Chua Thian Poh Bursary

The Chua Thian Poh Bursary was established to support financially disadvantaged but deserving undergraduates pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree programme offered by the Institute 

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents 

  • Have a Household Per Capita Income (PCI) of less than or equal to $1,500

Tenure and Benefits of the Bursary:

  • Each bursary is valued at $5,000 and is tenable for one academic year. 

  • The Bursary shall be used for the recipient’s educational expenses such as tuition fees, course materials, expenses for overseas immersion programme conducted by the Institute, and fees for other educational activities organised by the Institute. 

  • Recipients who have already been awarded the Bursary for one year of study may apply to receive and be considered for Bursary(ies) in subsequent year(s), and subject to the fulfilment of the selection criteria and the selection by the Selection Committee. 

  • Recipients of this Bursary may accept another bursary concurrently.  

  • No bond is required of the recipient. 

About the Donor

The Bursary is made possible by a gift from the Chua Foundation, which aims to foster an inclusive community for the underprivileged in Singapore and to inspire others to contribute. The Chua Foundation  was established in 2015 in honour of the family’s late matriarch, Madam Seah Sar, who during her living years emphasised and demonstrated the importance of giving back to society, lending a helping hand whenever necessary. Madam Seah had humble beginnings, was born in a village in Fujian, China and arrived in Singapore after WWII. Growing up with little formal education, she understood the importance of education and kindness. While running a tight ship at home, she also finds time for those in need. Today, the Chua Foundation is being funded by her children who fondly remembers their Mother and the values she stood for.

How To Apply

Applications for Public Bursaries, Donated Bursaries & Scholarships will commence in July 2022. Do keep a look out for more information which will be sent to your SIT e-mail address.

Matriculated students are to submit their Financial Aid application via the SIT Student Intranet - IN4SIT. Do note that students are to connect to the SIT VPN before accessing IN4SIT. 

Applicants will need to complete and submit the online application form and upload all required supporting documents through the application portal by the given deadline.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.