Q6: How do I apply for the DesignSingapore Scholarship?
A6: You may refer to the application process here.
Q7: My course has started. Can I still apply for the scholarship?
A7: Yes, you may still apply for the scholarship. However, the tuition and compulsory fees, as well as annual living allowance support will only be for the outstanding semesters, not the current one, from the time of award. Candidates will not be eligible for the pre-studies allowance.
Q8: I am a fresh graduate with no working experience. Can I apply for the scholarship?
A8: Yes, fresh graduates may apply.
Q9: I am currently serving National Service. Can I apply for the scholarship?
A9: The scholarship is awarded to successful applicants who have completed full-time National Service before the commencement of studies. Full-time national servicemen can still apply for the scholarship but must complete their national service obligations (without deferment from service), before the commencement of studies.
Q10: Who should my referees address the Letter of Recommendation to?
A10: The Letter of Recommendation should be addressed to: DesignSingapore Scholarship Secretariat. The content of the Letter of Recommendation should be pertaining to your application for the DesignSingapore Scholarship.
Q11: I have applied for a course, but am still awaiting a reply on my admission status from the university. Can I still apply for the scholarship?
A11: Yes, applicants who are awaiting admission into university may apply for the scholarship concurrently, but proof of application to the university must be submitted during the online application for the scholarship. You may attach a receipt or official statement from the university indicating that your application is received and that acceptance is ‘pending’. Do note that Proof of Admission into the university must be produced by the time of the second interview in May. As a general guide, the scholarship is awarded in August.
Q12: I am planning to apply for a course which commences in January/February of the following year. When should I apply for the scholarship?
A12: Applicants who plan to pursue courses that commence in January/February (e.g. courses in Australia) should make their application a year before the commencement of the course.