In 2008, the family of Mr Lim Joo Hock donated a gift of S$250, 000 to set up an endowed Lim Hong Chin Memorial Scholarship fund for School of Computing undergraduates. The Lim Hong Chin Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of Mr Lim Joo Hock's late father. The School will use the yearly distributable income from the investment of the endowed fund to award one Scholarship per year.


The objective of the Scholarship is to identify and support outstanding Singaporean students who demonstrate academic excellence, high intellectual capacity, sound character, strong leadership potential, and a passion for creativity and innovation.

Scholars are expected to contribute significantly to the NUS/SoC community while studying here and the community at large when they graduate.

Nature and value of Scholarship

For AY2015-16 intake and beyond:
The Scholarship will cover the scholar’s tuition fees (excluding the MOE Tuition Grant) for the undergraduate candidature and is tenable for a maximum of 4 years for pursuing a single undergraduate degree on condition that he/she maintains a minimum CAP (Cumulative Average Point) of 3.50. The academic performance is monitored and will be submitted to the donor for review each semester. The scholar is also required to meet the donor once every year to give an account of his/her academic performance.

The Scholarship will be withdrawn at any time if the academic progress or conduct of the scholar is not satisfactory.

The Scholarship is tenable for the entire undergraduate course duration in the School.

Application and Selection Procedure

Application period for the Scholarship will run from March each year.

Singaporeans should submit their online application via the annual NUS scholarship exercise with NUS Office of Admissions by their prescribed deadline.

Applications for the Scholarship must be made using this prescribed application form for Singapore Permanent Residents by the same deadline set above. 

Applicants will be selected on a deserving basis and the criteria for the scholarship will include:

  1. Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents
  2. Good achievement results;
  3. Good co-curricular activities (CCA) record;
  4. Good character and leadership qualities;
  5. Currently not recipient of other scholarship, fellowship, bursary, grant or award; and
  6. Any other attributes of the applicant that may provide an assessment of the character and the potential for leadership or contributions to the NUS community.


The Rules and Regulations can be found in the application form. Scholarships are awarded on competitive basis among all eligible candidates. Recipients will be selected from among the best in each cohort.

The School reserves the right not to award any scholarship if there is no candidate of sufficient merit. The decision of the selection committee is final. Enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained.

Date of Application

Candidates who are Singaporeans will be considered among Computing freshmen and shortlisted for interviews should they be joining the School at the start of the new academic year.  Application should be made via annual NUS scholarship exercise with NUS Office of Admissions by their prescribed deadline.

All application forms by candidates who are Singapore Permanent Residents are to be submitted online via NUS Scholarship applicaton portal for this faculty-administered scholarship by the same deadline prescribed by NUS Office of Admissions. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

Date of Interview

The interview dates are tentatively scheduled in the month of April. Shortlisted applicants will be notified if there are any changes to the dates.