Sivadas-HEB Tertiary Bursary

The Sivadas-HEB Education Fund invites Hindu students from low-income families pursuing tertiary education to apply for financial assistance to help them meet the cost of their education. Students can apply for either a Tuition Subsidy or an Education Grant.

Applications for the Sivadas-HEB tertiary bursaries are normally open in May/June and September/October annually.

Calls for students to apply for these bursaries are advertised in the Straits Times, posted on the HEB website and on HEB’s Facebook page. Requests are also sent directly to all public and approved private tertiary institutions in May and September to alert students of the availability of the assistance scheme.

Notes to applicants

  1. The application form is to be completed by the student applying for assistance.
  2. Applicants who have previously applied for and received the Education Grant or Tuition Subsidy need not apply again.
  3. The application form must be endorsed by the Parent or Guardian if the applicant is below the age of 18.
  4. Applicants must produce original educational certificates and documents when called for an interview.
  5. Details of all family members living in the same household must be included
  6. Please provide a copy of the latest payslip, income declaration or letter from employer for all employed members of the family who are living in the same household.
  7. Please provide a copy of Student IC, Student ID Proof & Parents IC.
  8. Endorsement by student affairs department of private tertiary institute.


The Sivadas-HEB Committee will give financial assistance to Hindu children who are:-

  • Must be Singapore citizens or permanent residents
  • Must be Hindus
  • Monthly household per capita income (total monthly household income divided by number of persons in the household) must not exceed $1900

Tuition Subsidy

  • For students enrolled in a Singapore registered Private Education Institution (PEI) approved by the Council of Private Education (CPE) and pursuing a course leading to a first diploma or a first degree conferred by well established universities and institutions
  • In adddition, applicants for the Tuition Subsidy must be enrolled in a PEI that has been awarded the EduTrust Star or EduTrust (4 year award) by the Council of Private Education
  • The tuition subsidy will be limited to a maximum of 50% of the yearly tuition fee subject to a maximum of $6,000 per year, according to the year of study or any other amount as determined by the Sivadas-HEB Education Fund Committee

Education Grant

  • For students pursuing a first undergraduate degree at the following institutions: NUS, NTU, SMU, SIT and SUTD
  • For students pursuing an undergraduate degree in UniSIM and who are in receipt of a tuition fee subsidy from the Government
  • For students pursuing a first diploma in Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic or Temasek Polytechnic
  • For students pursuing a course in any of the Ministry of Education’s Institutes of Technical Education
  • Grant is a one time award up to a maximum of $1,500

Application Form

The link for the downloadable application form will only be active when HEB calls for applications for the bursaries and grants in May/ June and September/ October. Please follow us on Facebook or refer to our website for the actual dates when applications open.

Application forms can also be obtained from:

  Hindu Endowments Board, 397 Serangoon Road, S218123.
   Tel: 6593 9209 / 65939211
   Fax: 6292 9766

Note to applicants: Applications must be made on prescribed forms.

The Temple welcomes donors and benefactors who wish to be a part of this community initiative.