Incoming Students

Awards & Scholarships (Incoming Students)

NUS welcome students from partner universities to experience academic experience and student life in NUS. We recognise that some students may need financial assistance to participate in NUS academic programmes. Listed below are funding available for incoming international students to apply.


Awards & Scholarships (Incoming Students) Application Information

DUO Singapore Exchange Fellowship Awards

The award is for incoming exchange students from the European Union for one semester or one year of studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Please apply from 20 February 2017 to 31 March 2017.

NUS-UBC Lee Foundation Student Exchange Award

This award was created in 2003 through a generous donation from the Lee Foundation to help fund University of British Columbia (UBC) students to come on exchange to NUS. The Lee Foundation promotes active participation in educational endeavours when one is overseas on student exchange programmes. This award affirms the strong ties between NUS and UBC.

Please check with UBC Go Global Office for the application deadlines.

Research Scholarship for Italian Citizens (CSTC, Italy - Singapore)

In conjunction with the Executive Programme on Cultural, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Singapore and Italy, students of Italian origin can apply for the NUS Research Scholarship for Italian Citizens to pursue graduate studies by research at the master level at NUS.

The application is closed.

Santander Undergraduate Research Exchange (SURE) Programme

The SURE Programme is a scholarship scheme funded by Banco Santander, providing US$2,000 for students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), Brown University (USA), Imperial College London (UK), University of Oxford (UK), and King’s College London (UK) to spend the summer at NUS laboratories conducting supervised research work. Up to seven scholarships are available.

The application is by invitation only.

Temasek Foundation International Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (TFI LEaRN) Programme @ NUS

With the aim to groom the leader in you, the TFI LEaRN Programme @ NUS nurtures the next generation of Asian leaders by providing opportunities for cultural exchange, networking, community engagement and leadership development. Students will receive S$6,500 during their exchange in NUS.

The application is by invitation only.

US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme

The US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the US in 2016. Jointly funded by the Government of Singapore and selected US companies and organisations, the Scholarship Programme will promote greater interaction and mutual understanding between the next generation of Singaporeans and Americans, by allowing recipients to attend a university summer programme in each other’s countries.

The application is by invitation only.