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SIA Youth Scholarship  Last updated 15 June 2015

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As per official website

 

  • What criteria do I have to fulfil in order to apply for the scholarship?

    Students who are Indian nationals can apply for the scholarship. The eligibility criteria for the scholarship are given at the SIA Youth Scholarship page.

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  • Can I apply for the scholarship if I am already studying in a Singapore school?

    No. Students studying in Singapore schools are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

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  • When do scholarship applications open?

    The application period for the scholarship is usually between early June and mid July annually.

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  • How do I apply?

    There are 2 modes of application—online or hardcopy application. Each applicant should submit only ONE application and the online mode is strongly recommended.

    Please refer to the SIA Youth Scholarship webpage during the application period.

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  • What is the application process like?

    Short-listed applicants have to go through a selection test. Candidates who perform well in the selection test will be invited to undergo a selection interview. Students who have done well in the selection interview will then be awarded the scholarship.

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  • How will I know if I have been short-listed for the selection test and/or interview?

    You will be notified by post a week before the selection test and interview dates whether you have been short-listed for the selection test or interview. You will not receive any notification if you are not short-listed for the selection test.

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  • How many scholarships are given out every year?

    The number of scholarships given varies from year to year. Scholarships will be offered to all students who achieved outstanding performances in the selection test and interview.

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  • How will I know if I have been awarded the scholarship and how much time do I have to decide whether to accept it?

    You will be notified by post whether you have been awarded the scholarship. You will be given approximately 1 week to decide whether you would like to accept the scholarship.

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  • Can I choose the junior college and hostel I am posted to?

    The choice of the junior college and hostel scholars are posted to will be decided by the Ministry of Education. Scholars will be posted to the selected junior colleges. The Ministry will try as far as possible to post scholars to hostels close to their junior college.

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  • What is the medium of instruction in Singapore schools?

    All subjects (except Mother Tongue eg. Chinese, Malay and Tamil) are taught in English.

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  • If I have studied another language in my home country and it is not offered in Singapore, do I still have to take up a Mother Tongue language?

    You might now have to offer a Mother Tongue language in this case. However, it is subject to approval on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Where can I get more information about junior college education and the syllabuses in Singapore?

    The following links provide more information.

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  • Will the scholarship allowance be sufficient for all my expenses in Singapore?

    Please refer to the page on the cost of living to find out more. You should also note that scholars are required to pay any miscellaneous fees that the school may charge.

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  • Will the hostels provide meals for the scholars? Will special food requirements such as halal/Indian/vegetarian food be available at the hostels?

    Generally, the hostels provide breakfast and dinner for the scholars. Meal provisions are available for Indian vegetarians and Muslims.

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  • How often can I visit my home country while holding the scholarship?

    As often as you like at your own cost during the school vacations, if you do not have any school activities. During the school term, you will need the prior approval of the principal of the junior college that you are in before returning to your home country.

 

 


 

General


 

2014 - 2015
  1. Am I eligible to apply for scholarships?

Different scholarships have their respective eligibility criteria. You may wish to visit http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/scholarships for more information on the eligibility criteria for each scholarship.

  1. When do scholarship applications open?

Each scholarship has a different application period. You may wish to visit http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/scholarships for more information on the application period for each scholarship and other important dates.
Alternatively, you can log on to https://moe.wufoo.com/forms/notification-for-scholarship-registrations/  to register your interest in any of the scholarships. We will notify you when applications for the scholarship(s) of interest open.

  1. What is required to gain access to the online application form?

You will need a computer with internet connection. You can only access the online application form through http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/scholarships .

  1. How do I logon to this website to apply for a scholarship? How do I activate my user account?

You need to first create a user account in order to logon to this website. You will be required to provide your personal particulars and a valid email address to create the user account. An acknowledgement email will then be sent to your email address with a hyperlink for you to verify your email address.
You can activate your user account by clicking on the hyperlink provided in the email. Upon your successful user account activation, you will be allowed to logon to the website directly to complete your scholarship application. All correspondence regarding your scholarship application will be sent to the same email address you have provided when registering for your user account.
For applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and have applied in previous years, please use a new email address when re-applying for the scholarship.

  1. I am interested in applying for a particular scholarship, but I cannot find the name of the scholarship on the registration page.

Only scholarships that are currently open for application will be shown on the registration page. You may wish to visit http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/scholarships for more information on the application period for each scholarship.

  1. Is there any restriction on the password I select?

Your password must be between 8 to 25 alphanumeric characters and contain at least 1 digit and 1 letter of the alphabet. Please also note that the password is case-sensitive.

  1. What happens if I forget my password? Can I reset my password?

Click on the 'Forgot Your Password?' hyperlink on the Scholarship Application homepage and enter your email address and date of birth. A new password will be sent to your email address, which you can use to logon to the Scholarship Application system. Once you have logged on successfully, you will be requested to reset your password.
Please note that your new password must be between 8 to 25 alphanumeric characters and must contain at least 1 digit and 1 letter of the alphabet. The new password should not be the same as your existing password or the previous 2 passwords. Passwords are case-sensitive.

  1. When and how will I be notified of the status of my online application?

Applicants short-listed for the selection test and/or selection interview will be notified through email and/or post one week before the selection test/interview dates. We regret that only short-listed applicants will be notified. You may wish to visit http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/scholarships for key dates to take note of during the year of application.

  1. Do I need to pay any fees to apply for the scholarships online?

No, there is no fees payable for online application.

  1. Where can I get more information about the scholarships?

More information on the scholarships can be found at http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/scholarships .

Scholarship Application Matters


  1. What information/documents do I need to prepare before I start my online scholarship application?
    • Educational background
      • Details of the schools that you are attending or have attended
      • Name of school
      • Level of study
      • Type of school
      • Language medium
      • Month and year you were admitted into the school
      • Month and year you graduated/left the school
    • Past 2 year's examination results
      • Detailed final year examination results for the past 2 years
      • Subjects taken
      • Marks/grades obtained for each subject
    • Details of your family background
      • Particulars of your father, mother and siblings
      • Name
      • Gender
      • Date of birth
      • Citizenship
      • Country of PR Status (if any)
      • Occupation
      • Employer
    • Outstanding academic achievements for the past 2 years
      • Details of any scholarships or awards that you have received during the past 2 years
      • Name of scholarships/awards
      • Year awarded scholarships/awards
    • Co-curricular activities in school for the past 2 years
      • Details of co-curricular activity (e.g. Boy Scouts, Basketball team)
      • Level of participation (e.g. School, National)
      • Position held (e.g. Chairperson, Member)
      • Year participated in co-curricular activity
  1. Can I save the information I have entered and continue filling in the online application form the next time I login?

Yes. Click on the 'Save' button located at the bottom of each section to save the information entered for that particular section.

  1. Is there a time limit given to complete the online application form?

You will be automatically logged out should you fail to click on the 'Save' button at the bottom of each page within 30 minutes.

  1. If I am automatically logged out by the system, will the information that I have entered be saved?

The information you have entered will only be saved if you have clicked on the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page. If you have been logged out by the system, only the information you have entered and saved previously will be available the next time you login.

  1. How do I know that my online application form has been submitted successfully?

If your online application form has been successfully submitted after you have clicked on the 'Confirm and Submit' button, you will be directed to an Acknowledgement Page indicating your application number. An acknowledgement email containing your application number will also be sent to your email address.

  1. How do I print a copy of the completed online application form?

You will be able to print a copy of your completed application form by clicking on the 'Print' button on the Preview Page, before the submission of your application form. If you have already submitted your application form, you can use the File->Print function (or Ctrl+P) on your browser to print the completed form.

  1. Can I make any amendments or changes to my application after submitting the online form?

No amendments or changes can be made to submitted applications. Please ensure that all information you have provided in your application is correct before submission.

  1. What should I do if I have submitted an online application form with incorrect information?

We would like to advise applicants to check all data thoroughly before submitting their applications. However, should you discover an error, please send an email to moe_asean_scholarships@moe.gov.sg and provide the following information

    • Name of applicant
    • Application number
    • Scheme applied for
    • Date application was submitted
    • Short description of error.

We will nullify this application if and only if the above is done. Thereafter, please reapply for the scholarship by using a new email address. All applications must be received before the closing date/time.

  1. I did not receive an acknowledgement email after creating my user account

Please check your normal in-box, junk mail in-box, trash mail in-box, spam mail in-box and all other filtered mail in-box for the acknowledgement email. Once located, you should click on the URL embedded in that email to login using the email and password registered. Please note that you have to manually type in your email address and password to login to complete the rest of the application. If the acknowledgement email still cannot be found, please reapply using a fresh email account.

  1. What is the format of the photograph I need to upload?

The photograph should be a passport-sized one which was taken recently and satisfies these criteria

    • either JPG or GIF format
    • size no more than 60kB and
    • a maximum resolution of 150 pixels X 200 pixels.

 

 

FAQ

Students studying in Singapore schools are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

The application period for the scholarship is usually between early June and mid July annually.

There are 2 modes of application—online or hardcopy application. Each applicant should submit only ONE application and the online mode is strongly recommended.

The number of scholarships given varies from year to year. Scholarships will be offered to all students who achieved outstanding performances in the selection test and interview.

You will be notified by post whether you have been awarded the scholarship. You will be given approximately 1 week to decide whether you would like to accept the scholarship.

The choice of the secondary school and hostel scholars are posted to will be decided by the Ministry of Education. Scholars will be posted to the selected secondary school. The Ministry will try as far as possible to post scholars to hostels close to their secondary school.

Medium of study: All subjects (except Mother Tongue eg. Chinese, Malay and Tamil) are taught in English.

Generally, the hostels provide breakfast and dinner for the scholars. Meal provisions are available for Indian vegetarians and Muslims. As during lunch students would be in school

You can visit India as many times as you can during the studies but with prior approval of the school authorities.

 


 

 


 

 

 


 
     

 

     

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