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Find a Singapore University Scholarship

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Universities in Singapore offer many scholarships for international students. These scholarships can help you with your tuition fees and also support you on the living expenses while your studies.

Singapore University Scholarship Advise

Search for scholarships in universities in Singapore requires a lot of time and research, but the rewards are great. Universities offer different types of scholarships, and you should carefully search for your options.

In Singapore, public universities offer more options for scholarships compared with private institutions. Courses which can entitle scholarships are widely distributed to varies undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

The deadline for applying a university scholarship is usually cut off several months before the course commencement date. You should apply for a course at the university before you apply for scholarships from them.

Here are the steps to apply for a scholarship:

  • Search the course and university you preferred
  • While you have your courses and universities shortlisted, search the scholarship information webpages for your preferred university
  • Follow the scholarship application instructions to send in the application

In Singapore, many of scholarships are merit-based, sometimes it is quite competitive and has limited places. Some of the scholarships are for those financial needed students, it requires students to demonstrated financial hardship in the family. Therefore, you should have a deep understanding of the scholarship you apply for.

Things You Need to Keep in Mind

While you are researching university scholarships, there are some things you should keep in mind:

  • Different universities and organizations offer different type of scholarships, the application deadlines are also different. You should start early so that you will not miss out any scholarship opportunity.
  • The application deadline for a scholarship is commonly a few months early before the university course commencement date. Some of the highly competitive scholarships application will even be closed a year before. So that you should start your research early.
  • You can only apply for the scholarship either you are applying for the course, or you have applied for the course.
  • In most of the cases, scholarships applications will evaluation your academic performance.
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Scholarship Options for International Students in Singapore

The Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore offers Tuition Grant for international students who study at local public universities. Under this scheme, international students will be required to work in Singapore-registered companies for a minimum period of three years upon graduation.

Apart from that, universities in Singapore also offers a wide range of scholarships for international students. Those scholarships are coming from government sectors, local or international organizations and universities itself.

Below is the list of scholarship options (bond free) for first-year international students.

ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​); S$5,800 annual living allowance
  • Eligible Student: Citizens of an ASEAN* member country (excluding Singapore)
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD

*ASEAN member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees; S$6,500 annual living allowance; S$200 one-time settling-in allowance; annual accommodation allowance; one return airfare
  • Eligible Student: Citizens of 15 Asia Pacific economies*
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD

*15 Asia Pacific economies (Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, PRC, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar)

Science & Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​); S$6,000 annual living allowance; S$200 one-time settling-in allowance; annual accommodation allowance; one return airfare
  • Eligible Student: Citizens of an Asia country (excluding Singapore)
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programmes in Computing, Engineering or Science (excluding Pharmacy)
  • University: NUS

NTU-University Scholars Programme (NTU-USP) Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​); S$6,500 annual living allowance; S$200 one-time settling-in allowance; up to S$2,000 annual accommodation allowance; S$1,750 (one-off) computer allowance; one return airfare; S$5,000 travel grant for an overseas study/attachment programme; overseas benefits
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: NTU
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Nanyang Scholarship (CN Yang Scholars Programme)

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​); S$6,500 annual living allowance; up to S$2,000 annual accommodation allowance; S$1,750 (one-off) computer allowance; one return airfare; S$5,000 travel grant for an overseas study/attachment programme; overseas benefits
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: NTU

Nanyang Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​); S$6,500 annual living allowance; up to S$2,000 annual accommodation allowance; S$1,750 (one-off) computer allowance; one return airfare; S$5,000 travel grant for an overseas study/attachment programme
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: NTU

College Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​); S$5,000 annual living allowance
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: NTU

School Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after Tuition Grant​)
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: NTU

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​); S$3000 (one-off) for an overseas programme 
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: NTU

NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​); S$6,500 annual living allowance; annual accommodation allowance; S$200 one-time settling-in allowance
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: NTU

Lee Kong Chian Scholars’ Programme

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​); S$5,000 annual living allowance; S$1,800 one-time computer allowance; S$16,000 global opportunities grant 
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree in Accountancy, Computer Science, Computing & Law, Economics, Information Systems, Law or Social Sciences and Business Management
  • University: SMU

Ng Kai Wa Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: S$7,500 per annum 
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) programme at the School of Information Systems
  • University: SMU

Li Ka Shing Endowed Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Full tuition fee, allowance for the purchase of a notebook computer and an annual cash allowance for general living/study expenses
  • Eligible Student: International students from Mainland China and Hong Kong
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: SMU
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A C Toh — SUTD Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​)
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme 
  • University: SUTD

AGA — SUTD Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: S$15,000 per academic year and is tenable for one Academic Year
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: SUTD

Kewalram Chanrai Group Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​)
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities (Female)
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: SUTD

Rock — SUTD Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: S$15,000 per annum for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​)
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) pillar courses 
  • University: SUTD

Wilmar — SUTD Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant​)
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Undergraduate degree programme
  • University: SUTD

James Cook University (Singapore) Merit Scholarships

  • Scholarship Benefits: 100%, 50%, 25% Tuition fee scholarship for one academic year (equivalent to 8 subjects)
  • Eligible Student: Selected Asian countries students*
  • Course: All courses
  • University: JCU Singapore

Selected Asian countries students* including Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, India, Kazakhstan, People’s Republic of China, HK SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan.

Curtin Singapore Merit Scholarship

  • Scholarship Benefits: 25% Tuition fee scholarship for 200 credits (equivalent to one academic year)
  • Eligible Student: All nationalities
  • Course: Diploma of Arts & Creative Industries; Diploma of Commerce; Bachelor of Commerce; Master of International Business; Master of Supply Chain Management
  • University: Curtin Singapore

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