Prima — SUTD Scholarship

Supported by Prima Limited, the Prima - SUTD Scholarship is available to outstanding undergraduates pursuing 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

  • have a passion for technology and design


  • The Scholarship is valued at S$15,000 and 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.

  • Scholars may be granted internship and/or career opportunities with the donor and/or its designated companies.

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

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 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.

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  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.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


  • 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.

Prima Limited was founded in 1961 as the first flour mill in S.E. Asia. The inauguration of Prima transformed the industry for Singapore and the region as it heralded the beginning of locally milled flour replacing imported flour. Our success provided the impetus for other countries in the region to establish their own flour mills.
From a modest flour miller, Prima has grown steadily to become an international industrial group. Operating in three strategic manufacturing hubs in Singapore, China and Sri Lanka, the Prima Group’s business today include flour milling, feed milling, food manufacturing, foodservice, F&B franchising, bakery equipment and systems, baking and culinary education, information technology, R&D services, trading and investments.
With annual turnover of over S$1 billion, the Prima Group employs about 4,000 people.

Prima’s stability and longstanding success are underpinned by the “3H” Corporate Philosophy laid down by its late founder Mr Cheng Tsang Man, which is:
  1. Building a Healthy organization
  2. Being an Honourable winner, and
  3. Making an Honest fortune