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
Closed 29/12/2017 (Note: competition closed for this year)

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

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 agencies.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants, who must be Singapore citizens, will be assessed holistically. This includes their academic achievements and track record of leadership and service (e.g. volunteer work, social enterprise, contributions to cultural, scientific and/or academic communities etc.) within or beyond their profession. There are no restrictions on the course of study.

How to Apply

Application for the 2018 LKY Scholarship will open from 1 November 2017 to 29 December 2017. Applications should be submitted via theLKY Scholarship application portal

Shortlisted applicants will be required to sit for psychometric tests in February 2018. Applicants will be notified by March 2018. The interview will be held in April 2018. 

For enquiries, please refer to the FAQs or send your questions to psc@psd.gov.sg


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