Scholarships

MAKING YOUR MBA POSSIBLE WITH OUR
MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Getting an MBA is one of the most important decisions in your life. We have a number of merit based scholarships to help you take a step closer to transforming your personal and professional life. No separate scholarship application is required.

  • Only one scholarship may be awarded to each eligible candidate, with the exception of The NUS MBA Local University Alumni Grant.
  • Please note that awards and scholarships are subject to change. Scholarship decisions will be announced in May (full-time MBA) and June (part-time MBA) each year.
From a total of over S$1 million in scholarships, awards will be granted to different deserving students. Scholarships are open to full-time and part-time students of all nationalities. Scholarships are awarded based on academic and professional achievements, competitiveness of application, and leadership potential of the candidates. MBA applicants who have accepted the admissions offer will automatically be considered for these awards, which offset tuition fees across two semesters.
Full-time and part-time Singaporean candidates are eligible for NUS MBA Local Scholarships, which are awarded based on the candidates’ academic and professional achievements, competitiveness of application, and leadership potential of the candidates. Eligible MBA applicants who have accepted the admissions offer are automatically considered for these awards, which offset tuition fees for two semesters for full-time students and four semesters for part-time students.
Admitted candidates to the part-time MBA programme who demonstrates strong academic and professional achievements, as well as good leadership potential, may be considered for this award.
Exceptional candidates from traditionally under-represented nationalities are eligible for The NUS MBA Diversity Scholarship, which aims to attract exceptional candidates from these regions to enhance the classroom dynamic and diversity of the MBA cohort. This is only applicable to full-time MBA candidates.
Applicable for admitted candidates who have shown a keen interest in entrepreneurial ventures.
Applicable for admitted candidates from emerging economies who have demonstrated strong leadership potential.
Applicable for admitted candidates from LATAM countries.
Applicable for admitted African nationals to The NUS MBA Programme.
Applicable for admitted candidates from the European continent.
Applicable for admitted candidates from the Middle East.
The NUS MBA ASEAN Scholarships are awarded to deserving full-time candidates who are citizens of ASEAN member countries, with the exception of Singapore. Scholarships are given based on the candidates’ academic and professional background, strength of the application, overall leadership potential and financial need. Eligible full-time MBA applicants who have accepted the admissions offer will be automatically considered for these awards, which offset tuition fees for two semesters.
The NUS MBA Women-In-Business Scholarship is aimed at women who demonstrate strong undergraduate performance, solid GMAT score and proven leadership capabilities, or who have made a positive impact to society. This is only applicable to full-time MBA candidates.
The Lam See Chiew Memorial Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy is applicable for all admitted full- and part-time candidates of The NUS MBA and the double degree MBA programmes. Candidates are appraised based on their participation in social entrepreneurship ventures, philanthropy or non-profit sectors, or volunteer work in social-outreach organisations for a minimum of two years.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB)-Japan Scholarship is awarded annually by the Government of Japan to outstanding full-time MBA candidates who are citizens of borrowing member countries of the ADB.
A one-time grant of S$8,000 is awarded to deserving NUS alumni who have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at NUS. Applicants are considered for a grant review after acceptance to the programme. The grant is fully disbursed during Year 1, Semester 1 and reflected in the student bill. The grant is limited to offset tuition fees and cannot be used to offset other costs, such acceptance fees, mandatory miscellaneous fees (MMF) and other study-related expenses.
Full-time staff of NUS, NUS High School and National University Health System with a minimum of 12 months of continuous employment at the time of application may apply for the NUS Staff Concession, which offers 20% off the total part-time MBA tuition fee (excludes acceptance fees). The concession is directly deducted from the student’s tuition fee.
This scholarship, funded by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE), is awarded annually to deserving candidates from APEC member economies who have been admitted to the full-time MBA programme.
The OCBC – NUS MBA Scholarship is awarded by OCBC Bank to offer education support to bright, talented and experienced professionals from various backgrounds to pursue The NUS MBA, in order to transition into a successful career in Banking.

Eligibility:
 
  • (1) Offered a place in The NUS MBA programme
  • (2) Holds Chinese citizenship
  • (3) Excellent academic record with strong interest in Banking/Finance sectors
  • (4) Good command in English and Mandarin
  • (5) Not on paid employment or accept paid employment or concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary or top-up allowance during the prescribed period of the award.
 
Applicants will only be considered for the scholarship after admission to the full-time MBA programme. Shortlisted candidates will be notified latest by end May.
A one-time grant of S$4,000 is awarded to alumni who have completed their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees from the following local universities: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Applicants need to apply to The NUS MBA and subsequently be offered admission to the programme before they are considered for the grant review. This grant is fully disbursed during Year 1, Semester 1 and will be reflected in the student bill.
NUS MBA is a journey of self discovery, culture immersion and leadership improvement. The most valuable asset I learnt is “leading from who you are”.
YANG XIAO LU
China, Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full time