Scholarships and Financial Aid

 

Financial Assistance for Students

The Faculty of Dentistry and NUS have made available a range of financial aid schemes to assist and support undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery during their education in the University. 

 

Application for Financial Aid/Donated Scholarships

Applications are centrally administered via the Undergraduate Financial Aid Portal by the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) and open between 1 February and 1 April of each year, for consideration in the next Academic Year.

After 1 April, current students in need of financial assistance may still submit their applications for financial aid (Bursaries only) stating the reason(s) for the late application via the Undergraduate Financial Aid Portal.  Your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, please visit: http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/financial-aid  

 

BURSARIES

The following bursaries are available for undergraduate Dentistry students.

Award

Quantum

Tenure of Award

No. of Awards Available

Dental Bursary 

$3,000 - $10,000

One Year

12

Lim Kheng Ann Dentistry Bursary

$3,000 - $10,000

One Year

Varies

Tooth Fairy Bursary 

$5,000 - $9,000

One Year

2

A & B Leong Bursary

$10,000

One Year

1

WDES-FDI World Dental Federation Bursary

$8,000

One Year

2

IDEM Singapore Bursary

$5,000

One Year

1

Ng Chin Siau Dental Bursary

$5,000

One Year

1

Singapore Dental Association (SDA) Bursary

$5,000

One Year

1

R Kanagasuntheram Bursary

$5,000

One Year

1

BDS Class of ‘81 30th Anniversary Bursary

$4,000

One Year

3

Chee Phui Hung Bursary

$4,000

One Year

1

Tay Teck Eng Dental Bursary

$4,000

One Year

2

80th Anniversary Bursary Fund

$2,000

One Year

2

Lee Foundation Dental Bursary

$2,000

One Year

2

Dr Lee Ah Loa Memorial Bursary

$1,850

One Year

1


 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

George Y Soh Scholarship

The George Y Soh Scholarship was established in October 2012 through an endowed gift from Dr George Soh, an alumnus of the NUS Faculty of Dentistry. Dr Soh spent 12 years teaching at the University, contributing to the nurturing of many cohorts of dental students. His generous gift ensures that his alma mater continues to attract talents.

The scholarship is to be awarded to a student who is undertaking his/her second or third year in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery programme.  The scholarship will be tenable for one year.

Quantum

No. of Awards available

Criteria

SGD 10,000

2

  • Academic Excellence
  • Candidates must have passed all subjects and are within the top 50% of the class in terms of academic performance in the preceding year’s (ie. first or second year) BDS examinations.

 

  • Community Service
  • Candidates who have demonstrated a passion for servicing the underprivileged and/or underserved populations in the local community and have evidently made sustainable and meaningful contributions to help these segments of the local population.
  • Community service and outreach efforts must not be performed on an adhoc and/or once-off basis and/or contribute to(wards) academic requirement and/or credits and/or activities organized by for profit organisations.
  • Nationality
  • Priority will be given to Singapore citizens, followed by Singapore Permanent Residents who have completed their National Service.  In the case of Singapore Permanent Residents, Malaysians will have priority.

 

  • Financial need
  • Assessment of candidates with financial need will be based on the University’s selection criteria.

 

BDS 71 Scholarship

The BDS 71 Scholarship was established through the funds collected by the BDS Class of 1971.

The scholarship is to be awarded to a student who is undertaking his/her final year in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery programme. The scholarship will be tenable for one year.

Quantum

No. of Awards available

Criteria

SGD 3,000

1

The best overall Dentistry student based on results of the Third Professional BDS Examination, Clinical Performance as well as involvement in extra-curricular activities.

 

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