AGENCY

  • Infocomm Media Development Authority

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be a Singapore citizen
  • Have a good Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) record
  • Possess a strong interest in a career in the infocomm industry
  • Commence university studies within 1 year of award (i.e. commence studies latest by AY18 for 2017 awardees)
  • For Full Scholarship - "A" Level or Polytechnic diploma holders
  • For Mid-Term Local/Overseas Scholarship - existing undergraduate pursuing an infocomm-related degree at a local/overseas university

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Scholarship Type : Undergraduate

Course Category : Engineering, Law, Technology, Economics / Philosophy / Politics

Course of Study : Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Digital Media Read more

Country/Region of Study : Countries approved by the agency, Singapore


Details:

The National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS), launched in 2004, aims to develop infocomm leaders and ensure a future pipeline of talent for the infocomm industry. NIS offers the unique opportunity for recipients to be nurtured by leading global companies, local companies and government agencies during their course of study. Scholars will have the opportunity to be mentored through local/overseas work attachments. At the end of their studies, all NIS scholars would go on to serve their bond with an industry organisation in an IT-related job role according to their aspirations and passion, as approved by IMDA.

NIS is open to students who have completed their ‘A’ level/IB/IP/Diploma programmes who are keen to pursue a full-time infocomm-related degree in either a local or foreign university, as well as existing undergraduates studying an infocomm-related degree. NIS offers full and mid-term scholarship for both local and overseas studies that covers the tuition and other compulsory university fees, as well as annual allowances to defray living expenses and funding support for professional courses and certifications. For studies in Economics and/or Law, scholars are matched to IMDA only (i.e. scholars are to serve their bond with IMDA)

The 4 scholarship categories are:

  1. Fast Track Bachelors-Masters Scholarship:
    Four Fast Track Bachelors-Masters programmes are offered under the NIS. In collaboration with renowned local universities and overseas universities, the programme provides you with a choice of quality courses to pursue an infocomm education and career. Graduates will be awarded both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the respective universities.

  2. Full Overseas Scholarship:
    Get closer to your dream career by pursuing a Bachelors degree at renowned overseas universities.

  3. Full Local Scholarship:
    Write your future by pursuing a Bachelors degree locally.

  4. Mid-Term Local/Overseas Scholarship:
    Grab the chance to embark on a spectrum of opportunities with NIS for undergraduates enrolled in an infocomm-related degree at a local/overseas university.

VALUE OF AWARD

NIS offers extensive programme support during your course of study:

  • Tuition and other compulsory university fees
  • Annual living allowance one-time computer allowance
  • Hostel fees
  • One-time settling-in, attachment allowances and return airfare for overseas attachment
  • Warm clothing allowance
  • Medical insurance and visa fees, etc.

QUALIFICATION

Bachelor's Degree

BOND PERIOD

You will be required to serve a bond with a participating company as an infocomm professional in Singapore for:

  • 5 years for Full Overseas Scholarship
  • 3 years for Full Local Scholarship;
  • 4 years for the Fast Track Bachelors-Masters Scholarship; or
  • 1 - 4 years for Mid-Term Local/Overseas Scholarship (dependent on the duration of sponsorship).