Rules of Award - A

<< return to University Level Medal & Prizes


Abbott Academic Excellence Prize

In February 2014, Abbott Laboratories (Singapore) Pte Ltd pledged an expendable gift of $15,000 to establish an award for outstanding undergraduate students in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and students majoring in Food Science and Technology programme in the Faculty of Science.

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, 5 cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
    1. $1500 will be given to the Best student in the Fourth Year of the Food Science and Technology Programme for nutritional-focused modules
    2. $1500 will be given to the Best research project for medical undergraduates with preference for projects on diabetes, nutrition and cognition
    3. $1500 will be given to three NUS Medicine undergraduate students who will have to pass the Final Professional M.B., B.S. Examinations and deemed to have made an impactful and sustained contribution to community health by a selection committee. These 3 students will be awarded cash prizes in denominations of $600, $500 and $400.
  2. Each prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies based on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award shall be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

ABN-AMRO Finance Prize

Donated in 2001 by ABN-AMRO Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, a prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The prize is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the prize valued at $250, will be awarded to the student with the best aggregate CAP in finance for the degree of Master of Science (Financial Engineering).
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If there is no prize made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

Academy of Medicine Medal

Donated by the Academy of Medicine in 1989, a gold medal is awarded annually from the proceeds of a capital sum of $10, 000. In 2003, it was agreed that a book prize may be awarded. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, the gold medal is awarded to the best student with distinction in Pathology and Microbiology who has successfully completed the Second Professional B.D.S. Examination.
  2. The medal is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. In the event that no student is eligible for award of a medal, a book prize may be awarded to the student who obtains the highest mark and an 'A' grade for the subject.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of the candidates during the year as well as their examination results.
  6. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  7. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Academy of Medicine Medals

The Academy of Medicine has donated two medals, to be awarded annually based on the results of the First Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to there being a candidate of sufficient merit, the silver medal will be awarded to the student who is fourth in the Examination; the bronze medal will be awarded to the student who is fifth in the Examination.
  2. The medals will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of the candidates during the year as well as their examination results.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Accenture Gold Medals and Prizes

Donated in 1992 by Anderson Consulting, a gold medal and prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000 to the best student successfully completing the course leading to the Master of Technology (Software Engineering). It is not obligatory for the medal and prize to be awarded to the same candidate. The prize, in the form of a book voucher will be paid from the balance of the proceeds available after the purchase of the gold medal.

Subsequently in 2000, another $15,000 was donated for the award of a gold medal and a prize valued at $500 to a top student in the Bachelor of Computing (Honours) in Electronic Commerce course. The award is for a period of 20 years beginning from the academic year 2001/2002.

In 2003, the donor agreed that if there is no deserving candidate in the Bachelor of Computing (Honours) in Electronic Commerce, the award will be made to another deserving candidate in another programme of study for Bachelor of Computing (Honours).

Both the awards are governed by the following conditions:

  1. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Graduate Studies for the Master of Technology (Software Engineering) award and the Board of Undergraduate Studies for the Bachelor of Computing (Honours) award on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. In the event of there being no candidate of sufficient merit in the E-Commerce course, the award will be made to another deserving candidate in another programme of study for Bachelor of Computing (Honours).
  4. If there are no awards made in any year, the funds available for the Master of Technology (Software Engineering) award will be added to the capital sum while the funds available for the Bachelor of Computing (Honours) in Electronic Commerce award will be carried forward to provide for awards in subsequent years.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Accenture Prize

Donated in 1988 by Arthur Andersen & Company, the prize is awarded from the proceeds of a target capital sum of $40,000 (which will be attained in 1991) to the best internship team in the Diploma in Systems Analysis course.

  1. The prize is awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising the Director of the Institute of Systems Science (or his nominee) as Chairman, two staff members from the Institute and a representative from Arthur Andersen & Company.
  2. Each student in the best internship team will receive $250. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.
  3. In addition to the $250, each student in the best internship team will receive a commemorative plaque separately from Arthur Andersen & Company.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a team of sufficient merit.

ACI-SC Medal and Prize

Donated in 2000 by the American Concrete Institute-Singapore Chapter, a gold medal and cash prize are awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000 and made another donation in 2011 of $22,500. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal and cash prize will be awarded annually to the undergraduate student who obtains the highest average marks in modules related to Concrete Materials Technology.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to provide for awards in subsequent years.

Adrian Clark Memorial Medal

A gold medal to be called the 'Adrian Clark Memorial Medal' provided out of the interest on a sum of $3,000 donated in 1950 by friends in memory of the late Mr. Adrian Clark, Legal Advisor to the Federated Malay States, shall be awarded annually by the Board of Undergraduate Studies.

The medal shall be for award to the student gaining the highest marks in the final degree examination in the Faculty of Law provided he is considered by the Board of Undergraduate Studies to be of sufficient merit.


Aedas Medal & Prize in Architectural Design

Donated in 2009 by Aedas Consultants Pte Ltd, a gold medal and cash prize are awarded from the sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal and cash prize of $1250 will be awarded to a deserving graduate student in the Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) programme who has achieved the highest average mark for AR4101 (Design 7) and AR4102 (Design 8).
  2. The student must also obtain a minimum grade of A- in both modules. In case of a tie in the highest average mark, the student with the highest CAP will be awarded.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The medal and prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Aedas Medal & Prize in Architectural Design Thesis

Donated in 2009 by Aedas Consultants Pte Ltd, a gold medal and cash prize are awarded from the sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal and cash prize of $1250 will be awarded to a deserving graduate student in the Master of Architecture who has achieved the highest mark for AR5103 Architectural Design Thesis.
  2. The student must also obtain a minimum grade of A- in the module. In case of a tie in the highest mark, the student with the highest CAP will be awarded.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The medal and prize will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Aedas Medal & Prize in Sustainable Design

Donated in 2009 by Aedas Consultants Pte Ltd, a gold medal and cash prize are awarded from the sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal and cash prize of $1250 will be awarded to a deserving graduate student in the Master of Architecture (specialization in DTM) who has achieved the highest mark for AR5104 Final Design Project.
  2. The student must also obtain a minimum grade of A- in the module. In case of a tie in the highest mark, the student with the highest CAP will be awarded.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The medal and prize will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Albert Lim Liat Juay Medals

The Albert Lim Liat Juay Silver Medal and the Albert Lim Liat Juay Bronze Medal were donated in 1970 by Dr. Chee Phui Hung for award annually on the results of the Final Fourth Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.

  1. Subject to there being a candidate of sufficient merit, the silver medal will be awarded to the Best Student in the Final Fourth Professional Examination; the bronze medal will be awarded to the Second Best Student in the Final Fourth Professional Examination.
  2. The medals will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.

Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Prize

Donated in 1999 by Lucent Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd, a book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the book prize will be awarded to the final year student with the best Communications Engineering final year project in the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) examinations.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The book prize, valued at $500, will be in the form of book vouchers.

Alcatel-Lucent Telecommunications Prize

Donated in 1999 by Lucent Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd, a book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the book prize will be awarded to the student who has the best performance in a module in the area of Communications and Networks in the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Examinations or the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) Examinations.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. In case of a tie, the award will be divided equally.
  5. The book prize, valued at $250, will be in the form of book vouchers.

Amos Koh Medal

Established in 2005, the Amos Koh Medal is in memorial of the late Dr. Amos Koh, a real estate academic and professional who had served the public and private sector significantly (until 2000). Donated in 2005 with an expendable sum of S$30,000, the Amos Koh Medal is awarded to an undergraduate completing the final year studies in the Department of Real Estate.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, the medal will be awarded to a graduating student in Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) programme who has:
    1. obtained at least an Honours (Distinction);
    2. achieved the highest mark for RE4000 Dissertation.
  2. In the event of a tie between two candidates, student with the highest CAP will be awarded.
  3. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

AMP Prize

The Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) annually donates a book prize, valued at $500, to an Honours Year student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who has submitted the best Academic Exercise on any aspect that is of relevance to the Malay/Muslim community in Singapore. The ethnic background of the student is immaterial.

  1. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of a committee consisting of the Dean and Heads of Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. No award will be made unless the Board of Undergraduate Studies is satisfied that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  2. If in any year, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, there are two or more candidates meriting the award, the income may be distributed by the Board of Undergraduate Studies in such manner as it thinks fit. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.

Annie Tan (Mrs Wan Boo Sow) Medal and Prize

Donated in 2008 by a member of the Wan family in remembrance of their late mother, Mdm Annie Tan, who was proficient in several languages including English and Chinese, a gold medal and a cash prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $250,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, the award will be given annually to two outstanding female undergraduates of the graduating cohort from Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) with high bilingual competence in Chinese and English.
  2. The award recipients must be Singapore citizens born in Singapore and/or Singaporean-at-birth, and have graduated with Honours (Highest Distinction) from FASS. All applicants are required to submit a copy of their Singapore birth certificate.
  3. A cash prize of $3,000, together with a gold medal, will be awarded to the best candidate. A cash prize of $2,000 will be awarded to the second best candidate. Each is to be awarded to strictly one candidate annually.
  4. Preference to be given in the following order:
    1. Candidates with a record of community service perhaps from pre-university years. Emphasis must be on service to the wider community and through secular organizations. Therefore, activities exclusively through one's own religious group or faith-based charities (i.e. not secular groups) are excluded for the purpose of this Prize.
    2. Candidates who have undertaken an internship in NUS Overseas College (NOC) in a Chinese city (e.g. Shanghai or Beijing); or a module in Chinese Studies..
  5. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  6. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the FASS Board of Examiners. An interview of each eligible candidate would be conducted by a Selection Committee comprising selected members from the FASS Board of Examiners and the Deanery, before the shortlisted candidate(s) is recommended to Board of Undergraduate Studies. Each member of the award panel must be fluent in Chinese and/or English.
  7. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Architecture Alumni Association (AAA) Prize

Donated in 2000 by the Architecture Alumni Association, a book prize valued at $600 is awarded for ten years beginning from the academic year, 2000/2001. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the award will be made to the Master of Architecture Level II student who has distinguished himself in Dissertation. The Dissertation must be a study in the area of Asian architecture and urbanization.
  2. The prize will be made by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit. The book prize, valued at $600 will be in the form of book vouchers.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to provide for awards in subsequent years.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Ascendas Medal and Prize

Ascendas is Asia's leading provider of business space solutions with more than 30 years of experience across the region. Based in Singapore, Ascendas has built a strong regional presence and serves a global clientele of over 2,400 customers in 33 cities across 10 countries including Singapore, China, India, South Korea and Australia. Donated in 2007 with an expendable sum of S$15,000, the Ascendas Medal and Prize is awarded to an undergraduate completing the final year studies in the Department of Real Estate.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4, a medal and prize will be awarded to a graduating student in Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) programme who has:
    1. achieved the highest average marks in RE2104 Real Estate Finance and RE3104 Real Estate Investment Analysis; and
    2. obtained a minimum grade of A- in both modules.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. In the event of a tie between two candidates, the award will be given to the student with the highest mark in RE3104 Real Estate Investment Analysis.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulations, as amended.

Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics Book Prize

Donated in 1997 by the Organising Committee of the Sixth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, a book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The book prize is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the prize will be awarded to the student with the highest mark in the module on Fluid Mechanics in the Bachelor of Engineering I Examination.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  5. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.

Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering, Fourth Congress Commemorative Book Prize

Jointly donated in 1987 by the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Executive Committee and the Applied Research Corporation, 3 book prizes are awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $10,000.

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the prizes each valued at $100 will be available for award annually to students from the Department of Chemical Engineering. The 3 book prizes will be awarded to 3 graduating students in the B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering) programme each academic year who have the best performance in core chemical engineering modules.
  2. The prizes shall be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award shall be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.