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A*STAR India Youth ScholarshipA*STAR India Youth Scholarship

The A*STAR India Youth Scholarship is tenable for 4 years leading to the award of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education 'Advanced' (GCE 'A') Level (or equivalent) certificate.

The Scholarship is for studies in selected Singapore schools from Secondary Three to Pre-University Two and is renewed annually, subject to the satisfactory performance of the scholar.

Outstanding A*STAR India Youth Scholars may be further identified for the A*STAR Young Researchers Attachment Programme.


Students who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for the scholarship:
  • Nationals of India
  • Born between 1992 and 1994
  • Completed Standard 8 in the Year 2010
  • Possess outstanding academic track record (at least an average of 80% with English as first language in the Standard 7 and 8 school examinations
  • Possess a high level of oral and written competency in English

Important Dates

Any dates given below are tentative and are subject to changes.

Activity Date
Application Period June to 15 July 2010
Selection Test End August to early September 2010
Selection Interview End October to early November 2010
Award of Scholarship Mid to late November 2010
Arrival of Scholar in Singapore Late December 2010

Note: Candidates short-listed for the selection test/interview will be notified a week before the selection test/interview dates. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Test and Interview City

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai #
  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
# This Test/Interview center may be used if there are sufficient candidates. Applicants who choose Chennai as your preferred test/interview city are to indicate an alternative test/interview city from the remaining 3 cities.

Terms and Conditions

  • Allowance of S$2,200 (Secondary) / S$2,400 (Pre-University) per annum with hostel accommodation
  • Settling-in allowance of S$400 (once only)
  • Economy class air passage to Singapore and back to home country upon completion of course
  • Waiver of school fees (excluding miscellaneous fees)
  • Waiver of GCE 'O' and 'A' Level examination fees (once only, if applicable)
  • Subsidised medical benefits and accident insurance cover
  • There is no bond attached to the scholarship

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