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Scholarship Roundup (July 2020)

Wed, 07/08/2020 Zhou Mei An
Scholarship Roundup (July 2020)

Some of us think that a scholarship is a limiting path, confining you to a single specialisation or career. But these scholarships show that that is definitely not the case, as they offer a wide range of majors and job opportunities.


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Check them out:

1.     Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

Summary: The SG:D Scholarship (Undergraduate) is an industry scholarship that empowers students pursuing Infocomm Media (ICM) related studies at the Undergraduate level with a wealth of opportunities. Scholars under the programme have the flexibility to chart your own career with the industry. Scholars can serve your bond in a ICM-related job role in the organisation of your choice*, ranging from Startups to SMEs to MNCs.

Eligible courses:

·        Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies including Computer Science / Business and IT / Computational Biology / Financial Informatics / Information Security / Analytics / Applied Sciences etc.

·        Media-related courses in Animation / Broadcast / Film / Games, Interactive Media / Publishing (including Content Creation related courses in English, Mandarin, Malay & Tamil)


·        Be a Singapore Citizen

·        Have a good Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) record

·        Possess a strong interest in a career in the ICM industry

·        Commence university studies within one year of award (i.e. commence studies latest by Academic Year 2021 for 2020 awardees)

·        For Full Scholarship - A/IB/IP Level or Polytechnic diploma holder pursuing an ICM-related degree at a local or overseas university.

·        For Mid-Term Scholarship - existing undergraduate pursuing an ICM-related degree at a local or overseas university with minimally one academic year of study remaining from point of award.

Deadline: Closed

2.     MCI Information Service Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)

Summary: The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) offers scholarships to candidates with a passion for government communications work. Upon graduation, scholars can look forward to a rewarding and challenging career that spans a broad gamut of portfolios and responsibilities, as well as a comprehensive development plan comprising formal professional and leadership training, and secondments and attachments to other ministries and external agencies.

Eligible courses: Scholarship is tenable for most disciplines of studies, except Medicine and Dentistry.


·        Be Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents intending to take up citizenship;

·        Possess GCE 'A' Levels (minimum 10 academic units), International Bacculaureate (IB), or Mass Communications Polytechnic Diploma holders (with merit) or equivalent;

·        ‘A’ Level candidates should offer at least 10 academic units;

·        Have good co-curricular activity (CCA) record;

·        Possess strong leadership qualities with an interest to pursue a career in the Information Service

Deadline: Closed

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Scholarship Provider: Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

Summary: The SgIS is an undergraduate scholarship targeting young Singaporean talent who are keen to contribute to leading organisations in Singapore’s strategic sectors.

Eligible courses: Seeking admission or accepted for admission across all disciplines (excluding Healthcare-related disciplines) from the following institutions:

        Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

        National University of Singapore (NUS)

        Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

        Singapore Management University (SMU)

        Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

        Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)


        Singapore citizen

        Good GCE ‘A’ Level results, International Baccalaureate, NUS High School Diploma or Polytechnic Diploma

        Good co-curricular activities record and leadership achievements

        Passion to contribute to Singapore’s strategic sectors

Application period: Starts in Jan 2021

Deadline: Closed


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