Association of Banks in Singapore Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship
The 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.
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)
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.