As part of our mission to build a diverse community of students, Homestead Halls is offering a very limited number of applicants $1,500 off the cost of accommodation at Homestead Halls.

SMU Summer 2019 Students are only eligible for a separate $500 Diversity Grant, but apply through the same form.

Candidates with the aptitude and interest to be part of our valuable community but don’t have the financial means to afford our full fees are invited to apply.

It is our hope that these students are given the chance to fully experience our Future Ready Programme and contribute to our community during their stay, and in turn, contribute positively to their home country on their return.

Read on for further details on the Grant and information on how to apply.

Who is eligible to apply?

Only international students with a valid Student Pass issued by ICA Singapore who are studying at an institute of higher learning in Singapore during the 4 months covered by the grant.

How will the Grant be awarded?

Applicants will be assessed and awarded at our sole discretion according to the following criteria (in no order of priority): 1. Excellent academic record and achievements, and/or
2. Need for financial assistance, and
3. Desire for leadership roles & commitment to actively participate in Homestead Halls activities.

Terms of the Grant

All awardees of the Grant will be assigned: 1. A bed in the ‘Shared’ category at Tessensohn Hall
2. A contract of stay for a period of 4 months Benefits will include: 1. Free daily breakfast 2. Transport subsidies from the CabShare Programme 3. Free Movie events 4. Invitation to Hall parties 5. Priority registration for Future Ready Events, and many more! The Grant has a value of SGD1,500 which can only be used to offset the administration fee and part of the accommodation fee. The refundable deposit and remaining accommodation fees are still payable in full. See our illustration below:


With the Diversity Grant, the cost of staying at Homestead Halls during the 4 months is only $514.50 per month.

How do I apply?

Please complete the online application form here. Before you start, please note that you need to be ready to upload the following in the application form:

  • A picture of yourself

  • A copy of your passport

  • A copy of your Student Pass/IPA Letter from ICA Singapore

  • A copy of any supporting documents to strengthen your application

Applications are open throughout the year. Results of each application will be communicated to the applicant within 2 weeks of submission.


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