Samir Arora - SUTD Bursary

The Samir Arora - SUTD Bursary is established to provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduates pursuing their studies at SUTD.


  • Full-time undergraduate students of the University of any nationality
  • Enrolled in any year of study
  • Demonstrated financial need with monthly household Per Capita Income of S$2,250 and below, or the prevailing upper limit for monthly household Per Capita Income as specified by the Ministry of Education for the eligibility criteria for the Higher Education Bursary
  • Good academic standing
  • Active in Fifth Row and community service involvement will be advantageous
  • Must not be a current scholarship holder


  • Each Bursary Award is tenable for one year only
  • Recipients may reapply to be considered for the Bursary Award in their subsequent year of study, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria

Benefits of Award

  • S$6,500 per annum
  • The Bursary Award is strictly for tuition fees and study-related expenses only
  • No bond attached
Samir Arora is the Founder of Singapore based, Helios Capital Management. 

Samir received his undergraduate degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in 1983 and his MBA (gold medalist) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 1985. He also received a Master’s degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and was a recipient of the Dean’s scholarship for distinguished merit while at Wharton. 

Samir’s philanthropic interests are in the areas of helping the cause of children, seniors and differently abled. He is also one of the founders of Ashoka University, India.