NTU-University Scholars Programme (NTU-USP) Scholarship

‚ÄčThe NTU-USP Scholarship is awarded to outstanding freshmen pursuing the NTU-University Scholars Programme.

Eligibility
  • Open to all nationalities.
  • Successful awardees should be on the NTU-University Scholars Programme (NTU-USP).
  • Possess outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications.
  • Excellent co-curricular records.
  • Strong leadership qualities and potential.
Benefits of award

The NTU-USP Scholarship covers up to the normal programme duration on condition that the scholarship holder maintain a record of good academic performance and exemplary conduct.

  • Full coverage of subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant‚Äč).
  • Living allowance of S$6,500 per academic year.
  • Accommodation allowance of up to S$2,000 per academic year (applicable to scholarship holders who reside in NTU hostels only).
  • Computer allowance of S$1,750 (one-off).
  • Travel Grant of S$5,000 for an overseas study/attachment programme (once only) subject to terms and conditions in the Travel Grant Form.
  • Overseas benefits in the semester of the NTU-USP Study Abroad or NTU Exchange Programme.
                    

No bond is attached to the NTU-USP Scholarship apart from the three-year bond applicable to all Singapore PRs and international students under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme.

Terms & Conditions
  • Scholarship holder must not, without the approval of the University, hold concurrently any other scholarships, bursaries, university loans or awards.
  • Scholarship holder is required to maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 over 5.0. Academic performance will be reviewed every semester.
  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the scholarship holder's progress or behaviour is deemed unsatisfactory.
  • If the scholarship holder decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, a repayment will be imposed.
Application Procedures

The same application period for admissions applies. Scholarships are awarded based on competition amongst shortlisted candidates.

Applicants are required to submit their application for admission before submitting their application for scholarship. 

Applicants with the following qualifications: 
Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level
Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore
NUS High School Diploma
IB Diploma

  1. The scholarship application form can be found at the link 'Apply for Scholarship' at the end of your online application for admission. You are required to login with the application number assigned to you.
    If you have reserved an undergraduate degree programme in NTU, please login here to access the scholarship application form.

    • As part of completing the form, a Personal Essay of not more than 300 words is required. The 3 topics you may write on are shown in the scholarship application form.

  2. Applicants are required to submit the following after completing your application form:
    • upload a recent passport-size photo (digital image).
    • submit a referee's appraisal online. The appraisal is to be completed by your school teacher, who must not be your family or relative. After you have submitted your scholarship application, you will be provided with a URL to be forwarded to your school teacher. When you are passing the link to your teacher, please inform him/her of your NTU application number and Date of Birth, as he/she will need the information to submit the appraisal online.Your school teacher is to complete the online appraisal form and submit it within 7 days of your scholarship application.  If your teacher is not able to submit it online within 7 days and needs more time, please inform him/her to submit as soon as possible (preferably not more than 2 weeks from your date of scholarship application). Note that only one appraisal may be submitted online to support your application.

  Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results:

  1. Click here to apply for the scholarship with your assigned application number before the application closing date for that qualification. The scholarship application period is the same as the admission application period. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

    • As part of completing the form, a Personal Essay of not more than 300 words is required. The 3 topics you may write on are shown in the scholarship application form.

  2. After completing your application form, applicants are required to submit the following:
    • upload a recent passport-size photo (digital image).
    • submit a referee's appraisal online. The appraisal is to be completed by your school teacher, who must not be your family or relative. After you have submitted your scholarship application, you will be provided with a URL to be forwarded to your school teacher. When you are passing the link to your teacher, please inform him/her of your NTU application number and Date of Birth, as he/she will need the information to submit the appraisal online. Your school teacher is to complete the online appraisal form and submit it within 7 days of your scholarship application.  If your teacher is not able to submit it online within 7 days and needs more time, please inform him/her to submit as soon as possible (preferably not more than 2 weeks from your date of scholarship application). Note that only one appraisal may be submitted online to support your application.
Selection Interview

Applicants with the following qualifications: 
Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level
Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore
NUS High School Diploma
IB Diploma

  • Scholarship selection interviews will take place between March to May.
  • Scholarship applicants that are shortlisted for an interview will be informed via e-mail by mid-May.
    Do check your email regularly and be prepared to attend an interview at short notice.
  • Scholarship applicants offered a NTU programme and not shortlisted will be informed via e-mail in May.

  • Applicants with Year 12 equivalent qualifications:

  • All scholarship applicants will be informed via e-mail on their scholarship application status within a month from the date the NTU programme offer is released to successful students.
  • Scholarship selection interviews will take place within a month from the date the NTU programme offer is released to successful students.

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