Scholarships & Financial Aid

Tuition Fees

All students admitted to LKCMedicine are eligible for subsidised fees, subject to service obligation. The subsidised fees information for students admitted in AY2022-2023 can be obtained here.

As LKCMedicine is a School set up to train doctors for Singapore and Singaporeans, priority for admission will be given to Singaporeans.

LKCMedicine, as part of NTU, affirms the University’s commitment to a needs-blind, merit-based admissions policy that will ensure no deser​ving student is denied an education because of financial difficulty. In addition to the scholarships and bursaries offered by NTU Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, LKCMedicine offers its own scholarships and bursaries to assist students with financial difficulties. Scholarships and bursaries are open for application as part of the admissions application from October to April each year.

The following are scholarships and financial aid programmes on offer:
  • LKCMedicine Scholarship
  • Toh Kian Chui Scholarship
  • ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Irene Tan Liang Kheng Scholarship
  • Sim Yung Chong Medical Scholarship
  • SAF Medicine Scholarship​
  • PSC Scholarship (Medicine/Dentistry)
  • Lee Kong Chian Bursary
  • E I Parrish Bursary
  • GGV Study Award
  • SMA Medical Students’ Assistance Fund (Bursary)
  • Yi Xuan Medical Bursary

LKCMedicine Scholarship

The LKCMedicine Scholarship is for outstanding students aiming to pursue their undergraduate MBBS programme at NTU. It is tenable for 5 years, subject to consistently good academic performance and satisfactory conduct by the Scholarship recipient.

  • Open to Singapore Citizens;
  • Possess outstanding results in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate (IB); and
  • Outstanding contributions or attributes in other areas such as community service, student leadership, or sporting excellence.

The LKCMedicine Scholarship covers up to the normal programme duration on the condition that the Scholar maintains a record of good academic performance and satisfactory conduct.
∙ Subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant) will be fully covered;
∙ Living allowance of S$6,000 per academic year;
∙ Book allowance of S$500 per academic year; and
∙ S$1,500 one-off computer allowance.

∙ The Scholar may not hold any other scholarships, bursaries or university loans, without the approval of LKCMedicine;
∙ The Scholar is required to maintain a satisfactory academic performance which will be reviewed every academic year;
∙ The Scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of LKCMedicine, the Scholar’s progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory; and
∙ If the Scholar decides to terminate the Scholarship prematurely, LKCMedicine reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis.
The same application period for admissions applies. Scholarships are awarded based on competition amongst shortlisted candidates. Applicants are required to submit application for admission before submitting application for Scholarship.

• The Scholarship application form can be found at the link 'Application for Scholarship' at the end of the online application for admission. Login is via the assigned application number.
• Applicants are required to submit a recent passport-size photo (digital image) online after completing the application form.
• Applicants are also required to submit a referee’s appraisal online. The appraisal is to be completed by a school teacher, who must not be a family member or relative. After submission of Scholarship application, a URL will be given to applicants to forward to their school teachers. Applicants' school teacher must submit their online appraisals to us within 7 days of Scholarship application.

Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results:
• Click here to apply for the Scholarship with assigned application number.
• Applicants are required to submit a recent passport-size photo (digital image) online after completing the application form.

* We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

Toh Kian Chui Scholarship

The Toh Kian Chui Scholarship is for outstanding students, and is tenable for 5 years of full-time undergraduate MBBS study, subject to consistently good academic performance and satisfactory conduct. 

∙ Open to Singapore Citizens;
∙ Applicants should read a full-time undergraduate MBBS programme in NTU;
∙ Possess outstanding results in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate (IB)
∙ Outstanding contributions or attributes in other areas such as community service, student leadership, or sporting excellence; and
∙ Preference will be given to students from lower income families.
The Toh Kian Chui Scholarship covers up to the normal programme duration on the condition that the scholar maintains a record of good academic performance and satisfactory conduct.

∙ Subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant​) will be fully covered;
∙ Living allowance of S$6,000 per academic year; and
∙ Book allowance of S$500 per academic year.
∙ The Scholar may not hold any other scholarships, bursaries or university loans, without the approval of LKCMedicine;
∙ The Scholar is required to maintain a satisfactory academic performance which will be reviewed every academic year;
∙ The Scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of LKCMedicine, the Scholar’s progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory; and
∙ If the Scholar decides to terminate the Scholarship prematurely, LKCMedicine reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis.
The same application period for admissions applies. Scholarships are awarded based on competition amongst shortlisted candidates. Applicants are required to submit your application for admission before submitting application for Scholarship.

• The Scholarship application form can be found at the link 'Application for Scholarship' at the end of the online application for admission. Login is via the assigned application number.
• Applicants are required to submit a recent passport-size photo (digital image) online after completing the application form.
• Applicants are also required to submit a referee’s appraisal online. The appraisal is to be completed by a school teacher, who must not a family member or relative. After submission of Scholarship application, a URL will be given to applicants to forward to their school teacher. Applicants' school teacher must submit their online appraisals to us within 7 days of Scholarship applications.

Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results:
• Click here to apply for the Scholarship with assigned application number.
• Applicants are required to submit a recent passport-size photo (digital image) online after completing the application form.

* We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship

The ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship is offered by NTU to citizens or permanent residents of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), except Singapore.

∙ Open to citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents from ASEAN*, except Singapore;
∙ Applicants should read a full-time undergraduate degree programme leading to a first degree, with the exception of Biomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine and the NTU-Georgia Tech Integrated Programmes where it will cover only the first three years of study at NTU;
∙ Outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications;
∙ Excellent Co-Curricular Activities records; and
∙ Strong leadership qualities and potential.

* NOTE: ASEAN comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship covers up to the normal programme duration on condition that the scholarship holder maintain a record of good academic performance and exemplary conduct.

  • Full coverage of subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant​).
  • Living allowance of S$5,800 per academic year.
  • Accommodation allowance of S$3,000 per academic year
  • One off computer allowance of S$1,750
∙ The Scholar may not hold any other scholarships, bursaries or university loans concurrently, ​without the approval of NTU, with the exception of the LKY-STEP Award for Singapore Permanent Residents only;
∙ The Scholar is required to maintain a satisfactory academic performance, which will be reviewed every semester;
∙ The Scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the Scholar’s progress or behaviour is deemed unsatisfactory; and
∙ If the Scholar decides to terminate the Scholarship prematurely, the University reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis.
The same application period for admissions applies. Scholarships are awarded based on competition amongst shortlisted candidates. Applicants are required to submit application for admission before submitting application for scholarship.

∙ The Scholarship application form can be found at the link 'Application for Scholarship' at the end of the online application for admission. Login is via the assigned application number assigned to you.
∙ Applicants are required to submit a recent passport-size photo (digital image) online after completing the application form.
∙ Applicants are also required to submit a referee’s appraisal online. The appraisal is to be completed by a school teacher, who must not be a family member or relative. After submission of Scholarship application, a URL will be provided to the applicants to forward to their school teacher. Applicants' school teacher must submit their online appraisals to us within 7 days of Scholarship application.

Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results:
∙ Click here to apply for the Scholarship with assigned application number.
∙ Applicants are required to submit a recent passport-size photo (digital image) online ​after completing the application form.

* We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

Irene Tan Liang Kheng Scholarship

The Irene Tan Liang Kheng Scholarship is donated by the Estate of Irene Tan Liang Kheng to provide opportunities to deserving Singaporean students, and covers the years of study at NTU. 

• Open to Singapore citizens 
• Applicants should read a full-time undergraduate degree programme.
• Outstanding results in GCE ’A’ Levels, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
• Strong academic achievement, desire to serve the community, compassion, and commitment to pursuing medicine 
• Priority for students from lower income families 
•  Covers up to S$30,000 each year, tenable for five years of the programme, subject to the recipient maintaining satisfactory academic performance and professional conduct each year.
• The Scholar may not hold any other scholarships, bursaries, university loans, fellowships, grants or awards concurrently, without the approval of NTU;
• The Scholar is required to maintain a satisfactory academic performance which will be reviewed every semester;
• Scholars are required to take on the role of student ambassador, or any other similar role, representing the University to give publicity talks, to receive guests, 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 Scholar’s progress or behaviour is deemed unsatisfactory; and
• If the Scholar decides to terminate the Scholarship prematurely, the University reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis.
If you are interested to be considered for this scholarship, please refer to the application procedures for any of the above scholarships. You will be considered for the Irene Tan Liang Kheng Scholarship so long as you apply for at least one of the scholarships listed above. 

Sim Yung Chong Medical Scholarship

The Sim Yung Chong Medical Scholarship is tenable for five years, subject to consistently good academic performance and satisfactory conduct. 

- Open to Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
- Applicants should read a full-time undergraduate MBBS programme at NTU;
- Possess outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications;
- Outstanding contributions or attributes in other areas such as community service and student leadership.
-Preference will be given to applicants who are able to speak Mandarin ​
The Sim Yung Chong Medical Scholarship covers up to S$15,000 for each academic year, on the condition that the Scholar maintains a record of good academic performance and satisfactory conduct.
If you are interested to be considered for this scholarship, please refer to the application procedures for any of the above scholarships. You will be considered for the Sim Yung Chong Medical Scholarship so long as you apply for at least one of the scholarships listed above.

SAF Medicine Scholarship

The SAF Medicine Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship programme for those who aspire to become military doctors. The Scholarship is for candidates pursuing medical studies locally and who wish to develop a career as senior medical officers in the SAF Medical Corps.

As a SAF Medicine Scholar, you will be offered the opportunity to be involved in operations that directly contribute to the peace and security of Singapore.

∙ Singaporean citizen, or Permanent Resident intending to take up citizenship;
∙ Excellent results for the GCE 'A' Levels, the International Baccalaureate, or equivalent;
∙ Officer Cadet School qualification;
∙ Good Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) record;
∙ Strong interest in a military career;
∙ Both genders.
∙ Monthly salary;
∙ Full tuition fee coverage;
∙ Book allowance;
∙ Computer subsidy (a one-off subsidy of S$1,500)
∙ Accommodation subsidies based on local twin-sharing hostel rates; and
∙ One-time sponsorship of overseas electives.
Scholars will be required to serve a six-year bond with the SAF upon successful completion of their studies. The bond runs concurrent with the MOH bond, but it will be suspended during periods of Speciality Training and Hospital Posting.
Interested applicants may apply here.
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PSC Scholarship (Medicine/Dentistry)

The PSC (Medicine/Dentistry) Scholarships are offered to existing medicine undergraduates in NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School to nurture and develop the next generation of leaders in the public healthcare sector. For more information, click here.

  • Singapore Citizen 
  • Have completed at least one (1) year of medicine or dental studies and have not embarked on final year of study (local universities) at point of application
  • Have strong leadership qualities and potential
  • Have good academic and Co-Curricular Activities record
  • Tuition and compulsory fees
  • Monthly allowances
  • Sponsorship for approved developmental programmes

6 years* (The bond runs concurrently with the Medicine/Dentistry Tuition Grant Bond.)

*All students accepted into the Medicine/Dentistry course in National University of Singapore / Nanyang Technological University / Duke-NUS Medical School are required to sign the medical/dental agreement with the Ministry of Health. This requires the above students to serve in the public healthcare sector for a specified number of years upon graduation.

Interested applicants may click here for more information.

Lee Kong Chian ​Bur​sary

The Lee Kong Chian Bursary is open for application to Singaporeans/ Singapore PR students with financial needs pursuing their first undergraduate MBBS programme at NTU. With generous endowment from the Lee Foundation, the Bursary funds several awards every year. 

∙ Gross monthly Per Capita Income (PCI) of less than or equal to S$2,500 per month OR monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) of less than or equal to S$10,000;
∙ Students receiving the Bursary may hold other bursaries or grants concurrently, subject to approval by LKCMedicine.
∙ Open to Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

Calculations of PCI

Gross income* of family members in household + total number of family members in household

* NOTE: Gross income refers to amount before deduction of CPF. It includes allowances, overtime, commissions, etc.
∙ Tenable for five academic years. Renewal of the application is required each academic year.
∙ The funds will be released on a semester basis with half of the award value released in semester 1 and the remaining half released in semester 2 on the condition that recipients are taking courses in the respective semesters (i.e. have not graduated, not on Leave of Absence or have not withdrawn from NTU).
Not required
AY2023-2024 Freshmen: Students with Singapore-Cambridge ‘A’ level / Polytechnic Diploma
∙ The Bursary/Study Loan button will be available after submission of application.
∙ Submission of supporting income and ID documents is only required within two weeks of admission after acceptance.
∙ Outcome of your Financial Assistance application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account within 6 weeks after the receipt of all the required documents and after you have obtained your matriculation number.

For Singapore citizens:
∙ Based on the information provided in the bursary application, an in-principle approval will be emailed to applicants' personal email accounts if eligible.
∙ Successful applicants will be informed by end-August and are required to accept the offer online. Funds will be released by end-October or within four weeks of acceptance (whichever is later).

AY2023-2024 Freshmen: Students with MOE International Baccalaureate (IB) / NUS High School Diploma
∙ In June, students will receive a Freshmen Admission package which contains a cover letter with a link to obtain their matriculation number. The bursary application link will be available in the “Online Acceptance Form” under the section “Financial Assistance Scheme”.
∙Email the Supporting documents to [email protected] within seven calendar days upon your online application.
∙ Successful applicants will be informed by end-August via their NTU student emails and are required to accept the offer online. Funds will be released by end-October or within four weeks of acceptance (whichever is later).

EI Parrish Bursary 

The EI Parrish Bursary is open for application to Singaporeans/ Singapore PR students with financial needs pursuing their first undergraduate MBBS programme at NTU. The Bursary funds one award every year. 

∙ Gross monthly Per Capita Income (PCI) of less than or equal to S$2,500 per month OR monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) of less than or equal to S$10,000;
∙ Students must have demonstrated leadership skills and characteristics;
∙ Students receiving the Bursary may hold other bursaries or grants concurrently, subject to approval by LKCMedicine.
∙ Open to Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

Calculations of PCI

Gross income* of family members in household + total number of family members in household

* NOTE: Gross income refers to amount before deduction of CPF. It includes allowances, overtime, commissions, etc.
∙ Tenable for five academic years. Renewal of the application is required each academic year.
∙ The funds will be released on a semester basis with half of the award value released in semester 1 and the remaining half released in semester 2 on the condition that recipients are taking courses in the respective semesters (i.e. have not graduated, not on Leave of Absence or have not withdrawn from NTU).
Not required
AY2023-2024 Freshmen: Students with Singapore-Cambridge ‘A’ level / Polytechnic Diploma
∙ The Bursary/Study Loan button will be available after submission of application.
∙ Submission of supporting income and ID documents is only required within two weeks of admission after acceptance.
∙ Outcome of your Financial Assistance application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account within 6 weeks after the receipt of all the required documents and after you have obtained your matriculation number.

For Singapore citizens:
∙ Based on the information provided in the bursary application, an in-principle approval will be emailed to applicants' personal email accounts if eligible.
∙ Successful applicants will be informed by end-August and are required to accept the offer online. Funds will be released by end-October or within four weeks of acceptance (whichever is later).

AY2023-2024 Freshmen: Students with MOE International Baccalaureate (IB) / NUS High School Diploma
∙ In June, students will receive a Freshmen Admission package which contains a cover letter with a link to obtain their matriculation number. The bursary application link will be available in the “Online Acceptance Form” under the section “Financial Assistance Scheme”.
∙ Email the Supporting documents to [email protected] within seven calendar days upon your online application.
∙ Successful applicants will be informed by end-August via their NTU student emails and are required to accept the offer online. Funds will be released by end-October or within four weeks of acceptance (whichever is later).

GGV Study Award

To provide LKCMedicine bursary recipients with additional financial assistance of $1,500 each per academic year. Applicable to Tier 2 bursary recipients in AY2023-24 and Tiers 2 to 4 bursary recipients from AY2024-25 onwards.


∙ Gross monthly Per Capita Income (PCI) of less than or equal to S$2,500 per month OR monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) of less than or equal to S$10,000;
∙ Students must have demonstrated leadership skills and characteristics;
∙ Students receiving the Bursary may hold other bursaries or grants concurrently, subject to approval by LKCMedicine.
∙ Open to Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

Calculations of PCI

Gross income* of family members in household + total number of family members in household

* NOTE: Gross income refers to amount before deduction of CPF. It includes allowances, overtime, commissions, etc.
∙ Tenable for five academic years. Renewal of the application is required each academic year.
∙ The funds will be released on a semester basis with half of the award value released in semester 1 and the remaining half released in semester 2 on the condition that recipients are taking courses in the respective semesters (i.e. have not graduated, not on Leave of Absence or have not withdrawn from NTU).
Not required
AY2023-2024 Freshmen: Students with Singapore-Cambridge ‘A’ level / Polytechnic Diploma
∙ The Bursary/Study Loan button will be available after submission of application.
∙ Submission of supporting income and ID documents is only required within two weeks of admission after acceptance.
∙ Outcome of your Financial Assistance application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account within 6 weeks after the receipt of all the required documents and after you have obtained your matriculation number.

For Singapore citizens:
∙ Based on the information provided in the bursary application, an in-principle approval will be emailed to applicants' personal email accounts if eligible.
∙ Successful applicants will be informed by end-August and are required to accept the offer online. Funds will be released by end-October or within four weeks of acceptance (whichever is later).

AY2023-2024 Freshmen: Students with MOE International Baccalaureate (IB) / NUS High School Diploma
∙ In June, students will receive a Freshmen Admission package which contains a cover letter with a link to obtain their matriculation number. The bursary application link will be available in the “Online Acceptance Form” under the section “Financial Assistance Scheme”.
∙ Email the Supporting documents to [email protected] within seven calendar days upon your online application.
∙ Successful applicants will be informed by end-August via their NTU student emails and are required to accept the offer online. Funds will be released by end-October or within four weeks of acceptance (whichever is later).

SMA Medical Students’ Assistance Fund (Bursary)

The SMA Medical Students’ Assistance Fund was set up by the Singapore Medical Association (SMA) to support the living expenses of financially-needy medical students pursuing their undergraduate MBBS programme in Singapore. This Fund is a programme under the SMA Charity Fund (SMACF), an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and charity in Singapore. It is made possible by donors wishing to reduce students’ financial burden during their studies.

∙ Open to Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.
∙ Students who are receiving other bursaries from LKCMedicine are eligible for this Bursary, subject to approval from the School.
∙ Living allowance of $6,000 per academic year.
∙ All disbursements will go directly to the students for their basic living expenses and will not be used to offset any outstanding tuition fees.
∙ Applicants will be reviewed on a financial needs basis. Relevant documents will be separately required for verification purposes.
∙ Awardees may be contacted for a human interest story as part of the Charity Fund’s outreach efforts.
∙ Interested students are to submit their application online here.​

Yi Xuan Medical Bursary

The Yi Xuan Medical Bursary is open for application to Singaporeans/ Singapore PR students with financial needs pursuing their first undergraduate MBBS programme at NTU.

  • Gross monthly Per Capita Income (PCI) of less than or equal to S$2,500 per month OR monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) of less than or equal to S$10,000;
  • Students receiving the Bursary may hold other bursaries or grants concurrently, subject to approval by LKCMedicine.
  • Open to Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

Calculations of PCI
Gross income* of family members in household + total number of family members in household

* NOTE: Gross income refers to amount before deduction of CPF. It includes allowances, overtime, commissions, etc.

  •  $5,500 per academic year
  • Tenable for five academic years. Renewal of the application is required each academic year.
  • The funds will be released on a semester basis with half of the award value released in semester 1 and the remaining half released in semester 2 on the condition that recipients are taking courses in the respective semesters (i.e. have not graduated, not on Leave of Absence or have not withdrawn from NTU).
Not required

AY2023-2024 Freshmen: Students with Singapore-Cambridge ‘A’ level / Polytechnic Diploma

  • The Bursary/Study Loan button will be available after submission of application.
  •  Submission of supporting income and ID documents is only required within two weeks of admission after acceptance.
  • Outcome of your Financial Assistance application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account within 6 weeks after the receipt of all the required documents and after you have obtained your matriculation number.

For Singapore citizens:

  • Based on the information provided in the bursary application, an in-principle approval will be emailed to applicants' personal email accounts if eligible.
  • Successful applicants will be informed by end-August and are required to accept the offer online. Funds will be released by end-October or within four weeks of acceptance (whichever is later).

AY2023-2024 Freshmen: Students with MOE International Baccalaureate (IB) / NUS High School Diploma

  • In June, students will receive a Freshmen Admission package which contains a cover letter with a link to obtain their matriculation number. The bursary application link will be available in the “Online Acceptance Form” under the section “Financial Assistance Scheme”.
  • Email the Supporting documents to [email protected] within seven calendar days upon your online application.
  • Successful applicants will be informed by end-August via their NTU student emails and are required to accept the offer online. Funds will be released by end-October or within four weeks of acceptance (whichever is later).