Instructions to Applicant


Please read the instructions carefully before completing the application form.

1.                   Eligibility

The Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS) scheme is introduced in 1991 as an education subsidy for Malay students to cover the tuition fees at tertiary institutions. You are eligible for TTFS if you satisfy the following conditions:

a)                   You are a Singapore Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Singapore with one of your parents (biological, adoptive or step parent), living or deceased, is a Singaporean Citizen;

b)                  Your race or the first component of the double-barrelled race is Malay (which includes Boyanese, Javanese, Banjarese Bugis and Indo extract) e.g. for double- race Malay-Indian. 

c)                   Your monthly household per capita income (PCI) does not exceed $2,000.

Per capita income

Computed as :

Total Monthly gross income of family 

divide by 

Total number of family members



Percentage of Subsidy
PCI < $1,400   100%
PCI $1,401 - $1,700   75%
PCI $1,701 - $2,000   50%


d)                  You are eligible for MOE Tuition Grant or an equivalent government subsidy; and

e)                  You are pursuing first diploma or degree on a full-time basis at a local government tertiary institution.


2.                   Fees


a)                   TTFS is not eligible for students who are not eligible for MOE tuition fee grant or an equivalent government subsidy even after the application has been approved. The eligibility of MOE tuition fee grant or an equivalent government subsidy will only be advised by school after approval notification from MENDAKI.

b)                  TTFS covers only tuition fees and NOT other fees such as PFP fees, miscellaneous fees, examination fees, study tour or overseas exchange programme.

c)                   For Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR), all subsidised fee will be based on prevailing Singapore Citizen's (SC) fee rate.

Example :

SPR Fee Rate : S$5,800

SC Fee Rate : S$2,900

TTFS will only subsidise fee amount of S$2,900. SPR will need to self-finance the balance fee.

d)                  If you are awarded a scholarship and wish to withdraw your application for TTFS, kindly inform us immediately.


3.                   Other financial assistance schemes


There are various financial assistance schemes by Yayasan MENDAKI and the Government that you may tap on should you be ineligible for TTFS, or receiving partial assistance.

a) Yayasan MENDAKI Study Loan Schemes

i)                    Supplementary Assistance Loan - for Malay students who are receiving partial TTFS or not receiving TTFS due to exceeding income criteria.

ii)                  Study Loan Full-Time – eligible for all Muslim students.

The loan can be applied at under the Yayasan MENDAKI Funded scheme.

b) Government assistance schemes

i)                    Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)

ii)                   Higher Education Community Bursary/ Higher Education Bursary (HECB/ HEB)

iii)                 Central Provident Fund (CPF) Education Scheme