Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship

Level of study
Any Postgraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Type of Award
Deadline for applying

Award Description

Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship recipients can pursue either a Masters or PhD programme at a local or overseas university. The scholarship will provide up to 2 years of sponsorship for a Masters degree and up to 5 years of sponsorship for a PhD degree. There is no restriction on the course of study.

Value of Award

This scholarship does not carry any bond. Scholarship recipients will receive a one-off sum of S$10,000, and an annual allowance of:

  • S$50,000 for private sector awardees; or
  • S$10,000 for public sector awardees, if they are concurrently sponsored by their organisations.

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship is open to Singaporeans who meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent track record of leadership and service, within or beyond their profession
  • Good academic achievements, for example, a Second Class Upper Honours or equivalent Degree.

How to Apply

Applications are open now and will end on 16 December 2016. Applicants can apply via https://www.lkyscholarship.gov.sg/. All completed applications should be submitted online by 16 December 2016 (Friday), 2359hrs.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to sit for psychometric tests in February 2017. Applicants will be notified by March 2017. The interview will be held in April 2017.

Further details of the application process can be found on the Scholarship website.


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