Dr Goh Keng Swee (GKS) Scholarship for Undergraduate Students, Singapore

Singapore GovernmentThe Dr Goh Keng Swee (GKS) Scholarship is a private sector scholarship administered by the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS).

Each year, 3 to 4 scholarships are awarded to outstanding individuals from 15 Asia Pacific economies (Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, PRC, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar) to pursue undergraduate studies at local universities in Singapore i.e. National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

The Dr GKS Scholarship Fund was set up by the financial community in Singapore in honour of the former Deputy Prime Minister, who fostered Singapore’s economic development and growth as a reputable international financial centre.

The Dr GKS Scholarship is open to students who are citizens/passport holders of Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, PRC, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Singapore citizens and PRs are not eligible to apply for the Dr GKS Scholarship.

Appicants should

  • Concurrently apply for admission to NUS, NTU, SMU or SUTD. Most courses (except for specialised courses like Medicine) will be considered. Applicants should adhere to the university’s admission deadlines and guidelines;
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and possess good academic and co-curricular activities (CCA) achievements;
  • Have sat for, or made private arrangements to sit for the SAT; (for more information on SAT and registration for the test, please refer to the College Board website)

Duration and Terms of Awards
The scholarship supports a maximum of 4 years of undergraduate study (including Honours). It provides the following:

  • Tuition and other compulsory fees;
  • Airfare (to Singapore and return to home country upon completion of study);
  • Annual maintenance allowance of SGD6500;
  • Hostel allowance based on institution of study; and
  • Settling-in allowance (one-off expense) of SGD200 upon arrival in Singapore.

The scholarship award will be reviewed annually and is subjected to satisfactory performance and academic results.

Scholarship Bond
Successful candidates will be required to work for 3 years upon the completion of their studies in either:

  • An approved company in Singapore; or
  • An approved Singapore-based company in their home country

The deployment of scholarship holders to serve their bonds will be determined by the Dr GKS Scholarship Fund.

The 2016 Dr GKS Scholarship application will commence on 16 Oct 2015 and end on 22 Feb 2016 at 23:59, Singapore time (UTC+08:00).

Please download the application form here and submit the completed application form to GKS_Scholarships@abs.org.sg.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to take an online personality profiling test in Mar/Apr 2016.

Applicants selected to attend the final interview are encouraged to travel to Singapore in mid-May 2016. The trip will be at the applicants’ own expense. If applicants are unable to travel to Singapore, alternative arrangements will be made.

For enquiries, please refer to the FAQs or send your questions to GKS_Scholarships@abs.org.sg.

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37 thoughts on “Dr Goh Keng Swee (GKS) Scholarship for Undergraduate Students, Singapore”

  1. Please give this opportunity to me, im studiying in Pancasila University Indonesia for Industrial Enggineur but i met a problem with my college fee, *i pay all my college fee with my own money, i work as microbiologi analist in pharmaceutical company near of my home. I have a dream that i can go to foregn country to study, but i dont have enough money, even my parents. So pleas help me, i will do everthng for it.
    Ahmad Sobani

  2. i’m sisyl from indonesia .. i’m 22 years old and i have graduated last month of School of Foreign Language STBA Nusa Mandiri… my focus is english language ..

    i have a dream that want to make my parents happ and proud of me..
    one of my aim is want to study abroad..
    i hope my dream will come true..

    God bless you :)

  3. I’m Aliev. I’m 20 years old. I study in Muhammadyah Health College. My major is nursing diploma program of international class. One year again I will graduate from my campus. I want to continue my study in abroad. I hope I can. I think, Singapore has international hospital as we need too. Okay, that’s all. Thank you.

  4. I’m Mahardhika kartikandini from Indonesia. I just want to know, is this scholarship for year 2011 or 2012? When will the scholarship for 2012 be available? Thanks

  5. Such a great opportunity! I want this. I’m studying English Literature at one Instituted foreign language. I’m looking forward from you! Thanks!

  6. My name is Prins Meijer, 23 years old. I’am from Indonesia. My basic are IT and English Business. I was graduated from Airlangga University and Institute Adhi Tama Surabaya. My dream is studying abroad.

    Hopefully I’am eligible enough to take this opportunity.

    I’am looking forward for it.
    Thank you.

  7. i’m a simple men..
    i just wanna school in abroad..
    know i’m studing in USU…
    i think i need a scholarship…
    and be a colege in singapore thats great..

    so …
    what must i do for this ??

  8. I’m Azarya Ibrahim from Indonesia and have been studying medicine at Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University. I’m looking for a scholarship to study abroad and I would like to go to singapore.Please give more information about this opportunity and I will do the best as I can. Thank you and looking forward to it :)

  9. Please give more information about this opportunity and I will do the best as I can. Thank you and looking forward to it
    i am from thailand how i get scholarship

  10. How can I apply this scholarship?
    I really want to study abroad…
    Please help me. My Mom dont have enough money to make me study in college…

    Please info me.

  11. i’m from indonesia, 17 years old, i really want to know how to apply this scholarship cause i have family in singapore so that maybe i could get a chance to study there

  12. Hi dear my name is zakarya mahmody from afg I belong to Hazzara nation , I am undergretuate I gratuated from high school and I need a scholarship due to prejudice of racial and religious so I can’t continue my lesson here and i fond to continue my lesson in out of my country, if you are able to help me, please help me,I need help and this is my number is +93793968015 and my email add is zakaryamahmody@yahoo.com

  13. Good morning. Hello I’m erna widhi astuti from Indonesia. Now, i am studying in learning university of malang. Can i know about the prospect of education in singapore? Because i hope that i can learn at least as a teacher in foreign country, including singapore.

    Thanks you.:)

  14. Hello :)
    My name’s Fitria Suci Wulandari. 21 years old. I’m from Indonesia. Now, I’m Studying in Unversitas Terbuka Jakarta (UT) for Public Relationship and still in the 3rd semester. I worked at IT Company as a Helpdesk Administrator. After my graduation from Vocational High School, I got a job and worked immediately until now. I want to study abroad by the scholarship because i pay my collage by my own money. I don’t want to troublesome my parents.
    So, please info :)
    I’m looking forward from you!
    Thank you.

  15. im from indonesia, now study Diploma 3 at polytechnic electronic surabaya. this year is the last semester n i will graduated. can i join this scholarship?

  16. I’m from Indonesia. I’m 33 years old. I was graduated from Gorontalo State University, Indonesia. Give me opportunity to follow education in your country, Singapore. I’m not government employee. would you like send me information how to get a scholarship. thank you. wait from Indonesia.

  17. I am from Indonesia, have passed diploma in Gadjah Mada university.bagaimana asking if my age more than 25 years

  18. i’m intersting with this program. i’m a Biomedical engineering student. As I want to enroll this program,I cant find the form. Where is the applicant form?

  19. Hallo i’m student university with marine scince study program at jenderal soedimanan university please show me all about Biotecnology or biomedical or Arsitec
    for magister . Thank so much

  20. hello, i’m anggi and now study at economic faculty in Halu Oleo university final semester. i want to continue my study in Singapore, so please help me to give some information about this scholarship.. please send me information about this scholarsip in my e-mail Dini_anggia@ymail.com, thank’s.

  21. Hallo, im a student in faculty of education and teacher training – UNRAM, Indonesia. I’m studying to become an english teacher. What kind of scholarship i can get? Can I learn to become a teacher with this scholarship in Singapore?. Can you recommended me an university/college to go?
    *this is my email addr : Tiazrahmatari@ymail.com

  22. Hy, I’m student in technical education development center, medical record..please can you give me more information about scholarship..thx