Why Give to SoC?

As Asia’s leading computing school, NUS School of Computing (SoC) is recognised for its world-class education and cutting edge research. Its international curriculum equips students with the right balance of scholarly excellence, professionalism, and soft skills needed in today’s workplace. Many of the school’s graduates are empowered with the capabilities to become leaders in their respective fields, revolutionising the way the world functions.

Since its evolution from the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, SoC has transformed into a haven of research and development in Computing.

Your contribution will help SoC continue its legacy in producing a trail of distinguished alumni who are at the forefront of technological advancements.

We invite your support toward the following causes:

SoC Pay-It-Forward Bursary Fund

The SoC Pay-It-Forward Bursary was established by a group of alumni and long-serving faculty members of the School of Computing (SoC). The bursary is awarded to full-time needy undergraduates from the School of Computing from Academic Year 2013/14.

Click here to find out more about the SoC Pay-It-Forward Bursary.

Computing Alumni Assistance Award

Join the efforts of the Computing alumni by making a gift to this award, initiated by the Computing Alumni Association (CAA), to support supplementary educational expenses on computing project initiatives for SoC students with limited financial resources.

Click here to find out more about this award.

Computing Student Development Fund

Make a gift to enable more Computing undergraduate and graduate students to obtain professional qualifications and gain international exposure through overseas study trips, participation in academic conferences, competitions and professional certification courses.

Click here to find out more about this fund.

"My journey to Dalian has given me a richer perspective of China's industrialising economy and its people. It has made me more aware of the future global competition brewing just beyond Singapore's shores. The overseas experience has helped to mould me into a world-ready citizen to face the challenges of tomorrow's economy…"
- SoC student Kenneth Luo


Scholarships ensure than an NUS education is accessible to talented young people, regardless of family income.

Read about how the NUS Undergraduate (Merit) Scholarship boosted the confidence of Lim Cheng Lei, Year 2 student with School of Computing and USP.

Tax Benefits

If you are a Singapore tax resident, your gift to NUS is eligible for a 2.5 times tax deduction.

When the tax deduction for the donation is more than your taxable income (for both individuals and companies) for the year, the donor is allowed to carry forward the unutilised deductions for a maximum of 5 years. For example, a donation made in 2011, and allowed for deduction in YA 2012, will be allowed to be carried forward (if tax deduction for the donation exceeds the income for 2011) up to YA 2017.

Donors (companies) must satisfy the shareholding test as defined in the Income Tax Act of Singapore.

Matching Grants

All eligible gifts will enable the University to apply for the prevailing matching grants from the Singapore government.

How to Donate?

Credit Card

To make a direct donation to the Computing Student Development Fund, you could do so online with your credit cards here. Please remember to select “Computing Student Development Fund” as the item you wish to support.

To make a direct donation to the Computing Alumni Assistance Award, you could do so online with your credit cards here. Please remember to select “Computing Alumni Assistance Award” as the item you wish to support.

To make a direct donation to the SoC Pay-It-Forward Endowed Bursary Fund, you could do so online with your credit cards here. Please remember to select “SoC Pay-It-Forward Endowed Bursary Fund” as the item you wish to support.


To make a gift by cheque, please download and print either an individual donor gift form or a corporate donor gift form and mail it in with your cheque. Donations by crossed cheques should be issued to “National University of Singapore”. Please remember to specify “Computing Student Development Fund” or “Computing Alumni Assistance Award” or “SoC Pay-It-Forward Bursary Fund” on the back of the cheque, and mail it to:

National University of Singapore
Computing 1
13 Computing Drive
Singapore 117417


NUS offers naming opportunities to recognise the generosity of our donors. Individuals or corporations looking into other forms of giving to the School may consider endowing scholarships, professorships, research, or facilities improvements. Details may be found here.

For more information on making a gift to NUS School of Computing, please email