University Engineering Scholarship (UES)

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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Have strong leadership qualities and potential
  • Have good co-curricular activities record
  • Possess outstanding local polytechnic diploma (preferably Diploma with Merit)
  • Be matriculating into a full-time Engineering or Technology-related undergraduate degree programme at NUS/NTU/SUTD/SIT in the year of application


Scholarship Benefits

  • Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant Subsidy)
  • S$5,800 annual living allowance
  • S$2,000 one-time computer allowance 


Terms & Conditions

  • The scholarship is tenable for the normal course duration of a full-time Engineering/Computing undergraduate degree course at NUS, a full-time Engineering/Technology course at NTU, a full-time Engineering/Technology/Science course at SIT and a full-time Engineering/Technology course at SUTD. Click here to view the list of programmes eligible for the UES.
  • Recipients of the scholarship (scholars) are required to serve a four-year bond working in an Engineering-related field in Singapore immediately upon graduation.
  • Scholars may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary, grant, award or allowance without prior approval from the University.
  • The scholarship will be monitored and renewed every semester provided the scholar maintains a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 3.5 (or equivalent) and good conduct.
  • If the scholar decides to withdraw from the University and/or terminate the scholarship prematurely, the University reserves the right to impose repayment of all scholarship monies disbursed to the scholar. 


Application & Shortlisting Process

  • The common online application for the LKY-STEP Award and UES commences in May 2020. (Please check back in April 2020 for more updates).
  • NUS was the Secretariat for the LKY-STEP Award and UES in AY2019/2020.
  • Applicants are required to submit supporting documents at the uploading facility, after completing the online application. The uploading facility can be accessed here and a copy of the Application Checklist can be found here.
  • Selection interviews will be held in June. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for an interview via e-mail. Please ensure that you are available to attend the interviews in order to be considered for the award/scholarship. Your application will be withdrawn if you are unable to attend any scheduled selection interview(s) without valid reason(s).
  • Applicants that are not shortlisted will not receive any e-mail communication.
  • Applicants are advised to submit their applications early. There will be no extension of the closing date, and late applications will not be accepted.



Please submit your scholarship enquiries here