Octava Foundation

E2 Emergency Fund

Octava Foundation E2 Emergency Fund
Octava Foundation E2 Emergency Fund

Octava Foundation aims to provide emergency short-term financial grants to students pursuing their studies in local Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) whose personal income or family’s income has been negatively affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


The E2 Fund is particularly for students who have exhausted or been unable to access all other financial assistance or relief support provided by the Government and their IHLs, rendering them still unable to cover vital daily expenses that help them continue their education.

Please refer to the following information for more details on the Fund and how to apply.

Application Period

The Fund will remain open for applications until Octava Foundation decides to close the Fund.

Educational Institutions Supported

  • ITE (all 3 campuses)
  • All Polytechnics (NP, NYP, RP, SP, TP)
  • All Public Universities (NTU, NUS, SIT, SMU, SUSS, SUTD)

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:


  1. Be full-time or part-time students enrolled in a NITEC, Higher NITEC, Polytechnic Diploma or Undergraduate Degree Program at a local public IHL (ITE, Polytechnic or University).
  2. Have had a household per capita income (PCI) of about or below $1,000 before applying for this grant, and should have previously been eligible for financial assistance through government or private bursaries.
  3. Be aged 30 and below.
  4. A Singapore Citizen. Singapore PRs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Have experienced a loss or drop in his/her personal or family’s income due to Covid-19 resulting in a loss of income or increase in family expenses, rendering the student being unable to cover daily educational expenses like transport costs, tuition fees, meal allowances and course materials. Other hardships will be considered on a case by case basis.
  6. Be in dire need of funding and will likely drop out from the IHL due to the lack of funds.

Application Process

Eligible applicants will need to apply for their school’s respective emergency funds or financial assistance schemes. The IHLs will inform Octava Foundation if a student meets the Fund’s criteria for funding consideration.

If you are interested to apply for the Fund, select your institution from the following list and you’ll be directed to the respective website.

Applications closed