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Ho See Beng Bursary

About the Bursary

Established in 2015 and funded through the sale proceeds of the late Mr Ho See Beng’s autobiography, the Ho See Beng Bursary provides financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students at SMU.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time undergraduates enrolled in any degree programme
  • Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • With demonstrated financial needs (gross monthly household per capita income not exceeding $1,900)

Tenure and Benefits

  • Each bursary is valued at $4,000 and tenable for one year of study
  • The bursary will go towards funding the recipient's annual tuition fee.
  • The recipient may be in concurrent receipt of another bursary for cash allowance, subject to fulfilment of its eligibility criteria.


Not required

Tuition Grant Scheme

  • The recipient is required to take advantage of the Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) provided by the Singapore Government for subsidised education.
  • Under the TGS, non-Singaporean recipients (including Singapore Permanent Residents) will be contractually obliged to work for Singapore-based companies for 3 years upon graduation.


Shortlisting of candidates for consideration will be from the list of applicants applying for SMU-administered bursaries in the year of award.


Centre for Student Financial Assistance
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance

About the Donor

The Ho See Beng Bursary is funded by the proceeds of an endowed sum by friends and business associates of the late Mr Ho See Beng, and the sale of his autobiography. The late Mr Ho was the former Member of Parliament, and co-founder and first President of the National Trade Union Congress. He was well-known for his contributions to the Singapore's Labour movement and honoured with the Public Service Star for his work in 1990.

The Bursary is available to full-time undergraduate students at the Singapore Management University. One bursary, tenable for one year, would be awarded from AY2015/16. The Bursary is aimed at supporting students in SMU who are facing financial constraints and to motivate them to reach excellence.


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Last updated on 20 Mar 2018.