Department of Chinese Studies 中文系

Scholarships, Prizes and Awards

1. SCCCF Scholarship
Eligibility Information Award Value
  • Year 2 CH/CL Major Undergraduate
  • Singaporean / SPR
  • CAP => 4
  • Good leadership skills
  • Bilingual
  • Good involvement in CCAs
  • Shows keen interest and knowledge of local Chinese Business
  • Attend an award presentation organized by Donor
  • 5000 words essay each year, topic to be
    assigned by Department, in consulation with Donor (expected to finish the essay
    within 1 month after being briefed)

OR

  • Work with researchers at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
$15,000

Awarded in the 2nd year tenable for remaining duration of undergraduate study

Application Period: July/August

2. Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮 ” Chinese Scholarship
Eligibility Information Award Value
  • Singaporean
  • CAP => 3.5
  • Year 2 students, major in CL or CH
  • Bilingual
  • Interview will be required
  • No bond but required to take on the role of student ambassadors
  • Not to be in receipt of other scholarship/bursaries/free aid without consent
$10,000 / scholarship

Up to 3 awards per academic year

3. Cocoa Trees Scholarship
Eligibility Information Award Value
  • 1st year full-time students
    accepted to study CHS and who achieved good  A'level or equivalent results
  • 2nd to 4th year CH/CL Major Undergraduate students
  • Singapore / SPR
  • CAP => 3.5
  • Bilingual
  • Good leadership skills
  • Eligible to apply for the scholarship in subsequent years, if received in one year
  • No bond but required to take on the role of student ambassadors
  • Not to be in receipt of other scholarship/bursaries/free aid without consent
$5,000 / scholarship

Up to 3 awards per academic year

Application Period: July / August

4. Chen Sing Wu Scholarship
Eligibility Information Award Value
  • 2nd to 4th year CH/CL Major Undergraduate students
  • Singaporean / SPR
  • CAP => 3.5
  • Bilingual
  • Good leadership skills
  • Eligible to apply for the scholarship in subsequent years, if received in one year
  • No bond but required to take on the role of student ambassadors
  • Not to be in receipt of other scholarship/bursaries/free aid without consent
$5,000 / scholarship

Up to 3 awards per academic year

Application Period: July / August

5. Nanyang Confucius Association Scholarship
Eligibility Award Value
    Best Performing CH/CL major students in the following modules:
  • CH2161
  • CH2252
  • CH3254
  • CH3261
  • CH4251
$1500 x3
6. Taoist College Student Research Award
Eligibility Information Award Value
  • Full Time Honors Student
  • Major in CH/CL
  • Research and write an Honors thesis on Taoism
    OR Chinese Religions in China, Taiwan, Hongkong and SE Asia
  • Give public talk after submitting thesis
$1,000 / award

Please email fasbox63@nus.edu.sg to apply for this award

7. Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮 ” Medal and Prize
Eligibility Award Value
  • Best student at each level
  • Major in CL or CH
  • Primary criterion: CAP
  • SJAP used for tie-breaker
CH1101E & CL1101E
  • 1st Prize: $600
  • 2nd Prize: $500
  • 3rd Prize: $400
Year 2:
  • 1st Prize: $1500
  • 2nd Prize: $750
Year 3:
  • 1st Prize: $2000
  • 2nd Prize: $1000
Year 4:
  • 1st Prize: $3000 + Medal
  • 2nd Prize: $2000
8. Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮 ” Outstanding Medal and Prize
Eligibility Award Value
  • 1st class Honors student
  • Major in CL or CH
  • Awarded every 5 years
  • Next award in AY2017/2018
  • Primary citerion: CAP
  • SJAP used for tie-breaker
$3000 + medal
9. Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮 ” (Chinese Studies Translation) Prize
Eligibility Award Value
Highest marks obtained for respective translation modules CL2280 & CL2281 (Awarded 2 times a year)
  • 1st Prize: $500
  • 2nd Prize: $250
CL3281, CL3282, CL3283, CL3284, CL3285, CL3286, CH4281 (Awarded 1 time a year)
  • 1st Prize: $500
10. Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮 ” (Chinese Studies, Bilingual) Prize
Eligibility Award Value
  • Best bilingual student
  • Major in CL or CH
  • Singaporean
  • SJAP as primary citerion
  • Presentation of a written assignment (English)
  • Interview is required
Year 1 & 2
  • 1st Prize: $1000
  • 2nd Prize: $500
Year 3 & 4
  • 1st Prize: $1500
  • 2nd Prize: $1000
11. Wan Boo Sow “雲 茂 潮 ” (Chinese Studies Minor) Prize
Eligibility Award Value
  • Best performing student in the graduating cohort
  • Minor in CH/CL/Transation
  • SJAP as primary citerion
  • CAP used as tie-breaker
  • Bilingual
Minor in CH & CL
  • 1st Prize: $1000
Minor in Chinese Translation
  • 1st Prize: $1000
  • 2nd Prize: $700
12. Wan Boo Sow Bahasa Award
Eligibility Award Value
  • CH/CL Students
  • CH/CL/Translation Minor Students
  • Singaporean & Malaysian (Malaysian converted to SPR)
  • Students who read any level of Bahasa Indonesia & Malay language modules offered by Centre for Language Studies
  • At least grade C or S (for students who opt for S/U)
S/N Module Amount
1 Bahasa Indonesia 1 Malay 1 $100
2 Bahasa Indonesia 2 Malay 2 $200
3 Bahasa Indonesia 3 Malay 3 $300
4 Bahasa Indonesia 4 Malay 4 $400
5 Bahasa Indonesia 5 Malay 5 $500
6 Bahasa Indonesia 6 Malay 6 $600
13. Tan Kah Kee Medal & Prize
Eligibility Award Value
  • Year 4 top graduated CH/CL major student
  • SJAP as primary citerion
  • CAP used as tie-breaker
$500 + medal
14. Han Tan Juan (Han Shanyuan) Award
Eligibility Information Award Value
  • Full Time CH/CL Honors Student and graduate research students
  • Priority given to Singaporean & SPR
Award receipent will be required to:
  • Research & write a thesis on a topic related to Singapore / Documentary literature
  • Present the findings within or outside the University (At the Department's sole discretion)
  • Acknowledge receipt of the prize in presentation and publication

And/Or

  • Conduct a guided tour to historical or cultural sites in Singapore

Or

  • Public Talk on similar themes
Up to $2,500 / scholarship

Up to 3 awards per academic year

Please email fasbox63@nus.edu.sg to apply for the award.