For the August 2013 Intake, we have more than S$1 million worth of scholarships and awards for deserving candidates, for all our MBA programmes. Kindly refer to the details under each of the scholarships & awards for the means of application and scope of coverage. The NUS MBA Study Awards
Download the latest Scholarship Chart for Intake 2013. For more details, please refer to the individual scholarships below.
The study awards will be disbursed to deserving full time MBA candidates:
- The most prestigious NUS MBA Dean’s Award is equivalent to the prevailing full tuition fee
- The highly coveted NUS MBA Director’s Award is prized at $38,000
- The Excellence Award and the Achiever Award for aspiring industry leaders are prized at $18,000 and $8,000 respectively.
All full time MBA applicants who have accepted the admissions offer will be automatically considered for these awards – the award amount will offset the tuition fees over two semesters. To be considered, all scholarship documents and requirements must be submitted by 31 January 2013. The NUS MBA Study Awards are open to all nationalities.
Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship:
The ADB-Japan Scholarship programme is awarded annually by Government of Japan to citizens of developing countries that are members of the ADB. Up to 5 scholarships are available for award annually to full-time students in the MBA programmes. Please refer to the eligibility requirements and selection criteria.
The ABD-JSP provides:
- Full tuition fees
- A monthly subsistence and housing allowance
- An allowance for books and instructional materials
- Medical insurance
- Travel expenses
Application form is available here
. All completed applications are to be sent to
Application deadline is 31 January 2013.
One APEC Scholarship, funded by the Singapore Ministry of Education
, is awarded annually to candidates from APEC member economies
who are admitted to the Full-time NUS MBA programme.
- Applicants from the 20 APEC economies, excluding Singapore
- Admitted to full-time NUS MBA
- Overall qualifications of the candidate
- Candidates who have not previously studied abroad
- Preference will be given to government officials
The NUS-APEC Scholarship provides
- Monthly stipend of S$1,300
- Tuition, health insurance, and other approved fees, allowances and expenses
- One time book allowance of S$500
- One time settling in allowance of S$500
- Cost of travel from home country to Singapore
- Cost of student exchange participation, up to S$6,000
- Cost of return travel from Singapore to home country on graduation
Applicants who accepted the admissions offer will be automatically considered. To be considered, all admission application documents must be submitted by 31 January 2013.
SPRING Singapore's Management Development Scholarship (MDS):
The Management Development Scholarship (MDS) aims to raise up the next generation of leaders for the trailblazer companies of tomorrow. Through a co-funding scholarship arrangement to pursue renowned graduate business programmes at leading local universities, MDS brings together the potent combination of promising young executives who have high leadership potential and dynamic, high-growth SMEs.
MDS will provide funding at the following levels:
Full-time/Part-time MBA: SPRING will provide grant value of up to 70% of tuition fees, and other related expenses for full-time MBA scholars up to a maximum qualifying cost of $54,000 The remaining costs are borne by the sponsoring SME. Refer to the MDS Calender for the full list of approved MBA programmes.
- - are currently working in an SME
- - are a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore
- - have 3 to 8 years of working experience
You will need to:
- - apply for a recognised academic programme
- - be working in an SME before embarking on the programme (The SME should meet the criteria as stated above and is willing to participate as a Sponsor Company)
- - serve a bond of up to 2 years in the SME upon completion of your studies
- - co-signing
To apply for the MDS, please download the application form.
Please submit the completed forms with the relevant supporting documents to :
Business Leadership Division (Attn: MDS)
1 Fusionopolis Walk
#01-02 South Tower, Solaris
Download SPRING MDS flyer here. For more information, visit www.spring.gov.sg/mds
SPRING Singapore Scholarship application deadline follows The NUS MBA admissions application deadline.
Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship
In commemoration of the invaluable contributions made by the late philanthropist Mr Tan Kah Kee, in the field of education, the Tan Kah Kee Foundation has been awarding Postgraduate Scholarships since 1983. The scholarships are open to Singapore citizens and permanent residents who are pursuing full-time Master degree or PhD of any discipline, regardless of race or religion. Candidates are appraised on their academic achievements, outstanding personal character and bilingual capabilities. The scholarship will be awarded annually and is bond-free.
The application is open in May every year. Shortlisted applicants will be informed to attend an interview in the month of June or July. Scholarship amount for those studying overseas or local universities are S$10,000 & S$7,000 respectively.
For more information and the application form, please click here.
Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship
The Scholarship is synonymous with both prestige and a willingness to serve Singapore. It marks Singapore's continuous effort to recognise outstanding individuals with the aptitude and inclination to contribute to our society. With generous contributions from the public, the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship Fund was set up in 1991 in honour of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.
Scholars can either pursue Master's or PhD programmes at local or overseas universities. There is no restriction the course of study.
The scholarship is highly selective. Applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
- Singapore Citizen with outstanding academic records (at least a Second Upper Class Honours Degree); and
- Demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and be active in social, community services or sports.
Applicants who are pursuing a Master's Programme in General Management should preferably have at least 4 years of working experience. Public Officers are required to submit their applications through their Chief Executive Officers or Permanent Secretaries.
Besides receiving this once-off sum of S$10,000, successful applicants will be given an annual allowance of S$50,000. For the annual allowance portion, the private sector awardees will receive S$50,000. Those from the public sector will receive S$10,000. This Scholarship does not carry any bond.
The next application cycle will commence in November 2012. Shortlisted applicants may be requested to sit for psychometric assessment tests in January/February 2011. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by February 2013. Interviews will be held in March 2013.
For enquiries, please contact:
Ms Felicia Goh - 9229 4428
Mrs Mildred Tai - 9229 4396
Ms Jennifer Chan - 9229 4358
Lien Foundation Scholarship
The Lien Foundation Scholarship for Social Service Leaders is a prestigious postgraduate scholarship open to outstanding staff from voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) and members of the public. The Scholarship aims to support candidates excellent academic records, a notable performance record and potential to take up leadership positions in VWOs. Scholars can pursue the full-time or part-time NUS MBA.
The Scholarship provides:
- Tuition fees
- A maintenance allowance for full-time students
- A book allowance and other compulsory fees
- Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Good academic results, with a good Honours degree and GCE A Level results
- Strong track record of leadership and initiation of innovative/major projects
- Strong commitment to the social service sector
Additional criteria for staff of VWOs:
- Outstanding track record in social services
- Minimum 3 years of service in a VWO
- Strong recommendation from Executive Director/Chairman/President of the governing Board
Additional criteria for the public:
- Possess relevant work experience (in management) with strong determination to work in the sector
- Good track record in social or community services
Conditions of scholarship:
Applicants must be prepared to fulfill a bond in VWOs and other social service agencies upon completion of their studies. The duration of the bond will depend on the nature and value of the scholarship.
To apply, please visit h
ere for more information and application form.
International Business Fellowship (IBF) Programme for the Double Degree with Peking University
The Asian Business Fellowship Programme (ABF) aims to develop a pool of talents with in-depth knowledge of the business environment in emerging Asian markets. The programme supports Singapore-based companies in training fresh graduates or mid-level executives to acquire business knowledge and build networks in the supported markets of China, India, the Middle East and Vietnam.
The ABF provides one time settling-in allowance of $6,000 and a lump sum of $80,000 to cover the school fees and living expenses.
Admission criteria for the full time NUS MBA Double Degree with Peking University
At least 3 years of working experience
Active participation in social or community service demonstrating strong leadership qualities.
Conditions of scholarship:
Upon completion of programme, scholar is required to serve in Singapore-based companies for 2 years to undertake work related to the country where they have studied in. To apply, please visit here for more information and the application form.
Peh Chin Hua Bursary
The Peh Chin Hua bursary provides financial aid to one full-time student each from the MBA and the IMBA programmes. The bursary is open only to Singaporeans, and will be distributed as follows:
Aug 2012 - Jul 2013
- One study award for an IMBA student of $8,000
- One bursary for an MBA student of S$3,000
Detailed are available here. Applications are to be submitted to the MBA Programmes Office by 31 January 2013.
Mohammed bin Rashid Fellows Programme
The Fellows Program aims to identify talented and ambitious youth from across the region, and offer them scholarships to pursue graduate studies in management, finance or leadership at top-notch international universities. The programme will cover all financial costs related to tuition, books, accommodation, stipend and travel for the full duration of the Fellowship. Upon completion of their studies, the Fellows are legally bound to return to the region for at least two years of employment in the public or private sector.
This highly competitive programme will award 2-5 fellowships annually per partner university to qualified candidates who demonstrate leadership capabilities, dedication and commitment to the region’s human and socio-economic progress. Nationals from 22 regional countries are eligible to apply. These countries are: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.
The qualified candidate, who must also possess professional experience in the region, should submit a completed MBRF Fellows application. Additionally, he/she must show intellectual maturity, social awareness, ethical consciousness and a strong commitment to the Arab world and the region, and its development needs.
A successful candidate’s application should reveal that he/she is a professionally experienced, motivated individual with the potential to make a positive impact in the Arab world and the region. These attributes must be outlined in a clear, concise and compelling manner.
While an interview is not compulsory, in some cases, MBRF may feel that an interview would shed more light on the candidate’s merit.
For more information about the scholarships, visit its website at mbrfoundation.ae.
Sampoerna Foundation - Singapore Education MBA Scholarships:
The Programme aims to groom Indonesia's future business leaders. Sampoerna Foundation provides scholarships to two outstanding young Indonesians to pursue an MBA in Singapore. Upon completing the programme, scholars are expected to return to Indonesia to transfer their knowledge to their fellow citizens. Deadline for submission of Sampoerna Foundation Scholarship follows The NUS MBA application deadline.
For eligibility, requirements and application procedures click here.
CapitaLand International Scholarship
CapitaLand, which is the largest real estate company in Southeast Asia, believes in investing for the future. With this commitment, comes the search for special individuals, both local and international, who share this vision and are driven to bringing this calling to the next level. The CapitaLand International Scholarship is aimed at the few individuals whose ambitions dovetail with CapitaLand's vision of building people to build for people.
Awards are valid for full-time studies at National University of Singapore for applicants for the NUS MBA Specialisation in Real Estate Programme (Applicable to Vietnamese and Chinese Nationals) and the NUS-PKU Double Degree MBA Programme (Applicable to ALL nationalities). Scholars are required to serve a 2 - 3 year bond with CapitaLand after graduation.
For more information on the CapitaLand International Scholarship, please click here.
IMBA Mandarin Alumni Award
The award is valid for deserving applicants from the People’s Republic of China and who are applying for the Double Degree programme with Peking University. 1 award of S$2000 will be given each academic year. All full time applicants who have accepted the admission offer will be automatically considered for the award.
Awards for current Students of The NUS MBA (Full Time & Part Time)
Should you not qualify for a scholarship or award during admissions, you are still eligible for these awards when you join us in the course in recognition for either academic excellence or outstanding contributions to the NUS MBA community. Note that full timers and part timers stand a fair chance of clinching any one of these prestigious awards.
- The NUS MBA Private Equity Award
- The NUS MBA Alumni Leadership Award
- The NUS IMBA Alumni Leadership Award
- The NUS MBA Student Excellence Award
- The NUS MBA Outstanding Service Award
- Reginald Quahe Memorial Medal
- Ernst & Young Prize
- Inchcape Berhad Book Prize
- Marketing Institute of Singapore Book Prize
- Panasonic Prize
- Saw Gold Medal in Finance
For a summary of the scholarships for incoming students, please click here.