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Education News Bulletin (May 2020)

Wed, 06/03/2020 Zhou Mei An
Education News Bulletin (May 2020)

Check out this month’s scholarship news:


Admissions for local universities now online

Due to the spread of Covid-19, all university admissions have gone online. According to the six local universities, the process has been smooth and students have taken well to the new assessment style.



Amid virus concerns, more students choosing to study locally

More students are choosing the local study route as Covid-19 fears derail foreign education plans. In response, some universities like Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have opened new enrollment dates and conducted information sessions for this segment of graduates.



SGUnited Traineeships Programme, and other grants to help job market weakened by Covid-19

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo sympathised with fresh graduates and other jobseekers on the difficulties of entering a job market heavily affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Protecting Singaporeans' livelihoods remains the Manpower Ministry's (MOM) top priority, stressed Mrs Teo.



Online courses count as graduation credits for NTU students

Students at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have been given the option to take selected massive open online courses (Moocs) as part of their undergraduate studies. They can access the courses on platforms such as Coursera and edX, and can earn credits worth up to 12 academic units - equivalent to three to five courses - that can be counted towards their graduation requirements



Mixed martial artist Amir Khan heads back to school on scholarship

 Singaporean mixed martial artist Amir Khan has returned to school to earn his degree in Sports Science. Thanks to an unexpected scholarship offer, the ONE Championship lightweight will embark on this learning journey with PSB Academy, a Singaporean educational institute.

PSB Academy’s Sports and Exercise Science Degree aligns closely with Khan’s ambitions to become the republic’s first homegrown mixed martial arts World Champion.

The mixed martial artist is excited to discover the intricacies of health and fitness. “I’ve been doing sports since I was young and I’m very passionate about this area,” he said. “But I didn’t have the money to actually study or afford a degree.”



$8 million given to youth athletes as Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship marks a decade

Athletes from road cycling, ice hockey, jiu-jitsu, softball and water polo in the high performance Under-18 category feature for the first time in this year's Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship awards. A total of 289 youth athletes from 32 sports will receive $825,000 this year in four categories: Primary ($1,000), Secondary ($2,000), Tertiary ($3,000) and high performance U-18 ($5,000). The money is used to cover school- and sports-related expenses.




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