Founded in 1905 as a medical school, the National University of Singapore (NUS) has evolved from humble beginnings to become a leading university in the Asia-Pacific region. An NUS education is comparable to some of the best programmes at top universities globally. Built on a tradition of excellence, NUS is developing global standing for its multi-disciplinary education and research. Our programmes are characterised by entrepreneurial and global dimensions, for vitality and relevance in today’s knowledge driven economy.
ASEAN* Undergraduate Scholarship (AUS)
The ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship (AUS) is offered by the National University of Singapore (NUS) to full-time NUS undergraduates who have outstanding academic merit and co-curricular activities.
- The AUS is awarded to freshmen based on academic merit. These freshmen must be citizens or permanent residents of an ASEAN* member country. Singapore citizens are ineligible to apply for the AUS.
- Candidates will be considered and shortlisted for interviews through their application for admission to NUS. No separate scholarship application is required.
*ASEAN nations: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Terms and conditions
Application and shortlisting Procedure
- The ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship covers the following:
- Tuition fees
- Annual living allowance of S$5,800
- The scholarship is tenable for the minimum period of candidature for the respective undergraduate course at NUS.
- This scholarship is tenable for any course leading to a first degree. However, candidates should note that due to the highly competitive nature of courses like Medicine, Dentistry and Law, there are limited scholarships for students who wish to pursue these courses.
- The scholarship does not carry a bond; however, tuition fees at NUS have been subsidized by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) through the MOE Tuition Grant Subsidy. The MOE Tuition Grant Subsidy is not covered under the scholarship scheme. The MOE Tuition Grant Subsidy carries a bond for students who are not Singapore citizens. All Singapore permanent residents and international students taking up the MOE Tuition Grant Subsidy are required to work with a Singapore-registered company of their choice for three years upon graduation. Due to the higher fees and subsidies for the Dental and Medical courses, students in these courses are obliged to work for a longer bond period of five and six years respectively.
- Recipients of the scholarship may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, grant or award without prior approval from the University.
- The scholarship covers the entire duration of undergraduate studies on condition that scholars maintain a minimum CAP (Cumulative Average Point) of 3.5. The academic performance is monitored on a semester basis.
- If the scholar decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, the university reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis
- All applicants for admission to NUS will be shortlisted automatically through their application for admission.
- Shortlisted candidates will be informed by June of the year of admission.
- Scholarships are awarded on the basis of competition among eligible candidates. Recipients will be selected from among the best in each cohort. Leadership, co-curricular records and other capabilities will be assessed during the interview.
- NUS reserves the right not to award any scholarship if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. The decision of the selection committee is final. Enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained
Deadline: Closed for this cycle