Scholarship Details

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is the world’s top young university and is also ranked 11th globally. NTU has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering, business, science, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and medicine.


<p>The Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Encourage Upgrading (LKY-STEP) Award was established from donations received from Mr Lee Kuan Yew through the sale proceeds of autographed editions of Volume 2 of his Memoirs. The objective of the award is to encourage lifelong learning and will be offered to outstanding polytechnic graduates pursuing full-time undergraduate degree programmes at NTU, NUS, SMU, SUTD, SIT or SUSS.</p>


  • Open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Possess outstanding Diploma (preferably Diploma with Merit) awarded by a Polytechnic in Singapore or SIT (Poly-FSI) qualifications.
  • Excellent co-curricular records.
  • Strong leadership qualities and potential.

Value of Scholarships

  • One-off cash award of S$3,500.
  • Waiver of subsidised tuition fees (after tuition grant) by NTU if LKY-STEP Award holders are unsuccessful in securing a concurrent scholarship.

Bond Duration

No bond

Where to Pursue

This award is offered to outstanding polytechnic graduates pursuing full-time undergraduate degree programmes at:

  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Singapore University of Technology & Design(SUTD)
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

Choice of Courses

Successful awardees should read a full-time undergraduate degree programme^ in NTU.

^The scholarship will cover the years of study in NTU. For the Biomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine programme, the Scholarship will cover only the first three years of study in NTU.


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