Applications are invited for A*STAR Undergraduate Scholarship for the year 2017. This scholarship is open to Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship for pursuing degree programme in Science or Engineering.
The AUS scholarship is a research-based scholarship aimed at training scientists. This scholarship does not carry a service commitment period but scholars are obligated to go on to PhD studies.
A*STAR is making a significant investment in each scholar and the aim is for every scholar to come back and be part of Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise ecosystem. They will need to commence their PhD studies within 18 months from the completion of their undergraduate degree.
English is the official language for instruction in Singapore and proving competence in the language might be necessary.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate programme at the National University of Singapore including the Yale-NUS College, the Nanyang Technological University, the Singapore University of Technology and Design and the Singapore Management University (School of Information Systems).
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of science or engineering.
Scholarship Award: Successful candidates will be provided with financial support for the duration of their undergraduate studies covering: -Tuition fees -Hostel Fees -Local sustenance allowance -Research attachment opportunities at A*STAR Research Institutes (minimum of 8 weeks) -One overseas exchange programme during the undergraduate studies (up to 6 months) -Mid-term AUS awardees will be offered the same terms of support as the direct AUS scholars from the point of the award, without retrospective payment. -Continuation of the AUS is subject to scholars maintaining good academic standing. -All rates/allowances are subject to A*STAR adjustments from time to time
Scholarship can be taken at: Singapore
Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:
Open to Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship
Male scholars are required to serve National Service prior to commencement of undergraduate studies
Excellent results for GCE ‘A’ Level (minimum 11 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), NUS High School diploma, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
Candidates are encouraged to sit for the SAT tests to broaden their choices of institutions for their undergraduate education. Although A*STAR does not mandate a minimum SAT score as a qualifying condition for the undergraduate scholarships awarded for studies, applicants are encouraged to submit their SAT scores, if available, to be included in the overall assessment of their applications
Preference will be given to candidates with experience and notable achievements in science- or math-related projects and activities
For applicants on GCE ‘A’ Level syllabus
Applicants must offer 11 units or more
Attained As in three H2 Science or Mathematics subjects
Demonstrated achievement beyond the above, such as in research or a relevant H3 subject should be highlighted
Those without relevant H3 subjects must have As in four H2 Science and Mathematics subjects
For applicants on International Baccalaureate (IB) syllabus
Obtained at least 39 points including 6,7,7 in higher level for Science and Mathematics subjects(exception will be made if candidate took Further Mathematics)
Attained at least 1 bonus point for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge
For applicants from NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
Attained subject CAP of 3.60 and above, majoring in at least 3 of the following subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (one of which must be with Honours)
Merit in Advanced Research Project
For applicants from Polytechnic
Excellent academic results, preferably a diploma with merit
Demonstrated interest and passion for math and/or science-related projects/activities
Nationality: Scholarship is open to Singaporeans and other nationals intending to take up Singapore citizenship. Non-Singaporeans can apply for the Direct AUS scholarship (For applicants with ‘A’ Levels/ IB/ NUSHS Diploma/Polytechnic Diploma). However, applicants will be expected to take up Singapore Citizenship if their scholarship application is successful. Non-Singaporean males are required to serve National Service prior to the commencement of their undergraduate studies. Mid Term AUS scholarship (for applicants in undergraduate Year 2-4) is only open to Singaporeans.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: In order to be eligible to apply for AUS, applicants must have excellent results for GCE ‘A’ Level (minimum 11 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), NUS High School diploma, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent and to apply for Mid-Term AUS, applicants must have obtained a minimum term CAP/GPA and cum CAP/GPA of 4.5 in the latest academic term/year.
English language Requirements: English is the official language for instruction in Singapore and proving competence in the language might be necessary.
Test Requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is conducted by the University of Cambridge – Local Examination Syndicate. Used widely in over 110 countries, the exam is generally accepted by the Universities in Singapore as well. Singapore Universities also accept Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) which is conducted by Educational Testing Services (ETS), USA.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online. Applicants can send their applications as soon as they have received their prelim results or final transcript. If they are successful in their application, an in-principle offer will be made to them. Upon accepting the offer, university will hold the scholarship for them until they have completed their NS.
Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2017. Application window will open at the end of the year (Nov/Dec) and close on 31 Mar of the following year for the Direct AUS scholarship. Application window opens throughout the year and closes on 31 May (for August intake) and 31 October (for January intake) for the Mid Term AUS scholarship.
Entry point with ‘A’ Levels/ IB/ NUSHS Diploma/ Polytechnic Diploma: March 31, 2017
Applicants in undergraduate Year 2-4: May 31 (for August intake); and October 31 (for January intake) each year
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