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NCS Medal and Prize

In 2000, the National Computer Systems Pte Ltd donated $15,000 for a gold medal and prize of $500 to be awarded for a period of 20 years beginning from the academic year 2001/2002. In view that National Computer Systems Pte. Ltd. had changed its name to NCS Pte. Ltd., in 2006 National Computer System Medal and Prize was renamed NCS Medal and Prize.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal and prize will be awarded to a top student in the Bachelor of Computing (Hons) in Computer Science course.
  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 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.

National Semi-conductor Gold Medal and Book Prize

Donated in 1994 by the National Semiconductor Manufacturer (NSM) Pte Ltd, a book prize is awarded to the capital sum of $15,000. In 1997, NSM donated an additional $25,000 for award of another gold medal.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. (a) Subject to rule 3 below, the book prize will be awarded to the final year Electrical Engineering student who has performed best in the Microelectronics subject with the largest student enrolment.
    (b) Subject to rule 3 below, the gold medal will be awarded to the higher degree graduate in the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management who has published the best research paper that has been accepted/published by an international journal.
  2. The book prize and medal will be awarded by the Board of 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.
  5. The book prize, valued at $350, will be in the form of book vouchers.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

National University of Singapore Geographical Society Gold Medal

A gold medal, presented in 1957 by the University of Malaya Geographical Society, shall normally be awarded annually to the best student in Geography on the results of the Honours Examination for the degree of B.Soc. Sci.

  1. The award shall be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Geography.
  2. No award shall be made unless the Board of Undergraduate Studies is satisfied that the candidate is of sufficient merit. If no award is made in any year, the funds available shall be carried forward to the following year to provide for the award of an additional medal.

Nestle Nutrition Institute Medals and Prizes

Nestle Singapore (Pte) Ltd established these medal and prizes with a donation in 1985 and made additional gifts in 2013. The medals and prizes are governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, each of the awards will be made annually by the Board of Graduate/Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
    1. A gold medal will be awarded to the best student in Paediatrics in the Final Professional M.B.,B.S. Examination.
    2. A book prize of $500 will be awarded to the best undergraduate for Paediatric Clinical Clerkship.
    3. A silver medal and book prize of $500 will be awarded to the second best student in each diet of the M.Med.(Paediatrics) Examination. In the event that the best student for each diet of the M.Med.(Paediatrics) Examination is not of sufficient merit to be awarded the M.Med.(Paediatrics) Gold Medal, he will be awarded the silver medal and book prize. In the event of a tie, the book prize shall be shared equally among the awardees but each awardee will receive a silver medal.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the principal sum.

Nihal Kaur Sidhu Medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

In 2002, Professor Kuldip Singh from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology donated $20,000 to establish a gold medal award in honour of his mother, Madam Nihal Kaur Sidhu. This award will replace the Hoops Medal which will be discontinued as the funds for it have been depleted. A gold medal will be awarded from the proceeds of the capital sum of $20,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medal will be awarded to the best student in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the degrees of M.B.B.S. The best student will be determined as follows. The top five students of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinical posting will be invited to submit an essay on a topic given by the Head of Department of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department. The medal will be awarded to the student with the best essay.
  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. If there is no award made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

NOL Medal

Donated in 1995 by the Neptune Orient Lines Ltd, a gold medal is awarded annually from the proceeds of a capital sum of $30,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below for 2003/4 and 2004/5, the medal is awarded to the best student in Logistics and Operations Management concentration and excelled overall in the B.B.A. Honours degree program. From AY2005/06, the medal will be awarded to the most outstanding student in Operations and Supply Chain Management concentration in the B.B.A. Honours examination.
  2. The award 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.

NTUC Denticare Medal

Donated in 1996 by NTUC Denticare, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. In 2003, it was agreed that a book prize may be awarded. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, the medal will be awarded to the best student with distinction in Biochemistry in the First Professional Bachelor of Dental Surgery Examination.
  2. The medal is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. In the event that no student is eligible for award of a medal, a book prize may be awarded to the student who obtains the highest mark and an 'A' grade for the subject.
  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 capital 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.

NTUC Income Prizes

In 1987, the NTUC Co-operative Insurance Commonwealth Enterprise Ltd. donated a sum of $10,000 for the award of three book prizes. In 1993, NTUC Income donated an additional sum of $20,000 to institute two additional book prizes and also to increase the value of the book prizes. With this donation, the total capital sum was $30,000. In 2012, NTUC Income increased the value of the book prizes.

  1. Five book prizes will be awarded annually as follows:
    1. One book prize to the best student in Financial Risk Management who has also excelled in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) with Honours.
    2. One book prize to the best student in Risk and Insurance who has also excelled in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) with Honours.
    3. One book prize to the best student in Financial Markets who has also excelled in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) with Honours.
    4. One book prize to the best student in Communication and New Media in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours.
    5. One book prize to the best NUS student in the ANU-NUS Joint Honours Degree Programme in Actuarial Studies and Economics throughout the first three semesters of study at NUS.
  2. Subject to rule 3 below, the awards shall be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies annually on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award shall be made unless the Board of Undergraduate Studies is of the opinion that there is a candidate of sufficient merit. The income thus available shall be added to the capital sum.
  4. The book prizes are valued at $250 each in the form of book vouchers.

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


NUHS Department of Anaesthesia Prize

Donated in 2014 by NUHS Department of Anaesthesia, a cash prize will be awarded from an expendable sum of $15,000.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the undergraduate medical student with excellent scores in continual and final assessments of the Anaesthesia posting and with the best written report on a research project in the field of Anaesthesia.  The author of the report should be a collaborator in the research project.
  2. Reports must be submitted through the Dean's Office of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine for adjudication on or before a date to be fixed by the Dean's Office of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
  3. The awards will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners and adjudicating panel comprising the Head of Department of Anaesthesia; Clinical Director, Department of Anaesthesia; and Research of Education Director, Department of Anaesthesia.
  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 Statues and Regulations, specifically Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statues and Regulations, specifically Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Nursing Research Medals

In 2012, Professor Sally Chan donated a sum of S$15,000 to encourage research among nursing undergraduates, to develop their research interests and skills for use in their professional and career pursuits. The medals are awarded annually and are governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the medals will be awarded to two top students completing NUR4104 Honours Project in Nursing.
  2. A gold medal will be awarded to the best student and a silver medal will be awarded to the second best student of the module.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. The awards will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  5. In the event that there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of candidates during the year of study in addition to their research project results.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically Statue 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding regulations.

NUS Malay Studies Prize

In October 2015, the family of the late Mr Wan Boo Sow pledged an endowment of S$75,000 and an expendable gift of S$15,000 to establish the NUS Malay Studies Prize. The prizes will be given out annually starting from AY2015-16 to recognize academic excellence amongst FASS undergraduates in Malay Studies.

  1. Subject to Rule 4 below, total of 5 cash prizes amounting to S$3,700 will be awarded annually to FASS undergraduates who have achieved academic excellence in Malay Studies. The NUS Malay Studies Prize will be awarded as follows:
    1. A cash prize of S$500 to the best Arts 2 student In Malay Studies with the highest SJAP i.e. the average point of all Malay Studies modules throughout the course of study in the examinations leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. The prize is open to both Singaporeans and nonSingaporeans.
    2. A cash prize of S$800 to the best Arts 3 student in Malay Studies with the highest SJAP in Malay Studies modules in the academic year. The prize is open to both Singaporeans and nonSingaporeans.
    3. A cash prize of S1,000 to the best Arts 4 student in Malay Studies with the highest SJAP in Malay Studies modules throughout the course of study in the examinations leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours). In addition, the student must obtain a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.50. The prize is open to both Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans.
    4. A bilingual cash prize of S$600 to the best Arts 2 student in Malay/Indonesian Literature in the examination for the degree of the Bachelor of Arts. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum CAP of 3.50 and be highly proficient in both English and Malay. He/she must also pass an oral interview conducted by a panel of at least two faculty members of the department. The prize is open only to Singapore citizens born in Singapore and are Singaporeans-at-birth. A copy of their Singapore birth certificate must be submitted to the Department.
    5. A bilingual cash prize of S$800 to the best Arts 3 student in Malay/Indonesian Literature in the examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum CAP of 3.50 and be highly proficient in both English and Malay. He/she must also pass an oral interview conducted by a panel of at least two faculty members of the department. The prize is open only to Singapore citizens born in Singapore and are Singaporeans-at-birth. A copy of their Singapore birth certificate must be submitted to the Department.
  2. Singaporean male awardees for all categories of prizes must have completed full-time national service and submit a copy of their National Service Certificate to the Department. 
  3. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit for the award, the single prize will be shared equally. 
  4. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit. 
  5. If there are no awards presented at any given year, the unutilized amount will be added back to the fund. 
  6. The Department will periodically review and adjust the award quantum and prize structure over time in consultation and with the consent of the donor. 
  7. The prizes will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners. 
  8. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation. 

NUSS Medal for Outstanding Achievement

Donated in 2010 by The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS), the medal is awarded annually to recognize one graduating student from each Faculty/School for outstanding all-round achievements, from the proceeds of a capital sum of $105,000. In addition, each student will receive a NUSS membership, which can be activated anytime within three years of graduation.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 6 below, each Faculty/School (as defined in Clauses 2 and 3, NUS Statute 3) can select a winner, from each year's graduating cohort, who is an outstanding student having achieved academic excellence as well as made significant extra-curricular contributions.
  2. For Faculties/Schools offering only graduate programmes, the winner will be one who is graduating with a higher degree. For all other Faculties/Schools, the winner will be selected from the cohort graduating with undergraduate degrees.
  3. Eligibility Criteria:
    • First criteria – Academic excellence. The undergraduate winner must have achieved at least an Honours (Distinction), or equivalent. Similarly, the higher degree winner must have attained a CAP of at least 4.0.
    • Second criteria – Significant extra-curricular contributions. The winner must have a proven track record of active participation in NUS student activities and/or impactful contribution in community service/voluntary work, preferably in leadership capacities.
  4. Each Faculty/School will set up a Selection Committee, chaired by the Dean (or his nominee) with a minimum of two other academic members, as appointed by the Dean or his nominee, to select a student who meets the eligibility criteria as the award winner.
  5. The awards will be endorsed by the Board of Undergraduate Studies or Board of Graduate Studies (for winners with undergraduate or higher degrees respectively) on the recommendation of the Selection Committee of each Faculty/School.
  6. No award shall be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  7. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically NUS Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

NUS-JTC i3 Centre Innovation Medal and Prize

The NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (i3c) is a cross-disciplinary Centre between the School of Design and Environment (SDE) and the Faculty of Engineering (FoE). It focuses its research effort in six areas, namely industrial real estate markets, land intensification, planning and design, systems integration and optimization, industrial construction technology and methods, and design research. It aims to build new capabilities and to scale up technical leadership competencies and capabilities in the area of industrial infrastructure by tapping on expertise from both faculties. The Centre also provides specialized consultancy services to government agencies and industry.

In July 2014, the Centre pledged an expendable gift of $22,500 to award deserving students in SDE and FoE annually from Academic Year 2014/15.

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, two awards will be given to graduating students in the School of Design & Environment, and one award will be given to graduating students of the Faculty of Engineering:
    1. Students admitted in AY2011/12 and before will need to obtain at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
    2. Students admitted from AY2012/13 onwards will need to obtain at least an Honours (Distinction)
  2. Each award comprises a cash value of $1,250 and a gold medal. The awards will be governed by the following conditions:
    1. NUS-JTC i3 Centre Innovation Medal and Prize (Design)
      1. Passed the Final Examination for the degree of B.A. (Architecture) or B.A. (Industrial Design);
      2. Submitted the best design project addressing the theme of innovation in the design of industrial facilities and infrastructure; and
      3. Obtained the highest Cumulative Average Point (CAP), in the event that there is more than one deserving candidate.
    2. NUS-JTC i3 Centre Innovation Medal and Prize (Built Environment)
      1. Passed the Final Examination for the degree of B.Sc. (Project and Facilities Management) or B.A. (Real Estate);
      2. Submitted the best dissertation addressing the theme of innovation in real estate markets, management of industrial facilities and technology; and
      3. Obtained the highest Cumulative Average Point (CAP), in the event that there is more than one deserving candidate.
    3. NUS-JTC i3 Centre Innovation Medal and Prize (Engineering)
      1. Passed the Final Examination for the degree of B.Eng. and has completed the requirements of the Design-Centric Programme (DCP);
      2. Obtained the best average grade point in the DCP project modules for a project that addresses the theme of innovation in the design, engineering or construction of systems for industrial infrastructure; and
      3. Obtained the highest average mark for the DCP project modules, in the event that there is more than one deserving candidate.
  3. The awards 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. In the event that no award is made in any year, the funds available will be carried forward to support awards in subsequent years.