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Friends of the University of Warwick in Singapore scholarships

"Anything is possible"

This scholarship is funded through the generosity of Warwick alumni and friends in Singapore, through the Friends of the University of Warwick in Singapore Trust.

About this scholarship

Each year, the Trustees will award one to two scholarships to outstanding, academically-able undergraduate students from Singapore who are financially-disadvantaged.


One to two scholarships will be offered to Singaporean nationals and Permanent Residents who can demonstrate that:

  • They are the first in their family to experience international higher education;
  • They are financially-disadvantaged (gross family income of less than S$4,000 per month, or per capita income not exceeding S$1000 per month);
  • They are on financial assistance at their current school or from the Ministry of Education; and
  • They have received an offer of an undergraduate place from Warwick before applying for the scholarship.
Duration and Terms of the Scholarship Award

The scholarship supports a maximum of three years of undergraduate study, and will cover tuition and other compulsory fees. The level of maintenance funds will be determined on a case-by-case basis (all recipients to-date have received close to 100% maintenance funds).

The scholarship award will be reviewed annually and is subjected to satisfactory performance and academic results.

Scholarship Bond

Scholars will be required to report annually on their progress to the Trustees. In addition, they will need to attend events as the Trustees or University may request from time to time, including donor receptions, as well as support the recruitment of further scholars.

Why Warwick?

Warwick is a leading university, forward-looking and ambitious, where the starting point is always ‘anything is possible’. We're consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK, and are as respected for boundary-breaking research as for teaching and business collaborations. We strive to lead rather than follow, and are renowned for our entrepreneurialism and cosmopolitan outlook.

The Warwick campus is both peaceful and invigorating, with beautiful lakes and sculpture trails sitting alongside state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. The large Students’ Union with over 300 clubs and societies, great sports facilities, and unparalleled Warwick Arts Centre means that there is always something interesting to do on campus.

Warwick students have access to over 300 UK and international employers that visit the campus each year, and the University is ranked in the top 20 in the world for reputation among employers.

Join a welcoming community of world-class scholars, real world experts, and some of the best students from more than 192 countries, all united in their passion for learning.

Apply now

  1. Make sure you read our online guidance and eligibility criteria here (Word Document)
  2. Download your application form here (Word Document)
  3. Applications are now closed for 2019 entry. Information for 2020 entry will be available soon.


  • 5 September 2018 - 15 January 2019: Apply for your undergraduate programme at Warwick via UCAS.
  • March 2019: If you have been offered a place, you can apply for the scholarship by submitting the application form by 15 March 2019.
  • April 2019: You will receive a response from the University and the Trust about your scholarship application.
  • Late April / Early May 2019: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet members of the Friends of the University of Warwick in Singapore Trust.
  • May 2019: Interviewed candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application.
  • July-September 2019: Successful candidate(s) will be supported in their pre-departure preparations by the Warwick Singapore office.

Meet the current scholars

IffahIffah Azman

I am most thankful that the scholarship has allowed me to pursue my studies and passions without worrying over financial constraints. Over the course of the year, I have been involved in various projects that required a lot of time and effort. I may not have been able to do so otherwise without the scholarship.

While giving someone a scholarship is a great act of financial generosity, scholarships are fundamentally an invaluable gift that empowers students with knowledge and experiences they otherwise would not have. I am immensely thankful to donors that have helped make my dream of attaining a degree and studying overseas a reality. Being in the University of Warwick has been a transformative experience to say the least.

Immersing myself in a foreign environment while exploring my interests has pushed me beyond my comfort zone to grow holistically as a person. My decision to study Politics and Sociology was driven by my passion in uncovering and looking for solutions to inequality in all its forms. Thus, I am thankful this scholarship has allowed me to pursue my ambitions and inspired me to give back to my community.

Iffah Adawiyah Azman
Politics and Sociology

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HayatiHayati Bee Kamaludin

The scholarship has helped me in every single way possible - without the scholarship, I wouldn’t even be able to entertain the thought of studying abroad and my university life would have been completely different from how it eventually turned out.

One of the biggest takeaways for me about studying in the UK is how my worldview has broadened. Prior to my Warwick experience, it seemed certain to me that I will be spending the rest of my life in Singapore, and that there was a definite predestined path for me to take. Now, having had the international university experience, I feel like I am starting to consider pathways that previously seemed so inaccessible to me - and I entirely credit this to the opportunities the scholarship has exposed me to.

Hayati Bee Kamaludin

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Chandra DhanabalChandra

Having been a Singapore Scholar for the past two years, I have seen, done and experienced things that I would not have otherwise been able to.

From simply experiencing the London atmosphere to being given a whole host of opportunities to learn more about myself, and about the people around me, I can safely say that the scholarship has been instrumental in my development process. I've grown multitudes as an individual, and I now view the world through an entirely different lens as compared to before.

At some point in the future I would definitely want to pass this opportunity forward and be a part of building the foundation for/contributing towards someone else's defining experience. If one is in the right place and time now, I would implore them to seriously consider giving a scholarship - you never know how you might change someone's life.

Chandra Prakash Dhanabal
Accounting and Finance

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Learn more about how these scholarships are funded:
find out more about the Trust or donate today

Applications for 2019 are now closed. Information for 2020 will be published shortly. Please check back.