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).
  • Win Advisors is founded by Ms Winnie Cheah who graduated from NUS Business in 1992, majoring in Finance.  An ex-banker for 5 years and currently a Senior Director in AIA Singapore, Ms Cheah manages a team of young and energetic advisors who seek to improve their lives through an entrepreneurial career.

    Win Advisors also runs a summer internship program that helps undergrads develop essential skills that prepare them for the real world.

    Ms Cheah hopes that the scholarship can encourage students to take charge of their own destiny, pursue their passions and succeed in their choice career. She is also hopeful that students who benefitted from financial aid can eventually pay it forward by contributing back to society and the NUS Business School.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Singaporeans and Singapore PRs; all race, religion and gender
    • 2nd year full-time undergraduates
    • The candidate to maintain a minimum CAP of 3.5
    • Full-time undergraduate who are reading Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)

    Value of Scholarship


      • Two scholarships, valued at $10,000 per scholarship, to be awarded in each AY
      • Each scholarship will be paid in two equal installments for two consecutive academic years

    For more information, click here
  • 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$6,000
  • NUS also offers a number of scholarship packages at the University level as well. More information on these can be found here.
  • Donated by Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Foundation (SCCCF) in 2007, the amount of $30,000 was donated to establish an expendable SCCCF Business Scholarship at the school. Commencing AY07/08, the Scholarship will provide financial assistance every year over three academic years to two full-time undergraduate students who have achieved good academic results at the School.

    The Scholarship fund is governed by the following conditions:

    Eligibility Criteria
    • Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident.
    • Undergraduate students.
    • If the applicants are newly admitted 1st year undergraduates, they must have achieved good results in their GCE A-Levels or equivalent entrance examinations.
    • If the applicants are current undergraduates, they should have achieved good academic results in their course of studies at the School, i.e. a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.50.
    • Applicants should also have good leadership skills and character records, good co-curricular activities records (CCA), as well as keen interest in and knowledge of local Chinese businesses.
    • When there are two or more applicants with equal merit, the applicant's family financial circumstances such as their monthly family PCI (Per Capita Gross Income) shall be considered. Information on family financial circumstance must be submitted at the time of application.


    Tenure & Benefits

    • The value of the Scholarship will be $5,000 every academic year.
    • The Scholarship shall be tenable only for the academic year in which it is awarded. If the recipient wishes to be considered for the award in the next academic year, re-application is necessary.
    • Two scholarships will be awarded every academic year starting from AY07/08.
    • No bond is required under the terms of this Scholarship.


    Conditions
    Short-listed candidates will be interviewed and selected by the Selection Committee at the School and one representative from the SCCCF. The School reserves the right not to award any scholarships if none of the candidates meets the criteria.

    At the point of application, the candidates are must also agree to:

    1. Attend an award presentation ceremony organized by the SCCCF
    2. Write an essay of 5,000 words upon being selected to receive the Scholarship. The topic of the essay shall be assigned by the SCCCF 
    3. Complete the essay within one month after being briefed on the essay topic. 


    The Scholars may not, without the prior approval, be held concurrently with any other award.
     
  • Eligibility Criteria

    • Demonstrated active interest in social entrepreneurship, philanthropy or non-profit sectors, or has volunteered consistently in such social purpose organisations for at least 1 year
    • Demonstrated need to improve knowledge of market-oriented practices so he or she can be more effective in subsequent social change pursuits.
    • Demonstrated evidence of personal qualities strongly resonating with social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and/or non-profit leadership, and illustrate how these have influenced their life choices thus far.
    • Commitment to participate actively in the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (“ACSEP”):
      1. social media, events and other capacity building activities;
      2. interfacing with the student and alumni network; assisting ACSEP in growing the network;
      3. if attending an ACSEP sponsored event/activity, to produce a written opinion piece.
    • Maintaining good academic results, i.e. a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.5
    • The successful candidate would be expected to remain fully engaged with the social entrepreneurship, philanthropy or non-profit sector post-graduation.


    Tenure & Benefits


    • One time award of S$6,000
    • Receive mentorship in social entrepreneurship mentorship programme


    Application Procedures


    Please download a copy of the application form here and submit it to Mr. Louis Kong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Upon the time of Scholarship application, the candidates must submit the following documents:
    • Testimonials from social enterprises or social purpose organisations
    • Résumé
    • Essay (Max 300 words each)
      • Analysis of the achievements and failures in social enterprise or social purpose organisations
      • Future plan for social change pursuits
      • How the  NUS BBA programme will help in the social change pursuits
      • Demonstrating evidence of personal qualities strongly resonating with philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and/or non-profit leadership, and illustrating how these would influence their career path in the future.

         

  • To recognise outstanding individuals who are keen on a career in professional services.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Candidates have to be Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents
    • Candidates must have shown academic excellence at both 'O' and 'A' levels (or its equivalent)
    • Candidates with excellent academic performance in their Polytechnic studies in Accountancy will be considered favourably 
      Candidates must have achieved academic excellence in his/her first year accountancy studies
    • Candidates must be largely involved in co-curricular activities either in school or with the community-at-large
    • Candidates must have excellent communication skills, demonstrate a high degree of initiative, maturity and enthusiasm


    Tenure & Benefits


    • Scholarship allowance per academic year (from 2nd year BBA(Acc.))
    • Textbook allowances per academic year (from 2nd year BBA(Acc.))
    • A one-time computer allowance
    • Overseas exchange allowance
    • Overseas exchange loan

     
    For more information, click here.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    • Outstanding "O", "A" and 1st year university results
    • Active participation and achievement in co-curricular activities
    • Strong leadership qualities
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Commitment to teamwork and excellence in service

    Tenure and benefits of the award

    • The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year.
    • You will be required to work with PwC for three (3) years upon completion of your tertiary studies.


    For more information, click here
  • The GKS Scholarship was established by the financial community in Singapore to honour then Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Dr Goh Keng Swee, who helped foster Singapore's economic development and growth as a reputable international financial centre. The GKS Scholarships are awarded to outstanding individuals from the Asia-Pacific region to pursue undergraduate studies in approved disciplines at local universities in Singapore.

    Eligibility Criteria  

    • Students from Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, PRC, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.
    • Concurrently applying for admission to Singapore universities for their course of study.
    • Must demonstrate leadership qualities and have good co-curricular activity records.
    • Required to make private arrangements to sit for pre-admission tests such as GRE, TOEFL or GMAT.
    • Should preferably be below 25 years of age.



    Tenure & Benefits

    The scholarship is tenable for undergraduate studies in Singapore commencing in Jul/Aug each year. A candidate's course of study should preferably be relevant to the financial sector. The scholarship will cover the duration required for completing the undergraduate course (ordinarily 3-4 years) and will provide the following:  

    • Tuition and other compulsory fees
    • Return economy air passage to and from home country
    • Annual Maintenance allowance.


    Note: The awarding of the scholarship will be reviewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and academic results.

    For more information on scholarship terms and application, click here.

  • The SingTel Group Undergraduate Scholarship is targeted at talented students who possess the drive and passion to grow and develop into future business leaders. 
    The scholarship covers tuition fees and other approved fees, together with a living allowance. Successful candidates receive opportunities for overseas exposure through strategic internships at our regional associates.

    Joining the SingTel Group

    • Be part of Asia's leading communications group. We aspire to be the region's best Multimedia service provider and we want to provide customers with useful, relevant and personalized services to complement their lifestyles and business needs. Together, the group offers unrivalled presence in Asia Pacific and Africa reaching more than 400 million mobile customers in 25 countries.
    • Acquire a global outlook with our operations that span 19 countries and territories throughout the Asia Pacific including Australia, Thailand, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh; the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and USA.
    • Be recognized and rewarded for excellent performance and contribution to real business value.


    Scholarship Programme Criteria

    Applicants should possess the following:  

    • Be accepted into any of the following institutions: National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU).
    • Selected into any discipline, excluding Dentistry, Medicine, Music, Biomedical, Design & Environment, Education, and Sports Science.
    • Citizens or PRs of Singapore.
    • Have excellent academic results coupled with active involvement in leadership/community positions.
    • Demonstrate exemplary leadership and interpersonal skills.


    Becoming a SingTel Scholar

    Successful candidates will receive the following:  

    • Tuition fees, other approved fees and a living allowance.
    • Opportunities for internship in one of our regional associates overseas.
    • Scholarship coverage is tenable for the duration of the programme leading to first undergraduate degree, and an additional year if admitted to an Honours course, subject to outstanding academic performance.
    • Sponsored overseas internship at SingTel's regional associates.
    • Opportunity to be a part of the SingTel Management Associate Programme upon graduation.



    A bond period commensurate with the length of the first undergraduate degree is required of successful candidates. Candidates should not hold other scholarships or awards without prior approval of the University and SingTel Group. 

    Applications are now open. Click here to find out more.

     

  • 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

    Benefits

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

    • In 1st  year of study
    • Cumulative Average Point of at least 3.5
    • Requires to specialise in Finance 

    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