Education Trust Fund - Mohamedally Sithawalla Bursary


Introduced in June 2023, the bursary supports deserving Malay/Muslim students, prioritising those from financially disadvantaged families, enrolled in Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs) and Polytechnics. The bursary encourages students to continue excelling in their studies. 


To support financially disadvantaged Malay/Muslim students at ITEs and Polytechnics. 

Application Period
LevelApplication Period
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)January intake 
4 December to 29 December 2023
April intake
5 February to 15 March 2024
Polytechnic 26 Feb – 12 Apr 2024


  1. Singapore citizen holding a valid National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) or Permanent Resident (PR) of Singapore;

  2. Malay/Muslim;

  3. Has achieved good academic results in his/her academic studies and is pursuing/will pursue full-time education in any three (3) local ITEs or five (5) local Polytechnics;

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

  5. Not in receipt of any other bursaries.


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

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

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

  • Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates and being eligible for the interview does not guarantee a placement.

  • Each Bursary is applicable for one (1) Academic Year.

  • The Bursary shall be used for the recipient’s 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.

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

Value of Award

Quantum $1500$2000
Number of Recipients42

Mandatory documents required to submit application*

  1. Front and Back Copy of NRIC
  2. Recent Academic Results
  3. Letter of acceptance from Institution (if any)
  4. Family Members’ Particulars Form (Please download the form here: Family Members’ Particulars Form 2024)
  5. Income Declaration Form * For self-employed and unemployed family members. (Please download the form here: Income Declaration Form for Scholarship Bursary)
  6. Parents’ or Guardian’s Latest Payslip / Letter from Employer Confirming Latest pay / Latest CPF Contribution statement.
  7. In 150 words, share your achievements & your goals in the next 5 & 10 yrs in MS Word Format.
  8. 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 OR scholarship application only. We will consider your application for other eligible schemes accordingly.

  • Incomplete applications and documents will not be processed.

  • Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected.

ETF – Mohamedally Sithawalla Bursary - Polytechnic 2024
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