Tzu Chi Foundation – SUTD Bursary Award

The Tzu Chi Foundation – SUTD Bursary Award is established to provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduates pursing their studies at SUTD.


  • Open to Singaporean Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
  • Demonstrated financial need with monthly household Per Capita Income not exceeding S$850
  • Undergraduates with monthly household Per Capita Income exceeding S$850 may be considered on a case by case basis
  • Good academic standing
  • Active Fifth Row/CCA and community involvement would be advantageous
  • Must NOT be a current scholarship holder

Benefits of Award

  • S$8,000 per annum
  • The Bursary Award is strictly for tuition fees and study-related expenses only
  • No bond attached


  • Each Bursary Award is tenable for one year only
  • Recipients may reapply in his/her subsequent year of studies, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria

Things to Note

Successful applicants are required to participate in various community activities organised by Tzu Chi Foundation to fulfil 20 hours of community service.


No repayment required. The Bursary Award must be refunded in part or in full if student withdraws from studies or have his/her studies terminated prematurely.

Tzu Chi Foundation seeks to fulfil societal needs by providing charitable services and free medical care to the underprivileged members of the community. In addition, it also works to foster moral and character development in the younger generation as well as a culture of love and care among the public. The Foundation’s “Four Major Missions” are Charity, Medicine, Education, and Humanistic Culture, which, over the years, have unfolded to include Bone Marrow Donation, Environmental Protection, Community Volunteerism, and International Relief. These eight concurrent campaigns are collectively known as Tzu Chi’s “Eight Footprints”.

Tzu Chi volunteers aspire to promote the spirit of unconditional loving-kindness and universal com passion for all, with the aim of creating a peaceful and harmonious world.