One way quality education is being made accessible to all students is through the provision of scholarships.

Besides being an opportunity to access quality education, scholarships are also a great way to lessen the financial burden of education to middle–class and low-income families. Scholarships are given to students in a wide range of academic disciplines.

There are talent-based scholarships, athletic scholarships, academic scholarships, among others. This means that you don’t have to be a top academic student to apply for a scholarship.

GIIS is one of the leading international schools in Singapore. The school has many scholarship opportunities for students, one of them being the GIIS FUTURE-READY Merit ScholarshipThis article will discuss all the relevant details regarding the scholarship so you can have all the knowledge required going forward. 

What is the GIIS Global FUTURE-READY Merit Scholarship?

The GIIS FUTURE-READY scholarship is an exclusive scholarship offered to deserving students in Singapore. The scholarship is open for applications to existing students and new applicants. Students who get the scholarship will study at the GIIS SMART campus in Singapore. Studying at the SMART campus increases students’ chances of getting accepted into some of the world’s top 100 universities.

According to statistics, almost 80% of students have been accepted into the world’s best universities, and 50% have gotten scholarships to study in leading universities worldwide. The scholarship is offered to students learning IBDP, CBSE, CLSP, and IGCSE for a maximum of two years. Below are more details about the scholarship’s eligibility criteria and different categories.

IBDP students

The scholarship is available for existing students and new applicants in IBDP years one and two.

The categories and awards are as follows;

  • Category A – students must have scored above 95% in CBSE, ICSE, State Boards, etc. For ‘O’ level students in IGCSE, GCSE students must have scored an A*in all nine subjects. The award for students in this category is 15% off of tuition fees.
  • Category B – students must have scored 94%-95% in their respective curriculum exams or a minimum of 8A*s in their IGCSE and GCSE’ O’ level exams. Students in this category are awarded 12% off of tuition fees.
  • Category C – students must have scored 93% – 94% in the relevant board examinations or a minimum of 8A*s and an A in one subject for ‘O’ level IGCSE and GCSE students. Students in this category get 9% off of tuition fees.
  • Category D – students must have scored 91% – 93% in their relevant board exams or an A* in 7 subjects and an A in one subject for ‘O’ level IGCSE and GCSE students. Students in this category get 6% off of tuition fees.
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CBSE and CLSP students

This category is for students in classes 7-8 and has only two criteria.

  • Category A – students must have scored 95% and above in their board examinations or an A*in all nine subjects for ‘O’ level students in IGCSE and GCSE. Students in this category get 6% off of tuition fees.
  • Category B – students must have scored 94%-95% in their board examinations or an A* in all eight subjects for ‘O’ level students in IGCSE and GCSE.

CBSE and IGCSE students

This category is open for students in grades 9-10 in the curricula mentioned above. It is divided into four different areas.

  • Category A – a score of 95 % and above is required or an A* in all nine subjects for ‘O’ level students in IGCSE and GCSE. Students in this category get 15% off of tuition fees.
  • Category B – a score of 94% – 95% is required or an A* in all * subjects for ‘O’ level students in IGCSE and GCSE exams. Students get 12% off of tuition fees in this category.
  • Category C – a score of 93% – 94% is required or 8A*s in 8 subjects and an A in one subject. In a minimum of 9 subjects for IGCSE and GCSE students. Students get 9% off of tuition fees.
  • Category D – a score of 91%-93% is required or a score of 7A*s and an A in one subject in a minimum of 8 subjects for ‘O’ level IGCSE and GCSE students. Students get 6% off of tuition fees.

CBSE students

Students in classes 11 and 12 are eligible for this category. It has two other sub-categories described below;

  • Category A – a score of 95% and above or an A* in all nine subjects for IGCSE and GCSE students is required. Students get 15% off of tuition fees.
  • Category B – a score of 94.01% – 95.01% or an A* in all eight subjects for IGCSE and GCSE students is required. Students get 12% off of tuition fees.
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Disbursal criteria

The disbursal criteria are similar for students in all the areas mentioned above.

  • Students must be Singapore residents, hold a dependant pass, or be a student pass holder.
  • You must show your previous academic board performance.
  • You will do a scholarship test and have a one-on-one interview where applicable.
  • You must also have the applicable category (CAT) performance scores for the number of subjects required in each one.

Application and scholarship process

  • Fill in and submit your online application form via the GIIS Singapore website. 
  • Upload all the relevant documents, including academic records for the past two years and your household income (recent IRAS notice of assessment (NOA) for both parents)
  • Within ten working days successful applicants will receive a notification via email. 
  • The school will assess the scholarship applications
  • Students will be called for a face-to-face interview where necessary
  • Last will be the awarding process

The tiny nation is recognised globally for its excellent education system as well as its primary and secondary schools in Singapore. Therefore, an opportunity to study at GIIS Singapore will be a dream come true for many. Students are encouraged to start their applications as early as possible to increase their chances of getting the scholarship. Remember, the FUTURE-READY scholarship is for a limited number of students, so the competition is relatively high.

For any more information about the GIIS FUTURE-READY Merit Scholarship, please contact the school or visit their offices in Singapore.

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