National Semiconductor Gold Medal and Prize

Donated in 1994 by the National Semiconductor Manufacturer (NSM) Pte Ltd, a cash prize is awarded to the capital sum of $15,000. In 1997, NSM donated an additional $25,000 for award of another gold medal.
The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. (a) Subject to rule 3 below, the cash prize will be awarded to the final year Electrical Engineering student who has performed best in the Microelectronics subject with the largest student enrolment.
    (b) Subject to rule 3 below, the gold medal will be awarded to the higher degree graduate in the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management who has published the best research paper that has been accepted/published by an international journal.
  2. The cash prize and medal 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. The prize, valued at $350, will be in the form of cash.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

 

National University of Singapore Geographical Society Gold Medal

A gold medal, presented in 1957 by the University of Malaya Geographical Society, shall normally be awarded annually to the best student in Geography on the results of the Honours Examination for the degree of B.Soc. Sci.

  1. The award shall be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Geography.
  2. No award shall be made unless the Board of Undergraduate Studies is satisfied that the candidate is of sufficient merit. If no award is made in any year, the funds available shall be carried forward to the following year to provide for the award of an additional medal.

 

Nestle Nutrition Institute Medals and Prizes

Nestle Singapore (Pte) Ltd established these medal and prizes with a donation in 1985 and made additional gifts in 2013. The medals and prizes are governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, each of the awards will be made annually by the Board of Graduate/Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
    1. A gold medal will be awarded to the best student in Paediatrics in the Final Professional M.B.,B.S. Examination.
    2. A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the best undergraduate for Paediatric Clinical Clerkship.
    3. A silver medal and cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the second best student in each diet of the M.Med.(Paediatrics) Examination. In the event that the best student for each diet of the M.Med.(Paediatrics) Examination is not of sufficient merit to be awarded the M.Med.(Paediatrics) Gold Medal, he will be awarded the silver medal and cash prize. In the event of a tie, the cash prize shall be shared equally among the awardees but each awardee will receive a silver medal.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. The prize will be in the form of cash.

 

Nihal Kaur Sidhu Prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

In 2002, Professor Kuldip Singh from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology donated $20,000 to establish an award in honour of his mother, Madam Nihal Kaur Sidhu. The award will be made from the proceeds of the capital sum of $20,000.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best student in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the degrees of M.B.B.S. The best student will be determined as follows. The top ten students of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinical posting will be invited to submit an essay on a topic given by the Head of Department of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department. The essay will be written on a specific day and time as decided by the department. The cash prize will be awarded to the student with the best essay.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies or its nominee.
  3. No award will 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.

 

NING Research Medal & Prize

In 2020, NING Research donated an expendable sum of S$15,000 to the Engineering Science Programme, Faculty of Engineering, to establish the annual NING Research medal and prize. The award will be given out annually with effect from AY2019/2020.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 6 below, a gold medal and cash prize will be given to the top graduating student from Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science Programme) with specialisation in Computational Engineering Science.
  2. The cash prize will have a value not exceeding S$1,000, and its quantum will be subjected to the cost of the medal.
  3. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the cash prize of $1,000 less the cost of the medals, will be shared equally.
  4. The Programme with the concurrence of the Board of Examiners (BoE) shall select the candidates from the graduating cohort based on cumulative average point (CAP).
  5. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUS) or its nominee.
  6. No award shall be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  7. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

 

NTUC Denticare Medal

Donated in 1996 by NTUC Denticare, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. In 2003, it was agreed that a cash prize may be awarded. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, the medal will be awarded to the best student with distinction in Biochemistry in the First Professional Bachelor of Dental Surgery 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 cash 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. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

 

NTUC Income Prizes

In 1987, the NTUC Co-operative Insurance Commonwealth Enterprise Ltd. donated a sum of $10,000 for the award of three cash prizes. In 1993, NTUC Income donated an additional sum of $20,000 to institute two additional cash prizes and also to increase the value of the cash prizes. With this donation, the total capital sum was $30,000. In 2012, NTUC Income increased the value of the cash prizes.

  1. Five cash prizes will be awarded annually as follows:
    1. One cash prize to the best student in Financial Risk Management who has also excelled in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) with Honours.
    2. One cash prize to the best student in Risk and Insurance who has also excelled in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) with Honours.
    3. One cash prize to the best student in Financial Markets who has also excelled in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) with Honours.
    4. One cash prize to the best student in Communication and New Media in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours.
    5. One cash prize to the best NUS student in the ANU-NUS Joint Honours Degree Programme in Actuarial Studies and Economics throughout the first three semesters of study at NUS.
  2. Subject to rule 3 below, the awards shall be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies annually on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award shall be made unless the Board of Undergraduate Studies is of the opinion that there is a candidate of sufficient merit. 
  4. The prizes are valued at $250 each in the form of cash.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

 

NUHS Department of Anaesthesia Prize

Donated in 2014 by NUHS Department of Anaesthesia, a cash prize will be awarded from an expendable sum of $15,000.
The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the undergraduate medical student with excellent scores in continual and final assessments of the Anaesthesia posting and with the best written report on a research project in the field of Anaesthesia.  The author of the report should be a collaborator in the research project.
  2. Reports must be submitted through the Dean's Office of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine for adjudication on or before a date to be fixed by the Dean's Office of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
  3. The awards will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners and adjudicating panel comprising the Head of Department of Anaesthesia; Clinical Director, Department of Anaesthesia; and Research of Education Director, Department of Anaesthesia.
  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 principal sum.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statues and Regulations, specifically Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statues and Regulations, specifically Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

 

Nursing Research Medals

In 2012, Professor Sally Chan donated a sum of S$15,000 to encourage research among nursing undergraduates, to develop their research interests and skills for use in their professional and career pursuits. The medals are awarded annually and are governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medals will be awarded to two top students completing NUR4104 Honours Project in Nursing.
  2. A gold medal will be awarded to the best student and a silver medal will be awarded to the second best student of the module.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The awards will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  5. 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 year of study in addition to their research project results.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically Statue 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding regulations.

 

Nurture Pods Prize

In 2018, Mr Alex Liau, a FASS Alumnus from Psychology and the Clinical Director at Nurture Pods, donated an expendable gift of S$15,000 to establish a prize, in recognition of academic excellence amongst the undergraduates at the Department of Psychology.
The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a cash prize valued at S$750 will be given annually to:
    1. The student with the second highest Subject Average Point (SJAP) and a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 4.0, who has completed the Psychology major programme for the degree of B.Soc.Sci. (Hons).
    2. In case of a tie in SJAP, the CAP will be used as a criterion for selecting the winner i.e. the graduate with the higher CAP will be awarded the prize.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies or its nominee.
  3. No award will 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

 

NUS Malay Studies Prize

In October 2015, the family of the late Mr Wan Boo Sow pledged an endowment of S$75,000 and an expendable gift of S$15,000 to establish the NUS Malay Studies Prize to recognise academic excellence amongst FASS undergraduates in Malay Studies. In 2021, the award basis, number of prizes and quantum were revised.

Subject to Rule 7 below, up to ten (10) cash prizes amounting up to S$15,500 will be awarded annually to NUS undergraduates who have achieved academic excellence in Malay Studies. The NUS Malay Studies Prize will be awarded as follows:

  1. A cash prize of up to S$1,000 to the Best Arts 2 student in Malay Studies with the highest SJAP i.e. the average point of all Malay Studies modules throughout the course of study in the examinations leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. The prize is open only to Singapore citizens, including naturalised citizens.
  2. A cash prize of up to S$1,500 to the Best Arts 3 student in Malay Studies with the highest SJAP in Malay Studies modules in the academic year. The prize is open only to Singapore citizens, including naturalised citizens.
  3. A cash prize of up to S$2,000 to the Best Arts 4 student in Malay Studies with the highest SJAP in Malay Studies modules throughout the course of study in the examinations leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours). In addition, the student must obtain a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.50. The prize is open only to Singapore citizens, including naturalised citizens.
  4. Up to six (6) cash prizes will be awarded to students reading Malay/Indonesian Literature modules offered by the Department of Malay Studies in each semester (subject to additions, deletions or changes in module titles at the discretion of the Department).
    1. A cash prize of up to S$1,500 each will be awarded to the top two best performing students in each module in each semester of the academic year. Students must be highly proficient in both English and Malay and pass an oral interview conducted by a panel of at least two faculty members of the department. The prize is open only to Singapore citizens born in Singapore and are Singaporeans-at-birth. The CAP will be used as a tie-breaker when three or more students score the same marks in the Malay/Indonesian Literature module.
  5. A cash prize of up to S$2,000 to the Best Honours Thesis in Malay Studies with the highest numerical grade. In addition, the student must have obtained a minimum grade of A- in the thesis. The prize is open to both Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans.
  6. Singaporean male awardees for all categories of prizes must have completed full-time national service and submit a copy of their National Service Certificate to the Department.
  7. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  8. The Head of Department may adjust the number of cash prizes and/or the value of the cash prizes in such a manner as he/she deems fit, subject to sufficiency of funds and/or available income and the University’s prevailing spending policies. For each prize category, all winners awarded in the same academic year will each receive the same cash prize amount.
  9. The prizes will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies or its nominee.
  10. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

 

NUSS Medal for Outstanding Achievement

Donated in 2010 by The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS), the medal is awarded annually to recognize one graduating student from each Faculty/School for outstanding all-round achievements, from the proceeds of a capital sum of $105,000. In addition, each student will receive a NUSS membership, which can be activated anytime within three years of graduation.
The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 6 below, each Faculty/School (as defined in Clauses 2 and 3, NUS Statute 3) can select a winner, from each year's graduating cohort, who is an outstanding student having achieved academic excellence as well as made significant extra-curricular contributions.
  2. For Faculties/Schools offering only graduate programmes, the winner will be one who is graduating with a higher degree. For all other Faculties/Schools, the winner will be selected from the cohort graduating with undergraduate degrees.
  3. Eligibility Criteria:
    1. First criteria – Academic excellence. The undergraduate winner must have achieved at least an Honours (Distinction), or equivalent. Similarly, the higher degree winner must have attained a CAP of at least 4.0.
    2. Second criteria – Significant extra-curricular contributions. The winner must have a proven track record of active participation in NUS student activities and/or impactful contribution in community service/voluntary work, preferably in leadership capacities.
  4. Each Faculty/School will set up a Selection Committee, chaired by the Dean (or his nominee) with a minimum of two other academic members, as appointed by the Dean or his nominee, to select a student who meets the eligibility criteria as the award winner.
  5. The awards will be endorsed by the Board of Undergraduate Studies or Board of Graduate Studies (for winners with undergraduate or higher degrees respectively) on the recommendation of the Selection Committee of each Faculty/School.
  6. No award shall be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  7. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically NUS Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

 

NUS-JTC Medal and Prize

The NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation (i3) Centre was a cross-disciplinary Centre between the School of Design and Environment and the Faculty of Engineering. In July 2014, the Centre pledged an expendable gift of $22,500 to establish the NUS-JTC i3 Centre Innovation Medal and Prize to award deserving students annually from Academic Year 2014/15.

The award was renamed to NUS-JTC Medal and Prize due to the cessation of the i3 Centre on 1 July 2019. In 2021, JTC expanded the award to be available to more disciplines.

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, twelve awards will be given to deserving graduating students who obtained at least an Honours (Distinction) and passed the Final Examination in the College of Design and Engineering and NUS Business School.
  2. Each award comprises a cash value of $1,250 and a gold medal. The awards will be governed by the following conditions:
    1. NUS-JTC Medal and Prize (Design)
      1. A maximum of one award will be given to each of the following degree programmes:
        • Bachelor of Arts (Architecture); and
        • Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design)
      2. Eligibility Criteria:
        • Submitted the best design project addressing the theme of innovation in the design of industrial facilities and infrastructure; and
        • Obtained the highest Cumulative Average Point (CAP), in the event that there is more than one deserving candidate.
    2. NUS-JTC Medal and Prize (Built Environment)
      1. A maximum of one award will be given to each of the following degree programmes:
        • Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management); and
        • Bachelor of Science (Real Estate)
      2. Eligibility Criteria:
        • Submitted the best dissertation addressing the theme of innovation in real estate markets, management of industrial facilities and technology; and
        • Obtained the highest Cumulative Average Point (CAP), in the event that there is more than one deserving candidate.
    3. NUS-JTC Medal and Prize (Engineering)
      1. A maximum of one award will be given to each of the following degree programmes:
        • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering);
        • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering);
        • Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering); and
        • Bachelor of Engineering degree with Second Major in Innovation & Design
      2. Eligibility Criteria:
        • Submitted the best final year project addressing the theme of innovation with a minimum A grade; and
        • Obtained the highest cumulative average point (CAP), in the event that there is more than one candidate.
    4. NUS-JTC Medal and Prize (Sustainability)
      1. A maximum of one award will be given to each of the following degree programmes:
        • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering);
        • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering);
        • Master of Science (Integrated Sustainable Design); and
        • Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability)
      2. Eligibility Criteria for BEng programme:
        • Obtained the best overall score combining project studio modules and lecture modules.
        • Submitted the best final year project addressing the theme of sustainability with a minimum A grade; and
        • Obtained the highest cumulative average point (CAP), in the event that there is more than one candidate.
      3. Eligibility Criteria for MSc programme:
        • Obtained the best overall score combining project studio module and lecture module.
        • Student has to complete the Master of Science (Integrated Sustainable Design) with the minimum CAP of 4.5.
        • In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the student with the highest number of A+, A, A- throughout the course will be awarded.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The awards will be endorsed by the Board of Undergraduate Studies or Board of Graduate Studies (for winners with undergraduate or higher degrees, respectively) on the recommendation of the Selection Committee of each Faculty/School.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to support awards in subsequent years.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically NUS Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.