Temasek Foundation

The Temasek Foundation – G Muthukumarasamy Scholarship, Temasek Foundation – RKS Nachiappan Scholarship, and Temasek Foundation – Nithiah Nandan Arumugam Scholarship honour the legacies of three late unionists - Mr G Muthukumarasamy, Mr Nachiappan RK Sinniah, and Mr Nithiah Nandan s/o Arumugam - who believed in the value of education and advocated for lifelong learning.

Offered to students of all ages including mature students, these scholarships are offered on a merit basis to individuals from lower income backgrounds, who demonstrate academic excellence. 


  • Two components:
    a) Living expenses for the student recipient
    b) A family recognition award for one or more family members to receive, in appreciation of the role of families in contributing to the success of the student and/or other family members
  • No age limit for applicants
  • Bond-free
  • Tenable for the entire course of study, and renewable yearly subject to the recipients meeting the criteria
Scholarship Components
(Per Recipient)
Living Expenses (Annual)$3,000$4,000$5,000
Family Recognition Award (Annual)$2,000$2,000$2,000
Duration of Study3 years3 years3-5 years
Total Award
(Per Recipient)
$15,000$18,000$21,000 (3 years)
$28,000 (4 years)
$35,000 (5 years)



  • The scholarships are given based on merit and income criteria
  • Eligible applicants must be Singaporeans with per capita income of not more than S$1,875.
  • Students of all ages are welcome to apply, including mature students



Applications for the Temasek Foundation Scholarships will be opened yearly. Mid-course applications are also accepted. The public may contact the respective Institutes of Higher Learning for more information:

InstitutionApplication CommencesWebsiteContact 
Institute of Technical EducationMay 2023

Link to ITE

1800-222 2111/
6590 2211
Nanyang PolytechnicApril 2023

Link to NYP

6550 0388
[email protected]

Ngee Ann PolytechnicApril 2023

Link to NP 

[email protected]
Republic PolytechnicApril/May 2023Link to RP
Singapore PolytechnicSep 2023Link to SP

6775 1133
[email protected]

Temasek PolytechnicSep 2023Link to TP[email protected]
Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeApril 2023Link to NTU

6790 6766
[email protected]

National University of SingaporeApril 2023

Link to NUS

6516 1010

Singapore Institute of TechnologyJuly 2023

Link to SIT

[email protected]
Singapore Management UniversityOct 2023Link to SMU[email protected]
Singapore University of Social SciencesApril 2023

Link to SUSS

6240 8998
[email protected]

Singapore University of Technology DesignApril 2023Link to SUTD

6499 4060
[email protected]