OCBC AI Scholarship (Deadline: 20 June/20 Sept. 2020)


OCBC was the first bank in Singapore to launch its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) unit in 2018 called AI Lab, through an initial investment of S$10 million. The aim is to drive the adoption of AI across banking services to deliver greater customer value through AI-driven solutions.

The bank’s philosophy is to nurture talented and outstanding individuals, and it is looking for individuals who share the same values of paying-it-forward to the community.

Fields of Study:

  • Master of Computing AI, National University of Singapore;
  • Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence, Nanyang Technological University;
  • Master of IT in Business (AI), Singapore Management University.


  • Students of any nationality who are seeking or are currently pursuing above full-time postgraduate degrees;
  • Outstanding track record in academic and co-curricular activities;
  • Relevant work or internship experience in relation to AI;
  • Ability to demonstrate personal achievements in AI-related work, whether on the job or academically is an added advantage;
  • A strong interest in pursuing a career with OCBC;
  • Not holding any other scholarship, fellowship or award.

Value of Awards:

  • Full financial assistance including tuition, living, book, conference and miscellaneous fees allowance;
  • Opportunity to explore OCBC’s AI Lab and acquire hands-on experience on real business projects through a 4-weeks attachment;
  • Deep dive in AI with OCBC’s one-year rotation programme, covering areas including but not limited to computer vision, natural language processing and traditional machine learning;
  • Be exclusively mentored by the bank’s functional specialists during your course of study;
  • Broaden and build your business network within the bank and with senior management.


To serve a bond period at OCBC equivalent to the duration of the enrolled Masters programme.

Application & Enquiries:

Obtain more information and apply online. https://www.ocbc.com/group/careers/students/scholarships/postgraduate-ai-scholarship.html.


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, June 2020

Information Source:
OCBC Bank websites.

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