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Scholarship Roundup (3 March 2020)

Tue, 03/03/2020 Zhou Mei An
Scholarship Roundup (3 March 2020)

With the release of the A-Levels results, scholarship season has started in earnest. It’s definitely time to start compiling your documents, rounding up testimonials and, most importantly, applying on BrightSparks.


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For those of you who are all ready to go for it, here are 3 bond-free scholarships you may want to try:


1.     NUS Global Merit Scholarship / NUS Merit Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: National University of Singapore (NUS)

Summary: The NUS Scholarships are highly coveted scholarships awarded to high calibre individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, present excellent co-curricular activities records and exhibit outstanding leadership qualities. NUS Scholars are expected to contribute significantly to the NUS community while in NUS, and emerge as dynamic global leaders who are capable of effecting a positive change to society after they graduate.


There are two tiers of NUS Scholarships offered to prospective students:


·        NUS Global Merit Scholarship

·        NUS Merit Scholarship


Interested students should submit one common scholarship application to NUS to be considered for both tiers of the NUS Scholarships, the NUS Sports Scholarship and the NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship.


·        Singapore Citizens

·        Have strong leadership qualities and potential

·        Have good co-curricular activities record

·        Possess outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Level, local polytechnic diploma, International Baccalaureate diploma, NUS High School diploma or equivalent qualifications

·        Be applying for admission to a full-time undergraduate degree programme at NUS, excluding Dentistry, Medicine, Music, Yale-NUS College and students in the Law and Liberal Arts Double Degree Programme offered by Yale-NUS College and NUS

Application period: 1 February 2020 – 19 March 2020

Deadline: 19 March 2020

Learn more and apply here


2.     OCBC Local Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC)

Summary: Established in the 1950s, the OCBC Local Undergraduate Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have gained admission or are eligible for admission into first year full-time undergraduate studies at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology and Singapore University of Technology & Design. The scholarship is also opened to undergraduates of these institutions.


·        Excellent academic and CCA records.

·        Preference will be given to Singapore citizens.

·        Male Singapore citizens who have completed National Service.

Deadline: 31 March 2020

Learn more and apply here


3.     Master of Hospitality Administration (MHA) Online Degree - Singapore Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Summary: The MHA is an online degree program designed for hospitality professionals who have completed an undergraduate degree and are interested in taking their careers to the next level. With the MHA Singapore Scholarship, Singaporean students will receive the opportunity to earn an advanced degree from the top-ranked UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality for free. Plus, students can complete the degree online, without ever leaving Singapore.


·        Undergraduate Degree (with good academic standing)

·        Three or more years of management experience in hospitality industry

·        Proof of Singapore citizenship or residency

·        No GRE / GMAT requirement

Application period:

·        Spring - November 15

·        Summer - April 1

·        Fall - July 15

Deadline: All Year Round

Learn more and apply here



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