Merit Scholarships DukeNus:
There are various types of merit scholarships available, externally and at Duke-NUS. Merit scholarships are generally awarded based on academic achievement and personal attributes such as meaningful involvement in community service or leadership experiences. Several scholarships are valid for 4 years and may be used for tuition fees, miscellaneous fees, living expenses as well as other fees associated with studying at Duke-NUS. To be considered for a merit scholarship at Duke-NUS, interested applicants must submit a financial aid application within 28 calendar days after attending the admission interview on Applicant Day. Scholarship recipients are selected by the School’s Scholarship Selection Committee and only successful applicants will be informed of their award. Some examples of merit scholarships are highlighted below.
Goh Foundation Scholarship
The Goh Foundation was instituted by philanthropist Mr. Goh Cheng Liang to support programs that significantly improve the quality of human lives. The foundation has contributed to countless endeavors in the education and healthcare realms, amongst others.
Goh Foundation Scholarships have been made available for qualified Duke-NUS students (approximately 4 recipients per year), at an annual value of S$20,000. Candidates must be full-time local or international students at Duke-NUS who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements. Preference may be given to those with demonstrated financial need. The scholarships are tenable for the full duration of studies, up to a maximum of 4 years.
The Lee Foundation Scholarship:
The Lee Foundation was founded in 1952 by philanthropist and businessman, Mr. Lee Kong Chian with the aim of supporting educational, cultural, charitable and public organizations.
The Lee Foundation Scholarship for Duke-NUS Medical Students aims to inspire and nurture a strong medical talent pipeline for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) to improve patients’ lives.
Each Lee Foundation Scholarship award is for S$20,000, and may vary where applicable. To meet the different needs of students at various points of their journey in learning and practicing Medicine, the Scholarship is a single year award that can be used for tuition fees, educational as well as living expenses.
To be eligible for the Scholarship, candidates must be enrolled in full-time Doctor of Medicine-Doctor of Philosophy (“MD-PhD”) programme or Doctor of Medicine (“MD”) programme (with existing PhD degree) with excellent academic accolades and/or strong research background with preference given to those with demonstrated financial need.
The Shaw Foundation Scholarship:
The Shaw Foundation was established by philanthropist Tan Sri Dr. Runme Shaw in 1957 to provide funds that would help charitable endeavours in Singapore with their missions. Since inception, the foundation has contributed over US$150 million to a myriad of organizations. Through generous Shaw Foundation Scholarships, up to 6 select Duke-NUS students may receive an annual scholarship of between S$10,000 and S$50,000.
Scholarship candidates must be full-time local or international students of Duke-NUS with an outstanding academic record, demonstrated leadership qualities with contributions made to the community. Subject to satisfactory academic performance throughout, the scholarships are tenable for the 4-year duration of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.
Ngee Ann Kongsi Distinguished Scholars Program:
The Ngee Ann Kongsi was formed in 1845 by a group of prominent Teochew leaders who came from Ngee Ann county, Canton (Guangdong) province, China and was originally established to support the welfare of Teochew immigrants in Singapore. The Ngee Ann Kongsi (Incorporation) Ordinance was drawn up in 1933, and the Ngee Ann Kongsi was formally incorporated as a charity. The Kongsi has since awarded numerous scholarships and bursaries to students pursuing tertiary education in Singapore.
Under the Ngee Ann Kongsi Distinguished Scholars Programme, Duke-NUS has been able to award up to 6 Scholarships annually to select students, with each scholarship at a value of between S$10,000 and S$50,000 per year. Recipients must be Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who are full-time students at Duke-NUS with demonstrated financial need and outstanding academic record. Subject to satisfactory academic performance throughout, the scholarships are tenable for the 4-year duration of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.
The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho:
The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple was founded in 1884. Since 1997, the Temple foundation has enabled the advancement of multiple charitable initiatives within education, healthcare, social services, and the arts. Duke-NUS awards 1 scholarship each year under the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Scholarship Programme, with an annual value between S$10,000 and S$50,000. The scholarship is usually awarded to a second-year medical student.
Recipients must be Singapore Citizens and full-time students of the School who have attained outstanding academic achievements and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is tenable for the full duration of studies, up to a maximum of 4 years.
06 August 2021