Education Trust Fund–Nomanbhoy Bursary - 2024




Introduced in September 2020, the ETF-Nomanbhoy Bursary intends to support deserving Malay/Muslim students from financially disadvantaged families who are enrolled in local special education schools (SPED), primary schools, Institutes of Technical Education (ITE), polytechnics and universities.




It aims to encourage deserving Malay/Muslim students to continue to excel in their studies.


Application Period


Level of Study 

Application Period

Academic Year


22 Jan – 16 Feb 2024

Jan 24 - Nov 24


1st year Jan Intake & Subsequent years 

4 Dec – 29 Dec 2023

Jan 24 - Dec 24

1st year Apr Intake & Subsequent years 

5 Feb – 15 Mar 2024

Apr 24 - Mar 25


26 Feb – 12 Apr 2024

Apr 24 - Feb 25


27 May - 28 Jun 2024

Aug 24 - May 25




1.       Singapore citizens holding a valid NRIC / PR of Singapore;

2.       Malay/Muslim;

3.       Pursuing full-time education in Singapore in any of the following institutions:

a)       Special education schools;

b)       Primary schools;

c)       Institute of Technical Education (ITE);

d)       Local Polytechnics and

e)       Local Universities 

4.       Achieved good academic results in his/her course of study;

5.       Have a household per capita income (PCI) of S$750 and below;

6.       Not in receipt of any other bursaries.



1.       SPED - Priority will be given to those with developmental delays or special needs;

2.       Polytechnics & Universities - Preferably those enrolled in a course of study in emerging industries with a module or minor in entrepreneurship;

3.       Applications will only be considered upon receipt of all fully completed required documents;

4.       Applicant must be accepted by the local institutions mentioned in clause No.3 above;

5.       Shortlisting of candidates is based upon competition amongst the eligible applicants;

6.       Interviews may be held for shortlisted candidates except for those in SPED and primary levels;

7.       Each bursary is applicable for one academic year only;

8.       The bursary shall be used for the recipients’ educational expenses such as tuition fees, course materials, living expenses and fees for other educational activities organised by the institution the recipient is enrolled in;

9.       Applicants must re-apply to be considered for the Bursary in the following academic year, subject to meeting all the criteria.


Value of Award

Level of Study 


Number of Recipients














Mandatory documents required to submit application


1.       Identification of applicant:

                    a) SPED - Copy of Birth Certificate;

b) Other levels of study - Front and Back Copy of NRIC.

2.       Latest Academic Results of applicant clearly showing:

                    a) Full name;

                    b) Course of study;

                    c) Year

                    c) Grades, Ranking Points & cGPA where applicable;

3.       For SPED students, please provide proof medical letter or document that shows applicant with special needs or developmental delays.

4.       For first year students in ITE, Polytechnic or Universities, please provide official proof of admission into institution of study. Those who do not currently have this can and must provide later nearing the admission of school date preferably before closure of application window to be submitted via the portal;

5.       Family Members’ Particulars Form duly completed and signed. Please download the form here: Family Members’ Particulars Form 2024;

5.       Employed adults in the household:

-         Please provide latest Payslip or Letter from Employer confirming latest pay (except for National Servicemen);

6.       Unemployed adults in the household:

-         Please provide latest CPF Contribution Statement or the Income Declaration Form. Please download the form here: Income-Declaration-Form-for-Scholarship_Bursary 2024;

7.       Self-employed adults in the household:

-         Please provide latest IRAS Notification of Assessment;

8.       For ITE, Poly & Uni applicants, please provide in 150 words, your achievements & your goals in the next 5 & 10 years in MS Word Format;

9.       Other supporting Documents if any.


Application Procedure


  • First time applicants must create an account to be able to proceed with the application.Please submit ONE bursary / scholarship application only. We will consider your application for other eligible schemes accordingly.
  • Eligibility to apply for the bursary/scholarship does not guarantee any award of the bursary/scholarship.
  • Yayasan MENDAKI reserves the right to reject incomplete and duplicate applications.
  • Yayasan MENDAKI’s decision on the outcome of all applications shall be final and not subject to further review or appeal.
  • We will be in touch with you within 6 to 8 weeks upon closure of the application window. *
  • Applications must be submitted via MyMENDAKI portal by clicking the Tab on the right.


ETF - Nomanbhoy Bursary - University 2024
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