Ng Kai Wa Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Established in 2007, the Ng Kai Wa Scholarship is aimed at encouraging full-time needy undergraduates at the School of Information Systems to achieve academic excellence in their studies and at providing them with financial support towards their costs of education.  

Eligibility Criteria
  • Full-time undergraduates of any nationality pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) programme at the School of Information Systems
  • Demonstrate a balanced profile with good academic achievements and an interest in non-academic activities
  • With demonstrated financial need
  • Freshman: 1
  • Current Students: Up to 6 may be awarded to students proceeding to their second, third and final year of studies.
Tenure and Benefits


  • Tenable for up to 4 years of the recipient’s academic studies, subject to achieving continued good academic results and complying with other terms and conditions of award.
  • Valued at $7,500 per annum
  • The scholarship will be used to pay for the recipient’s school fees.
  • The recipient may apply for bursary for cash allowance.

Current Student

  • Tenable for one year
  • Valued between $5,000 and $7,500 (depending on the recipient’s financial circumstances).
  • The scholarship will be used to pay for the recipient's school fees.
  • The recipient may apply for bursary for cash allowance.

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.

Admissions Applicants
Apply via Applicant’s Self Service (after submitting an online admission application)

Current Students
Apply via OASIS > Financial Aid Application (between March and April)


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

About the Donor

The Ng Kai Wa Scholarship, donated by Mr Ng Kai Wa, aims to inspire Information Systems students in SMU to pursue academic excellence.  Mr Ng is the Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder of InnoMedia Pte Ltd (Singapore). The School of Information Systems (SIS) has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with him -  he served in the inaugural Advisory Board of the School, and continues to do so today.  He is also a member of the SMU Enterprise Board.


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Last updated on 21 Sep 2017.