STEP Scholarship

The SUTD Technology Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) Scholarship is offered by SUTD to outstanding students who are admitted to STEP. Apart from earning a Bachelor and a Master degree at the end of 10 terms, students in this integrated programme will gain global perspectives and real world entrepreneurship experiences through a global immersion, a team-based capstone project and a Masters dissertation in Technology Entrepreneurship.


The Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens who

  • who are applying for admission to STEP

  • 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, design and entrepreneurship


The Scholarship will cover

  • the subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant) for the duration of the bachelor degree and master degree courses at SUTD up to 10 terms; and

  • programme fees and travel grant to be applied towards study-related expenses incurred during the global immersion.

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  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.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

  • Recipients may not, without the approval of the University, hold concurrently any other scholarships or grants.
  • As SUTD scholarships are made possible with the support of donors, recipients may be required to pen appreciation notes and attend university/donor events whenever they are called upon to do so. 


  • 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 the decisions will not be entertained.