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C H Wee Gold Medal

First donated in 1998 by Dr. Wee Chow Hou, formerly Dean of the School of Business, from the fees paid to him for his speaking assignments and consulting work with business corporations, two gold medals are available for award to graduates in the School of Business. The award of the gold medals from the capital sum of $25,625.18 is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the two medals will be awarded as follows:
    1. One to the best graduate in the examination for the NUS Executive MBA Programme (Chinese); and
    2. One to the best contributor in class discussion voted by classmates for the UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Programme.
  2. The medals will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Dean and the Vice Dean (Graduate Studies) of the School of Business, MBA Academic Director of the MBA Programs Office, Head of Departments and a nominee of the Dean of the School of Business.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

CBRE Medal and Prize

In 2011, CB Richard Ellis Singapore donated a sum of S$15,000 for the award of ‘CBRE Medal and Prize'. A gold medal and cash prize (S$1,250) will be awarded in each academic year. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. One medal and prize to be awarded to an undergraduate completing the final year of studies in the Department of Real Estate.
  2. Student who has obtained (a) the highest mark in RE2101 Real Estate Market Analysis; and (b) at least an Honours (Distinction) for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Real Estate).
  3. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulations.

Cameron Medal and Prize

Cameron awards annually the Cameron Medal and Prize to recognise the best graduating students from Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) with specialisation in Offshore Oil & Gas Technology (Subsea Track). Each candidate shall be presented with a gold medal and cash prize of $1,500.

Award candidate is selected in the following manner:

  1. The Faculty/School/Department (as defined in Clauses 2 and 3, NUS Statute 3) can select a candidate from the graduating cohort, who is an outstanding Mechanical Engineering student specialised in Offshore Oil & Gas Technology (Subsea Track). This will determined by a panel consisting of at least 3 facility members from the Department. The panel will consider the CAP of the student, the grade point average for sub-sea modules, the grade point average for engineering modules, the character of the student and interest in the Subsea industry.
  2. The Department with the concurrence of the Board of Examiners (BoE) shall select the candidates from the graduating cohort based on cumulative average point (CAP).
  3. The awards will be endorsed by the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUS) on the recommendation of the Selection Committee (BoE) of the Faculty and Department.
  4. No award shall be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically NUS Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

CapitaLand Medal and Prize

With effect from AY2013/2014, a gold medal and cash prize of $1,250 will be awarded annually to one graduating student in the Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) programme. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject of rule 3 below, one medal and prize will be awarded to an undergraduate who has completed the final year of studies in the Department of Real Estate, and obtained (a) the highest mark in RE4213 Real Estate Risk Analysis and Management, and (b) at least an Honours (Distinction) for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Real Estate).
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulations.

Chalmers Medal

First presented in 1958 by the Malayan Pharmaceutical Association and subsequently in 1967 by the Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore in memory of the late Mr J. M. Chalmers, M.P.S., the criteria for the award were revised in 2002 with the conversion of the BSc (Pharmacy) degree course to a four-year programme.

  1. Subject to rule 3, the silver medal will be awarded annually to the student who has achieved outstanding academic results throughout the course of study for the degree of B.Sc.(Pharm) and graduated with a first class honours degree, in addition to having demonstrated leadership qualities as an undergraduate (as determined by the Department).
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Chemical Engineering Class of '87 Prize

Donated in 1998 by the Chemical Engineering Class of 1987, two cash and book prizes are awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $21,200. In 2004, it was decided that this be changed to a cash award for a Chemical Engineering Year 4 student. The prize will be awarded annually as follows:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below a cash prize, valued at $800, is awarded to a graduating Chemical Engineering student, with at least a Second Upper Class Honours, who has shown the greatest improvement in his academic performance in the examinations throughout his course of study.
  2. The prize is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Chemical Process Safety Prize

In 1975 Bridgestone Singapore Pte. Ltd. donated to the University a sum of monies for awarding scholarships to students reading the Chemical Engineering course. The remaining sum, amounting to $15,877.34 in 2001, was endowed as capital sum for the award of a book prize. Bridgestone Singapore Pte. Ltd. wound up in 1980.

In 2006, the ‘Chemical Plant Safety Book Prize' was renamed ‘Chemical Process Safety Prize' and is open to students who read a core module having extensive coverage of chemical process safety, for the degree of B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering).

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a cash prize of $250 will be awarded to a top student (or students if there are more than one student with the same marks) who had obtained at least an ‘A' grade in a chemical process safety core module which is determined by the Head of Department. Further, the eligible candidate should have a CAP of at least 4.0 at the end of the semester in which the award is to be given out. If this module is offered in both semesters of the academic year, one or more candidates meeting these criteria will be selected for this prize in each semester.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit (for a particular semester), the Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of the candidates throughout the course of study to choose the most deserving candidate.

Chettiars' Temple Medal

Donated in 2002 by the Chettiars' Temple, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of the capital sum of $30,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal will be awarded to an outstanding student in the Business Administration 3 examination.
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If there is no award made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Chief Justice Prize

Donated in 1999 by the Honourable Chief Justice Yong Pung How, a prize of $500 is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $30,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 2 below, the prize is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners to the student graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws who is:
    1. awarded First Class Honours; and
    2. in the opinion of the Final Year Board of Examiners, the best student throughout the course of study in the Faculty of Law. In assessing students for the award of the prize, the Board will be entitled to consider not only their examination performance, but also their performance in class as well as in extra-curricular activities.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a student of sufficient merit.
  3. If, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, more than one candidate merits the award of the Prize, the Board may recommend to the Board of Undergraduate Studies that the prize be apportioned amongst the candidates in such manner as the Board thinks fit.
  4. If no award is made in a particular year, the income generated from the capital sum for that year shall be added to the capital sum.

Chin Min Hong, Lucas Benedict Book Prize

Donated in 1997 by Madam Margaret Ong Shai Chin in memory of her son, Chin Min Hong, Lucas Benedict, a book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the book prize will be awarded to the fourth year medical student with the best performance in acute care postings.
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Senate on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The book prize, valued at $150.00 must be spent on books approved by the Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

China Daily Prize

In 2015, China Daily Asia Pacific Limited donated an expendable sum of S$40,000 to establish the China Daily Prize. The prize will be given out annually starting from AY2015-16 to students pursuing a single major in Communications and New Media (CNM) and CNM-BIZ (including Accountancy) double degree programme.

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, three awards will be given to the best CNM students as follows:
    1. Top students with the highest CAP (overall First, Second, Third) completing the Arts 2 examination for the degree of B.A.
    2. Top students with the highest CAP (overall First, Second, Third) completing the Arts 3 examination for the degree of B.A.
    3. Top graduating students in the CNM-BIZ (including Accountancy) double degree programme with the highest CAP (overall First, Second, Third) based on the B.Soc.Sci.(Hons) degree, regardless of their home faculty
  2. The award quantum for the First, Second and Third Prize is S$1,500, S$1,000 and S$700 respectively.
  3. Students must obtain a minimum CAP of 3.50.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. The Subject Average Point shall be used as the tiebreaker in the event there being more than one candidate of equal merit for the award. The department may, subject to funds being available, distribute the award or make additional awards in such manner as it deems fit.
  6. If there are no awards presented at any given year, the unutilized amount will be added back to the fund.
  7. The prize will be awarded by Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the FASS Board of Examiners.
  8. This gift shall be governed by the University Statues and Regulations, specifically, Statue 7 on Gift to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Chng Heng Lay Memorial Prize

The prize is awarded from the income of a capital sum of $5,000 donated in 1977 by Mr. Chng Kiat Leng in memory of his brother.

  1. The prize is awarded to an honours student in the Department of Sociology who, in the year of award, has submitted the best academic exercise.
  2. Subject to rule 3 below, the award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies annually on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners which shall take into account the views of the Head of the Department of Sociology. The Head, before submitting his recommendation to the Board, shall consult the supervisors of the honours students for that year.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If, in any year, there are, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, two or more candidates of equal merit, the income may be distributed by the Board of Undergraduate Studies in such manner as it thinks fit.
  5. It shall not be obligatory for the Board of Undergraduate Studies to award, in any one year, the whole of the income of that year.
  6. The funds available from any prize, or the balance of any income, not awarded will be added to the capital sum.
  7. A copy of every academic exercise for which an award has been made shall be sent to the donor or his administrator or executor.

Chua Joon Eng Gold Medal

The Chua Joon Eng Gold Medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of S$24,505.79 donated by staff members in recognition of Mr. Chua Joon Eng's services and contribution to the Faculty of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Business. Mr. Chua, a pioneer staff member of the Faculty of Business Administration, was instrumental in initiating the executive development programmes of the Graduate School. The award of the gold medal is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal will be awarded to the best graduate in the examination for the Master of Business Administration programme (conducted in English) for senior executives.
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Dean and the Vice Dean (Graduate Studies) of the School of Business, APEX-E Academic Director of the MBA Programs Office and a nominee of the Dean of the School of Business.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

Chua Toh Hua Memorial Gold Medal

Donated in 1998 by Professor & Mrs Chua Nam Hai in memory of Professor Chua's late grandfather, Mr Chua Toh Hua, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal will be awarded to the Doctor of Philosophy graduate with the most outstanding research work done in Life Sciences. The Heads of Departments and the Directors of the Institutes concerned will nominate candidates for this purpose.
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Selection Committee comprising the Executive Director of Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (Chairman), the Dean of the Faculty of Science, the Dean of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Executive Director of the NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering, or their nominees.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the money available may be used to make more than one award in a subsequent year if there are candidates of sufficient merit.

Clinical Skills Prize

Donated in 1997 and 1998 by Prof Chan Heng Leong and Mrs Choo Kok Leong (Mdm Loke Yuen Theng), a book prize is awarded from an expendable sum of S$15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the prize will be awarded to the best student in the Multi-Station Examination in the Second Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Committee for Clinical Skills Foundation Course.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to provide for awards in subsequent years.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Colgate Scientific Medal & Prize

In 2010, Colgate Palmolive (Eastern) Pte Ltd made an endowed gift of $75,000 to the Faculty of Dentistry. The proceeds from the capital sum will be used for the awarding of a gold medal and cash prize of $1,000. The objective of this award is to provide recognition and encouragement to the best student with distinction in Microbiology in the Second Professional B.D.S. Examination. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal and cash prize valued at $1,000 will be given to the best student distinction in Microbiology in the Second Professional B.D.S. Examination.
    In the event that no student is eligible, a book prize of $100 may be awarded to the student who obtains the highest mark and an ‘A' grade for the subject. The book prize will be given in the form of a book voucher.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Faculty's Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statute and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

College of Family Physicians Gold Medal

Donated in 1998 by the College of Family Physicians Singapore, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the gold medal is awarded annually to the best student who has attained a distinction in the Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) Examinations.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Director, Graduate School of Medicine Studies.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

College of Family Physicians Singapore Family Medicine Prize

Donated in 2012 by the College of Family Physicians Singapore, a cash prize will be awarded each year from a sum of S$15,000. The award is open to all Phase III (Year 3) medical students of YLLSoM and governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a cash prize of S$1,000 will be awarded to the best undergraduate student in Family Medicine.
  2. Three students who scored the highest in the continual assessments of the Family Medicine Posting will be invited for an interview. A selection committee consisting of 3 doctors from Division of Family Medicine, YLLSoM, will select the winner among these nominees.
  3. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the principal sum.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

College of Family Physicians Singapore Prize in Family Medicine

In October 2012, the College of Family Physicians Singapore (CFPS) has pledged an expendable gift of S$15,000 to Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School to establish the College of Family Physicians Singapore Prize in Family Medicine. The award will be given out annually with effect from AY 2012/2013.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 2 below, a cash prize of S$1,000 and a certificate, will be awarded annually to a graduating MD student who best exemplifies the core values of Family Medicine.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. The winner will be decided by the Duke-NUS Awards Selection Committee on the recommendation of the College of Family Physicians Singapore Awards Selection Panel. The College of Family Physicians Singapore will formulate the judging criteria.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to provide for awards in subsequent years.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulations.

College of Surgeons Medal

In 1991, the Council of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore donated a capital sum of $15,000 to the University to establish "The Chapter of Surgeons Gold Medal". This donation was made from proceeds of the 23rd Annual Combined Surgical Meeting, which was organized by the Chapter of Surgeons of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

On 17 August 2004, the Chapter of Surgeons was dissolved and the College of Surgeons was set up. In 2005, upon the proposal of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, the gold medal was renamed College of Surgeons Medal.

The award will be governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to there being a candidate of sufficient merit, the medal will be awarded annually to the most outstanding candidate in the Examination leading to the degree of Master of Medicine (Surgery).
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  3. If, in any year, no award is made, the income earned will be added to the capital sum.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Colliers Medal and Prize

In 2011, Colliers International (Singapore) Pte Ltd donated a sum of S$15,000 for the award of ‘Colliers Medal and Prize'. A gold medal and cash prize (S$1,250) will be awarded in each academic year. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. One medal and prize to be awarded to an undergraduate who has completed the final year of studies in the Department of Real Estate and has achieved the highest average mark in the following Real Estate modules:
    1. RE2802 Real Estate Economics (To be replaced by ‘RE2102 Real Estate Economics' when the old syllabus is phased out)
    2. RE2803 Principles of Valuation (To be replaced by ‘RE1104 Principles of Real Estate Valuation' when the old syllabus is phased out)
    3. RE2804 Real Estate Finance (To be replaced by ‘RE2104 Real Estate Finance' when the old syllabus is phased out)
    4. RE2805 Real Estate Marketing and Negotiation (To be replaced by ‘RE2106 Real Estate Marketing and Negotiation' when the old syllabus is phased out)
    5. The student must also obtain a minimum grade of B+ in each of the above mentioned modules.
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulations.

Continental Steel Gold Medals & Book Prizes

Continental Steel Pte Ltd donated $100,000 to the Structural Steel Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering, to be kept as a programme fund to top-up research scholarships for graduate students. Part of the 80% of the proceeds from the Government's first matching dollar of $100,000, placed in the Faculty of Engineering Endowment Account, will be used for the award of two medals and book prizes. The award of the medals and book prizes is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the gold medals and book prizes will be awarded to:
    1. the best Master of Science (Civil Engineering) graduate in Structural Steel Design and Structural Steel related modules to be determined by the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering; and
    2. the best Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) graduate in Structural Steel Design and Structural Steel related modules to be determined by the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering.
  2. The award will be made by the respective Board of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  1. Top students with the highest CAP (overall First, Second, Third) completing the Arts 2 examination for the degree of B.A.
  2. Top students with the highest CAP (overall First, Second, Third) completing the Arts 3 examination for the degree of B.A.
  3. Top graduating students in the CNM-BIZ (including Accountancy) double degree programme with the highest CAP (overall First, Second, Third) based on the B.Soc.Sci.(Hons) degree, regardless of their home faculty
  4. The award quantum for the First, Second and Third Prize is S$1,500, S$1,000 and S$700 respectively.
  5. Students must obtain a minimum CAP of 3.50.
  6. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  7. The Subject Average Point shall be used as the tiebreaker in the event there being more than one candidate of equal merit for the award. The department may, subject to funds being available, distribute the award or make additional awards in such manner as it deems fit.
  8. If there are no awards presented at any given year, the unutilized amount will be added back to the fund.
  9. The prize will be awarded by Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the FASS Board of Examiners.
  10. This gift shall be governed by the University Statues and Regulations, specifically, Statue 7 on Gift to the University and the corresponding Regulation.
    1. The prize is awarded to an honours student in the Department of Sociology who, in the year of award, has submitted the best academic exercise.
    2. Subject to rule 3 below, the award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies annually on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners which shall take into account the views of the Head of the Department of Sociology. The Head, before submitting his recommendation to the Board, shall consult the supervisors of the honours students for that year.
    3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
    4. If, in any year, there are, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, two or more candidates of equal merit, the income may be distributed by the Board of Undergraduate Studies in such manner as it thinks fit.
    5. It shall not be obligatory for the Board of Undergraduate Studies to award, in any one year, the whole of the income of that year.
    6. The funds available from any prize, or the balance of any income, not awarded will be added to the capital sum.
    7. A copy of every academic exercise for which an award has been made shall be sent to the donor or his administrator or executor.
    1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal will be awarded to the best graduate in the examination for the Master of Business Administration programme (conducted in English) for senior executives.
    2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Dean and the Vice Dean (Graduate Studies) of the School of Business, APEX-E Academic Director of the MBA Programs Office and a nominee of the Dean of the School of Business.
    3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
    4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.