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Do I have to apply to the university on my own?

Yes, you should apply to a local university of your choice even as you concurrently put in an application to be considered for this scholarship.

Do I need to secure a place in the university before applying for the scholarship?

No, you do not need to have secured a placement in the university before applying for the scholarship. However you will be required to indicate the universities and courses that you have applied to in the online application form.

Successful applicants are required to produce supporting documents that state his or her placement in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) before the scholarship can be awarded.

Is there a list of approved universities that I should apply to?

Applicants who are seeking admission to or have been accepted for admission into Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) may apply as long as they are embarking on a full-time undergraduate degree with the university.

Which courses of study can I take up in university?

The sponsoring organisations are from a wide range of industries and will need talents from diverse courses of study except Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Veterinary Science and other healthcare-related disciplines.

Applicants should refer to the sponsoring organisations approved Courses of Study for more information.

If I am not accepted into an approved course of study required by my sponsoring organisation, will my scholarship be withdrawn?

If the sponsoring organisation is not willing to sponsor your undergraduate studies due to failure to gain acceptance into an approved course, you will not be awarded the scholarship and could be subject to paying the $1000 penalty stated in the Letter of Undertaking

Can I change my approved course of study after receiving an offer to another course of study which is not explicitly approved by my sponsoring organisation?

SgIS scholars must consult their sponsoring organisation before making any changes to the course of study. In the event that the sponsoring organisation is not willing to fund their scholarship for this alternative course, he or she will be liable for the $1,000 penalty if they have already signed the Letter of Undertaking.

Can I change my course of study in the midst of my undergraduate studies?

SgIS scholars must consult their sponsoring organisation before making any changes to the course of study. In the event that the sponsoring organisation is not willing to fund the scholarship for this alternative course, he or she will be liable to pay for the liquidated damages.

Do I have to maintain a certain academic standard during the period of my undergraduate studies? What is that minimum requirement?

SgIS scholars are required to pass all official modules and be on course to complete the degree with honours. Scholars will receive specific guidelines after their university and course have been confirmed and should consult their sponsoring organisation to find out more about the expected academic standard.