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SUTD offers bond-free scholarships to attract top minds

Published on Oct 5, 2012 6:00 AM
 

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) will introduce four new scholarship schemes next year, in a bid to attract the nation's top students.

All bond-free, the scholarships - ranging from $11,000 to $100,000 - will draw from an annual $1.5 million fund donated by organisations that include the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and Keppel Care Foundation.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday at the university's campus in Dover Drive, Provost Chong Tow Chong said attracting top students is a challenge for a new university such as SUTD.

"We hope our enhanced scholarships, which provide a more comprehensive package, will help level the playing field in attracting high-calibre students to SUTD," he said, adding: "Students might sometimes feel that we have not established a track record yet."

 
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LEVELLING THE FIELD

We hope our enhanced scholarships will help level the playing field in attracting high- calibre students... Students might sometimes feel that we have not established a track record yet.

- SUTD Provost Chong Tow Chong