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G. A. Ransome Gold Medal

Donated in 1978 by the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in memory of the late Emeritus Professor Sir Gordon Arthur Ransome, the medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $6,000 to the candidate who has distinguished himself in the examination leading to the degree of Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine).

  1. The award will be made by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

Gardens by the Bay Prize

In 2017, Gardens by the Bay, an independent organisation donated an expendable sum of S$15,000 to establish a prize for the top graduating student in the Master of Landscape Architecture programme.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a cash prize valued at S$1000, will be presented to a deserving graduate with the highest Cumulative Average Point (CAP) in the Master of Landscape Architecture programme.
  2. Student has to complete the programme with the minimum CAP of 4.5. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the student with the highest number of A+, A, A- throughout the course will be awarded.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies or its nominee.
  5. If no award is made in any year, the unutilised amount will be added to the fund.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

GIC Gold Medal

In 2001, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) donated $50,000 to set up an endowed fund for the award of a gold medal to be given to the best student in the University Scholars Programme awarded with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. The medal will be awarded annually to the best student in the University Scholars Programme awarded with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree.
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of the candidates throughout their course of study.
  4. No awards 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 capital sum.
  6. As the first batch of BBA (Honours) students from the University Scholars Programme will graduate in academic session 2003-4, the medal will, for academic sessions 2000-1, 2001-2 and 2002-3, be awarded to the best Business Administration graduate participating in the Talent Development Programme.

Gilliland Memorial Medal

Established by his family in 1974 in memory of the late Professor H. B. Gilliland, Professor of Botany until 1965, the bronze medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $1,000.

The medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners to the top student in LSM 3251 – Ecology and Environmental Processes. The candidate must be a student majoring in Life Sciences in the area of concentration of Biology.

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


Glaxo Medal

Donated in 1989 by Glaxochem Pte Ltd, the gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000 to the best student in the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) II Examination.

The award is governed by the following conditions.

  1. The award is made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) II Examination.
  2. No award is made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. If no award is made in any year, the income generated for that year will be added to the capital sum.

GlaxoSmithKline Gold Medal

Donated in 1989 by Glaxochem Pte Ltd, one gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000 to the best student in the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) II Examination. Another gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000 to the best all rounder Chemistry and Applied Chemistry students who have achieved academic excellence in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) programme and who have participated actively in community services.

The award is governed by the following conditions.

  1. The medals are awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of the candidate throughout their course of study for the degree.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Globalfoundries Singapore Prize in Microelectronics

Donated in 1994 by Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte Ltd, a book prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. In 1997, Chartered Semiconductor extended this donation for another book prize.

The book prizes are governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below,
    1. a book prize valued at $350 will be awarded to the best Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) IV student in Microelectronics throughout his course of study;
    2. a book prize valued at $250 will be awarded to the best Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) IV student in Microelectronics Processing Option (consisting of Electronic Materials Science, Processing of Microelectronic Materials, Microelectronic Thin Films, Transport Phenomena in Electronics Processing).
  2. The book prizes will be made 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 no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  5. The book prizes will be in the form of book vouchers.

Globalfoundries Singapore Medal

Donated in 2000 by Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte Ltd, 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 most outstanding graduating student in Applied Chemistry for either the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science or the degree of Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours).
  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 no award is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to provide for awards in subsequent years.

Goh Boon Peng and Seah Sai Kew Medal and Prize in Paediatrics

Donated in March 2017 by Prof Daniel Goh and his siblings, a gold medal and book prize will be awarded from an expendable sum of S$15,000. The award is open to all graduating medical students and governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal and a book prize of $300 will be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student who has done well in paediatric clerkship and also contributed outside of academic work by serving in the community, both locally or regionally.
  2. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies or its nominee.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the unutilized amount will be added to the fund.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Gold Medal and Book Prize in Ophthalmology

Donated in 1986 by the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology and the Singapore Eye Foundation, the gold medal and book prize are awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $10,000.

  1. The award is open to all fourth year medical students. It is awarded for the best essay on a topic in Ophthalmology. The essay shall comprise 1,000 to 1,500 words. The essays shall be adjudicated by an Adjudicating Committee comprising the Dean of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (or his nominee), the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Singapore Eye Foundation (or his nominee) and the Chairman of the Singapore Society of Ophthalmology. If there is more than one essay of merit, the Adjudicating Committee may interview the candidates concerned for further assessment.
  2. The gold medal and book prize are awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Adjudicating Committee. The award will be made only if an essay of sufficient merit is received.
  3. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  4. The book prize will be in the form of book vouchers.

Gordon Arthur Ransome Medal and Prizes in Internal Medicine

Donated in 2012 by Dr Chew Beng Keng, in memory of his former teacher, the late Emeritus Professor Sir Gordon Arthur Ransome, a gold medal and two cash prizes will be awarded from an endowed sum of $75,000.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below
    1. A gold medal and a cash prize of $750 will be awarded to the student who scores the highest in continual assessments for third year Medicine posting and final year Medicine posting.
    2. A cash prize of $750 will be awarded to the student who scores the second highest in continual assessments for third year Medicine posting and final year Medicine posting.
  2. The awards will be made 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 no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the principal 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.

Gordon Johnson Book Prize

First instituted in 1969, the Gordon Johnson Book Prize was awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $1,000 donated by Dr G. H. Johnson, Visiting Professor in Accountancy at the University. In 1993, the Faculty of Business Administration donated a sum of $10,000 to augment the existing capital sum to increase the value of the book prize to $150.

The book prizes will be made under the following conditions:

  1. The trustees of the prize fund shall be the National University of Singapore which shall be empowered to invest the capital sum in any non-speculative investment.
  2. The prize shall be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners to the most outstanding student in Accounting and who has also excelled in the Bachelor of Business Administration I Examination.
  3. No award shall be made unless the Board of Undergraduate Studies is satisfied that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available shall be added to the principal sum.
  5. The prize money will be in the form of book vouchers.
  6. In the event of the award of the prize being terminated for any reason, the capital sum and all proceeds thereto shall accrue to the funds of the University.
  7. The rules for the award of the prize shall normally not be amended without prior consultation with the donor.