Made possible by a generous gift from the Lee Foundation, the Lee Kong Chian Scholars’ Programme is one of our most prestigious scholarships offering high-calibre individuals the exciting opportunities to a holistic, intellectual and entrepreneurial development.

LKCSP scholars can look forward to a full four-year tuition fee waiver (five years for the DDP in Law), a one-off notebook grant, annual living allowance, and sponsorship for global opportunities. 

Our dedicated Centre for Scholars’ Development (CSD) implements and oversees development programmes for our LKCSP scholars and is committed to guide and to develop the intellectual and holistic growth of our scholars.

Up to 50 scholarships are awarded each year.

"The programme is a fantastic opportunity for young Singaporeans because it develops the scholars into well-rounded individuals. Beyond the technical skills gained from double degrees, you get lots of overseas exposure through the exchange programmes, business study trips and community service projects!"

Yap Hsien Liang, Lee Kong Chian Scholar

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time SMU first year undergraduate student of any nationality 
  • Option of enrolling in a single degree or double degree programme. Scholars in the double degree programme must take Business as one of the two degrees. Scholars enrolled in the single degree programme must take a second major: scholars enrolled in the Business programme must take a second major offered by the SMU School of Accountancy/School of Economics/School of Information Systems/School of Law/School of Social Sciences, while scholars enrolled in Accountancy/Economics/Information Systems/Computer Science/Computing & Law/Social Sciences/Law degree programmes must take a second major offered by the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business. 
  • Demonstrates leadership and communications skills
  • Substantial record of co-curricular activity and/or community service involvement


  • Tuition fee waiver (after MOE tuition grant subsidy)
  • S$16,000 Global Opportunities grant to fund part or combination of the following:
    • Overseas Student Exchange/ Summer Programme
    • Overseas Study Trip organised by the Centre for Scholars' Development
    • Overseas Community Service Project
    • Overseas Case Competitions and presentations at Conferences 
  • S$5,000 annual living allowance
  • S$1,800 one-time computer allowance upon enrolment  
  • Participation in development opportunities offered by the Centre for Scholars’ Development
  • Scholarship is bond-free

Tuition Grant Scheme

Non-Singaporean scholars are required to apply for the tuition grant provided by the Singapore Government. Under the tuition grant scheme, scholars will be required to work in Singapore-registered companies for a minimum period of three years upon graduation.

Application Process

  • If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please indicate your interest in the Scholarship section of the online application form for admission. There is no separate scholarship application form. Click here to apply to SMU.
  • Applicants are required to submit a scholarship personal essay (to be completed and submitted online when applying for admission). Recommendation letters by their tutor or principal are optional but applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain such recommendations to support their scholarship application. Details  on how to nominate your referee can be found in the online application for admission (under Scholarship section). Please ensure that you give sufficient time to your referee to submit his/her recommendation online.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on their academic qualifications and the strength of their non-academic records.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to SMU for a panel interview.

Contact Us

Scholarship Enquiries

(applicants seeking admissions)

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Tel: +65 6828 0980
Fax: +65 6828 0303

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Scholarship / Award Enquiries

(students enrolled in SMU)

Centre for Student Financial Assistance

Contact CSFA for Tuition Fee Loan, Study Loan, SMU Education Loan, Student Computer Loan, Bursaries and all other financial assistance schemes.

Tel: +65 6828 0264 / 6828 0486 / 6828 9556 / 6808 5199 / 6828 0453 / 6828 0501 / 6828 0160

Fax: +65 6828 0647

Office of Finance (OFN)

Contact OFN for CPF Education Scheme, Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy Scheme, and Post-Secondary Education Account.


More information on Student Financial Assistance Schemes, please click here.

Undergraduate Prospectus 2019/2020

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