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Patrick Ong Law LLC Bursary

About the Bursary Established in 2016, the Patrick Ong Law LLC Bursary aims to provide financial assistance to full-time undergraduates from the School of Law at the Singapore Management University and to motivate them to achieve all-round excellence.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time undergraduates from the School of Law
  • Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • With demonstrated financial needs and gross monthly household per capita income not exceeding $1,900

Tenure and Benefits

  • Each bursary, valued at $5,000, is tenable for one year of study.
  • The bursary will go towards funding the recipient's annual tuition fees.
  • 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


Patrick Ong Law LLC is primarily a disputes resolution law practice, with a particular expertise in the field of building and construction law.
The firm is founded by Mr Patrick Ong, who was admitted as an advocate and solicitor to the Singapore Bar in 1994. He and the associates at the firm also advice on arbitration and general civil and commercial litigation as well as non-contentious matters such as corporate and commercial issues as well as wills, probate and trusts issues.
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Last updated on 20 Mar 2018.