Scholarship FAQs

1 Application and Selection Process

  1.1 When can I start applying for the
Undergraduate Scholarship?

The early cycle application will open in early October
and close on 31 October. Alternatively, you may apply
through the main cycle which opens after the
GCE 'A' Level examinations end and closes two
weeks after the release of your GCE ‘A’ Level results.
  1.2 What do I need to submit for my application
in the early cycle?

You can use your preliminary results if available or
predicted ‘A’ Level/IB Programme results. For male
applicants who are serving National Service, you may
wish to apply during the early cycle.
  1.3 What are the scholarship eligibility criteria?
You should have excellent grades in 10 units of
your GCE ‘A’ Level subjects. For students in the
IB programme, you will need to obtain a minimum
score of 38 points.For diploma holders,
you should have attained Diploma with Merit.

Active participation in Co-­curricular activities,
excellent communication skills and leadership
potential are key criteria as well.
  1.4 When is the selection process?
If you apply through the early cycle by 31 October,
we will start the interview in November or after your
GCE ‘A’ Level examinations, whichever is later.
The selection process may stretch till January.

If you apply after the release of the GCE ‘A’ Level
results through the main cycle, the selection process
will start in April and end in May.
  1.5 What is the selection process like?
There are four rounds in the selection process
consisting of a preliminary interview with the
scholarship officer, Assessment Centre and two
rounds of interviews with senior management.
  1.6 If I am going for my National Service (NS),
do I apply after I have received my GCE ‘A’ Level
results or after I have completed NS?

For male applicants, you are encouraged to apply in
the early cycle before your enlistment. You can also
apply as soon as you received your GCE ‘A’ Level
results. However, note that you may only be able to
attend interviews during your NS block leave periods
around May to July. If you are successful in your
application, an offer will be made to you. Upon
accepting our offer, we will hold the scholarship for
you until you have completed your NS.


2 Courses/University

  2.1 What courses does IE Singapore support?
We support all disciplines except Medicine,
Pharmacy, Dentistry, Law and Architecture.
  2.2 What about a Master's degree?
Scholars under the overseas Undergraduate
Scholarship may be awarded the opportunity to obtain
their Master’s degree. This is subject to approval and
the scholar's academic performance.
  2.3 Is there a list of approved universities that
I should apply to?

We do not stipulate a list of approved universities but
the general guideline is that the university must be
among the top schools.
3 Fees & Financial Matters
  3.1 What does the scholarship cover?
It is a full scholarship which covers all tuition fees,
living allowance, pre-­studies allowance, return airfares
and other miscellaneous expenses for overseas
Undergraduate Scholarship.
  3.2 Will IE Singapore reimburse the costs incurred in
preparation for pre-­admission tests e.g. SAT I,
SAT II, university applications etc?

Upon the award of your Undergraduate Scholarship,
we will reimburse you for all the above costs with
proof of original receipts. We reimburse up to three
university applications, in addition to SAT I and SAT II.
  3.3 How long is the bond?
Scholars pursuing their undergraduate studies in
the US and UK have a six-­year bond. Scholars
pursuing their undergraduate studies in non-­English
speaking countries (e.g. France, Germany, Japan or
China) have a five-­year bond. Scholars studying in
local universities in Singapore have to serve a
four-­year bond.

Mid-­Term Scholarship recipients will serve a one-­year
bond for every year of sponsored studies.
4 Career Opportunities
  4.1 What are the career opportunities available when
I return from my studies and start work?

Scholars will get the opportunity to do an internship
at IE Singapore including at our over 35 overseas
centres worldwide. Upon graduation, you will be
deployed to any of our trade or industry cluster
groups. Outstanding individuals with the relevant skill
sets may be selected for an overseas posting for
three years.