Special Malay Bursary - University 2024



Before 1995, the Public Service Commission (PSC) administered the Special Malay Bursary (SMB) for Malay students studying in the local tertiary institutions.  In 1995, MENDAKI took over the administration of the SMB.


Application Period

Level of Study Application PeriodAcademic Year
University27 May - 28 Jun 2024Aug 24 - May 25


Eligibility Criteria


  • Malay Singapore Citizen or Malay Permanent Resident of Singapore who has been residing in Singapore for at least 5 years immediately before being admitted to the institution
  • Commencing first-year studies in a full-time Degree course in any of the following institutions:
    1. National University of Singapore
    2. Nanyang Technological University / National Institute of Education
    3. Singapore Management University
    4. Singapore Institute of Technology
    5. Singapore University of Technology and Design
    6. Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Outstanding results in:
    1. Singapore Cambridge GCE ‘O’ and GCE ‘A’ level examinations; and/or
    2. Polytechnic Diploma with a Certificate of Merit
    3. International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Good records of active participation in co-curricular activities (CCA).
  • Male applicants must have completed their National Service.
  • Have a gross household per capita income (PCI) of S$750 and below




  • Applicants must apply and complete the admission procedures required by the institutions. They must inform MENDAKI on the outcome of their application to the institution. Applicants who are successful in obtaining a place in the institution must apply for MENDAKI Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS) scheme if the family per capita income does not exceed $2,000.
  • Applicants from the low-income family will be given priority.
  • Interviews will be held for short listed candidates after they have been accepted by the University.
  • Candidates will only be considered upon receipt of all the fully-completed required documents from the applicants.
  • Being eligible does not guarantee a placement.
  • Shortlisting of candidates is based upon competition amongst the eligible applicants.


Value of Award


  • Living allowance worth $3,400 per annum is available each year to successful candidates.
  • The student must submit a copy of his/her examination results yearly to Yayasan MENDAKI before the fund can be disbursed.


Mandatory documents required to submit application


  1. Identification of applicant - Front and Back Copy of NRIC.
  2. Latest Academic Results of applicant clearly showing:
    1. Full name;
    2. Course of study;
    3. Year
    4. Grades, Ranking Points & cGPA where applicable;
  3. For first year students in 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;
  4. Family Members’ Particulars Form duly completed and signed. Please download the form here: Family Members’ Particulars Form 2024;
  5. Employed adults in the household (except for National Servicemen):
    1. Please provide latest Payslip OR
    2. Letter from Employer confirming latest pay;
  6. Unemployed adults in the household:
    1. Please provide latest CPF Contribution Statement OR
    2. The Income Declaration Form. Please download the form here: Income-Declaration-Form-for-Scholarship / Bursary 2024;
  7. Self-employed adults in the household:
    1. Please provide latest IRAS Notification of Assessment;
  8. 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.


Special Malay Bursary - University 2024
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