The Tan Kah Kee Foundation offers three postgraduate scholarships for Singapre Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) pursuing their full-time PhD or Master's degrees.
Successful applicants will each receive a one-off sum of S$12,000 for studying in the university. All scholarships do not carry any bond. The scholarships are given out once a year, and successful applicants may re-apply annually.
Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship
The Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship (TKKPS) was first offered by the Foundation in 1983, and is open annually to students of all races pursuing their PhD or Master's degrees. Professional degrees such as Master of Business Administration (MBA) are excluded.
TKKPS was set up by the after Tan Kah Kee Foundation was officially established. The mission of the Foundation is to carry on the charity works and to foster the Tan Kah Kee spirit in entrepreneurship and dedication to education.
Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities
Besides the annual TKKPS, the Tan Kah Kee Foundation offers another postgraduate scholarship - namely, the Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities (TEKPS). TEKPS has been offered since 2011, and seeks to encourage Singapore Citizens and PRs to pursue their Master's or PhD degrees in fields relating to the Humanities.
TEKPS was set up in commemoration of the late Mr. Tan Ean Kiam, father of the late Mr. Tan Tock San, founding chairman of the Tan Kah Kee Foundation. Mr. Tan Ean Kiam (1881-1943) was a famous banker and community leader in pre-war Singapore. He was a director of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce as well as president of many established clan associations. In 1937, Tan Ean Kiam, together with five others of his contemporaries, namely Lee Kong Chian, Lee Chin Tian, Lee Choon Seng, Chew Hean Swee and Yeo Kiat Tiow, pooled their resources to acquire the villa that Dr. Sun Yat Sen stayed in while he was in Singapore. In 1938, Tan Ean Kiam became a committee member of the Nanyang Federation of China Relief Fund (NFCRF). Tan Ean Kiam served on the boards of numerous Chinese schools as chairperson and director. He donated generously to education. The newly established TEKPS is funded by the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation.
Li Siong Tay Postgraduate Scholarship
Besides the annual TKKPS and TEKPS, the Tan Kah Kee Foundation offers another postgraduate scholarship - namely, the Li Siong Tay Postgraduate Scholarship (LSTPS). LSTPS will be offered from 2018 onwards, and seeks to encourage Singapore Citizens and PRs to pursue their Master's or PhD degrees in fields relating to the Education and Arts.
|Registration Period||30 Apr – 30 May (Annually)|
|Notice for Interview*||Jun 2019**|
|Interview||Jun / Jul|
* Only shortlisted applicants will receive notice from us.
** Date might have changes.
The application procedure and eligibility of all Scholarships are the same, except that TEKPS awards for study of humanities-related fields and LSTPS awards for the study of education and arts related fields..
The selection for the scholarships are highly selective, and is based on the applicant's academic achievements and commitment to serving the community. To apply, applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
- Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident;
- Outstanding academic record (a good Honours Degree or equivalent);
- A record of sustained commitment to serving the community;
- Effectively bilingual.
Qualified applicants may apply irrespective of race, religion, age and gender.
To apply, please submit:
- The completed application form via email to:email@example.com
- All supporting documents via post to:Tan Kah Kee Foundation Secretariat
43 Bukit Pasoh Road, Level 1,
Singapore 089856The required supporting documents are:
- Personal statement
- Certificates and transcripts of every completed year of study in College / University
- A confidential letter of recommendation from current supervisor of undergraduate or postgraduate studies or employer
- Documentary evidence to prove that the applicant has been admitted to the stated college/ university for the course indicated on the application form
- Recommendation letter testifying or supporting documents (e.g. testimonials, press reports, samples of work, etc) regarding track record in community service or volunteer work
INCOMPLETE applications will be rejected. Regretfully, submissions will not be returned.
|Chairman||Assoc Prof Tan Kheng Boon Eugene|
|Vice Chairman||Dr Chua Ai Lin|
|Committee Members||Prof Ong Choon Nam|
Prof Chen Kang
Assoc Prof Ng Yin Kwee Eddie
Mr Tan Keng Leck
Ms Tan Peoy Gee Peggy
|Year||Name||Course of Study|
|2017||Chin Siang Ong||PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine|
|2017||Zhuang Kuansong||PhD in Disability Studies|
|2017||Leonard Ng Wei Tat||PhD Engineering|
|2017||Lee Wilson||PhD in Philosophy|
|2017||Tan Yuk Hong Ian||PhD in Architecture|
|2017||Cheryl Foo Yunn Shee||PhD in Clinical Psychology|
|2017||Soon Shu Min Camellia||Masters of Creative Music Therapy|
|2017||Nabilah Binte Muhammad Said||Masters of Writing for Performance|
|2016||Guo Zhexi||PhD in Physics|
|2016||Ng Kia Boon||PhD in Physics|
|2016||Leong Chun Kiat||PhD In Mathematics|
|2016||Liang Zhen Chang||PhD in Bioengineering|
|2016||Hon Sui Ming Raymond||PhD in Industrial Design|
|2016||Khaw Yee Jek||Master of Science in Strategic Product Design|
|2016||Ng Hwee Chin||Erasmus Mundus Master in Journalism Media and Globolisation|
|2016||David Loke Kai Yuan||Masters of Music, Violin Performance|
|2016||Wee Kuan Chieh, Adrian||Masters of Arts|
|2016||Muhammad Noramin Bin Mohamed Farid||PhD in Drama and Theatre Studies|
|2015||Li Churen||Master in Music|
|2015||Mok Sze Xin||Master of Engineering in Logistics|
|2015||Yeo Ker Siang||Master of Arts in Information Experience Design|
|2015||Nur Hani Binte Zainal||Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology|
|2015||Umardani Bin Umle||PhD in Criminology|
|2015||Lin Li||PhD in English|
|2015||Gao Jiankang||MPhil in Asian Middle Eastern Studies (Research)|
|2015||Huo Yasi||Master of Education Program in International Education Policy|
|2015||Eugene Ong Sen Chun||Master of Architecture|
|2015||Elizabeth Wijaya||PhD in Comparative Literature|
|2014||Muhammad Noramin Bin Mohamed Farid||Choreomundus - International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice & Heritage|
|2014||Lin Rongchan||Doctor of Education|
|2014||Liao Bolun||Doctor of Philosophy in History|
|2014||Faizah Binte Zakaria||PhD in History|
|2014||Tan Li Wen||PhD in East Asia Languages and Civilisations|
|2014||Ng Jean Hui||Master in History of Art and Visual Culture|
|2014||Kang Pei Shan||PhD in Developmental Psychology (Human Development)|
|2014||Suen Johan Bin Mohd Zain||PhD in Sociology|
|2013||Ang Xing Yi||PhD in Finance and Economics|
|2013||Ng Kuang Jong Joel||DPhil International Relations|
|2013||Li Yongrui Julian||Master Degree in Double Bass (Classical)|
|2013||Chia Meng Tat Jack||PhD in History|
|2013||Chen Jiaxi||Master in Global and Imperial History|
|2013||Goh Sao-Ee||PhD in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education|
|2013||Cheong Yun Yee||PhD in Education|
|2013||Chow Teck Seng||PhD in Asian Middle Eastern Studies|