Supported by Rico Engineering Works, the Rico Engineering Works — SUTD Scholarship is available to outstanding graduates pursuing their studies at SUTD.


The Scholarship is open to students who

  • are full-time undergraduate enrolled in one of the engineering pillars, with preference given to students in the Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) pillar at SUTD;
  • are Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents or Malaysian Citizens;
  • have good academic standing; and
  • have leadership potential, good moral character and community spirit.

Special consideration will be given for candidates with demonstrated financial need.


  • The Scholarship is valued at S$15,000 per academic year and is tenable for up to four (4) Academic Years, subject to good academic standing and other terms.
  • The Scholarship shall be applied towards the annual subsidised tuition fees and other study-related expenses at the University.
  • The recipient shall be encouraged to undertake internship with the Donor.
  • No bond is required under the terms of this Scholarship.
  • The recipient must take up the Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) from the Singapore Government. Under the TGS, non-Singaporeans will be obligated to work in Singapore for a minimum period of three years upon graduation.


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  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.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


  • 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.

Rico Engineering Works (RICO), founded in 1990 and subsequently corporatized in 1998, has been providing comprehensive fire protection solutions to Singapore’s building industry over the past two decades.

Committed to the importance of safeguarding lives and assets through reliable and sound fire protection installations, we have over the years grown into a strong and capable team of more than 200 personnel, headed by a management with decades of experience in the fire protection industry.
At RICO, we seek to provide cost effective solutions to our clients yet without compromising on the quality and safety of our systems. This is only achievable by fusing innovative technology with intelligent design methods. Our professional team is highly adept in designing, supplying, installing and commissioning various fire protection systems that complies with local and international fire codes. Additionally, we have a fully functional maintenance team that offers solutions to a wide range of fire protection systems.