The James Dyson Foundation will be awarding an engineering scholarship to an SUTD student who demonstrates a passion for engineering. 

James Dyson said, “We want to recognise young talent, passionate for engineering with the ambition for building things. A country can only progress when visionary engineers steer the economy forward with new technology”. 

The Scholarship will support the student’s project work - allowing the student to develop and research new ideas, spend more time in the fabrication studio, designing and testing, and less time paying bills.


The Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who

  • are enrolled in their first year of study, and who will pursue either the Engineering Product Development (EPD) or the Engineering Systems Design (ESD) pillar programme;

  • have good academic standing;

  • possess leadership potential, creative thinking, passion, collaborative outlook, integrity and character;

  • are active in co-curricular activities and community service involvement

Special consideration will be given to students with demonstrated financial needs.


  • The Scholarship is valued at S$15,000 a year, tenable for the normal duration of study (EPD/ESD, up to a maximum of four years).

  • The quantum will be used towards the recipient’s annual subsidised tuition fees and other study-related expenses.

No bond is required under the terms of this Scholarship. The recipient must take up the Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) from the Singapore Government to enjoy subsidised fees. Under TGS, non-Singaporeans will be obligated to work in Singapore for a minimum period of three years upon graduation.


  • The recipient is required to achieve and maintain good academic standing. Academic performance will be reviewed every term.

  • Recipients are required to take on the role of an ambassador for James Dyson Foundation and participate in 1 outreach programme a year with James Dyson Foundation.

  • Recipients may not, without the approval of the University, hold concurrently any other scholarships or grants.

  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.

  • If the recipient decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, SUTD reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis.

  • Recipients are required to complete at least 20 hours of service to the university. They may take on the role of student ambassador, or any other similar role, representing SUTD to give publicity talks, to receive guests, etc., as and when called upon to do so.


  • Application for the scholarship is made at the same time as application for admission to SUTD.

  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified in due course.

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of competition among eligible applicants.

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


The James Dyson Foundation (JDF) is dedicated to encouraging young people to think differently, make mistakes, invent and realise their engineering potential.

In Singapore, we award engineering grants to students that demonstrate a passion for engineering, run engineering workshops and celebrate young local designers and their ideas through the James Dyson Award.