NUS BBA

BBA Admissions & Scholarships

NUS Business School offers many of its own scholarships on top of the NUS-level scholarships. However, each student is only allowed to accept 1 scholarship program during the course of his/her undergraduate studies (I.e. An ASEAN Scholar will not be eligible to apply for another scholarship/award).

Recipients are encouraged to be actively involved in student life activities, in order to have a good study-life balance and a holistic college experience.

Interested applicants to take note of the following on conditions on receiving multiple awards:

  • In general, current recipients of scholarships cannot be concurrently holding a bursary. To seek exemption, please refer to (c) below.
  • We recognize that deserving students should be duly rewarded. Students can apply and be offered complementary financial packages (i.e. student exchange package, residential housing support) concurrently with scholarships/awards/bursaries. In the spirit of fairness and equity, multiple or duplicate scholarships, awards or bursaries based on identical or similar purpose are not permissible.
  • Applicants who are current recipients of any award, bursary or scholarship have to check with the scholarship, award or bursary committee / administrators to obtain consent that you can hold another concurrent scholarship, award or bursary.
  • Eligibility Criteria 
    Scholarship applicants must be students of the Business School (either Business Administration or Business Administration (Accountancy)) to be eligible. For double degrees, applicants must have Business as their home faculty and Business Administration or Business Administration (Accountancy) as their primary degree. Scholarship recipients must meet all continuation requirements as stipulated in the NUS Undergraduate Scholarships guidelines — which currently require that recipients maintain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.5 (out of 5.0; "B" average). If a scholarship recipient meets the continuation requirements but does not complete the BBA program (e.g. transferring out of the Business School), the School may impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis. Students who are dropped from the Scholarship due to failure to meet any continuation requirement(s) shall not be required to repay any Scholarship money already disbursed.

    Tenure & Benefits
    Outstanding incoming students, both local and international, are offered scholarships covering tuition fees (For AY2008/09 cohort, prevailing subsidised tuition fees for different categories are covered. For AY2009/10 cohort and after, the prevailing subsidised tuition fee rate for Singapore Citizens for the regular semesters are covered. In addition, there is S$400 of monthly allowance (S$4800 yearly) for up to 5 years. This coverage of tuition fees extend solely to the undergraduate programmes only. Should the scholarship holder be enrolled in any double degree or concurrent degree programmes, he/she shall have to bear the additional difference in tuition and miscellaneous fees incurred for enrolment in these programmes. A S$2000 start-up allowance will be given for the first year only, valuing the scholarship up to S$63,450 over 5 years. This rate is standard across all categories of students, so students coming in on international tuition fee rates will have to top up the additional amount on their own.

    Application & Disbursement
    There is no need to apply; an eligible student will be automatically invited for the required interview after submitting an online application for NUS admission. Interviews may be conducted between April and May. Selected students will be offered the scholarships conditional on their successful admission into NUS.

    BBA students are awarded for up to 3 years, BBA (Honours) students for up to 4 years, and double-degree (Bachelor + Bachelor) or concurrent-degree (Bachelor + Master) students for up to 5 years. The scholarship does not carry a bond, i.e., there are no strings attached. A number of these scholarships are reserved for outstanding international students who could have gained admission to, or are already in, top universities elsewhere.

    The scholarship will cover the subsidised portion of the tuition fees payable by the students. These fees are highly subsidised and the subsidy comes in the form of a tuition grant. Hence, recipients of the scholarship will still have to take up the tuition grant from the Ministry of Education (MOE). Scholarship holders will still need to secure the MOE Tuition Grant on their own, just like all students without this scholarship. Any required application for this generous Singapore Government subsidy will be included in the admission package.

    The disbursement for the scholarship allowance each year will be processed only when the final results of each semester are released. Local and international applicants, who are not selected for this Scholarship, will be automatically considered for the NUS Business Study Award.
    Students awarded the scholarship are required to contact the Scholarship Manager at the BBA Office, located at BIZ 1, Room 2-7 at the Mochtar Riady Building, within the first two weeks after the matriculation/registration exercise to confirm your acceptance of the scholarship.

    Conditions 

    • Scholars are not allowed to hold any other scholarship/award unless it is meant to cover the extra expenses incurred for an overseas programme conducted by a partner University.
    • Each scholar's academic performance is reviewed at the end of every semester. Scholarship recipients must meet all continuation requirements as stipulated for NUS Undergraduate Scholarships, which currently require that recipients maintain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.5 (out of 5.0; or a 'B' Average).
    • Each scholar is to undertake and complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service in line with their mandatory moral obligations as a scholarship holder before filing for graduation.
    • If the scholar decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, the University reserves the right to impose repayment on a case-by-case basis.
    • Should scholars make a faculty (i.e. out of the Business School) switch during the course of their undergraduate study, the Dean's Scholarship will be terminated and the University reserves the right to impose repayment for such cases.


    Application is open to all new students who have been offered a place in the NUS Business School. 
    Successful applicants will be notified via an official email from the BBA Admissions Team.
  • Eligibility Criteria

    • Singapore Citizen
    • In 2nd year of study
    • Financially needy students (i.e. need to apply via OAM-Financial Aid + Donated Scholarship)
    • Not concurrently holding any other Scholarship
    • Current recipients need to maintain a Cumulative Average Point of at least 3.0 to continue receiving the award the following year.

    Tenure and Benefits of the Award/Bursary

    • S$16,000 paid over 2 years ($8,000 per year).
  • Donated by Isaac Manasseh Meyer Trust Fund, The Scholarships will be awarded to two Honour's year students. 

    The Scholarship fund is governed by the following conditions:

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Singapore Citizen
    • Undergraduate students in Honour's Year
    • Applicants must have excelled in their academic results, i.e. a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 4.30
    • Where the academic results of the candidates are comparable, their Extra-Curricular Activities records shall also be considered. Information on co-curricular participation must be submitted at the time of application.
     
    Tenure and Benefits of the Scholarship Award
    • The value of the Scholarship will be $4,500.
    • Two scholarships will be awarded every academic year.
    • No bond is required under the terms of this Scholarship.  

    Conditions
    • Short-listed candidates may be interviewed and selected by the Selection Committee at the School
    • The School reserves the right to not award any scholarship if none of the candidates meets the criteria
    • The scholarship may not, without prior approval, be held concurrently with any other awards
  • Eligibility Criteria

    • In 3rd year of study
    • Cumulative Average Point of at least 4.5
    • Financially needy students (ie need to apply via OAM-Financial Aid + Donated Scholarship) Award/Bursary
    • One time award of S$7,500.
  • Eligibility Criteria
    • Singapore Citizen or Filipino
    • In 2nd year of study
    • Applicants must have excelled in their academic results, i.e. a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.5
    • Applicants must show proof that they require financial assistance based on indicators such as their monthly family PCI (Per Capita Gross Income). The PCI level is to be determined based on the prevailing University's Guidelines for award of bursaries.
    • When the financial circumstances of the candidates are comparable, their record of extra-curricular activities shall also be considered. Information on co-curricular participation and family financial circumstances must be submitted at the time of application.

    Benefits

    • One time award of S$7,500
  • NUS also offers a number of scholarship packages at the University level as well. More information on these can be found here.
  • Over time, donors and corporations will make available scholarships on an ad hoc basis,  Students who meet the criteria will be selected and awarded based on the gift agreement.  All students who wish to be considered for any of these scholarships should apply following the same procedures as the above list scholarships and the timeframes.

    Conditions for all scholarships generally apply:

    • Scholars are not allowed to hold any other scholarship/award unless it is meant to cover the extra expenses incurred for an overseas programme conducted by a partner University.
    • If the scholar decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, the University reserves the right to impose repayment on a case-by-case basis.
     

Invitation-only Scholarships

The following Scholarships have specific eligibility criteria.  As such, only students who satisfy the requirements will be shortlisted.  Most of the Scholarships will require an interview.  Students who are already recipients of other Scholarships are not eligible.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    • Singapore Citizen
    • Existing undergraduates who intend to specialize in Marketing and have achieved good academic results based on their Cumulative Average Point (CAP) for the following modules:
      • MKT1003 Marketing;
      • MKT2401 Asian Markets and Marketing Management and;
      • MKT3402 Consumer Behaviour
    • Applicants must show proof that they require financial assistance based on indicators such as their monthly family PCI (Per Capita Gross Income). The PCI level is to be determined based on the prevailing University's Guidelines for award of bursaries.
    • When the financial circumstances of the candidates are comparable, their record of extra-curricular activities shall also be considered. Information on co-curricular participation and family financial circumstances must be submitted at the time of application.

    Benefits

    • One time award of S$4,500
  • Eligibility Criteria

    • In 1st  year of study
    • Cumulative Average Point of at least 4.5
    • Financially needy students (i.e. need to apply via OAM-Financial Aid + Donated Scholarship) Award/Bursary

    Tenure and Benefits

    • Tuition fee coverage for entire course of study in NUS Business School

Exchange Studies Scholarships (also by invitation only)

The following Scholarships are specific for Exchange Studies.  These scholarships may be awarded to students currently holding on to other awards, scholarships, and bursaries such as NASA, TFLearn, etc.

    • Eligibility Criteria

      • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
      • Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.5 or higher
      • Students who have been allocated places to Exchange studies at top Universities in China will be shortlist.
      • Have keen/demonstrate interest and knowledge of local Chinese businesses
      • Leadership and Community Involvement (CCAs) will also be considered
      • Selection will be via interview from the shortlist

      Tenure and Benefits

      • $4,000 for Exchange Studies
      • Free membership for a year at Singapore Chamber of Commerce Industry
    • Eligibility Criteria

      • Students who have been allocated places to Exchange studies qualify.  
      • Demonstrated Leadership and Active Community Involvement (CCAs)

      Tenure and Benefits

      • $5,000 for Exchange Studies

External Scholarships