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Singapore Scholarship

The Singapore Scholarship was launched by then-Prime Minister of Singapore Mr Goh Chok Tong at the 6th ASEAN Summit in December 1998.

Each year, a small group of students from ASEAN countries are awarded the Singapore Scholarship to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree in a wide range of courses (except for Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture and Law) at one of Singapore’s universities – the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) or the Singapore Management University (SMU).  The duration of the Scholarship is for three to four years, depending on the course of study.

Applicants must be endorsed by their respective governments, and the scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis on academic merit. 

We welcome qualified students to apply for the Singapore Scholarship. For more information on the eligibility criteria, terms of the award, approved courses of study and application procedure, you may write to:  

Singapore Scholarship
c/o Technical Cooperation Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tanglin
Singapore 248 163
Tel: (65) 6379 8000
Fax: (65) 6479 3357
Email: mfa_scp@mfa.gov.sg

Applications for the Singapore Scholarship award for academic year 2015/2016 are now closed.

Click here for the online Application Form.

 

Singapore Scholarship

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. The Singapore Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis on academic merit.

Brunei Darussalam

  • completed General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with a pass in English and 3 other ‘A’ level subjects within the last 3 years

Cambodia

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

Indonesia

  • currently undergoing 1st year of undergraduate studies in an Indonesian university 
  • pass the Indonesia SMU Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN) with good academic results within the last 3 years
  • Grade 12 students taking Indonesian SMU UAN in following year

Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • currently undergoing 1st year or 2nd year of undergraduate studies in a Laotian university

Malaysia

  • completed any of the following examinations within the last 3 years:

    i)   Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
    ii)  General Certificate of Education Advanced Level with a pass in English and 4 other 'A' level subjects
    iii)  Unified Examination Certification (UEC)

Myanmar

  • currently undergoing 1st year or 2nd year of undergraduate studies in a Myanmar university

Philippines

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

Thailand

  • passed the Thai Mathayom 6 examinations with good results

Vietnam

  • currently undergoing 1st year or 2nd year of undergraduate studies in a Vietnamese university
  • Grade 12 students taking Vietnam Graduation High School exams in the following year

For more information, write to:

Singapore Scholarship
c/o Technical Cooperation Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tanglin
Singapore 248 163
Tel: (65) 6379 8000
Fax: (65) 6479 3357
Email: mfa_scp@mfa.gov.sg

Singapore Scholarship
  • The Singapore Scholarship is tenable for the minimum period required to obtain the respective degrees at Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore or Singapore Management University. It covers full tuition fees and a living allowance of S$4,300 (covering meals, transport, textbooks and course materials during school semester) per academic year. In addition, a separate full accommodation allowance based on the room rates at each university or designated hostel will be provided during school semester.
  • One return economy class air ticket is provided for the scholar’s passage from his/her home country to Singapore for the duration of studies determined by the Singapore Government. No additional assistance will be provided for other travel expenses.
  • A recipient of the Scholarship may not concurrently hold any other Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant or Award without the prior approval of the Singapore Government.
  • Upon graduation from the universities, scholars are expected to return home to contribute to the development of their countries.
  • The scholarship is open to applicants who have not gained admission and are currently not studying at the Singapore universities.
  • The Singapore Government reserves the right to terminate the Scholarship if the scholar's academic progress is unsatisfactory or his/her conduct is in violation of the university's rules and regulations.

For more information, write to:

Singapore Scholarship
c/o Technical Cooperation Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tanglin
Singapore 248 163
Tel: (65) 6379 8000
Fax: (65) 6479 3357
Email: mfa_scp@mfa.gov.sg

Singapore Scholarship

Application for the Singapore Scholarship should be submitted through the online application portal. The portal will enable applicants to key in their application details directly online. Upon successful submission of the application details on the online portal, an email containing a printable PDF version of the applicant’s application form will be sent to the applicant via email.

Applicants can contact the Singapore Embassy/High Commission/Consulate-General in your country for a copy of the Singapore Scholarship brochure.

The courses offered by the universities for AY2015/2016 can be found here.

The application form and supporting documents must be of A4 size and printed on one side only. All supporting documents have to be attached to the application form. Those supporting documents that are not in English must have a certified translation in English. Translation and certification of transcripts and academic records have to be done by your educational institutions.

Applications must be endorsed and submitted by their respective ASEAN governments/agencies as follows:

Brunei Darussalam

Technical Assistance Division
Ministry Foreign Affairs and Trade
Jalan Subok
Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 673-2261177 Ext 380 / 383
Fax: 673-2230903

Cambodia

HE Mr Yuok Ngoy
Secretary of State
(in charge of Youth and Sport Cultural Relations and Scholarships Department)
Ministry of Education
Youth & Sport
Kingdom of Cambodia
Mobile: 855 23 724 874
Fax: 855 23 217 250
Email: satyaros@yahoo.com.sg
Website: www.moeys.gov.kh

Indonesia

Ibu Enda Wulandri
Bureau of Foreign Co-operation
Ministry of National Education
Gedung C, Lantai 6
Jl Jend. Sudirman
Senayan, Jakarta
Tel : 6221- 5795 3083
Fax : 6221- 574 6395

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Ms Chanthavone Phandamnong
Director General
Department of External Relations
Ministry of Education and Sports
No. 1 Lanexang Avenue
P.O. Box 067
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Tel: 856-21-212120 or 856-21-216005
Email: cp_damnong@hotmail.com

Malaysia

Respective schools of the applicants

Myanmar

U Tun Tun Naing
Director-General
Foreign Economic Relations Department
Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development
Building No. (1)
Nay Pyi Taw
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Tel: 95-067-407342
Fax: 95-067-407027

Philippines

Ms Karol Travino
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore
505 Rizal Drive Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Republic of the Philippines
Tel : 632-856 9922 loc 103

Thailand

Ms Komutee Yamolanan
Foreign Relation Officer
Bureau of International Cooperation
Office of the Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue
Dusit
Bangkok 10300
Tel: 02-281 6370 ext 115
Fax: 02-281 0953
Email: komutee@yahoo.com

Vietnam

Dr Nguyen Xuan Vang
Director General
Vietnam International Education Development
Ministry of Education and Training
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
21 Le Thanh Tong Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 84-4-3933 5795
Fax: 84-4-3933 5491

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Documents submitted separately from applications will also not be considered.

Applicants shortlisted for the entrance examination set by the universities will be informed by the respective Singapore Embassy/High Commission/Consulate-General in your country in March 2015.

Selection interviews will be conducted by NTU, NUS and SMU from May 2015 onwards. Successful applicants will be informed of their application outcome by June/July 2015.

The decision of the Singapore Government on the selection of Singapore Scholarship recipients is final.

For more information, write to:

Singapore Scholarship
c/o Technical Cooperation Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tanglin
Singapore 248 163
Tel: (65) 6379 8000
Fax: (65) 6479 3357
Email: mfa_scp@mfa.gov.sg

Singapore Scholarship

Q: What does the Singapore Scholarship offer?

A: 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).

Q: What does the Singapore Scholarship cover?

A: 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.

Q: What is the difference between this Award and other Scholarships Scheme?

A: Under the Singapore Scholarship, the Singapore Government will not impose any bond on the scholars as all scholars are expected to return home at the end of their studies in Singapore to contribute to the development of their country. This is different from other undergraduate scholarship schemes, where the graduating students would be obliged to work in Singapore for certain period of time to repay the tuition grant from the Singapore Government. In the case of the Singapore Scholarship, the Singapore Cooperation Programme is sponsoring by paying the full tuition fees for these ASEAN scholars who therefore do not need to apply for the tuition grant with the universities.

Q: What are the courses offered under the Singapore Scholarship?

A: The courses offered by the respective universities under the Singapore Scholarship can be found here.

Q: Is there a quota set for each ASEAN country?

A: 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.

Q: Can I apply for the Singapore Scholarship after I have applied to NTU, NUS or SMU directly?

A: An applicant can apply for the Singapore Scholarship even if they have applied to the universities directly. If you have applied to NTU, NUS or SMU directly, please indicate the application number in the application form.

Q: Can I apply for other Scholarships after I have been awarded the Singapore Scholarship?


A: A recipient of the Scholarship may not concurrently hold any other Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant or Award without the prior approval of the Singapore Government.

Q: When is the course commencement date for each academic year?

A: The academic year for the Singapore universities starts in August.

Q: What are the application procedures and supporting documents to be attached with the applications?

A: Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form and must be endorsed by the respective recipient governments/agencies. All supporting documents must be certified true copy by your educational institutions. Applicants have to submit an English translation for any supporting documents that are not in English. The following documents have to be submitted with the application form:

  • High school or secondary school exam results slip
  • University transcripts (if applicable)
  • Additional results slip eg. TOEFL, SAT, IELTS (if applicable)
  • Academic awards and extra-Curricular activities certificates for the last four years
  • University entrance exam results (if any)
  • Copies of the Birth Certificate or Passport

The decision of the Singapore Government on the selection of Singapore Scholarship recipient is final.

For more information, write to:

Singapore Scholarship
c/o Technical Cooperation Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tanglin
Singapore 248 163
Tel: (65) 6379 8000
Fax: (65) 6479 3357
Email: mfa_scp@mfa.gov.sg