The SMU-Carnegie Mellon University Fast Track Programme allows SMU students to graduate within four to four and half years with both a Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) : Information Systems Major OR Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) : IT Solution Development degree from SMU and a Master's degree in IT from Carnegie Mellon University. Students admitted to this programme begin with a solid foundation at SMU’s School of Information Systems and finish their studies at Carnegie Mellon University, an elite and world-renowned American university in the field of information technology. This fast track scholarship programme is offered primarily through the Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Undergraduate) by Information Media Development Authority (IMDA), as part of the national strategy to develop talented professionals in the fast changing infocomm industry in Singapore.  

"When I was offered the scholarship, I was excited about the opportunity to experience life in the US, fast-track my studies, and start my career in an organisation I was interested in."


Winnie Kwan, Fast Track Bachelors-Masters Scholar


Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time first year undergraduate student who is a Singapore citizen
  • Outstanding academic results
  • Demonstrates leadership and communications skills
  • Substantial record of co-curricular activity and/or community service involvement


  • Covers tuition fees for four-and-a-half years
  • Provides an annual book allowance and a one-off notebook grant
  • Graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management) degree from SMU School of Information Systems, and an IT Master’s degree from the world-renowned Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Networking and attachment opportunities with leading organisations

How To Apply

Applications for the scholarship are made through Infocomm Media Development Authority (IDMA).

Applicants must also submit a separate application for admission to the SMU School of Information Systems. Click here for more details.

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