Q11: Do I need to return the award amount if I do not complete the course(s)?
A11: Yes, you will need to return the award amount that was disbursed to you if you fail to complete the course(s) and/or fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the award stated in the Letter of Undertaking.
Q12: How do I accept the award if my application is successful?
A12: Dsg will inform potential awardees via email on the need to attend a compulsory briefing session. Awardees will then receive the Letter of Undertaking (LOU) from Dsg. The Letter of Acceptance (LOA) must be signed and returned to Dsg within 14 working days from the date of the LOU.
Q13: When can I submit my claims and receive the award amount?
A13: The first tranche of claims can be submitted after the signed Letter of Acceptance (LOA) is returned to Dsg. Claim forms need to be duly signed and completed, and submitted together with the proof of payment. The second tranche of claims can be made once you have completed the course and there is proof of completion. The disbursements will take approximately six weeks from the date of receipt of all the necessary claim documents.
Q14: When is the application period?
A14: The application period will be from 23 August 2021 - 5 November 2021. Follow us on our social media channels for more updates. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q15: Can I apply for both the SFSA for Design and the DesignSingapore (Dsg) Scholarship?
A15: Yes, it is possible to receive funding from both the SFSA for Design and Dsg Scholarship concurrently if you are taking different courses of study.
For the same course of study – you may apply concurrently. But if you receive the Dsg Scholarship, you will not be eligible for the SFSA as the course will be fully funded under the Dsg Scholarship.
Do note that your applications for the two schemes will be subject to evaluation under their respective eligibility criteria.
Q16: Can I apply for the SFSA for Design again if I've been awarded previously?
A16: Each Singaporean may only receive one SFSA. If you have been awarded the SFSA for Design, you will not be eligible for another SFSA regardless the sector.