TUCSS Study Grant for Overseas Study Programme
Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore)

Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS) is awarding to its members Study Grants of up to $5,000 towards an overseas study programme, such as postgraduate diploma or masters degree course to further their knowledge in Tunnelling and/or Underground construction.


Recipients of the Overseas Study Grant


2018    Diwakar Velu (Advanced Masters in Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines, Politecnico Torino, Italy)


Two awards will be made per annum to eligible candidates. All members are welcome to apply. Applicants may submit for financial support related to:


• Air tickets

• Tuition fees

• Living expenses


The grant may cover part or full amount requested, subject to the decision of the TUCSS Committee. The Society reserves the right to recover the grant amount in the event of non-completion of the study programme.



The eligibility and selection criteria, in the order of priority, is as stated below:

  • Currently employed as RE(T) or RTO(T) on tunneling projects in Singapore.
  • Accepted on Courses endorsed by ITA (see the list of ITA Endorsed Master Course at www.ita-aites.org).
  • Priority given to applicants with higher potential ability to disseminate acquired knowledge.
  • Other factors considered include professional links and working experience in the tunnelling industry and participation in any other relevant tunnelling activity.