Higher EducationJames Cook University Singapore

Scholarships at JCU Singapore

In this article, I share about the scholarships available to those who want to study at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

The 4 scholarships I’ll be talking about are the:

  • JCU Merit Scholarship
  • JCU Sports Scholarship
  • JCU SAFRA Scholarship
  • HDR Scholarship.

JCU Merit Scholarship

As the name suggests, the Merit scholarship is given based on merit or academic achievement. There are 3 tiers for this scholarship covering 100%, 50% and 25% of the tuition fees for the first academic year.

At JCU singapore, one academic year is 8 subjects.

There are different eligibility criteria depending on what country the applicant is from, but generally for applicants based in Singapore you just need to submit a complete application with all relevant documents.

The application should be submitted the month before the intake commencement in March, July and November.

JCU Sports Scholarship

Moving on to the Sports scholarship, this scholarship has a value of $10,000 Singapore dollars. But is only open to carded Team Singapore athletes that are endorsed by the Singapore Sports Institute.

Team SG athletes interested in this can contact me or SSI for more information.

JCU SAFRA Scholarship

Up next we have the SAFRA scholarship which covers 50% of the full programme fee of selected undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

To be eligible, applicants need to be a SAFRA member that is endorsed by the SAFRA national service association which involves an interview and must commence studies in 2021.

The application window is open all year round but it’ll be best to apply early to allow time for the interview and processing of the application.

Intakes commence in March, July and November.

HDR Scholarship

Lastly we have the HDR or higher degree by research scholarship. This is for those looking to embark on their PhD journey. When you apply for the HDR scholarship, you’ll be considered for all HDR scholarships available and be awarded the highest tier you qualify for.

For more information check out the 2021 scholarship scoring procedure.

The window for application is between February and September but you’ll only be able to commence the programme in the following year.

For more details, do check out my interview with one of the HDR scholars where he shared his feedback on the application and admissions process.


The information I’ve provided in this article is a brief overview and correct at the time of filming. Please check out the JCU Singapore Scholarship microsite to view the terms and conditions and check for the latest updates.