A*STAR India Youth Scholarship, The agency of Science Technology and Research, Singapore Scholarships



Full scholarships by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A 'STAR) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) for outstanding students from India to pursue studies in Singapore, leading to the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced) Level or equivalent. Studies in Singapore at selected Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges will commence in 2010 for successful candidates.

Value of Award

* Exemption from school & examination fees (excluding miscellaneous fees)
* Hostel accommodation provided
* 1 return economy-class air passage at the start & end of scholarship term
* Annual allowance of S$2,200 (Secondary Level) & SS2.400 (Pre-University Level)
* Settling-in allowance (once only) of S$400 (Secondary Level) & S$500 (Pre-University Level)
* Subsidised medical benefits
* There is no bond attached to both scholarships

WHO CAN APPLY (for Indian nationals)

A*STAR India Youth Scholarship

(4-year studies from Secondary 3 to Pre-University 2)

Year of Birth : Between 1993 & 1995

Standard Completed in Year 2009: Standard 8

Outstanding Academic Track Record: At least an average of 80% with English as first language in Standard 7 & 8 examinations

SIA Youth Scholarship
(2-year studies in Pre-University 1 & 2)

Year of Birth : Between 1991 & 1993
Standard Completed in Year 2009: Standard 10
Outs tanding Academic Track Record: At least an average of 85% with English as first language in Standard 10 National / State board examinations

Selection Tests & Interviews (in India)

Short-listed candidates will be invited for selection tests in General Ability, English Language and Mathematics in end August / early September 2009. Candidates will be further short-listed for an interview in November 2009.

Application Period

1 June 2009 (10am Singapore Time / 7.30am India Time) to 15 July 2009 (10pm Singapore Time / 7 30pm India Time)

Mode of Application

Candidates are to choose only ONE mode of application (1) or (2) :

Apply online at : A'STAR India Youth Scholarship - Click Here

SIA Youth Scholarship - Click Here


Detach and send the completed Application Slip with certified true copies of the following documents in the order listed below:

a. Completed Application Slip

b. Curriculum Vitae (1 page only) with your full name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address and a summary of your major achievements

c. SIA Youth candidates - Standard 9 final school examination results & Standard 10 National / State board examination results.
A*STAR India Youth candidates - Standard 7 & 8 final school examination results

d. Achievements / awards won and participation in co-curricuiar activities in Standard 7 & 8 (A*STAR) and Standard 9 & 10 (SIA)

Applications should reach us by 15 July 2009 at:

A*STAR India Youth / SIA Youth Scholarships
c/o School Placement & Scholarships Branch
Level 3, Podium Block, 1 North Buona Vista Drive
Singapore 138675
Republic of Singapore

For Application Format please refer The Hindu 09.06.2009

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