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DBS NUS Alumni Card Review

Your alma mater benefits with every transaction you make on your DBS NUS Alumni Card.

While it’s nice to be rewarded for charging to your credit card, it’s also a great feeling knowing that others are benefiting too. With the DBS NUS Alumni Card, contributions are made to support current NUS students. Plus, you’ll still earn reward points for yourself and be able to indulge in special privileges.

Read on to find out what you need to know about the DBS NUS Alumni Card.

Benefits of using DBS NUS Alumni Card

  • Support your alma mater. NUS students in bursaries or awards receive contributions from DBS every time you make a transaction on your NUS Alumni Card.
  • Special privileges. Whether you’re on campus or somewhere on the island, you can enjoy special privileges for shopping, wellness, dining and entertainment.

Features of the DBS NUS Alumni Card

  • Earn points. Every S$5 that you charge to your card equals 1 DBS Point. You can redeem your points for anything from the DBS Rewards catalogue such as movie tickets, shopping vouchers or credit.
  • Annual fee. There is a yearly fee of S$128.40 for principal cardholders but this is waived for the 2 years. Each supplementary card has an annual fee of S$77.04.

How to apply for the DBS NUS Alumni Card?

You can apply for the DBS NUS Alumni Card directly on the DBS website.

Existing cardholders have a quick form to fill out, but new cardholders will need around 10 minutes to complete the application.

The online form will need to be printed out and signed, and you’ll be asked for supporting documentation. Make sure to have this ready to go before applying and that you meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Be a graduate or staff of the National University of Singapore
  • Have an income of at least S$30,000 for Singaporeans and PR, and S$45,000 for foreigners

Required documents

For Singaporeans and PR

  • A photocopy of your NRIC (both front and back)
  • A copy of your phone or utility bill
  • Latest 3 months computerized payslips; or
  • Latest min 3 months CPF Contribution History Statement; or
  • Latest 1 year of Income Tax Notice Assessment with latest 3 months computerized payslips / 12 Months CPF Statement

If you have been in your current role for less than three months, you will need to supply the following:

  • A photocopy of your NRIC (both front and back)
  • A photocopy of your staff pass
  • A letter from your company with confirmation of your employment and your salary in SGD
  • A photocopy of your utility or telephone bill

For self-employed or commission-based employees

  • A photocopy of your NRIC (both front and back)
  • Latest 1 year of Income Tax Notice Assessment
  • A copy of your phone or utility Bill

For foreigners

  • A photocopy of your passport
  • A photocopy of your Employment Pass (with minimum 6 months validity)
  • A photocopy of your In-Principal Approval (IPA) if your Employment Pass has less than 6 months validity
  • Latest 1 year of Income Tax Notice Assessment with latest computerized payslips
  • A photocopy of your phone or utility bill

If you have been in your role for less than three months, you will also need to supply a letter from your company confirming your employment and your salary in SGD. If you are self-employed or in a commission-based role, you will need to show the latest two years Income Tax Notice Assessment.

Bottom line

If you’re less concerned with rewards for yourself and more with helping others further their education, the DBS NUS Alumni Card could be a good choice. You can also still earn points to redeem for gifts and enjoy special privileges. If you’re a NUSS member, check out the DBS NUSS Card as an alternative option.


This card is a membership card and a credit card in one, so it can be useful if you’re a NUSS member. It has the same eligibility criteria as the NUS Alumni Card, but with some different features that include:

  • Annual fee waiver for as long as you keep your NUSS membership
  • Have your NUSS bills automatically charged to your credit card
  • For every S$5 you spend at NUSS food and beverage outlets you’ll receive 2 DBS Reward Points
  • Earn 1 DBS Reward Point per S$5 you spend on other purchases
  • Complimentary access to premium airport lounges at Changi Airport
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