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About the scholarship

The Friends of the University of Warwick in Singapore scholarships

The Friends of the University of Warwick in Singapore scholarships are valued between $25,000 SGD and $50,000 SGD (determined at the discretion of the Trustees). Funded by generous alumni and friends, they will be offered to up to two students every year who meet the specified criteria.

Applications for the scholarship are open for entry in 2019/20. Please click here to find out more.

Meet the Trustees

As a Warwick alumnus and trustee of the Friends of the University of Warwick in Singapore, I am delighted that the first two scholars are now starting their studies at Warwick.

Singapore and the University of Warwick share a long history, with the first Singaporean student arriving on campus in 1968. Warwick's growth over the years since then has paralleled Singapore’s in many ways sharing the values of excellence, ambition, diversity and inclusivity. It has contributed to the shaping of several generations of the Republic’s brightest minds.

Warwick is internationally renowned for the quality of its research excellence, meaning that students are taught by those creating knowledge. It is ranked 8th overall in the UK. Warwick selects students who are ambitious, passionate about learning, proactive and take advantage of the many opportunities available to them, academically and socially. Currently over 280 Singaporeans studying at Warwick are part of this vibrant international community representing more than 170 countries.

Launched in the 50th anniversaries of both Warwick and Singapore, this scholarship programme combines the shared vision goal of excellence in education for outstanding students.

My fellow trustees and I are actively engaged in developing this valuable programme further.

Gautam Banerjee Hon LLD (Warwick)
BSc Accounting and Financial Analysis 1974 -77
Friends of the University of Warwick in Singapore Trust

"My Warwick experience" from Louisa Lim, Warwick alumna

The Warwick proposition is its all-roundedness.

I chose to read Economics, Politics and International Studies at Warwick as it is the only university that offers such a combination and I enjoyed the flexibility and rigour of such breadth of study.

However, a university education is not just about studies. You grow as much outside of the classroom as you do inside. There is a vibrancy about the Warwick student population that comes with being a close-knit campus community that is hard to replicate elsewhere. That buzz and energy gave me the confidence to try many firsts from the arts to sports. For the first time, I acted in a film for a friend’s Theatre Studies class, sang and danced in a musical put up by the Singapore Society, tried a game of polo and glided in the skies of Stratford-upon-Avon in the vast surrounding countryside.

From festivals to conferences, I was also part of the organising team for the One World Week festival, Warwick International Development Summit and TEDx Warwick conferences. The exuberance and passion found in the Warwick community gave me the confidence to stand up for what I believed in.

The Warwick experience taught me to re-examine assumptions, challenge boundaries and chart new paths. And in doing so, I have also discovered myself. For me, that has made all the difference.

I am glad that the newly launched Warwick Singapore Scholarship will make this opportunity available to more Singaporeans, and I hope you will choose to travel this road.

Louisa Lim
Economics, Politics and International Studies 2008-11

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