Emergency Funding Guidelines

Emergency funding at the college serves the purposes to aiding students through times of unexpected financial hardship and related exigencies. These circumstances include but are not limited to familial bereavement overseas, emergencies within the family, or if there are acute circumstances during the semester that incur extra cost for the student to be living healthily on campus.

Students may apply to emergency funding from Student Services, and speak directly to the Associate Director of Student Services, Carol Pillai. Students may choose to first approach their Assistant Deans, but this is not necessary if the student does not wish for the situation to be shared with them. Students may need to explain their needs and situation, and these conversations will be kept strictly confidential between the Associate Director of Student Services and the Dean of Students, for the decision for disbursement to be made.

All emergency requests will be responded to within 12-24 hours. The college will try its very best to assist all students in times of need, and amounts disbursed will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Please write to Carol Pillai at carol.pillai@yale-nus.edu.sg for more information, or seek assistance at the Student Services helpdesk at the Dean of Students office.

Exchange students who are thinking of putting in a request are advised to first also contact and inform their home institution of their circumstances.