ABS 2023 Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship

The Association of Banks in Singapore administers the Dr. Goh Keng Swee (GKS) Scholarship, a private sector scholarship (ABS).

It was established by the Singaporean financial community in honour of former Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Goh Keng Swee, who promoted Singapore’s economic development and expansion as a recognised worldwide financial centre.

Each year, three to four meritorious students from 15 Asia Pacific economies (Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) are awarded scholarships to pursue undergraduate studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Singapore Management University (SMU) (SUTD). Applicants will perform a three-year obligation after completing their education.

Brief Description

  • Type: Undergraduate
  • Organisation: Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS)
  • Country to study: Singapore
  • Course to study: Not specified
  • Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

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About the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS)

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) is a non-profit organisation that represents the commercial and investment banking community in Singapore. As of 31 January 2021, our membership consisted of 154 Singapore-based local and foreign banks/institutions and representative offices.

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Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship provides funding for up to four years of undergraduate study (may include Honours). It consists of the following:

  • Tuition and other mandatory costs;
  • Transportation (to Singapore and back to the native nation upon conclusion of studies);
  • Yearly allowance for upkeep of $6,500;
  • Hostel allowance depends on academic institution; and
  • A one-time settlement allowance of SGD200 is provided upon arrival in Singapore.

The scholarship award will be evaluated annually and is contingent upon satisfactory academic achievement.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should:

  • Verify that all prerequisites for university admission are met, including participation in any mandatory entrance exams;
  • Apply for admission concurrently to Singapore’s Institute of Higher Learning – National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) – and adhere to the university’s admission deadlines and guidelines;
  • Possess strong leadership qualities, as well as academic and extracurricular (CCA) accomplishments; and
  • Have either taken the SAT or made preparations to do so.

How to apply

Are you interested and qualified? To apply, please visit Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) on www.pscgateway.gov.sg.

The application period for the 2023 Dr GKS Scholarship will begin on 15 November 2022 and expire on 15 March 2023 at 23:59 Singapore time (UTC+08:00).

Visit www.pscgateway.gov.sg/app/gks/account/uidsignin to submit your application.

In April 2023, shortlisted candidates will be asked to take an online personality test.

Candidates selected for the final interview can anticipate a session in the end of May/beginning of June 2023. There will be additional information available at a later date.

Please refer to the FAQ or email GKS [email protected] with any questions.

For more details visit:  ABS website.


Application Deadline

March 15, 2023

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