Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)
Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS)
MOH Holdings Pte Ltd (MOHH)
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
Duke NUS


Frequently Asked Questions from both students and parents!

General Queries

BrightSparks is a scholarship and higher education portal that partners with JCs, IB Diploma institutions, higher education institutions and scholarship/course providers in Singapore. It is owned and managed by Kariera Group Singapore.

The Higher Education section contains essential tools for furthering your studies. In addition to our Higher Education Search engine, you can also compare and contrast tertiary courses via our Higher Education Comparison Table.

  • Find out more/apply for scholarships with our All-in-One Scholarship Résumé
  • Find out more/make official enquiries to higher education institutions
  • Get Ahead! with great scholarship advice/tips and personal insights from scholars
  • Keep abreast of scholarship and higher education news via our BrightSparks emailers

Scholarship Application Queries

  • Refer to the Step-by-Step Application Guide here.
  • Some scholarships are open for application all year round.
  • For other scholarships, most scholarship providers typically have two application windows – one during September to November and one during March to April the following year.
  • If you are unsure, use the Search Scholarships tool to check for open scholarships.
  • If you are considering multiple scholarships, use the Compare Scholarships tool for easy evaluation of your preferred scholarships.
  • In general, submit documents that will back up entries in your Scholarship Résumé.
  • E.g. a softcopy of your Certificate of Participation for a specific competition
  • Your BrightSparks Scholarship Résumé will be forwarded to the scholarship provider
  • There is no need to reapply again unless you are specifically required to do so by the scholarship provider.

Students are encouraged to complete their BrightSparks profile/application form on their own initiative (a key attribute that many scholarship providers are looking for).

  • Not all scholarship providers use the BrightSparks Scholarship Résumé
  • If you are redirected, follow the instructions on the redirected site to complete your scholarship application.
  • Your application record will still be reflected in BrightSparks and your Profile information will also be forwarded to the scholarship provider.
  • Yes you can, unless the scholarship provider specifically requires your final grades.
  • Remember to update your Scholarship Résumé once you have your final academic results – any changes will be reflected across all scholarship applications.
  • Yes! Some scholarship providers have minimum grade requirements, but many others do not.
  • Candidates should be passionate about the organisation’s mission and vision and/or demonstrate ‘soft’ skills like initiative, leadership and communication skills.
  • We recommend that you draft your replies separately before copy-pasting the completed text.
  • This will help you avoid the system time-out (which will erase any text that has already been entered in the text box).
  • Of course! There are numerous scholarship and higher education opportunities open to diploma graduates / undergraduates.
  • Check out our polytechnic and mid-term scholarships with the Search Scholarships tool.

BrightSparks Portal Queries

  • Click on the Login/Register button to sign in with your BrightSparks account
  • Select Profile from the drop-down menu and amend your personal particulars accordingly.
  • ‘Draft’ indicates that your scholarship application has not been submitted – please edit/complete your scholarship application and click ‘Apply’.
  • ‘Sent’ indicates that your scholarship application has been submitted. You may not further edit your scholarship application.

There is no fixed time period – generally, you can expect to receive a reply within 1-2 months.

This section includes (but is not limited to) tips and resources for scholarship applicants and current scholars, testimonials from scholars past and present and much, much more!

Yes. If you have updated the details in the Profile page, it will be auto-sync with your submitted applications. However, if you need to update the contents in the Scholarship Resume and Photo & Supporting Documents section, you would need to contact the scholarship provider to get them to convert your application back to draft.

Once your application is converted to draft, you may make the necessary amendments. Please note that you would need to “Sync” your application in Application History before re-submitting it.

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