Scholarship FAQs

1 Application and Selection Process

  1.1 When can I start applying for the
Undergraduate Scholarship?

The early cycle application will open in early October and close on 31 October. Subsequently, applications under the main cycle will open after the end of the GCE 'A' Level examinations and close two weeks after the release of your GCE ‘A’ Level results.
  1.2 What do I need to submit for my application
in the early cycle?

You may submit your preliminary results or predicted ‘A’ Level/IB Programme results. Please note that male applicants who will have to enlist for National Service in the near future may prefer to apply during the early cycle application period.
  1.3 What are the scholarship eligibility criteria?
You should have excellent grades in 10 academic units of your GCE ‘A’ Level subjects. For students in the IB programme, you should obtain a minimum score of 40 points. Diploma holders should attain a Diploma with at least a Merit.

Active participation in co-curricular activities, excellent communication skills and leadership potential are key criteria as well.
  1.4 When is the selection process?
If you apply through the early cycle by 31 October, we will start the interview in November or after your GCE ‘A’ Level examinations, whichever is later. The selection process may stretch till January.

If you apply after the release of the GCE ‘A’ Level results through the main cycle, the selection process will start in March and end in May.
  1.5 What is the selection process?
Shortlisted applicants will go through a series of assessments consisting of interviews, psychometric testing and case presentations.
  1.6 If I am going for my National Service (NS),
do I apply after I have received my GCE ‘A’ Level
results or after I have completed NS?

For male applicants, you are encouraged to apply in the early cycle before your enlistment. You can also apply as soon as you receive your GCE ‘A’ level results. However, please note that you may only be able to attend the interviews during your NS block-leave periods between May and July. Hence, we recommend that you apply in the early cycle, or nearing the end of your NS when it is easier to apply for leave. If you are successful in your application, we will hold the scholarship for you until you have completed your NS.
  1.7 I recently applied for the scholarship but was not shortlisted. Can I reapply?

We are glad to see that applicants remain interested in ESG's work and welcome candidates to apply for the scholarship in subsequent cycles with their updated academic results and experiences. We also highly encourage applicants to explore internship opportunities with ESG to get a better understanding of ESG's work before submitting another application.


2 Courses/University

  2.1 What courses does Enterprise Singapore support?
We support a diversity of disciplines. Applicants taking non-business related courses, such as science and engineering are welcome to apply. However, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, law, architecture and equivalent specialised courses are typically not supported under this scholarship.
  2.2 What about a Master's degree?
Scholars may be offered the opportunity to obtain their Master's degree, depending on the scholar's academic performance, subjected to subsequent approval.
  2.3 Is there a list of approved universities
We do not stipulate a list of approved universities but the general guideline is that the university must be amongst the top for the related field of study you intend to pursue.
3 Fees & Financial Matters
  3.1 What does the scholarship cover?
It is a full scholarship which covers all tuition fees, living allowance, pre-studies allowance, return airfares and other miscellaneous expenses required for overseas undergraduate studies.
  3.2 Will Enterprise Singapore reimburse the costs
incurred in preparation for pre-admission tests
e.g. SAT I, SAT II, university applications etc?

Upon successfully being awarded a scholarship, we will reimburse you for all the above costs with proof of original receipts. We reimburse up to three university applications (including the university you will be enrolled in), in addition to SAT I and SAT II.
  3.3 How long is the bond?
Scholars pursuing their undergraduate studies in the US / UK and English speaking countries have a five-year bond. Scholars pursuing their undergraduate studies in non-English speaking countries (e.g. France, Germany, Japan or China) have a four-year bond. Scholars pursuing their undergraduate studies at local universities in Singapore will serve a two-year bond.For Mid-term scholars studying in Singapore, the bond period is 2 years. For Mid-term scholars studying overseas, the bond period will be a pro-rated based on the overseas bond duration subject to a minimum bond period of 2 year.
4 Career Opportunities
  4.1 What are the career options for scholars?
Enterprise Singapore's work is multi-faceted and covers various exciting aspects of the business value chain. Scholars may be deployed in a variety of work functions such as Industry Clusters, Programmes and Policy, Global Markets, and Quality and Excellence. Outstanding individuals may be selected for a three to four year overseas posting after gaining the necessary experience and relevant skills at Enterprise Singapore.