Bandar Seri Begawan – Applications for the Dr Gob Keng Swee (GKS) Scholarship 2008 are now open. The scholarship has been set up by a Singapore financial community and is administered by the Association of Banks in Singapore.
According to a press release from the Singapore High Commission, about three to four scholarships are annually awarded to outstanding individuals from selected countries in the Asia-Pacific-region to pursue undergraduate studies in Singapore Universities. The GKS Scholarship is open to citizens of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Lao PDR, India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.
The scholarship is tenable for undergraduate studies in Singapore commencing in July/August 2008. The course of study should preferably be (but not necessarily) relevant to the financial sector. All courses will be conducted in English.
The scholarship includes tuition and other compulsory fees, economy air passage as well as an annual maintenance allowance. There is a three-year bond upon completion of studies.
Application forms and details on the scholarship can be obtained from the Singapore High Commission in Bandar Seri Begawan or at www.psc.gov.sg or
The deadline for all applications is December 31, 2007. — Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin