Saturday, January 5, 2019

Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung paid a visit to the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) on 3 December. During the visit, he spoke to NUS Medicine Dean Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan and Vice-Dean (Education) Associate Professor Lau Tang Ching and discussed the School’s undergraduate medical training strategies and research highlights.

Assoc Prof Yeoh and Assoc Prof Lau highlighted NUS Medicine’s focus on integrating community service and empathy into the academic experience, expressed through programmes like the longitudinal patient programme — which sees students visit and befriend chronically ill patients, as well as student-led projects like the Neighbourhood Health Service and the Public Health Service.

Following further discussions with Assoc Prof Yeoh, Assoc Prof Lau as well as Professor Emily Ang, Head of the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies (NUS Nursing), the minister took the opportunity to meet and chat with students from NUS Medicine, NUS Nursing as well as NUS Social Work and NUS Pharmacy, where they shared with him their motivations and reasons for their choice of studies, as well as experiences of university and campus life.

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be meeting our scholarship interview committee comprising NUS faculty members and senior NUS staff members.

Be Prepared

Bring your ID for identification purposes.
Check out the location well ahead.
Plan to arrive at the interview venue half an hour before your scheduled interview slot. If the candidate before you does not turn up, your time slot may be brought forward. You should also arrive early to allow for the unexpected.
Dress suitably for the interview.
Practice answering some of the typical questions you may be asked during your interview.

In the interview room

Smile when you enter and when you leave.
Make eye contact and show an interest.
Make sure you are speaking at a volume that can be clearly heard.
Think before you speak. Pause to gather your thoughts if necessary.
Answer all questions honestly. Interviewers can tell if you are making up answers in a bid to impress them.
Ask for clarifications if necessary, eg. the question may be unclear to you.
Interview may take up to 30 minutes.
Thank the interviewers for the opportunity to speak with them.

After the interview

You will be informed of an admissions outcome before the scholarship interview outcome.
You may be further shortlisted for a second round of scholarship interview.
Scholarship outcomes will be released by early June.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

What kinds of scholarships are available?
Some scholarships for college are merit-based. You earn them by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship-giver. Merit scholarships might be awarded based on academic achievement or on a combination of academics and a special talent, trait, or interest. Other scholarships are based on financial need.

Many scholarships are geared toward particular groups of people; for instance, there are scholarships for women or graduate students. And some are available because of where you or your parent work, or because you come from a certain background (for instance, there are scholarships for military families).

A scholarship might cover the entire cost of your tuition, or it might be a one-time award of a few hundred dollars. Either way, it’s worth applying for, because it’ll help reduce the cost of your education.

How do I find scholarships?
You can learn about scholarships in several ways, including contacting the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend and checking information in a public library or online. But be careful. Make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate; and remember that you don't have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid. Check out our information on how to avoid scams.

Try these free sources of information about scholarships:

Friday, October 26, 2018

There are hundreds of scholarships available for international students from a wide variety of sources such as the Government of Ireland, the Irish higher education institutions and other organisations. These are awarded solely at the discretion of the individual organisations that set down their own criteria for eligibility. Students are advised to contact the institution or organisation of their choice directly, to obtain more detailed information.

Irish Aid funded Fellowship Training Programme (Applications are now open for scholarships for Tanzanian citizens)
DIT Centenary Scholarship Programme 
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology scholarships
Claddagh Scholarship Programme (Chinese students)
Opportunities in Ireland for Ontario College Graduates
Fulbright Scholarships
Postgraduate Fellowships: The Walsh Fellowships

Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS): IRCHSS funds cutting-edge research in the humanities, social sciences, business and law with the objective of creating new knowledge and expertise beneficial to Ireland's economic, social and cultural development. Through its membership of the European Science Foundation, the Research Council is committed to integrating Irish research in European and international networks of expertise.
Law PhD Scholarship Opportunity at DCU A generous 4-year scholarship is available for an outstanding PhD candidate in the field of Law, within the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. The scholarship will include a fee waiver and a tax-free stipend of €12,000 per annum for a full-time PhD student.