Debit Cards

DBS NUSSU Debit Card

The must-have card for all NUS students who want to get the most out of life.

DBS NUSSU Debit Card

The ideal card for students, featuring affordability and convenience — so that you can play just as hard as you work.

  • An all-in-one payment card: sign for purchases in Singapore and overseas, shop online or order via phone or mail, and pay using NETS and AXS stations, plus withdraw money at over 1000 DBS/POSB ATMs island-wide. You can even shop online or order via phone or mail.
  • Great deals: over 600 outlets which give you mouthwatering deals
  • Great savings: because we know what it’s like to be a struggling student, we’ll pay your annual fee for four years
  • Rewards with Cashback+ on your local purchases: every 3 months, 0.3% of your spending is credited back to your account when you sign for your purchases in Singapore, and make local online, mail and phone transactions.

Eligibility and Requirements

You are eligible to apply for this card if you are an NUS student and if you have a DBS Savings Plus, DBS AutoSave, DBS Current or POSB Passbook Savings Account. There is no age requirement.


  • Annual Fee       S$10
  • Fee Waiver       4 years

How to Apply

  • Apply in three easy steps

    • Step 1 – Complete the online application, print the form and sign it.

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    • Step 2 – Mail or fax the form to us along with a copy of your Matriculation Card. Your signature will be verified against any of your signature records with the bank. Please ensure that the signature on the application form matches the bank’s record.

    • Step 3 – You will receive your new DBS card within 5 working days after we receive your application.

  • Alternatively, you may apply in person at the DBS Remix Branch at Yusoh Ishak House, NUS

+Effective 1 October 2011, minimum spending of S$500 per quarter is required to be entitled to the 0.3% cashback. 0.3% cashback is calculated based on Singapore dollar denominated transaction amount on transaction date. Cashback earned for the current quarter's transactions (e.g. January to March) will be credited in the following month (e.g. April) to the primary account linked to your DBS Visa Debit Card and reflected in your monthly Debit Card/bank account statement (e.g. May). Cashback is not valid for PIN-based transactions (e.g. NETS, ATM, AXS, etc), foreign currency transactions and bill payments. If the Card and/or Primary Account are terminated at anytime, for any reason, whether by Cardmember or DBS, any cashback earned will not be credited to the Cardmember's account.

Important Information

Debit Card Risk Disclosure Clause
This POSB/DBS Debit Card (“Card”) can be used at ATMs and for PIN-based transactions at selected merchants in Singapore and at Maestro or Cirrus or PLUS enabled merchants overseas. It also allows you to sign for local and overseas purchases and perform contactless payment via MasterCard® PayPass™/ Visa payWave, card-not-present transactions (such as online, mail and phone orders), which shall be paid for by directly deducting the transaction amount(s) from your bank account.

Your MasterCard®/Visa Debit Limit for signature-based, MasterCard® PayPass™/Visa payWave and card-not-present transactions is set at S$2,000. A Debit Card carries risks of unauthorized signature-based, MasterCard® PayPass™/ Visa payWave or card-not-present transactions. You may choose to increase/decrease this limit* upon activation.

If your Card is lost, stolen or if the PIN has been compromised, you must notify the bank immediately. You should also make a police report and provide the bank with a copy of the report and in certain circumstances accompanied by written confirmation of the loss/theft/ disclosure and any other information that the bank may require. Once the bank establish, with your assistance, that the loss or theft of your Card or PIN compromise was not due to your fault or negligence, your liability for unauthorised transactions effected after such loss, theft or unauthorised disclosure but before the bank is notified thereof shall be limited to S$100.

You will not be liable for any transactions carried out after you have notified the bank. The bank will refund the amounts deducted from your bank account for unauthorised transactions, in excess of the applicable liability cap, within 14 working days from the time you submit all the necessary information to the bank.

* Limit is shared between signature-based transactions, contactless payment with MasterCard® PayPass™/Visa payWave and card-not-present (such as online, phone and mail orders) transactions. The limit on the Card is subject to your available bank balance, whichever is lower.