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National University of Singapore, Office of Admissions

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.



The LKY-STEP Award was made possible by Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who donated the proceeds from the sales of autographed editions of Volume Two of his memoirs. The scholarship is to encourage upgrading and life-long learning, and is presented to outstanding polytechnic graduates who have performed well academically and attained good co-curricular activity records, and are matriculating into full-time undergraduate degree programmes at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU) or Singapore University of Design and Technology (SUTD).
  • Be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Have good co-curricular activities records
  • Possess outstanding local polytechnic diploma  (preferably Diploma with Merit)
  • Be matriculating into a full-time undergraduate degree programme at NUS/NTU/SIT/SMU/SUTD in the year of application
Scholarship Benefits
  • One-off cash award of S$3,500
  • Scholarship is bond-free
Terms & Conditions
  • There is no bond attached to the scholarship.
  • Recipients of the scholarship (scholars) may concurrently hold other scholarships or bursaries.
  • Scholars who are unsuccessful in securing a concurrent scholarship will have their tuition fees waived by NUS.
Application & Shortlisting Process
  • Application opens on 4 May 2016 and closes on 24 May 2016.
  • Singapore Management University (SMU) is the secretariat for the LKY-STEP Award in AY2016/2017.

Deadline: Closed for this cycle