Nanyang Scholarship

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is known for its outstanding academic programs and top-notch facilities, attracting students from all over the world. However, for exceptional students seeking to pursue undergraduate studies, NTU offers more than just a world-class education. The Nanyang Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships in Singapore, is designed to recognize and reward outstanding freshmen. 

The scholars demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and strong co-curricular skills, including community involvement. This scholarship provides a unique opportunity for recipients to fully immerse themselves in the NTU community, benefit from world-class resources, and gain invaluable experiences that will shape their future careers. This also results in the development of leadership potential for Nanyang Scholarship recipients

In this article, we will take a closer look at the Nanyang Scholarship, its eligibility criteria, benefits, and application process.

Benefits and Rewards at Nanyang Scholarship

If you are a Nanyang Scholarship recipient and maintain a good academic record and good conduct, you can enjoy the following benefits for the duration of your program:

  • You will receive full coverage of subsidized tuition fees, after the Tuition Grant.
  • You will receive a living allowance of S$6,500 per academic year.
  • You will receive an accommodation allowance of up to S$2,000 per academic year if you reside in NTU hostels.
  • If you participate in an overseas program, you can apply for a travel grant of up to S$5,000, subject to terms and conditions in the Travel Grant Form.
  • You will receive a one-time computer allowance of S$1,750.
  • There is no bond attached to the Nanyang Scholarship, apart from the three-year bond applicable to all Singapore PRs and international students under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme.

Eligibility Criteria of Nanyang Scholarship

You are eligible for the Nanyang Scholarship if you meet the following criteria:

  • The scholarship is open to all nationalities, including Indians.
  • You should be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree programme at NTU.
  • You should have obtained outstanding academic qualifications such as Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ level, a Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications.
  • You should have a brilliant record of co-curricular activities.
  • You should demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential.

How to Apply for the Nanyang Scholarship

To finish the scholarship application process, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. You must apply for admission to NTU during the same application period for admissions.
  2. Find the scholarship application form by clicking on the link “Apply for Scholarship” at the end of your online admission application. You need to log in with the application number assigned to you.
  3. Complete the scholarship application form, including a Personal Essay of no more than 300 words on one of three topics listed in the form.
  4. After completing the application form, submitting these documents:
  • a recent passport-size photo
  • a referee’s appraisal – your school teacher, who must not be a family member or relative, should complete the online appraisal form and submit it within seven days of your scholarship application. You will be provided with a URL to forward to your school teacher, along with your NTU application number and date of birth.

Note: If your teacher needs more time, he or she should submit the appraisal as soon as possible, preferably within two weeks of your scholarship application. Note that only one appraisal may be submitted online to support your application. 

If you apply for the Nanyang Scholarship, selection interviews will take place between March and May. Only applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be notified by email around mid-May. Therefore, it is crucial to check your email regularly and be prepared to attend an interview on short notice. If you are offered either the Medicine or Renaissance Engineering programme, you should check with the school for the outcome of your scholarship application.

Terms and Conditions of the Nanyang Scholarship

  • You are not allowed to concurrently hold any other scholarships, bursaries, university loans or awards without the approval of the University.
  • You are required to maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 over 5.0 throughout the scholarship. Your academic performance will be reviewed every semester.
  • You may be requested to take on the role of a student ambassador or a similar role to represent the university in various activities like publicity talks or hosting guests.
  • The scholarship can be revoked at any time if the University deems your progress or behaviour unsatisfactory.
  • If you decide to terminate the scholarship before completion, you will be required to repay the scholarship amount.


In conclusion, the Nanyang Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students to pursue their academic and leadership potential while also making a positive impact through community involvement opportunities for Nanyang Scholarship recipients. The scholarship selection criteria are rigorous, and only the best candidates are shortlisted for the scholarship interview. 

However, the scholarship’s benefits, including leadership development, financial support, and access to world-class resources, are immense. The career prospects after receiving Nanyang Scholarship are enhanced, as you will be well-equipped to lead and contribute positively to society. Thus, if you fit the eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply for this prestigious award.

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At ALLEN, we understand the challenges that come with applying for highly competitive scholarships. That’s why our ALLEN Global Studies Division offers personalized guidance to make the process easier for you. Our team of experts works closely with you to identify suitable universities and scholarships and assists you in meeting the requirements. From crafting compelling personal essays to excelling in scholarship interviews, we provide the tools and resources you need to make your application stand out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Nanyang Scholarship cover?

The scholarship covers tuition fees, living allowances, and other allowances, such as a one-time computer allowance, settling-in allowance, and travel grant.

Are Indian students eligible for the Nanyang Scholarship?

Yes, Indian students are eligible to apply for the Nanyang Scholarship, along with students from other countries. The scholarship is open to international students who are applying for full-time undergraduate programmes at Nanyang Technological University.

How do I apply for the Nanyang Scholarship?

You can apply for the scholarship by completing the scholarship application form, which can be found at the link 'Apply for Scholarship' at the end of the online application for admission. You are required to submit a personal essay and a referee's appraisal as part of the application process.

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