INVITATION FOR APPLICATIONS
ACADEMIC YEAR 2009/2010
The Singapore Scholarship was announced by then Prime Minister of Singapore Mr Goh Chok Tong at the 6th ASEAN Summit in December 1998. The objective of the Singapore Scholarship at that time was to help alleviate the problem of educating young people in the ASEAN countries due to the regional economic crisis.
The Singapore Government awards the scholarship to Government-endorsed students from the other member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Each Scholarship is for a full-time undergraduate degree course at the Nanyang Technological University, the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University. All disciplines except for Medicine and Dentistry are open to Scholars. The duration of each Scholarship is for three or four years, depending on the discipline.
The award is based on academic merit and places will be allocated by open competition. If necessary, a one-year bridging or foundation programme, in addition to the undergraduate studies, will be provided.
To be eligible, a candidate must:
a) Be a citizen in an ASEAN country (Except Singapore)
b) Possess excellent academic records; and
c) Have a good command of English.
Candidates must meet the entry requirements for Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University. A recipient of the Scholarship may not concurrently hold any other Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant or Award without prior approval of the Singapore Government. The Scholars are also expected to return to their countries upon graduation to contribute to the development of their countries.
The Scholarship will cover tuition fees for the duration of the award, a living allowance of S$4,300 per annum, an accommodation allowance based on the different room rates at each university and one return economy class air ticket passage from his/her home country to Singapore for the duration of studies.
Shortlisted nominees will take the entrance examinations set by the Singapore universities. Nominees are further shortlisted based on their entrance examination results and will then have to undergo an interview conducted by interviewer's from the Singapore universities. The entrance examinations and interviews will be conducted from February to April 2009 in Jakarta.
Applications must be endorsed and submitted by the Indonesian Department of National Education (Bureau of Planning and Foreign Cooperation) at Building C, 6th Floor, JI. Jend. Sudirman, Senayan, Jakarta Pusat. Candidates are required to produce the following:-
* Certificate, endorsement by the former school, for graduated applicants;
• Recommendation from the School Principal, for applicants who are still in Grade 3 at SMU.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The deadline for completed application forms to be submitted is 22 December 2008. The decision of the Singapore Government on the selection of Singapore Scholars is final.
For more information on the Singapore Scholarship, please contact the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta (Tel. No. 021-520 1489 or 5296 1433). Applicants may wish to check the website at http://www.mfa.gov.sg/scp or write to:
The Singapore Scholarship
Technical Cooperation Directorate
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel No: (65) 6379 8000
Fax No: (65) 6479 3357