MAS Undergraduate Scholarship

Merit Based Scholarship | Scholarship Provided by : Monetary Authority of Singapore

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About the Scholarship

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The MAS Undergraduate Scholarship is provided by Monetary Authority of Singapore. It is offered at the undergraduate level to students in Singapore. It is a prestigious award that gives the most outstanding individuals the opportunity to pursue their dreams at the world's best universities. It promises them a career dedicated to solving some of Singapore's most challenging problems. The scholarship is tenable for 4 years of undergraduate study at any reputed university in Singapore or overseas.  The number of scholarships offered varies each year.

Scholarship application closes on
March 21, 2017
Scholarship provided type
Trust
Number of scholarships offered
varies per year
Study Level
Undergraduate
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Scholarship Details

The scholarship is offered for undergraduate study in any discipline (with the exception of Medicine, Dentistry and Architecture) at any reputed university. Language courses are supported if they earn credits that count toward the final degree.

The scholarship covers tuition and other approved fees, maintenance allowance, pre-studies allowance, sponsorship of exchange programme/study abroad programme/special term (if requirements are met), sponsorship of masters degree (if requirements are met), and 8 weeks internship during 2nd year of undergraduate studies. In case of overseas awards, the return airfare is also covered. In case of local awards, the hostel allowance is covered. Upon completing undergraduate studies with this scholarship, students are placed in one functional area within MAS, where they receive training.

Requirements

Eligibility Criteria

  • A-Level students should offer at least 11 academic units. Students offering 10 academic units and with outstanding track records may be considered
  • All candidates are given equal consideration regardless of the subjects they have taken
  • The scholarship is also open to polytechnic students and students who are taking the International Baccalaureate. Students must have obtained at least 36 points from the IB programme to be considered for the scholarship
  • The student should be an all-rounder who has excelled in both academic and non-academic pursuits
  • He/she should have demonstrated excellent leadership capabilities either in his/her CCAs or in activities outside of school
  • The scholarship is open to Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents and foreigners who are intending to obtain Singapore citizenship.

Application

Application Process

The applications are open from 1st to 30th September for Provisional cycle, and 1st January to 10 calendar days after the release of the GCE A Level results for the main cycle.  

Shortlisted applicants go through four stages of assessments:
  • Essay writing and psychometric test
  • Panel interview
  • Group discussion and psychometric test
  • Interview with management members.

Additional Information

To be considered in the provisional selection exercise, students should submit their applications in September. They can also submit their application using their preliminary examination results. Students do not need to secure a place before applying for the scholarship, but they should indicate their choice of universities and courses in the application. Scholarship offers made at the end of the provisional exercise will be conditional if the student meets academic requirements in the final examinations.  Students may be considered in the main exercise (in March) if they are not shortlisted in the provisional exercise.

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