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SUTD Education Opportunity Grant

The SUTD Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) aims to help students with demonstrated financial need offset their educational expenses at SUTD. In particular, eligible students with the greatest financial need will be guaranteed a financial package equal to 100% of their tuition fees, as well as full coverage of the mandatory hostel fees during the Freshmore terms.

The quantum of financial support you receive will be tiered based on your financial circumstances. The SEOG will cover the full duration (up to 8 academic terms) of your undergraduate studies as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

There are no additional selection interviews and no limit to the number of recipients. All students who meet the eligibility criteria will receive the grant. There is also no bond attached to the award. 

With this upfront guarantee of financial aid, you can focus on pursuing your interests and passions at SUTD without having to worry about financing.


Eligibility

The SEOG is open to full-time undergraduates in their first year of study at SUTD from Academic Year 2018 onwards, who meet the following criteria:

  • Are Singapore Citizens (SC);
  • Must not concurrently hold a scholarship, unless approved by SUTD;
  • Monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI) of S$2,250 and below; and
  • Residing in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller, and family does not own any private property.


Tenure

The grant is tenable for a maximum of four years (8 academic terms) of undergraduate studies, provided that the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria. 

Recipients will be required to provide supporting income documents to the Office of Student Administration on an annual basis for re-assessment.


Benefits of Award

The SEOG, enhanced in AY2020, covers tuition fees and hostel fees. The quantum for tuition fees is tiered based on your household income and is fixed for each cohort after taking into consider the prevailing tuition fees payable by each cohort.

Covers up to 100% of tuition fees and hostel fees
Together with the enhanced Government bursaries, the SEOG offsets up to 100% of your tuition fees and hostel fees. Details of the various Government bursaries can be found here:

Tiered Grant1 based on monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI)

  Tier 1
(PCI: S$0 - S$690)
Tier 2
(PCI: S$691 - S$1,000)
Tier 3
(PCI: S$1,001 - S$1,725)
Tier 4
(PCI: S$1,726 - S$2,250)

SEOG

Funding for Hostel Fees2

100% 100% 50% 25%

Quantum for Tuition Fees - AY20193

S$7,500 S$6,000 S$3,960 S$2,640

How the SEOG Offsets your Tuition Fees (AY2019: S$13,200)

Add: Enhanced Government Bursary

S$6,200 S$5,000 S$3,200 S$1,350

Total Financial Aid Package 
(SEOG + Enhanced Government Bursary)

S$13,700
100%

S$11,000
83%
S$7,160
54%
S$3,990
30%

Balance to be financed by student
(check the other financing options available)

S$ 0 S$2,200 S$6,040 S$9,210

1  The grant from the SEOG may comprise donor-supported EOGs and/or donor bursary awards.
2  Funding for Hostel Fees is only applicable for the Freshmore terms where hostel stay is compulsory.
3  For the SEOG quantum applicable for other academic years, please check the SEOG Tiered Grant - Quantum at the bottom of this page.


Application

Prospective students will be automatically considered for the SEOG as part of their online application for financial aid, which includes SUTD-administered Study/Bursary Awards, Special programme/Grants and Government Bursaries.

The following students may also apply for the SEOG to offset their tuition fees in the remaining terms:

  • Students admitted in AY2018 cohort
  • Students awarded one-year scholarship from AY2018 onwards may apply for the SEOG in the second and subsequent years of their studies

Application may be made as part of the Financial Aid application via MyPortal.

 



SEOG Tiered Grant - Quantum (pegged to year of Acceptance)

Year of Acceptance - 2019

SEOG Tiered Grant based on monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI)

Year of Acceptance Tier 1
(PCI: S$0 - S$690)
Tier 2
(PCI: S$691 - S$1,000)
Tier 3
(PCI: S$1,001 - S$1,725)
Tier 4
(PCI: S$1,726 - S$2,250)

2019

S$7,500 S$6,000 S$3,960 S$2,640
Year of Acceptance - 2018

SEOG Tiered Grant based on monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI)

Year of Acceptance Tier 1
(PCI: S$0 - S$690)
Tier 2
(PCI: S$691 - S$1,000)
Tier 3
(PCI: S$1,001 - S$1,725)
Tier 4
(PCI: S$1,726 - S$2,250)

2018

S$7,350 S$5,850 S$3,810 S$2,490
Year of Acceptance - 2017

SEOG Tiered Grant based on monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI)

Year of Acceptance Tier 1
(PCI: S$0 - S$690)
Tier 2
(PCI: S$691 - S$1,000)
Tier 3
(PCI: S$1,001 - S$1,725)
Tier 4
(PCI: S$1,726 - S$2,250)

2017

S$7,200 S$5,700 S$3,660 S$2,340
Year of Acceptance - 2016

SEOG Tiered Grant based on monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI)

Year of Acceptance Tier 1
(PCI: S$0 - S$690)
Tier 2
(PCI: S$691 - S$1,000)
Tier 3
(PCI: S$1,001 - S$1,725)
Tier 4
(PCI: S$1,726 - S$2,250)

2016

S$6,700 S$5,200 S$3,160 S$1,840
Year of Acceptance - 2015

SEOG Tiered Grant based on monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI)

Year of Acceptance Tier 1
(PCI: S$0 - S$690)
Tier 2
(PCI: S$691 - S$1,000)
Tier 3
(PCI: S$1,001 - S$1,725)
Tier 4
(PCI: S$1,726 - S$2,250)

2015

S$6,200 S$4,700 S$2,660 S$1,340
Year of Acceptance - 2014

SEOG Tiered Grant based on monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI)

Year of Acceptance Tier 1
(PCI: S$0 - S$690)
Tier 2
(PCI: S$691 - S$1,000)
Tier 3
(PCI: S$1,001 - S$1,725)
Tier 4
(PCI: S$1,726 - S$2,250)

2014

S$5,950 S$4,450 S$2,410 S$1,090
Year of Acceptance - 2013

SEOG Tiered Grant based on monthly household Per Capita Income (PCI)

Year of Acceptance Tier 1
(PCI: S$0 - S$690)
Tier 2
(PCI: S$691 - S$1,000)
Tier 3
(PCI: S$1,001 - S$1,725)
Tier 4
(PCI: S$1,726 - S$2,250)

2013

S$5,500 S$4,000 S$1,960 S$640

The tuition fees payable by students are according to the prevailing tuition fees at the time they accepted their offer of admission.