SUTD Design and Engineering Scholarship

The SUTD Design and Engineering Scholarships are offered to support outstanding Asian students (excluding Singapore Citizens).


The Scholarship is open to Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) and International Students (IS) of an Asian country or region (except Singapore) nationality applying for admission to full-time MOE-subsidised undergraduate degree programmes in SUTD that leads to a first degree in Bachelor of Engineering (with a major in Engineering Product Development/ Engineering Systems and Design/ Computer Science and Design) or Bachelor of Science (with a major in Design and Artificial Intelligence), and who

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

  • show exemplary Co-Curricular Activities records

  • have good leadership qualities and potential


The Scholarship covers

  • the subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant) for the normal duration (up to four years) of the respective degree programmes at SUTD;

  • a living allowance of S$6,000 per academic year for the recipients;

  • accommodation allowance per academic year equivalent to the lowest double room rate for on-campus accommdation;

  • a one-off settling-in allowance of S$200;

  • a one-off computer allowance of S$1,750* upon matriculation;

  • one-way air passage from home country to Singapore at the beginning of the course of study, and return air passage from Singapore to home country at the end of the course

* For recipients matriculating from AY2022 onwards.


  • The recipient must pass all subjects in Term 1 and maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 out of 5.0 from Term 2 onwards. The academic performance will be reviewed every term.

  • Recipients are not allowed to participate in overseas exchanges during the course of study for more than two terms (i.e. no more than six months).

  • Recipients are required to complete at least 20 hours of service to the University. They may participate in Community Involvement Programme administered by Office of Student Administration or 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, bursaries or university loans.

  • 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.

  • Recipients of the scholarships (scholars) are required to serve a six-year bond with a Singapore-registered company immediately upon graduation. 
  • In the event that the recipient terminates the scholarship prematurely, or if any of the terms and conditions are breached, the recipient will be liable to pay liquidated damages (i.e. equivalent to the amount received by the recipient from the commencement of the scholarship till its termination plus 10% compounded interest per annum).


  • 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.