Lai Yu Hua Bursary


The Lai Yu Hua Bursary was established in 2023 through a generous endowed Gift of SG$150,000 by Mr Laurence Putra Franslay, an alumnus from the Class of 2013, NUS School of Computing (SoC), as a tribute to his late father, Mr Lai Yu Hua.

Mr Lai Yu Hua and his family have been active in giving back to the community and have demonstrated a commitment to community welfare. The establishment of this bursary reflects their aspiration that it would serve as a source of inspiration for future generations of NUS SoC students to use their skills for the greater good. 

This bursary is awarded to financially disadvantaged undergraduate students in NUS SoC, with a particular emphasis on those who have actively contributed to society. 


The primary aim of the Lai Yu Hua Bursary is to provide financial assistance to financially challenged undergraduate students from NUS SoC. Each Bursary is valued at a maximum of SG$8,000. One bursary will be awarded in each academic year, subject to the sufficiency of funds and/or available income in adherence to the University’s prevailing spending policies.

The University will be responsible for, and have the sole discretion in, the selection of candidates and the administration of the Gift Purpose.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents – Applicants must be either Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  2. Academic enrollment – Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in NUS SoC.
  3. Financial Need – Candidates should be from households with Per-Capita-Income (PCI) below the prevailing NUS benchmark for financial aid. Refer to link for specific details.
  4. Community Contributions – Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated active involvement in community service or school initiatives through volunteerism. This emphasis on prior engagement in volunteerism underscores the bursary’s commitment to supporting students who have actively demonstrated a dedication to helping communities in need.


  1. Bursary Tenure and Usage: The bursary is valid for one academic year and is designated for the recipient’s educational expenses, including tuition fees, course materials, study trips, and fees related to other University-organized educational activities.
  2. Concurrent Awards: Recipients are allowed to concurrently accept other bursaries, scholarships, or awards, and no bond is required.
  3. Full-time Enrolment Requirement: Acceptance of the bursary is contingent upon the recipient remaining a full-time undergraduate student in NUS School of Computing during the bursary period.
  4. Award Discretion: The University reserves the right not to award any bursary if none of the candidates meet the specified award criteria.
  5. Disbursement Conditions: The disbursement of the bursary is subject to the availability of sufficient funds and/or income from the Gift, in adherence to the University’s prevailing spending policies.

Application and Selection Procedure

  1. Submission Procedure: Applicants for the Lai Yu Hua Bursary are required to submit their applications through the Office of Admissions-Financial Aid (OAM-OFA) website at during the designated application period. Submitting applications through OAM-OFA provides applicants the opportunity to be considered for various Bursaries/Awards offered at the University level, enhancing the chances of receiving financial support.
  2. Notification of Shortlisted/Selected Applicants: Only shortlisted or selected applicants will receive notification.

    Applicants are encouraged to adhere to the specified application procedures and timelines outlined by the Office of Admissions-Financial Aid to facilitate a smooth and fair selection process.