Current Undergraduate

NTU Talent Scholarship (Mid-Term) is awarded to current NTU undergraduates with outstanding talent achievements, including artistic, sporting and leadership/interpersonal talents representing NTU or Singapore or having made a significant societal impact within and outside NTU. Talents include but not limited to: 

  • Artistic individuals: singer, designer, artist, writer, filmmaker, musician, songwriter, actor/actress, dancer/choreographer 
  • Sporting professionals: athletics, boxing, yoga, triathlon/paratriathlon 
  • Leadership and community builder: public speaker, entrepreneurial talents, leader, motivator, network builder, peacemaker, tech disruptor, innovation entrepreneur, eco champions, well-being and healthcare advocate, culture and society specialist.

Please read the information below before submitting your application. If you're short-listed, be sure to leave a great impression at the scholarship interview.

Open to all nationalities.

  • Successful awardees should be currently full-time undergraduate students that have at least completed one semester of study in NTU. The scholarship will cover the remaining semesters of study^ at NTU.
  • Excellent talent achievements and passion to contribute to NTU’s campus life and/or strategic sectors.
  • Outstanding leadership qualities and potential.

^ For the Biomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine Programme, the scholarship will cover only up to the first three years of study in NTU.
Singapore Permanent Residents and International Students must be under the MOE Tuition Grant scheme.

NTU Talent Scholarship covers future semesters up to the normal programme duration on condition that the scholarship holder maintain a record of good performance and exemplary conduct.

  • Full coverage of subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant).
    Living allowance of S$6,500 per academic year.
  • Accommodation allowance of up to S$2,000 per academic year. (Applicable to scholarship holders who reside in NTU hostels only.)
  • Talent grant of up to S$5,000, subject to approval.

No bond is attached to the NTU Talent Scholarship apart from the three-year bond applicable to all Singapore PRs and international students under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme.

Scholarship holder must not, without the approval of the University, hold concurrently any other scholarships, bursaries, university loans or awards.
Scholarship holder must continue to contribute to their field of talent, give inspirational presentations to the NTU community, and showcase projects they have developed through talent grants. Their performance will be reviewed every semester.
Scholarship holder is required to take on the role of student ambassador, or any other similar role, representing the university to give publicity talks, etc, as and when called upon to do so.
The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the scholarship holder's progress or behaviour is deemed unsatisfactory.
If the scholarship holder decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, a repayment will be imposed.
Applications closed on 19 November 2023. Applicants who are successful will be informed via email
Interviews will be conducted from early January 2024.
Only scholarship applicants that are shortlisted for an interview will be informed via e-mail.
Do check your email regularly and be prepared to attend an interview at short notice.
  • Current undergraduates or freshmen on subsidised tuition fees who have performed well academically and meet the criteria as specified by the donor of the scholarship. 
  • Scholarships that are need-based will require supporting documents such as ID and income documents to be submitted during the application process. 
  • Depending on the donor, scholarship recipients may be required to intern at the donor’s organisation.
  • The scholarship recipient may not hold any other scholarships/bursaries/awards concurrently unless otherwise informed.
  • Information on the donor and scholarship
  • The value of the scholarship ranges from $2,000 to $16,000.
  • The scholarship is tenable for one academic year.    
  • Application for AY23-24 will open from 1 July to 31 July 2023.
  • Apply online via StudentLink
    Under “Financial Assistance”, please select “Application for Scholarship (Merit Based)”.
    Freshmen are to apply two days after you have matriculated online.
  • Only 1 application is required regardless of the scholarship. Applicants are not required to indicate the scholarships they are interested in. Candidates invited for an interview will be informed of the scholarship(s) they have been shortlisted for. 
  • To be considered for a need-based scholarship, you are required to download the Document Checklist and upload the completed form with the required supporting documents (family members’ ID and income documents) in a single document.  There is no need to submit any ID or income documents if you are not interested in the need-based scholarships.
  • Scholarship interviews will take place in August and September. Only shortlisted applicants will be informed via email by mid-September to attend the interviews. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.