Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship
  • Fully Funded Scholarship
  • Bachelor
  • Singapore
  • 25 Mar 2024

Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship


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About this Scholarship

The Dr Goh Keng Swee (GKS) Scholarship is a private sector scholarship administered by The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS). It was set up by the financial community in Singapore in honour of former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Goh Keng Swee, who fostered Singapore’s economic development and growth as a reputable international financial centre.

Each year, 3 to 4 scholarships are awarded to outstanding individuals from 15 Asia Pacific economies (Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam) to pursue undergraduate studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Candidates will serve a 3-year bond upon completion of their studies.


Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant should:

  • Be citizens/passport holders of Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

  • Ensure that the necessary university admission requirements are met (inclusive of sitting for any required university entrance examinations

  • Concurrently apply for admission to - the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and adhere to the university’s admission deadlines and guidelines

  • Possess strong leadership qualities, good academic and co-curricular activities (CCA) achievements

  • Have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) within the last 5 years, or made arrangements to take the SAT


Benefits

The scholarship supports a maximum of 4 years of undergraduate study (may include Honours) it provides the following:

  • Tuition and other compulsory fees

  • Airfare (to Singapore and return to home country upon completion of study

  • Annual maintenance allowance based on institution of study

  • Setting-in allowance (one-off expense) of SGD 200 upon arrival in Singapore

The scholarship award will be reviewed annually and is subject to satisfactory performance and academic results


Bond

Successful candidates will be required to work for 3 years upon the completion of their studies in either:

  1. An approved company in Singapore

  2. An approved Singapore-based company in their home country

The deployment of scholarship holders to serve their bonds will be determined by the Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund. Scholarship holders are not allowed to defer their bond for postgraduate studies or other reasons.


How to Apply

Applicants can refer to the ABS website (https://abs.org.sg/dr-goh-keng-swee-scholarship) , and submit their application at https://www.pscgateway.gov.sg/app/gks/account/uidsignin.

Application Period

The 2024 Dr GKS Scholarship application will commence on 15 November 2023 and end on 25 March 2024 at 23:59, Singapore time (UTC+08:00). 

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