The Ngee Ann Kongsi — SUTD Scholarship

Through the generosity of The Ngee Ann Kongsi, this Scholarship is available to outstanding students to pursue their studies at SUTD.


The Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens who 

  • are applying for admission to SUTD’s undergraduate degree programme

  • have outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications

  • possess high integrity, good moral character and conduct

  • are active in Fifth Row (co-curricular activities) and community involvement

  • have keen interest in Chinese culture, heritage and business


  • The Scholarship will be used towards the annual subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant) for the normal duration (up to four years) of the respective degree programmes at SUTD, subject to good academic standing and other terms.

  • No bond is attached to the Scholarship

  • The recipient must take up the Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) from the Singapore Government to enjoy subsidised fees

  • The Scholarship also covers hostel fees for the Freshmore terms where hostel stay is compulsory.


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

  • Recipients are required to complete at least 20 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.

  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.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


  • Application for the scholarship is made at the same time as application for admission to SUTD.

  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified in due course.

  • 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.


The Ngee Ann Kongsi is a foundation that is actively involved in educational, cultural and welfare activities in Singapore.

Founded in 1845 to look after the religious and welfare needs of Teochew immigrants in Singapore, the Ngee Ann Kongsi has evolved to become a significant contributor towards the enrichment of Singapore society. Its landmark buildings, premier educational institutions and cultural initiatives have touched many generations of Singaporeans.

Today, the Ngee Ann Kongsi is managed by a council elected from amongst its members. It is based in the stately Teochew Building on Tank Road, which also houses the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre and Ngee Ann Kongsi Heritage Hall as well as the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre. With its continuing efforts and services in the educational, cultural, religious, welfare and medical arenas, the Kongsi tries to cater to the spectrum of the Teochew community's needs.