15 March 2018
Dr Goh Keng Swee (GKS) Scholarship is offered by the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) for pursuing undergraduate studies in Singapore. It is a private sector scholarship. The Dr GKS Scholarship Fund had been set up by Singapore’s financial community in salutation to the country’s former Deputy Prime Minister who had worked towards an economic development of Singapore into a reputable international financial centre. This page gives the complete information about the Dr Goh Keng Swee (GKS) Scholarship which includes the Eligibility, Rewards, Application Process, Selection Process.
The privately funded scholarship is awarded to 3-4 scholars from 15 Asia Pacific countries including India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Korea, Philippines, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan for pursuing undergraduate courses at local Singaporean universities.
The application for the Goh Keng Swee Scholarship has begun on 1 November 2017 and the last date to apply for the Scholarship is 15 March 2018.
|GKS Scholarship Application Begin||1 Nov 2017|
|GKS Scholarship Application Ends||15 March 2018|
|Personality Profiling Test||March /April 2018|
|Final Interview (in Singapore)||May 2018|
The participating universities in Singapore under the scholarship include the following institutes mentioned below:
|Region||India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Korea, Philippines, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan|
|Class/ Age||Class 12 students|
The candidates applying for the Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
Citizens of Singapore and Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply for GKS Scholarship.
Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship supports a maximum of four years of undergraduate study (including Honours). It provides the following rewards for the scholarship
Settling-in Allowance: Scholars receive SGD200 (Approx. INR 9500) as settling-in allowance upon arrival in Singapore.
Course Fee: It pays for the tuition fee and other compulsory fees.
Travel Expenses: The scholarship pays for the airfare for travelling to Singapore and the return fare upon completion of the course.
Maintenance fee: Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship also pays a maintenance fee of SGD 6500 (Approx. INR 3 lakh).
Hostel Fee: The Scholarship also covers the hostel fee charged by the institution.
The candidates are required to sign a three-year bond which requires them to work in Singapore for three years at a company approved by the country upon completion of their course.
The companies that they might work with are:
In past, the scholarship holders have also worked with non-finance companies that are Proctor and Gamble, Oracle, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA), d CrimsonLogic etc. There will be annual reviews of the scholarship award. The scholarship will be renewed on the basis of good academic results and satisfactory performance.
The candidates must have appeared for SAT or must have registered to appear for SAT before applying to the scholarship. For more details regarding SAT, students are requested to visit the College Board Website.
The candidates can apply online for the Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship by visiting the official website. The application process has started and the eligible candidates can fill the application form by following the link below
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The step by step guidance with the instruction to fill the Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Application Form is given below. The candidates are suggested to follow the each and every step to fill the application form.
STEP 1: The candidates need to register themselves on the official website of GKS and need to fill the following information
STEP 2: After successful registration, the login credentials will be sent to the registered email id of the candidate.
STEP 3: The candidates need to log in using the credentials and then apply for the scholarship. Candidates are advised to fill the application form carefully.
For All Candidates:
For Shortlisted candidates who studied in Singapore:
For Shortlisted candidates who did not study in Singapore:
Additional Documents for current undergraduates:
Candidates are advised to check the details of the application form before the final submission because once the application has been processed then the candidates will not be able to do any changes. Students are required to keep a copy of the application form for future reference.
Candidates need to know that they do not need to send the hard copy of the application to the organization of Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS). In case of any query email to GKS_Scholarships@abs.org.sg
The selection of the students will be done based on their academic & non-academic achievements. The shortlisted candidates will be required to take an online personality profiling test in Mar/Apr 2018. The interview schedule and other information regarding this are given below.
Travelling Expense: Students will have to bear the cost of travelling to Singapore for the interview. This amount will not be reimbursed.
12-08, MAS Building 10 Shenton Way,
Singapore - 079117
Tel: (65) 6224 4300 / Fax: (65) 6224 1785.