Scholarships to study in Singapore
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Singapore, the little island country, is one of the most sought-after destination for students from near and far. A number of scholarships in singapore are available to students aspiring to study in Singapore. The scholarships are available for various programs and levels of education. A few scholarships in Singapore are also region or country specific where in they are offered to citizens of specific regions or country  only. 

University specific and external scholarships in singapore are the two major types of scholarships available to study in Singapore. University specific scholarships in Singapore are offered by the university to pursue particular courses, or particular programs. The extracurricular scholarships are offered for different courses in Singapore. Careers360 brings to you the top undergraduate scholarship to study in Singapore.

University Scholarships

National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technology University are the top universities in the world offering some of the most renowned courses and scholarships in singapore. The three top universities in Singapore, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technology University and Singapore Management University feature in the top 100 in the top universities in Asia.

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Top university scholarships to study in Singapore are:


National University of Singapore Scholarships

Science & Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship

A National University of Singapore scholarship, the Science & Technology Undergraduate Scholarship, is offered to  outstanding freshmen Asian countries. No separate application is required for the scholarship to study in Singapore. All undergraduate applications from Asian countries will be considered for this scholarship in singapore. 


Science & Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship: Eligibility Criteria

The aspirants for this scholarship in Singapore are required to: 

  • Be Asian students excluding Singaporeans

  • Possess strong leadership qualities and potential

  • Possess excellent co-curricular and extracurricular interests

  • Possess outstanding high school results

  • Apply for admission to full-time undergraduate degree programme in Computing, Engineering or Science at NUS

Science & Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship: Scholarship Benefits

One of the most prestigious scholarships, the Science & Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship offers a number of benefits including:

  • Tuition fees and compulsory fees to study in Singapore

  • Yearly living allowance of S$6,000 

  • Settling-in allowance (one-time) upon enrolment of S$200

  • Yearly accommodation allowance 

  • One-way air ticket to and from the home country to Singapore

Science & Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship: Terms & Conditions 

  • The scholarship in Singapore is available for undergraduate students pursuing a few disciplines of Engineering, Engineering science,  Computing (Business Analytics, Computer Science Courses, Information Systems,  and Information Security, Data Science and Analytics, Environmental Biology specialisation, Food Science & Technology, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Science at NUS.

  • The Science & Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship awardees are required to serve a six-year bond with a Singapore-registered company after graduation.

  • This scholarship in Singapore awardees are not allowed to accept any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary, grant, award or allowance without NUS approval.

  • There will be constant academic monitoring  of the awardees. This study in Singapore scholarship will be renewed semesterly provided the awardee maintains a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 3.5 (or equivalent) as well as and good conduct.

  • Scholars can go for overseas program for 1 semester only. 

  • In case the scholar decides to withdraw from the university, s/he might require to repay the amount already disbursed.  

Nanyang Technical University Scholarships

Renaissance Engineering Programme Scholarship (REPS)

The Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP) Scholarship is awarded to outstanding freshmen who are pursuing a full-time Renaissance Engineering Programme to study in Singapore at the Nanyang Technical University.

REP Scholarship Eligibility

  • All nationalities can apply for REP scholarship 

  • The REP Scholarship awardees have to complete a full-time undergraduate Renaissance Engineering Programme in NTU

  • The applicant must have a Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications.

  • The applicant should also have good extracurricular and cocurricular experience.

REP Scholarship Benefits

The REP scholarship are offered for the full undergraduate program duration. The awardee is expected to maintain a good conduct as well as academic record for the scholarship to be continues. The scholarship amount includes:

  • Complete tuition fee post the subsidy to study in Singapore

  • An allowance of S$6,000 per year for living for all years except the third year. The third year allowance is decided by the the REP Office.

  • An allowance of S$500 per year for books and academic material. 

  • Awardees living in NTU hostels will be given an accommodation allowance of up to S$2,000 per academic year 

  • One-time computer allowance of S$1,750

  • The awardees in the third year will receive an overseas benefit. They are:

    • enrollment and tuition at partner university

    • Return airfare

    • Accommodation and meals at the university the REP scholar is visiting for the industrial internship

    • The REP scholar are not required to serve any extra bond apart from the one applicable to all the international students and PRs of Singapore 

REP Scholarship Terms & Conditions

  • REP Scholars cannot hold more than one scholarship without the approval of the university study in Singapore

  • The REP scholar is required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.75/5

  • The scholarship condition also mentions behaviour and the scholarship may be withdrawn if the scholar’s behaviour is unsatisfactory.

REP Scholarship Application Procedures

The REP scholarship is awarded to those students who have applied to Nanyang Technical University for an undergraduate program. The aspirants are required to apply for the course before they apply for the scholarship.The eligibility criteria for REP scholars to study in Singapore is:

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level

  • Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore

  • NUS High School Diploma

  • IB Diploma

  • Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results

REP Scholarship Applying

Once the aspirants have applied to undergraduate programs at NTU, they will find a scholarship application link ‘Apply for Scholarship’ at the end of the online application.

Once the application for scholarship is filled, the candidates will be provided with a link to be forwarded to the school teacher who will provide an appraisal for the student. The school teacher will also fill the personal details like Date of birth, NTU applications number and other details to provide the appraisal. The appraisal form is to be filled within 7 days of filling the scholarship application. The appraisal should not be sent no later than 3 weeks from the date of submission of scholarship application.

REP Scholarship:Selection Interview

The interviews for the scholarship will be conducted between March and May. Shortlisted candidates will be email latest by May. Aspirants not shortlisted will not be informed.

 

NTU-University Scholars Programme (NTU-USP) Scholarship 

This prestigious scholarship is awarded to outstanding freshmen who are pursuing the NTU-University Scholars Programme.

NTU-USP Scholarship: Eligibility 

  • The scholarship is open to aspirants from all nationalities to study in Singapore.

  • The scholarship awardees are required to complete a full-time undergraduate degree program in NTU and be on the NTU-University Scholars Program (NTU-USP).

  • The aspirants are required to have outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications.

  • The aspirant should also have good co-curricular records.

  • The eligibility conditions also requires strong leadership qualities and potential in an aspirant.

NTU-USP Scholarship: Benefits 

The NTU-USP scholarships are offered to students who are enrolled for a full undergraduate program. The awardee is expected to not only maintain excellent academic records, s/he is also required to maintain a good conduct throughout the study duration. The scholarship amount includes:

  • Full tuition fee post the subsidy to study in Singapore

  • An allowance of S$6,500 per year for living for all years except the third year. 

  • Awardees living in NTU hostels will be given an accommodation allowance of up to S$2,000 per academic year 

  • One-time computer allowance of S$1,750

  • The aspirants are eligible for a travel grant of S$5,000 for an abroad study or attachment programme one time only which are subject to terms and conditions in the Travel Grant Form.

  • The awardees in the third year will receive an overseas benefit. They are:

    • Enrollment and tuition at partner university

    • Return airfare

    • Accommodation and meals at the university the REP scholar is visiting for the industrial internship

    • The NTU-USP scholar are not required to serve any extra bond apart from the one applicable to all the international students and PRs of Singapore 

The scholarship awardees are not required to serve any bond attached to the NTU-USP Scholarship post their study in Singapore. The aspirants, however, have to serve the three-year bond which is applicable to all Singapore PRs and international students under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme.

NTU-USP Scholarship: Terms & Conditions 

  • NTU-USP Scholars cannot hold more than one scholarship without the approval of the university

  • The NTU-USP scholar is required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.5/5. The Academic performance will be reviewed every semester for continuing the scholarship.

  • The scholarship condition also mentions behaviour and the scholarship may be withdrawn if the scholar’s behaviour is unsatisfactory.

NTU-USP Scholarship: Application Procedures 

The NTU-USP scholarships in Singapore is awarded to those students who have applied to study in Singapore at the Nanyang Technical University for an undergraduate program. The aspirants are required to apply for the course and the scholarship simultaneously. The eligibility criteria for NTU-USP scholars are:

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level

  • Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore

  • NUS High School Diploma

  • IB Diploma

  • Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results

NTU-USP Scholarship:  Applying

After the aspirants of this scholarships in Singapore have to complete their undergraduate application process at NTU, they will find a scholarship application link ‘Apply for Scholarship’ at the end of the online application.

On filling up the application online, the candidates will receive a link that is to be forwarded to the school teacher to assessment and appraisal. The school teacher is also required to fill the personal details of the aspirant like, Date of birth, NTU applications number and other details to provide the appraisal. The appraisal form is to be filled within 7 days of filling the scholarship application to study in Singapore. The appraisal should not be sent no later than 3 weeks from the date of submission of scholarship application. The school can only send one appraisal at a time.

NTU-USP Scholarship:  Selection Process

The interviews for the NTU-USP scholarships in Singapore will be conducted between March and May. Shortlisted candidates will be email latest by May. Aspirants not shortlisted will not be informed.

Nanyang Scholarship

The Nanyang Scholarship is the first undergraduate scholarships in Singapore by NTU awarded to outstanding freshmen pursuing undergraduate programs to study in Singapore.This scholarship recognizes academically outstanding students who demonstrate substantial leadership potential as well as have  extremely good co-curricular records. 

Nanyang Scholarship: Eligibility

  • Aspirants from all nationalities can apply to the scholarship in Singapore.

  • The Nanyang Scholarship awardees are required to complete a full-time undergraduate degree program in NTU.

  • The aspirants are required to have outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications.

  • The aspiring students should also have good co-curricular records.

  • The eligibility conditions also requires strong leadership qualities and potential in an aspirant.

  •  The Nanyang Scholarship for Biomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine Programme is available for only the first three years of study in NTU.

Nanyang Scholarship: Benefits

The Nanyang scholarships are offered to students enrolled for a full undergraduate program to study in Singapore. The awardee is expected to maintain excellent academic records and a good conduct throughout the study duration. The amount for the scholarship in Singapore includes:

  • Full tuition fee after the subsidised tuition grant

  • An allowance of S$6,500 per year for living for all years except the third year. 

  • Awardees living in NTU hostels will be given an accommodation allowance of up to S$2,000 per academic year 

  • Single time computer allowance of S$1,750

  • The aspirants are eligible for a travel grant of S$5,000 for an abroad study.

  • The scholars will be participating in Scholars Orientation Programme, Scholars Award Ceremony, Outreach Programmes, and Eminent Speaker Series.

The scholarship awardees are not required to serve any bond attached to the Nanyang Scholarship. The aspirants will have to serve the three-year bond applicable to all PRs of Singapore and international students under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme.

Nanyang Scholarship: Terms and conditions

  • Nanyang Scholarship awardees cannot hold more than one scholarship without the approval of the university study in Singapore.

  • The scholar is required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.5/5. The academic performance will be reviewed every semester for continuing the scholarship in Singapore.

  • The scholarship condition also mentions behaviour and the scholarship may be withdrawn if the scholar’s behaviour is unsatisfactory.

Nanyang Scholarship: Applying

The Nanyang scholarship is awarded to those students who have applied to Nanyang Technical University for an undergraduate program. The aspirants are required to apply for the course to study in Singapore and the scholarship simultaneously. The eligibility criteria for Nanyang scholars are:

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level

  • Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore

  • NUS High School Diploma

  • IB Diploma

  • Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results

Nanyang Scholarship:  Application Procedure

After the aspirants complete their undergraduate application process at NTU, they will find a scholarship application link ‘Apply for Scholarship’ at the end of the online application.

On filling up the application online, the candidates will receive a link that is to be forwarded to the school teacher to assessment and appraisal. The school teacher is also required to fill the personal details of the aspirant like, Date of birth, NTU applications number and other details to provide the appraisal. The appraisal form is to be filled within 7 days of filling the scholarship application. The appraisal should not be sent no later than 3 weeks from the date of submission of scholarship application. The school can only send one appraisal at a time.

Nanyang Scholarship:  Selection Process

The interviews for the Nanyang scholarship to study in Singapore will be conducted between March and May. Shortlisted candidates will be email latest by May. Aspirants not shortlisted will not be informed.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

A well known scholarship offered at the Nanyang Technical University is the ‘College Scholarship’. The scholarship  is awarded to extraordinarily performing freshmen who are pursuing a full-time undergraduate program in NTU. 

College Scholarship: Eligibility

  • The scholarship is open to aspirants from all nationalities to study in Singapore.

  • The College Scholarship awardees must complete a full-time undergraduate degree program in NTU.

  • The scholarship in Singapore is offered for the courses at NTU

  • The aspirants should have outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications.

  • The eligibility conditions also look for good co-curricular records.

  • The aspirants should also have strong leadership qualities and potential.

  •  The College Scholarship for Biomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine Programme is available for only the first three years of study in NTU.

College Scholarship: Benefits

The College scholarships are offered to students enrolled at Nanyang Technical University for a full-time undergraduate program. The scholarship awardee is expected to maintain very good academic records and a good conduct throughout the study duration. The benefit of the scholarship in Singapore includes:

  • Full tuition fee after the subsidised tuition grant

  • An allowance of S$3,600 per year for living for all year. 

The scholarship awardees are not required to serve any bond attached to the College Scholarship. But the aspirants are required to serve the three-year bond applicable to all PRs of Singapore and international students under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme.

College Scholarship: Terms and conditions

  • College Scholarship recipients cannot receive more than one scholarship without the approval of the university to study in Singapore

  • The scholar is required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.5/5. The academic performance will be reviewed every semester for continuing the scholarship.

  • The College Scholarship can be withdrawn if the scholar’s behaviour is found to be unsatisfactory.

  • The College Scholarship awardees will also be required to be the student ambassador, or a similar role and represent the university to give publicity talks, to receive guests, etc.

College Scholarship: Applying

The College scholarship is awarded to only those students who have applied to Nanyang Technical University for an undergraduate program. The College Scholarship aspirants must apply for the course and the scholarship simultaneously. The eligibility criteria this scholarship in Singapore are:

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level

  • Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore

  • NUS High School Diploma

  • IB Diploma

  • Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results

College Scholarship:  Application Procedure

After the aspirants complete their undergraduate application process at NTU, they will find a scholarship application link ‘Apply for Scholarship’ to apply for College Scholarship at the end of the online application.

On filling up the application online, the candidates will receive a link that is to be forwarded to the school teacher to assessment and appraisal. The school teacher is also required to fill the personal details of the aspirant like, Date of birth, NTU applications number and other details to provide the appraisal. The appraisal form is to be filled within 7 days of filling the scholarship application to study in Singapore. The appraisal should not be sent no later than 3 weeks from the date of submission of scholarship application. The school can only send one appraisal at a time.

College Scholarship:  Selection Process

The interviews for the Nanyang scholarship will be conducted between March and May. Shortlisted candidates will be email latest by May. Aspirants not shortlisted will not be informed.

HUMANITIES, ARTS and SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIPS (HASS SCHOLARSHIPS)

A very well known scholarship in Singapore, the HASS Scholarship is offered to students pursuing full-time undergraduate courses study in Singapore in Humanities, arts and social sciences at the Nanyang Technological University.

HASS Scholarships: Eligibility

  • The scholarship is open to aspirants from all nationalities.

  • The HASS scholarship in Singapore awardees are required to complete a full-time undergraduate degree program in NTU.

  • HASS scholarship awardees should be pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree course in humanities, arts and social sciences offered by the School of Art, Design and Media, School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, or Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information to study in Singapore. The HASS scholarship will be offered for all the years of study at NTU.

  • The HASS scholarship aspirants should possess Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications.

  • The eligibility conditions also look for good co-curricular records.

  • The aspirants should also have strong leadership qualities and potential.

HASS Scholarships: Benefits

The HASS scholarships are offered to students enrolled at Nanyang Technical University for undergraduate program in humanities, arts and social sciences. The HASS scholarship holder is expected to maintain very good academic records and a good conduct throughout their study in Singapore duration. The benefits of this scholarship in Singapore includes:

  • Full tuition fee after the subsidised tuition grant

  • One-time travel grant of S$3,000 for an overseas programme. The travel grant is given on a condition that the scholarship holder will score a CGPA of 4.05 out of 5 in at least one semester any time after completing the first  year in a humanities, arts and social sciences undergraduate degree programme.

The scholarship awardees are not required to serve any bond attached to the College Scholarship. But the aspirants are required to serve the three-year bond applicable to all PRs of Singapore and international students under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme.

HASS Scholarships: Terms and Conditions

  • HASS Scholarship recipients are not allowed to receive more than one scholarships, bursaries, university loans, fellowships, grants or awards without the approval of the university to study in Singapore

  • The HASS scholar is required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.5/5. The academic performance will be reviewed every semester for continuing the scholarship.

  • The HASS Scholarship can be withdrawn if the scholar’s behaviour or academic progress is found to be unsatisfactory.

  • The HASS Scholarship awardees will also be required to be the student ambassador, or a similar role and represent the university to give publicity talks, to receive guests, etc.

HASS Scholarship: Application Procedures

Undergraduate applicants of humanities, arts and social sciences at Nanyang Technical University are eligible for HASS scholarship. The HASS Scholarship aspirants must apply for the course and the scholarship simultaneously to study in Singapore. The eligibility criteria for this scholarship in Singapore are:

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level

  • Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore

  • NUS High School Diploma

  • IB Diploma

  • Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results

HASS Scholarship:  Application Procedure

After the applicants complete their undergraduate application process at NTU, they will find a scholarship application link ‘Apply for Scholarship’ to apply for HASS Scholarship at the end of the online application. Applicants who have a 12 year equivalent results can click here to access the form.

When the aspirants fill up the scholarship application form, they will receive an appraisal link to be filled up the respective schools. The school teacher is also required to fill the personal details of the aspirant like, Date of birth, NTU applications number and other details to provide the appraisal. The form provided at the appraisal link is to be filled within 7 days of filling the scholarship application. The appraisal should not be sent no later than 3 weeks from the date of submission of scholarship application to study in Singapore. The school can only send one appraisal at a time.

HASS Scholarship:  Selection Process

The interviews for the Nanyang scholarship will be conducted between March and May. Shortlisted candidates will be email latest by May. Aspirants not shortlisted will not be informed.

NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

One of the most prestigious scholarships for studying in Singapore and Nanyang Technological University is the NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship. The scholarship is  awarded to outstanding applicants from the Asian countries. 

NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship: Eligibility

The NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship is only eligible for citizens of Asian countries. The other eligibility criteria are:

  • Singaporean applicants are not eligible, however, Singapore Permanent Residents or Citizens from the Asian countries (except Singapore) are eligible.

  • The scholarship recipients should read a full-time Engineering or Science undergraduate degree programme leading to a first degree, with the exception of Biomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine Programme, Renaissance Engineering Programme and Medicine.

  • The aspirant should have outstanding Year 12 equivalent qualifications.

  • Excellent co-curricular records and strong leadership qualities and potential are also highly valued for the scholarship.

NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship: Benefits 

The NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded for normal duration course. The awardees are also required to maintain good academic record as well as exemplary conduct. The benefits of the scholarship in Singapore are:

  • Full tuition fee post the subsidy and all miscellaneous fee to study in Singapore

  • An allowance of S$6,000 per year for living for all years except the third year. 

  • Yearly accommodation allowance which is the lowest double room rate for on-campus accommodation 

  • One-time settling-in allowance of S$200

  • Return air passage from and to the home country of the awardees.

NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship: Terms and Conditions

The NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship has a very important term and condition 

  • Scholarship recipients are required to serve a six-year bond with the Sponsor or organisation, or if not so required to serve, work in a Singapore-registered company.

  • The scholarship recipients are not allowed to receive more than one scholarships, bursaries, university loans, fellowships, grants or awards without the approval of the university

  • The scholar is required to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.5/5. The academic performance will be reviewed every semester for continuing the scholarship.

  • The NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate scholarship in Singapore may be revoked if the scholar’s behaviour or academic progress is found to be unsatisfactory.

NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship: Application procedure

The application period for the scholarship is same as that of the application of the course. The best candidates among the the applicants will be shortlisted and reviewed for scholarships. The applicants are required to submit their application before they apply for the scholarship. 

Click here to apply for the NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship.

The applicants are required to upload a recent passport size image with the application form. As the aspirants fill up the scholarship application form, they will receive an appraisal link to be filled up their schools. The school teacher has to fill the personal details of the aspirant like, Date of birth, NTU applications number and other details to provide the appraisal. The form provided at the appraisal link is to be filled within 7 days of filling the scholarship application. The appraisal should not be sent no later than 3 weeks from the date of submission of scholarship application. The school can only send one appraisal at a time.

NTU Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship: Selection Process

The interviews for the Nanyang scholarship will be conducted between March and May. Shortlisted candidates will be email latest by May. Aspirants not shortlisted will not be informed.

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