Applicants can follow the steps below to apply for the MFAS through the web:

  1. Log in to ITE Student Portal
  2. Click on the “iStudent/Financial Assistance” icon
  3. Click on the “Financial Assistance” icon
  4. Select “Financial Assistance” and click “Next”.
  5. Follow the instructions and type in necessary fields in the online application form

Applicants are required to deposit the photocopies of their  supporting income documents (e.g. latest payslips, letters from employers) into the Bursary dropbox located at the Customer & Visitor Centre. Applicants should indicate their name & NRIC number clearly on these documents before depositing them into the dropbox.

As all financial assistance monies are credited into the applicant’s account via GIRO, applicants have to complete part 1 of the GIRO form and submit it together with a copy of the front page of your bank book – the page with your account name & account no. or make arrangement for bank’s endorsement on the GIRO form. The GIRO form is available at the Customer & Visitor Centre.

Status of Bursary Application
Successful applicants will be informed by the College.

Opportunity Fund (OF)

The OF is a scheme to subsidise students to participate in various enrichment programmes, study trips and to own personal computers.

Full-time students from low income families may apply for subsidy from the OF if they are eligible. The approval of subsidy and amount to be given (subject to a cap) will be based on assessment of the hardship circumstances and other forms of financial assistance already granted to the student.

Subsidy is given one-off for a student during his/her studies in ITE. Successful applicants are not eligible to apply for another subsidy from the OF.

Application must be made through the Student Portal.

The application must be accompanied by supporting income documents, e.g. latest pay slip, letter from employer on gross monthly income or family income declaration form. Students may submit the supporting income documents through the Student Services drop box located at the CVC.

For subsidy to purchase personal computers (PCs), eligible students may purchase PC/laptop/tablet from internal vendors approved by ITE or alternatively, purchase from any external local PC vendors. Students may also check the IDA website for more details on the New & Used (NEU) PC Plus Programme and the packages available. Eligible applicants of OF must produce the receipts/invoices, upon purchase of PCs, for reimbursement.

Other Financial Assistance or Sponsorship Schemes
From time to time, the College will provide information of other financial assistance/sponsorship schemes and their eligibility criteria through your Class Advisors.