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Yong Pung How Bursary and Yong Pung How Bursary in Law

About the Bursaries

Established in 2013, the Yong Pung How Bursary in Law has been providing financial assistance to needy and deserving full-time undergraduates from the School of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU).

Commencing Academic Year 2016-17, through the newly established Yong Pung How Bursary in March 2016, the financial assistance will be extended to needy and deserving full-time undergraduates in any degree programme at SMU.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time undergraduates in any year of study
  • Singapore Citizens
  • Good academic results
  • Active CCA and community involvement
  • With demonstrated financial needs


13 bursaries will be awarded annually and in perpetuity, commencing Academic Year 2016-17.
  • Yong Pung How Bursary in Law - 7 bursaries (for undergraduates from School of Law)
  • Yong Pung How Bursary - 6 bursaries (for undergraduates 1 each from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Accountancy, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law and School of Social Sciences)

Tenure and Benefits

  • Each bursary is valued at $5,000 and tenable for one year of study.
  • The bursaries will go towards funding the recipients' annual tuition fees.
  • The recipients may be in concurrent receipt of another bursary for cash allowance, subject to fulfilment of its eligibility criteria.


Not required

Tuition Grant Scheme

The recipients are required to take advantage of the Tuition Grant Scheme provided by the Singapore Government for subsidised education.


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 Yong Pung How Bursary in Law and the Yong Pung How Bursary are made possible through the proceeds of endowed contributions by Mr Yong Pung How, former Chief Justice of Singapore.  

Mr Yong is also the former Chancellor of SMU and former Chairman of the SMU School of Law Advisory Board.  
In 2007, Mr Yong also established the Yong Pung How Professorship in Law at SMU with an aim to advance the research and teaching of law in SMU through the appointment of an acclaimed legal luminary.
In 2014, Mr Yong made a further gift to the School of Law in support of the two law research centres – Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia, and the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia.
To inspire law students to strive for academic excellence and achieve their fullest potential, Mr Yong established the Yong Pung How Bursary in Law and Yong Pung How Bursary, both of which seeks to provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduates pursuing their full-time studies at SMU.
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Last updated on 1 Mar 2017.