About the FASStrack Asia Advancement Bursary Fund


Experiential learning overseas used to be an enhancement program for the privileged few. Today this is no longer the case. 8 in 10 of NUS undergraduates go on study-abroad programs (in over 300 top universities or more than 40 countries). However, this form of learning opportunities, which have become much more accessible and broad-based, remains out of reach for our financially-needy Singaporean students.

The FASStrack Asia Advancement Bursary Fund will provide bursary awards to ensure some of our most financially needy students also get to experience more fully the NUS Education that is available today. In particular, the opportunity to experience the FASStrack Asia Summer School programme, where some modules include an overseas experiential learning stint of up to 9 days in Asia; that they otherwise would not have the financial means to gain access.



The advancement bursaries award value will range from SGD250 to SGD500 depending on the financial needs and availability of funds.

Programme Duration Range of Quantum (Depending on PCI)
5 to 9 days 

S$250 - S$500

On a yearly basis, the bursary will be given to the most financially needy FASS undergraduate students who meet the criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full time FASS undergraduate students who are Singapore Citizens.
  • Students with per capita gross monthly household income (PCI) of S$1,900 and below for the academic year of the overseas programme, will be considered.
  • Students who are accepted to go on overseas field trips as part of the FASStrack modules they read.

Terms and Conditions

  • The award does not carry a bond. However, all awardees are expected to be programme ambassadors. Awardees must complete the short term and special overseas programme questionnaire and report.
  • All awardees are expected to assume the role of FASStrack buddies to assist with all FASStrack social events and ad-hoc activities.



FASStrack Asia started in 2013 and was developed with the rigorous academic standards which NUS is known for. NUS students will be attending classes held in a dynamic and multi-cultural learning environment with international students from various universities from all over the world.

FASStrack Asia comprises courses from the Faculty’s Asian Studies Division, Humanities Division and the Social Sciences Division. Courses are focused on Asia, and some of these courses will feature a 5-9 days’ field trip to the country of study. The Centre for Language Studies will also offer relevant Asian language courses that will complement the field trips for a comprehensive learning experience and in-depth cultural immersion.

Students can read up to 2 courses, including one that offers an extended overseas field trip. Other courses may also offer local day trips in Singapore or to nearby overseas location over the weekend in order to facilitate experiential learning outside the classroom.



The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is one of the earliest established faculties in the University, with origins dating back to 1929. It has a strong international reputation for educational and research excellence. It offers the most comprehensive education in the humanities, social sciences and Asian studies in this part of the world, with its 17 departments, 20 major subjects, a host of minor programmes and a Centre for Language Studies offering both Asian and European languages. It has an annual intake of about 1,600. More than 6,000 undergraduate students (including 500 exchange students), and close to 1,000 graduate students make up the student population.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Level 5 (Undergraduate) & Level 6 (Graduate)
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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