The University Engineering Scholarship (UES) is open to Polytechnic Diploma holders from Singapore who are pursuing full-time Engineering or Technology-related undergraduate programmes at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).


Applicants must:

  • Be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents. 
  • Be matriculating into a full-time undergraduate programme related to Engineering/ Technology at NUS, NTU, SIT or SUTD.
  • Possess outstanding local polytechnic diploma (preferably Diploma with Merit) in Engineering or Technology courses.
  • Excellent co-curricular records.
  • Strong leadership qualities and potential.

Benefits of Award

Recipients will receive:

  • Subsidised Tuition fees (after Tuition Grant).
  • Living allowance of S$5,800 per academic year.
  • Computer allowance of S$2,000 (one-off).

Terms & Conditions

  • Recipients must commence their study in a full-time undergraduate programme related to Engineering/ Technology and of normal duration at NUS, NTU, SIT or SUTD in the same academic year of application.
  • UES covers the normal duration of the undergraduate studies on the condition that the recipient maintains good academic performance and satisfactory conduct. Academic performance will be reviewed every term.
  • Upon graduation, recipients are required to serve a 4-year bond working in an Engineering-related field in Singapore.
  • Recipients may not, without the approval of the University, concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, grant, award, or bursary.
  • The Scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.
  • In the event that the recipient terminates the scholarship or withdraws from the University prematurely, the University reserves the right to impose liquidated damages upon the recipient.

Application Procedures

  • Application period: 2 to 23 May 2019.
  • NUS is the secretariat for the University Engineering Scholarship in AY2019/2020.
  • Please click here to apply for the award and here to upload supporting documents. You only need to submit one common online application for both LKY-STEP Award and UES in AY2019/2020.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified via e-mail for an interview in June.
  • Selection interviews will be held in June.
  • For enquiries, please contact the secretariat at: or +65 6516 1010 during office hours.