Wilmar — SUTD Scholarship

Supported by Wilmar International Limited, this Scholarship is available to outstanding undergraduates pursuing their studies at SUTD.


The Scholarship is open to All Nationalities who

  • are full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any of SUTD’s undergraduate degree programmes;

  • have good academic standing;

  • demonstrated financial need with monthly household Per Capita Income of S$2,500 and below;

  • are active in Fifth Row, and demonstrate leadership potential and community involvement; and

  • believe in giving back to society


  • The Scholarship is valued at up to S$15,000 per academic year and is tenable for one (1) Academic Year. The recipient will be eligible to be re-awarded the Scholarship once, i.e. for a total Scholarship duration of two (2) years.

  • The Scholarship offers financial support towards the annual subsidised tuition fees and other study-related expenses.

  • Successful recipients may be granted internship and/or career opportunities with Wilmar or its designated companies.


  • The recipient is required to achieve and maintain good academic standing. Academic performance will be reviewed every term. 

  • Recipients are strongly encouraged to uphold the donor’s values of paying-it-forward by contributing back a pledged sum equal to one-fifth of the scholarship sum received to SUTD towards the Scholarship to help future generations of SUTD students.

  • Pledged contributions will commence one year upon graduation, payable in full or over a maximum period of 3 years

  • Recipients are required to complete at least 10 hours of service to the University. They may take on the role of student ambassador, or any other similar role, representing SUTD to give publicity talks, to receive guests, etc., as and when called upon to do so.

  • Recipients may not, without the approval of the University, hold concurrently any other scholarships or grants.

  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.

  • If the recipient decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, SUTD reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis.


  • Existing students who are eligible will be invited to apply via MyPortal.

  • Late and incomplete submissions will not be processed.

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of competition among eligible applicants.

  • SUTD reserves the right not to award any scholarship if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. The decision of the selection committee is final. Enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained.


Wilmar International Limited, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore, is today Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Wilmar is ranked amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalisation on the Singapore Exchange.

Wilmar’s business activities include oil palm cultivation, oilseed crushing, edible oils refining, sugar milling and refining, specialty fats, oleochemicals, biodiesel and fertiliser manufacturing and grain processing. Wilmar’s integrated agribusiness model encompasses the entire value chain of the agricultural commodity processing business, from origination and processing to branding, merchandising and distribution of a wide range of agricultural products. It has over 450 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering some 50 other countries, enabling it to reap operational and cost efficiencies. 

The Group is backed by a multinational workforce of about 90,000 people. Wilmar remains a firm advocate of sustainable growth and is committed to its role as a responsible corporate citizen.