Char Yong (Dabu) Association – SUTD Bursary Award

Char Yong (Dabu) Association – SUTD Bursary Award is established to provide financial assistance to deserving students pursuing their studies at SUTD.


  • Open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Full-time SUTD undergraduate students enrolled in any year of study in any degree programme at SUTD
  • Demonstrated financial need with monthly household per capita income of S$2,500 and below
  • Good moral character and community spirit

Preference will be given to Hakka students or students who have special interest in the Hakka culture.


  • Each Award is tenable for one academic year only
  • Recipients may reapply to be considered for the bursary in their subsequent year of study, subject to good academic standing and other terms

Benefits of Award

  • S$7,500 per academic year
  • Award shall be applied towards the payment of the recipients' subsidised tuition fees and study-related expenses only
  • No bond attached

Things to Note

Recipients must take up the Tuition Fee Grant Subsidy by the Singapore Government.

The Char Yong (Dabu) Association, Singapore was founded in 1858 as a clan association to look after the welfare of Hakka immigrants that had migrated to Singapore from the Dabu County, Meizhou City, Guangdong Province. Like many Chinese associations in Singapore, the Association helped promote education in Singapore in the early days.

The Association is a strong advocator of education and believes that education can transform lives. The Char Yong (Dabu) Foundation was set up in 1995 with the purpose of managing the Association’s philanthropy work in education and promotion of Hakka and Chinese culture.