Hong Kong business magnate, investor and philanthropist Mr Li Ka-shing, who is also the Chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings, sponsors up to two scholarships each year to outstanding full-time undergraduates from mainland China or Hong Kong.

As an SMU Li Ka Shing scholar, besides benefiting from the scholarship’s attractive endowment, you will stand to gain from the opportunity to take up internships in Hong Kong and mainland China, gateways into the world’s fastest growing and largest market.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time SMU undergraduates hailing directly from Mainland China and Hong Kong
  • Outstanding academic results
  • Proficiency in English
  • Good leadership skills and character records
  • Active involvement in co-curricular activities and/or community service


  • 3 to be awarded annually

Tenure and Benefits

  • Each scholarship covers the non-subsidised tuition fees, grant/allowance for purchase of a notebook computer and an annual cash allowance for general living/study expenses.
  • The scholarship is tenable for the duration of the recipient's studies (up to four years), subject to the recipient's continued observance of the eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions of award
  • The recipient will be required to serve internship attachment with the Donor and/or its designated companies


  • Not required


Tuition Grant Scheme

Scholars do not need to apply for the Singapore Government tuition grant. They are not required to serve the three-year bond obligation to work for Singapore-registered companies.

Scholarship Application

  • For a full list of our SMU administered scholarships, click here
  • For a list of our Scholarships / Financial Aid offered by external organisations, click here


Your application for scholarships is to be made at the same time as your application for admission to SMU. Click here to apply to SMU.

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.

Email: finasst@smu.edu.sg
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.

Email: accountenquiry@smu.edu.sg

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

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