Yes. To assist students in financing tuition and other fees, Duke-NUS offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, or loans. Financial aid for Singapore Citizen students has historically varied between approximately 18% and 93% of tuition fees payable (exclusive of miscellaneous fees), while for international students it has ranged between 14% and 75%. The amount of financial aid awarded varies depending on financial circumstances of a student, which may include that of self, immediate family, and/or spouse as applicable. As mentioned on our Fees and Financial Aid website, a medical education at Duke-NUS is a partnership involving the student, his/her family and the School.
A Tuition Fee Loan (TFL) scheme is available to admitted students through two of Singapore’s banks, regardless of citizenship. All students with a financial need are expected to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan, as any financial aid provided by the school will only assist with needs not met by a TFL. Students may borrow up to 90% of annual tuition fees of a Singaporean Citizen candidate (amount subject to change.) Details on TFL are available at the NUS Registrar's Office website.
Scholarships, granted to exceptional students (with different criteria depending on source), vary between SGD 10,000 and SGD 50,000 annually. Students may use the funds for tuition fees or personal expenses. Scholarships awarded by philanthropic organizations through Duke-NUS do not impose an additional service commitment (bond), but students are expected to maintain high academic standards and to keep the respective organizations abreast of their academic progress.