SUTD Undergraduate Scholarship

The SUTD Undergraduate Scholarship is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognises outstanding students who maintain good academic performance and exemplary conduct. The SUTD Undergraduate recipient embraces SUTD’s unique curriculum and interdisciplinary approach towards research.


The Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens* who

  • are enrolled in any undergraduate degree programme (from AY2016 cohort onwards)

  • have outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications (for students who are enrolled in their first year of study); or have outstanding academic standing (i.e. good CGPA) in their studies in SUTD (for current SUTD students)

  • have a passion for technology and design

* As a special concession, the Scholarship may also be awarded to Singapore Permanent Residents or International Students who have demonstrated exceptional and outstanding achievements.


The Scholarship covers

  • the subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant) for 2 academic terms of the respective degree programmes at SUTD#.

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.

# For Scholarships awarded to Singapore Permanent Residents or International Students, tuition fees coverage will be capped at the fees payable by a Singapore Citizen.


  • The recipient is required to achieve and maintain good academic standing. Academic performance will be reviewed every term.
  • The recipient in pillar years must pass all subjects in the year the scholarship was awarded.

  • Recipients are required to complete at least 10 hours of service to the university in the year they are in receipt of the scholarship (this requirement is waived for recipients in their final year of study). 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  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.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.

  • 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 scholarships 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.