A*STAR India Youth Scholarship

A*STAR India Youth Scholarship

The A*STAR India Youth Scholarshipis tenable for 4 years leading to the award of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education ‘Advanced’ (GCE ‘A’) Level (or equivalent) certificate.

The Scholarship is for studies in selected Singapore schools from Secondary Three to Pre-University Two and is renewed annually, subject to the satisfactory performance of the scholar.


Interested candidates who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for the scholarship:

Nationals of India

Born between 1998 and 2000

Completed Standard 8 in the Year 2014

Possess outstanding academic track record (at least an average of 80% / minimum ‘A’ with English as first language in the Standards 7 and 8 school final examinations)

Possess a high level of oral and written competency in English

Important Dates

Any dates given below are tentative and are subject to changes.

Activity - Date

Application Period - 6 June to 13 July 2014

Selection Test - End August to early September 2014

Selection Interview - End October to early November 2014

Award of Scholarship - Mid to late November 2014

Arrival of Scholar in Singapore - Late December 2014

Candidates short-listed for the selection test/interview will be notified a week before the selection test/interview dates. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified. Test and Interview City


Terms and Conditions

Annual allowance of S$2,200 (Secondary) / S$2,400 (Pre-University) with hostel accommodation

Settling-in allowance of S$400 (once only)

Return economy class air passage

Coverage of school fees (excluding miscellaneous fees)

Coverage of GCE ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level examination fees (once only, if applicable)

Subsidised medical benefits and accident insurance cover

Application Procedures

Applicants are to apply online using the online application system. Each applicant should submit only ONE application only. If you encounter difficulties during your online application, you may contact Customer Service Centre at +65 6872 2220.

Please follow the application steps:

Step 1

1(a) Online application

Please submit your application via our online application system.

Step 2

All applicants are to send certified copies of the following items directly to the Singapore Ministry of Education. The documents should arrive before the closing date (13 July 2014):

Birth Certificate;

Identity Card / Passport (if any); and

Final Examination Result Slips for the last two years (Standards 7 and 8 final examinations)

A*STAR India Youth Scholarship / < Indicate online application number for online applicants> c/o School Placement & Scholarships Branch Ministry of Education 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Level 3 Podium Block Singapore 138675

Original documents that are not in English must be translated to English. The translated documents must be accompanied by a photocopy of the original documents. Please do not send in any original documents as they will not be returned.

If you have applied online, please indicate your online application number on all supporting documents sent to us.

Reference Website : http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/scholarships/astar/

A*STAR India Youth Scholarship