FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I apply for the Sembcorp Undergraduate Scholarship?
Simply apply for admissions at http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/apply/
Eligible candidates will be short listed to sit for a scholarship interview. No separate
scholarship application form is needed.
How do I get short listed for the Sembcorp Undergraduate Scholarship?
The selection of students for interview is based on the academic results of the
candidates. Leadership and participation in extra curricular activities will be
assessed during the interview.
Is my financial situation taken into consideration for the selection of
scholarship interview ?
Financial situation of applicants is not taken into consideration.
What is the minimum grade to be selected for interview?
We do not stipulate minimum grades required of the candidates. However, do
expect that our selection process is a rigorous one.
How many scholarships are given out annually?
We award about 20 scholarships a year. However, this number will vary from
year to year. NUS reserves the right not to award all the 20 scholarships if there
are insufficient good candidates.
When do I know if I have been short listed for interview?
Selected applicants will be notified via email in February / March .
What will I be tested for during the interview?
The purpose of the interview is to ascertain whether the candidates will adapt
well to Singapore’s education system. Other personal traits such as leadership,
interests, and achievement will also be assessed.
What should I bring for the interview?
Candidates invited to sit for the interview are to present the following documents
at the session :
1) a clear, recent photograph to be retained by the interviewer;
2) passport for verification of identity
3) a copy of actual Year 12/High School results to be retained by the interviewer
Will I be reimbursed for traveling to attend the interview?
Candidates are expected to bear their own travel expenses.
CANDIDATES OFFERED A PLACE AT NUS
When am I expected to arrive at the University?
Be prepared to come to Singapore in mid – late July. All successful applicants
for admissions, including scholarship holders, will be given a copy of Freshmen
Guide which provides useful information on immigration, health check, and etc.
How should I arrange for my accommodation in NUS?
Scholars will have accommodation in NUS arranged for them. If they have
applied for accommodation in NUS prior to being offered the scholarship, they
should inform the University to avoid double-reservation.
Will my salary be deducted to pay for the scholarship?
Scholars offered to work at the sponsor company will receive salary based on
prevailing market rates. Scholars are expected to negotiate their terms and
conditions with the company during the employment interview.
Can I delay my bond fully or partially to pursue higher studies?
Scholars who have applied successfully for a Master’s degree programme in
NUS or the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) can apply to NUS Registrar
for the delay in the serving of the bond. Full time studies in an institution outside
Singapore prior to completion of the bond, is not permitted. Part time studies in
any institution while serving the bond is allowed.
What are my obligations if I wish to break my bond?
Scholars who break their bond voluntarily will be required to pay liquidated
damages outlined as follows: Total amount of scholarship funds disbursed to
scholar x 10% compound interest (compounded annually) x number of months
left to completion of bond. Scholars who have not completed serving their
Tuition Grant (TG) Bond will also be subjected to liquidated damages for the TG
What should I do if the sponsor does not offer me employment at the end
of my course?
Scholars who are not offered employment by the sponsor company after
graduation should seek employment with a Singapore registered company to
serve out their bond.
Will I be given priority for promotion as a scholar?
Promotion is subject to performance evaluation by the company the scholar is
How is my performance at the University evaluated?
Scholars are expected to achieve an average of “B” grade every semester.
Failing which, the scholar will be given one academic warning before having the
scholarship suspended. If the suspended scholar meets the renewal criteria of
“B” grade average the following semester, the scholarship will be renewed.
Otherwise, the scholarship will be terminated. Scholars who are assessed to be
performing poorly after 1 academic warning may also have their scholarships
terminated. Scholars who are not able to achieve the Cumulative Average Point
(CAP) of 1.5 will have their scholarships terminated immediately.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Who is eligible for the Sembcorp Undergraduate Scholarship?
The Sembcorp Undergraduate Scholarship is open to all Indonesian citizens who
are completing or completed the SMU UAN or equivalent High School
qualification in the year of admission.
What do I receive under this scholarship scheme?
Scholars will receive the following:
1) one economy class one way airfare from country of origin to Singapore to
begin their studies at NUS;
2) one economy class one way airfare from Singapore to country of origin upon
gainfully employed in a Singapore registered company, after graduation;
3) tuition fees portion (after the Tution Grant);
4) one-off S$200 settling-in allowance;
5) S$6,000 living allowance per annum; and
6) accommodation allowance pegged to the lowest on-campus double room
*note: Scholarship is tenable for a maximum of 6 semesters of
studies for scholars graduating without Honours degree; and a
maximum of 8 semesters of studies with Hounours degree.
Honours and a maximum of 8 semesters of
studies for graduating with Honours.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Can I participate in student exchange or other special programmes?
Scholars are allowed to participate in all programmes offered by the University.
However, the scholars will be responsible for additional tuition fees and personal
expenses if they need extra semesters of studies arising from their participation
in these programmes.
For further information visit : http://www.nus.edu.sg