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TM Asia Life Medal and Prize

First donated in 1982 by the Asia Life Assurance Society Ltd, the Asia Life Gold Medal was awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $10,000 to the student with the best overall results in CS Stream in the third year of study of the B.Sc. (Computer & Information Sciences) degree.

Following the re-structuring of the Computer & Information Sciences degree programme, Asia Life Assurance Society Ltd donated an additional $5,000 in 1998. The proceeds from the capital sum of $15,000 are used to award a medal and book prize, valued at $200 to one of the top students pursuing the three-year technical focus in the Bachelor of Computing degree programme, on the condition that the student has not received any other award.

Following the conversion of the Bachelor of Computing programmes to direct four year programmes, TM Asia Life medal and prize will be 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 gold medal and book prize, valued at $200 will be made to the top student in the Bachelor of Computing (Computational Biology) programme.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners for the final Bachelor of Computing examination.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made, the prize money will be added to the capital sum.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

TP Dental Surgeons Medal

Donated in 1992 by Drs Tay & Partners Dental Surgeons, two TP Dental Surgeons Medals will be awarded annually from the proceeds of two capital sums of $15,000 each. One gold medal will be awarded to the best student with distinction in Anatomy successfully completing the First Professional B.D.S Examination. Another gold medal will be awarded to the Best All-Round Final Year Student during the Final Professional BDS Examination.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, one gold medal is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners to the best student with distinction in Anatomy successfully completing the First Professional B.D.S Examination.
  2. 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.
  3. Another gold medal will be awarded to the Best All-Round Final Year Student during the Final Professional BDS Examination who has:
    1. an outstanding academic record over the period of his course of study;
    2. a distinguished record in either extra-curricular activities or public service in Singapore; and
    3. held positions of leadership or responsibility in the Faculty or the University.
  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.

T Y Lin Medal and Book Prize

Donated by 1997 by T Y Lin South East Asia Pte Ltd, a gold medal and book prize are awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000.

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal and book prize will be awarded to the best graduate majoring in Structural Engineering in the examinations leading to the degree of Master of Science (Civil Engineering).
  2. The award will be made annually 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. The book prize, which will be paid from the balance or the proceeds available after the purchase of the gold medal, will be in the form of book vouchers.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

T. H. Elliott Gold Medal and Book Prize

In 1986, the T. H. Elliott Memorial Scholarship Fund was made available for the award of a gold medal and a book prize instead of a scholarship or bursary. The proceeds of the capital sum of $15,130 were to be used for the award of the gold medal and book prize (valued at $100) respectively to the best honours student in Pharmacy who obtained at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in the Examination for the degree of B.Sc. (Pharmacy) with Honours and to the student who passed the Final Professional Part II B.Sc. (Pharmacy) Examination and who was second best in general proficiency throughout his course of study.

The first awards were made in the academic year 1986-7. In 2002, the Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore reviewed the awards and the rules were revised as follows:

  1. (a) The gold medal will be awarded to the student who has achieved the best overall performance in all the examinations of pharmacy modules (as identified by the Department) throughout the course of study. 
    (b) The book prize (valued at $200) will be awarded to the student who has achieved the best overall performance in all the examinations of pharmaceutical chemistry modules throughout the course of study.
  2. Subject to rule 3, the gold medal and the book 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. If there is no award made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Tan Boon Khak Medal and Prize

Donated in 1982 by Tan Boon Khak Holdings Pte Ltd, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $10,000. From 2016, an additional cash prize of $400 will be awarded to complement the gold medal.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, a gold medal and cash prize of $400 will be awarded to a student for outstanding work in Sociology in the Arts 3 Examination.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies or its nominee.
  3. The primary criterion is the SJAP (average grade point of all major modules read). The Cumulative Average Point (CAP) shall be used as the tie-breaker.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  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.

Tan Choon Kim Book Prize

Donated in 1999 by Dr Tan Choon Kim, a book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of S$15,000. Dr Tan Choon Kim made additional gifts in 2012 and 2013. With these donations, the total capital sum is S$75,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the award will be made to a student who is first in the Third Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.
  2. The prize will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No prize award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The book prize, valued at not more than $400, will be in the form of book vouchers.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the income generated will be added to the capital sum.

Tan Choon Kim Medal

Donated in 1999 by Dr Tan Choon Kim, a book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of S$15,000. Dr Tan Choon Kim made additional gifts in 2012 and 2013. With these donations, the total capital sum is S$75,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal will be awarded to the student who is first in the Examination in the First Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.
  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 income generated will be added to the capital sum.

Tan Seng Huat Gold Medal

Donated in 1990 by Dr Tan Seng Huat, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to the rules 2, 3 and 4 below, the medal is awarded to the most outstanding candidate, at his first sitting, in the Final Examination for the degree of Master of Medicine (Anaesthesia).
  2. The candidate must not have failed his Primary M.Med. (Anaesthesia) Examination.
  3. The candidate must not have taken any other graduate examination which is related to Anaesthesia.
  4. No award will be made unless the candidate is of distinction standard.
  5. The award is made by the Board of Graduate Studies on recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  6. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

Tan Siak Kew Gold Medal

Donated in 1978 by TSK Investment Co (Pte) Ltd, in memory of the late Siak Kew, four gold medals were awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $25,000. As a result of the transfer of the School of Accountancy to Nanyang Technological Institute in the session of 1987-8, a proportionate amount of the capital sum and accrued interest was transferred to the Institute. Consequently, three gold medals are available for award from the proceeds of a capital sum of $23,750 to students in the National University of Singapore from the session 1987-8.

  1. The medals are awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners, one to each of the best students in:
    1. Science II Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Science;
    2. Science III Examination for the degree Bachelor of Science;
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration II Examination.
  2. In respect of the medal awarded to the Faculty of Business Administration, a student's performance in the First and Second Examinations will be taken into consideration.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. In the event where there is no award made, the interest generated will be added to the capital sum.

Tan Teck Chwee Book Prizes

Two book prizes valued at $50 each, have been donated by Mr Tan Teck Chwee for award on the results of the Science III Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Science.

  1. The prizes are awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners:
    1. one to the best student in Pure Mathematics; and
    2. one to the best student in Applied Mathematics.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.

Tang Yuen Seng Prize

In 2016, Mr CC Tang donated an expendable sum of S$15,000 to the Faculty of Engineering to establish three prizes annually in honour of his late father, Mr Tang Yuen Seng. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the award will be given to the student with the best overall CAP in each of the three Master of Science programmes offered by the Division of Engineering & Technology Management, namely,
    1. Master of Science in Management of Technology,
    2. Master of Science in Systems Design & Management, and
    3. Master of Science in Intellectual Property Management.
  2. Each award consists of $500 Singapore Dollars and is given to the students in the form of cash.
  3. No award shall be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The prizes will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies or its nominee.
  5. If there are no awards presented at any given year, the unutilised amount will be added back to the fund.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific Medal and Prize

In 2004, Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific Pte Ltd donated an expendable sum of $15,000 for a gold medal and cash prize to be awarded from the academic year 2004/2005. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal and prize will be awarded to the second best graduate throughout the course of study for the Bachelor of Computing (Honours) in the School of Computing.
  2. The medal and prize award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners. The value of the cash prize is $500.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the money available may be used to make more than one award in a subsequent year if there are candidates 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.

Tate & Lyle Sugar Refineries Book Prizes

Presented originally in 1974 for award in Applied Chemistry, the book prize was made available in 1977 to a student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. It is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $2,000, being the balance of a grant donated by Tate & Lyle Ltd. for research in Applied Chemistry.

  1. The prize has a value of $100 and is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners to the best student in the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) III Examination.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the principal sum.
  4. If in any year there are, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, two or more candidates meriting an award, the proceeds available from the capital sum may be utilised in such manner as to provide for such additional prizes as may be appropriate.
  5. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.

Terrell Medal

Presented in 1965 by Mr J. M. Robertson, a private dental practitioner, the silver medal is awarded annually. In 2003, it was agreed that a book prize may be awarded. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. A silver medal is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry to the graduate who has shown the greatest proficiency in Restorative Dentistry I. In awarding the medal, account will be taken of the student's record over the complete course of study.
  2. In the event that no student is eligible for a medal award a book prize may be awarded to the student who obtains the highest mark and an 'A' grade for the subject.
  3. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Texas Instruments Book Prize on Digital Signal Processing and Systems

Donated in 1997 by Texas Instruments Singapore (Pte) Limited, 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 with the highest marks in a module in the area of digital signal processing and systems.
  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. If no award is made in any year, the interest generated will be added to the capital sum.
  5. If in any year there is, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, more than one candidate meriting the award, the prize may be shared by the candidates in such manner as the Board of Undergraduate Studies thinks fit.
  6. The prize will have a value of $200 and it will be in the form of book vouchers.

Thambipillai Medal

A sum of $1,917 was donated in 1968 by the Singapore Medical Association to provide for the annual award of a silver medal in memory of the late Dr V. Thambipillai, Senior Lecturer in Anatomy.

The silver medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for the First Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S. to the student who is third in the First Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.


The Gower Prize

Donated in 1989 by Professor L. C. B. Gower, the Gower Prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $4,600 to the law student attaining the highest marks in each of the teaching sections of Company Law.

  1. The cash award, valued at $100, is made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for the relevant LL.B. Examination.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. If in any AY, there is, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, more than one candidate meriting the award, the Board may, in its discretion, apportion the Prize amongst the successful candidates within the respective section(s).

The Ven. Dr. D. D. Chelliah Gold Medal

The Ven. Dr. D. D. Chelliah Gold Medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000 donated in 1993 by the children of the late Ven. Dr. D. D. Chelliah. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. The medal shall be known as the Ven. Dr. D. D. Chelliah Gold Medal in perpetuity.
  2. Subject to rule 4 below, the gold medal is awarded to the best student in Mathematics, who has obtained First Class Honours in the examination leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with Hounours and has also distinguished himself throughout his course of study.
  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. 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.

Thio Kok Foe and Choo Kim Beng Medal and Prize in Nursing

Donated in 2007 by Dr Della Lee in memory of her parents, medals and prizes are awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $200,000. The awards are governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal and a cash prize of $1000 will be awarded to the best student completing the Bachelor of Science with Honours (Nursing) programme.

    A silver medal and a cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the second best student completing the Bachelor of Science with Honours (Nursing) programme.

    For students in Bachelor of Science (Nursing) programme, cash prizes of $500 each will be awarded to the best students completing Nursing 1, Nursing 2 and Nursing 3 respectively.  Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded to the second best students completing Nursing 1, Nursing 2 and Nursing 3 respectively.

  2. The awards 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. In the event that there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of candidates during the period of candidature in addition to their examination results.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Toh Chin Chye Prize

Donated from a capital sum of $1,000 in 1975 by Kesatuan Akademis Universiti Singapura (an association of Malaysian academics who taught in the University of Singapore) and subsequently matched by a similar amount from Dr Toh Chin Chye, former Vice-Chancellor of the University, the book prize is awarded to a first year student who has successfully completed the first year examination of his course of study for a degree.

  1. The prize is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of the Vice-Provost (Education) (or her nominee) as Chairman and two Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUS) members appointed by Vice-Provost (Education).
  2. Nominations for the award will be made from among the most outstanding students of the Faculties by the Deans concerned. The selection committee will invite such nominations as soon as the results of the first year examinations have been announced.
  3. Each candidate nominated for the award will be required to submit to the selection committee his record of community service and extra-curricular activities.
  4. No award will be made unless the selection committee is satisfied that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. If in any year there is, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, more than one candidate meriting the award, the prize may be shared by the candidates in such manner as the Board of Undergraduate Studies thinks fit.
  6. The prize will have a value not exceeding $150 and it will be in the form of book vouchers.

Tratman Medal

Presented in 1950 by Professor E. K. Tratman, Professor of Dental Surgery in the University of Malaya until 1950, the silver medal is awarded annually by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Dentistry to the most distinguished graduate in Dentistry for the year provided he is considered by the Board of Undergraduate Studies to be of sufficient merit. In awarding the medal, account will be taken of a student's record over the complete course of study.


Tye Cho Yook Gold Medal

The medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000 donated in 1989 by Mr Tye Cho Yook, former Associate Professor in the Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine.

  1. Subject to there being a candidate of sufficient merit, the medal will be awarded each year to the student who has distinguished himself/herself in the Examination leading to the degree of Master of Public Health.
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  3. If, in any year, no award is made, the income earned will be added to the capital sum.