Established in 2014, this scholarship is made possible from the proceeds of an endowed donation from prominent Indonesian businessman and philanthropist Dato’ Sri Prof. DR. Tahir, founder of the Mayapada Group.

One scholarship will be awarded each year to a full-time undergraduate of Indonesian nationality.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time first year undergraduates enrolled in any degree programme
  • Indonesian nationality (excluding Singapore Permanent Resident)
  • Possess good academic results
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and character
  • Active involvement in co-curricular activities and/or community service involvement
  • Special consideration will be given to those with demonstrated financial need

Tenure and Benefits

  • The Scholarship is valued at S$15,000 per year and is tenable for up to four years of the recipient’s course of studies, subject to the recipient’s continued observance of the eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions of award
  • The scholarship will offer financial support towards the recipient’s tuition fees and/or study-related expenses
  • No bond is required under the terms of this scholarship

Tuition Grant Scheme

Scholars are 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-registered companies for a minimum period of three years upon graduation.

Scholarship Application

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.

Special consideration for this scholarship will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial needs. Applicants must also submit a separate financial aid application. This can be done via Applicant’s Self Service, after submitting the online application for admission. The financial aid application will open from 2 January to 31 May 2019 for prospective applicants applying for Academic Year 2019-20.

About Dato' Sri Prof. DR. Tahir, Founder of the Mayapada Group

DR. Tahir started from humble beginnings. Through sheer hard work, pure passion and an entrepreneurial spirit, he is today a prominent businessman and philanthropist, helming one of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates, the Mayapada Group, which has businesses in financial services, healthcare, tourism, retail, media and aviation.

A firm believer in education, DR. Tahir views his contribution to education as a worthy cause as it means supporting and investing in the long term development of societies, helping to build intellectual capital and nurturing the most precious of resources – human talent. He hopes that this Scholarship will not only benefit Indonesian students studying at SMU, but also serve to further enhance the good relations and understanding between the people of Indonesia and Singapore.

Contact Us

Scholarship Enquiries

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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.


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