Brightsparks Scholarships and Courses 2020
Brightsparks Scholarships and Courses 2020

Scholarships and Courses 2020

A comprehensive guide to BrightSparks Scholarship and Courses Providers
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National Council of Social Service Read Feature

Social Service Scholarship (Local)

Courses / Disciplines: • Social Work
• Psychology
• Occupational Therapy
• Physiotherapy
• Speech Language Therapy
Universities / Institutions: To pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at local universities which meet professional accreditation requirements (Psychology studies are only supported for postgraduate studies.)
Value & Benefits: • Full tuition fees
• Hostel fees
• Maintenance allowance
• Pre-studies allowance (one-off)
• Sponsorship for student exchange programme (for one semester) *
• Sponsorship for relevant enrichment activities / programmes *

* Subject to NCSS’s approval
Requirements: • Singapore citizens or permanent residents
• Excellent GCE ‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB), diploma and/or University results
• Displays strong leadership qualities
• Has strong interest to work in the social service sector
• Must have at least applied to a university or gained admission into a recognised Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Psychology programme

Mid-term scholarship
Current undergraduates and postgraduates who fulfil either of the following may apply:
• Completed at least one semester in the first year of undergraduate / postgraduate studies
• Have at least one year of studies left
Bond Duration: 4 years (undergraduate)
3 years (postgraduate)

For more information, please visit www.ncss.gov.sg/scholarships

Social Service Scholarship (Overseas)

Courses / Disciplines: • Social Work
• Psychology
• Occupational Therapy
• Physiotherapy
• Speech Language Therapy
Universities / Institutions: To pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies at overseas universities which are of good standing and meet professional accreditation requirements
(Psychology studies are only supported for postgraduate studies.)
Value & Benefits: • Full tuition fees
• Two one-way economy class airfare
• Maintenance allowance
• Pre-Studies Allowance (one-off)
• Sponsorship for student exchange programme (for one semester) *
• Sponsorship for relevant enrichment activities / programmes *

* Subject to NCSS’s approval
Requirements: • Singapore citizens or permanent residents
• Excellent GCE ‘A’ level, International Baccalaureate (IB), diploma and/or University results
• Displays strong leadership qualities
• Has strong interest to work in the social service sector
• Must have at least applied to a university or gained admission into a recognised Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, or Psychology programme

Mid-term scholarship
Current undergraduates and postgraduates who fulfill either of the following may apply:
• Completed at least one semester in the first year of undergraduate / postgraduate studies
• Have at least one year of studies left
Bond Duration: 6 years (undergraduate)
4 years (postgraduate)

For more information, please visit www.ncss.gov.sg/scholarships
 

National Environment Agency (NEA), PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) Read Feature

National Environment & Water (NEW) Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: National Environment Agency
Engineering & Science

PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency
Engineering*, Computer Science & Data Science
*Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering

Singapore Food Agency
• Agricultural Sciences
• Aquaculture
• Biological Sciences / Life Sciences
• Chemistry
• Food Science / Food Technology
• Microbiology
Universities / Institutions: National Environment Agency
• NUS, NTU, SMU
• Polytechnics / Institutions
• Renowned Overseas University

PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency
• NUS, NTU, SUTD, SIT
• Renowned Overseas University

Singapore Food Agency
• NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT, SUSS
• Renowned Overseas University
Value & Benefits: National Environment Agency (NEA), PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, and Singapore Food Agency (SFA)
• Tuition Fees
• Exam Fees
• Hostel Fees
• Monthly Allowance ($)
• One-Time Return Airfare (osea)
• Other Return Airfare (osea)
• Settling-In Allowance (osea)
• Excess Baggage (osea)
• Clothing Allowance (osea)
• Medical Insurance (osea)
• Book Allowance
• Computer Loan / Grant ($)
• Attachment During Vacation
• Sponsorship for approved exchange /enrichment origrannes and possibiity of pursuing post-graduate programmes
Requirements: National Environment Agency (NEA), PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, and Singapore Food Agency (SFA)
• Singapore Citizen
• Singapore PR (Required to take up Singapore citizenship upon accepting scholarship)
• Other Citizens
• Excellent ‘A’ Level / IB / NUS High
• Excellent ‘O’ Level
• Polytechnic Dip without ‘A’ Level
• Excellent CCA
• Proven Leadership
• Undergrads May Apply
Bond Duration: National Environment Agency
• Bond for Local Studies: 4 years
• Bond for Overseas Studies: 6 years , NESC - 5

PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency
• Bond for Local Studies: 4 years
• Bond for Overseas Studies: 6 years , NESC - 5

Singapore Food Agency
• Bond for Local Studies: 4 years
• Bond for Overseas Studies: 6 years

 

National Library Board Read Feature

NLB Undergraduate Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: Undergraduate studies in fields to advance library development and to grow domain expertise: Library Science, Information Science, Southeast Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, History, English, Chinese, Literature, Geography, Contemporary China, etc.
Universities / Institutions: Local universities and approved overseas universities
Value & Benefits: The NLB Undergraduate Scholarship is a fully-funded programme that covers tuition and other compulsory fees, return airfare (for overseas scholarship), maintenance, and other allowances (where applicable)
Requirements: Students / graduates or equivalent who meet the following:
• Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship
• Have good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) records
• Have a GCE 'A' Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic or NUS High School diploma
• Have strong leadership qualities, interpersonal skills and a passion for learning and service
Bond Duration: Local:
4 years

Overseas (Non-English speaking countries):
5 years

Overseas (English speaking countries):
6 years
 

National Parks Board Read Feature

National Parks Board Undergraduate Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: • Horticulture
• Forestry
• Botany
• Environmental Science/ Management
• Veterinary Science/ Medicine
• Geography
• History
• Zoology
• Ecology/ Biology
• Life Sciences
• Urban Planning
• Social Science
• Human Geography
Universities / Institutions: Universities in Australia, UK, Canada, US and Singapore
Value & Benefits: • All approved tuition and compulsory fees
• Return economy airfare, maintenance, and other allowance, eg. settling-in, etc.
Requirements: Singapore Citizens or Singapore PRs with excellent academic and CCA records
Bond Duration: Overseas : 6 years
Local : 4 years

National Parks Board Post Graduate Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: • Plant Taxonomy
• Plant Breeding
• Plant Physiology
• Plant Protection
• Soil Science
• Horticulture
• Arboriculture
• Veterinary Science / Medicine
• Urban Ecology
• Urban Planning
• Forestry
Universities / Institutions: Local universities and approved overseas universities
Value & Benefits: • All approved tuition and compulsory fees
• Return economy airfare, maintenance and other allowance, eg. Settling-in etc
Requirements: Singapore Citizens or Singapore PRs with excellent academic results, good CCA records indicating good leadership qualities, evidence of research accomplishments (if appliable), prizes and Honours received, 2 Letters of reference from Academics/ Supervisors at the Master's or PhD's level who should have current knowledge of applicant's academic performance and Curriculum Vitae (max 4 pages long)
Bond Duration: Local : 2.5 years
Overseas : 3 years (for course duration not exceeing 1 year) or 6 years (for course duration exceeding 1 year)

National Parks Board Overseas Merit Award

Courses / Disciplines: • Horticulture
• Plant Science
• Veterinary Science / Technology
• Landscape Management
Universities / Institutions: Universities in Australia
Value & Benefits: • All approved tuition and compulsory fees
• Return economy airfare, maintenance, and other allowance, eg. settling-in, etc.
Requirements: Singapore citizens or Singapore PRs with very good polytechnic and CCA results
Bond Duration: The bond obligations varies with the types of scholarship awarded
 

National Heritage Board Read Feature

NHB Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: The areas of study may include:
• Archaeology
• Conservation
• Museum Studies/Education
• Curatorial Studies
• History (Singapore, Southeast Asia, Asia)
• Cultural and Heritage Management
Universities / Institutions: Local, overseas universities
Value & Benefits: • Full scholarship (capped at $250,000)
• Partial scholarship (capped at $120,000)
Requirements: Singapore Citizens, non-NHB employees
Bond Duration: • 3 years (Local or Partial overseas scholarship)
• 6 years (Full overseas scholarship)
 

National University of Singapore Read Feature

NUS Global Merit Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: Any full-time undergraduate course leading to a first degree, except Dentistry, Medicine, Music, and Yale-NUS College
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: • Full subsidy for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
• Annual living allowance of S$6,000
•S$2,905 annual accommodation allowance if scholar is staying on campus, or S$3,010 if scholar is staying in Ridge View Residential College, or S$4,620 if scholar is staying in one of the University Town Residential Colleges
• One-time computer allowance of S$2,000
• S$7,500 Student Exchange Programme / NUS Overseas Colleges allowance per semester for non-Asian countries and Japan, and S$5,000 per semester for other Asian countries, for up to a maximum of 2 semesters
• Eligibility to enrol in the Residential College Programmes (University Town College Programme and Ridge View Residential College Programme) or the University Scholars Programme
• Guaranteed offer of on-campus accommodation (excluding the Residential Colleges for first two years of undergraduate studies
• Guaranteed offer of a 1-semester overseas Student Exchange Programme
Requirements: • Singapore citizens
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities record
• Offered GCE ‘A’ Levels, Diploma from a polytechnic in Singapore or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma)
Bond Duration: None

NUS Merit Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: Any full-time undergraduate course leading to a first degree, except Yale-NUS College
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: • Full subsidy for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
• Annual living allowance of S$6,000
• One-time computer allowance of S$2,000
• Guaranteed offer of on-campus accommodation (excluding the Residential Colleges) for first two years of undergraduate studies
• Guaranteed offer of a 1-semester overseas Student Exchange Programme
Requirements: • Singapore citizens
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities record
• Offered GCE ‘A’ Levels, Diploma from a polytechnic in Singapore or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma)
Bond Duration: None

NUS Sports Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: Any full-time undergraduate course leading to a first degree, except Music and Yale-NUS College
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: • Full subsidy for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
• Annual living allowance of S$6,000
• S$2,905 annual accommodation allowance if scholar is staying on campus
• Guaranteed offer of on-campus accommodation (excluding Residential Colleges) for first two years of undergraduate studies
• Guaranteed offer of a 1-semester overseas Student Exchange Programme
Requirements: • Singapore citizens
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities record, particularly in sports
• Offered GCE ‘A’ Levels, Diploma from a polytechnic in Singapore or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma)
Bond Duration: None

NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: Any full-time undergraduate course leading to a first degree, except Music and Yale-NUS College
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: • Full subsidy for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
• Annual living allowance of S$6,000
• S$2,905 annual accommodation allowance if scholar is staying on campus
• Guaranteed offer of on-campus accommodation (excluding Residential Colleges) for first two years of undergraduate studies
• Guaranteed offer of a 1-semester overseas Student Exchange Programme
Requirements: • Singapore citizens
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities record, particularly in performing and/or visual arts
• Offered GCE ‘A’ Levels, Diploma from a polytechnic in Singapore or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma)
Bond Duration: None

NUS Science & Technology (S&T) Undergraduate Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: A full-time Engineering / Computing / Science (excluding Pharmacy) undergraduate degree programme at NUS
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: • Full subsidy for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
• Annual living allowance of S$6,000
• One-time settling-in allowance of S$200
• Annual accommodation allowance equivalent to the lowest double room rate for on-campus accommodation
• One-way air passage from home country to Singapore at the beginning of the course of study, and return air passage from Singapore to home country at the end of the course
Requirements: • Citizens of an Asian country
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities records
• Possess outstanding high school results
Bond Duration: 6-year bond with a Singapore-registered company immediately upon graduation

NUS ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship (AUS)

Courses / Disciplines: Any full-time undergraduate course leading to a first degree, except Music and Yale-NUS College
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: • Full subsidy for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
• Annual living allowance of S$5,800
Requirements: • Citizens of an ASEAN member country, excluding Singapore
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities records
• Possess outstanding high school results
Bond Duration: While there is no bond attached to the scholarship, students are required to take up the MOE Tuition Grant to receive the scholarship, which comes with a 3-year bond

University Engineering Scholarship (UES)

Courses / Disciplines: A full-time Engineering / Computing undergraduate degree programme at NUS, a full-time Engineering / Technology programme at NTU, a full-time Engineering / Technology / Science programme at SIT or a full-time Engineering / Technology programme at SUTD
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: • Full subsidy for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
• Annual living allowance of S$5,800
• One-time computer allowance of S$2,000
Requirements: • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities record
• Possess outstanding local polytechnic diploma (preferably Diploma with Merit)
• Matriculating into a full-time Engineering / Computing undergraduate degree programme at NUS, a full-time Engineering / Technology programme at NTU, a full-time Engineering / Technology / Science programme at SIT or a full-time Engineering / Technology programme at SUTD
Bond Duration: 4-year bond working in an Engineering-related field in Singapore immediately upon graduation

Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Encourage Upgrading (LKY-STEP) Award

Courses / Disciplines: A full-time undergraduate degree programme at NUS, NTU, SIT, SMU, SUTD, or SUSS
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: One-time cash award of S$3,500
Requirements: • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities record
• Possess outstanding local polytechnic diploma (preferably Diploma with Merit)
• Matriculating into a full-time undergraduate degree programme at NUS / NTU / SIT / SMU / SUTD / SUSS in the year of application
Bond Duration: None

Stephen Riady Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Courses / Disciplines: Any full-time undergraduate course leading to a first degree, except Dentistry, Medicine, Music, and Yale-NUS College
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: • Full subsidy for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
• Annual living allowance of S$6,000
• One-time computer allowance of S$2,000
• Guaranteed offer of on-campus accommodation (excluding the Residential Colleges) or University Town) for first two years of undergraduate studies
• Guaranteed placement offer of for a 1-semester overseas Student Exchange Programme
• Guaranteed placement in the NUS Overseas Colleges (“NOC”) internship programme
• Eligible for up to S$50,000 seed funding to start one business venture within six months of graduation
Requirements: • Singaporean Citizens citizens
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities record
• Offered GCE ‘A’ Levels, Diploma from a polytechnic in Singapore or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma)
Bond Duration: None

Wee Cho Yaw Future Leaders Award

Courses / Disciplines: Any full-time undergraduate course leading to a first degree, except Music and Yale-NUS College
Universities / Institutions: National University of Singapore
Value & Benefits: • Full subsidy for tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
• Annual living allowance of S$6,000
• One-time computer allowance of S$2,000
• Guaranteed offer of on-campus accommodation (excluding the Residential Colleges) for first two years of undergraduate studies
• Guaranteed offer of a 1-semester overseas Student Exchange Programme
Requirements: • Singapore Citizens
• Strong leadership qualities and potential
• Good co-curricular activities record
• Offered GCE ‘A’ Levels, Diploma from a polytechnic in Singapore or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma)
Bond Duration: None