Scholarships and Bursaries
Every year the University offers several bursaries and scholarships to students. Geography students should take particular note of the Ong Cho Tek Memorial Bursaries awarded annually. These bursaries are awarded to students in our Faculty, of whom one must be a Geography student. Geography Honours year students may apply for the Ooi Jin Bee Scholarship which is awarded to one student from the Honours class annually.
A full list of bursaries, scholarships, loans, etc. can be found in the NUS publication Scholarships, Bursaries, Medals, Prizes, Loan Funds. Relevant forms and specific application requirements for these monetary grants can be obtained from the Registrar or the Dean’s office at the beginning of the academic year. Bursaries are not based on academic performance per se; they are granted to students mainly on the basis of financial predicament and needs. Students with financial difficulties are advised to apply for a bursary without hesitation. Scholarships, however, are granted to students based on academic performance and participation in extra-curricular activities in the University. All bursaries and scholarships are valued at $1,500 and $3,000 per annum respectively. Please check with the Registrar’s Office for the closing date for applications of scholarships and bursaries.
The Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography (SJTG) offers the SJTG Student Advancement Scholarship to recognize and reward second-year Geography students who are academically bright and financially needy.