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Brief description:

The Singapore Scholarship is a Government to Government Scholarship for students who are citizens of ASEAN member countries (except Singapore) and is for a full-time undergraduate study at the Singapore university (NUS, NTU or SMU).

Under the Singapore Scholarship, the Singapore Government will not impose any bond on the scholars. However, all scholars are expected to return home at the end of their studies in Singapore to contribute to the development of their country.

Host Institution(s):

National University of Singapore (NUS)
National Technological University (NTU)
Singapore Management University (SMU)

Field of study:

The courses offered by the respective universities under the Singapore Scholarship are indicated in the Singapore Scholarship application form (see link below).  It covers almost all fields of study.

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

The scholarships are for nationals of ASEAN-member countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Thailand,  Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei).

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The Singapore Scholarship covers full tuition fees, living allowance of S$4,300 per annum and accommodation fee based on the room rates at each university during the school semester. One economy class air ticket from scholar’s home country to Singapore at the commencement of their undergraduate course and one economy class air ticket from Singapore to their home country upon successful completion of their undergraduate course. No further financial assistance will be provided for other travel expenses as well as any additional expenses/fees incurred during the Overseas’ Exchange Programme, Overseas’ Attachments or Summer Courses taken up by the scholars with their respective universities.

Eligibility:

Citizens of ASEAN member countries (except Singapore) are eligible to apply for the Singapore Scholarship. Candidates must have an outstanding academic record, a good command of English and meet the entry requirements for NTU, NUS and SMU.

In addition, candidates have to complete the following country-specific requirements within a 3-year period prior to the date of application:

Brunei Darussalam
•  completed General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with a pass in English and 3 other ‘A’ level subjects

Cambodia
• currently undergoing 1st year or 2nd year of undergraduate studies in a local Cambodian university

Indonesia
•  completed Indonesia SMU Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN) with excellent academic results
•  currently undergoing 1st year of undergraduate studies in a local Indonesian university is preferred.

Lao People’s Democratic Republic
•  currently undergoing 1st year or 2nd year of undergraduate studies in a local Laotian university

Malaysia
•  completed Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
•  completed General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with a pass in English and 3 other ‘A’ level subjects
•  completed UEC examinations

Myanmar
•  completed at least 1st year or 2nd year of undergraduate studies in a local Myanmar university

Philippines
•  currently undergoing 1st year or 2nd year of undergraduate studies in a local Filipino university

Thailand
•  completed Thai Mathayom 6 examinations

Vietnam
• currently undergoing 1st year or 2nd year of undergraduate studies in a local Vietnamese university

Scholarship Criteria:

The scholarship is awarded based on merit. Candidates must have an outstanding academic record, a good command of English and meet the entry requirements for the universities. Shortlisted candidates have to sit for an entrance exam and interview at the respective ASEAN countries except for candidates from Brunei and Malaysia who will only sit for the interview.

Application instructions:

Application for the Singapore Scholarship must be submitted on the prescribed application form. Please contact the Singapore Embassy/High Commission/Consulate-General in your capital city for a copy of the Singapore Scholarship brochure and application form. You may click here for a softcopy of the application form for AY 10/11. For Indonesian applications, please click here for a softcopy of the application form for AY 10/11.

Applicants will be required to submit a typed-written essay of about 300-500 words.  All supporting documents have to be attached.

Applications must be endorsed and submitted by their respective ASEAN Governments (see contact information below). Application for the Singapore Scholarship for Academic Year 2010/2011 will be open from 16 November 2009 to 14 December 2009, except for Brunei & Malaysia. Application for Brunei and Malaysia will be open in March 2010 after the respective results for the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) are released.

Please also note that most shortlisted nominees will take the entrance examinations set by NTU or NUS. All shortlisted nominees will also have to undergo an interview conducted by interviewers from NTU , NUS and SMU.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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