Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Scholarship Guide?

Scholarship Guide is a website portal owned and managed by Scholarship Guide Pte Ltd. The website contains a scholarship database and much other useful information. We also have a publication with the same name. We partner with Scholarship Providers and institutes of higher learning so we can provide more information to students of JCs, IB diploma schools, polytechnics and universities in Singapore.

How does Scholarship Guide help students?

Students search for scholarships not only to fund their further education expenses but also to make good career choices. The Scholarship Guide website contains a large database of scholarships and study awards offered by companies, ministries and government agencies that students can search and compare before making the final selection.

Register as a user here: and you can take advantage of all the functional options available at the site.

Search for Scholarships – If you are looking for financial support in the form of scholarships or study awards, you are looking at the right place. Our web portal contains a large database of scholarships and study awards.

Shortlist Your Favourite – As a registered user, you can mark your favourite scholarships and get back to them at a later time.

Set Alert – Be reminded of the application deadlines by setting the alert on.
Get Tips – Pick a tip or two from the articles written by many scholars and experts from different industry backgrounds.

Get Emailers – You will not miss receiving updates on scholarship matters and other related news via our emailers if you sign up as a registered user.

I see many different articles like news coverage under the ‘Notice Board’ section.

Notice BoardThis section includes (but is not limited to) press releases by the different Scholarship Providers. The articles are shared for the benefit of our users particularly students, parents and teachers.

FAQ – Scholarship Application

Why does the message “You will be redirected to the Scholarship Provider’s site” appear when I click on the Apply button?

The message appears because the application for the scholarship cannot be done at the current site. The scholarship provider handles all scholarship applications at its own site. Simply follow the application instructions given at the site. To apply there, you may need to fill up a separate application form.

When can I apply for scholarships?

Some scholarships are open for a longer period than others. Mid-term or short-term scholarships are usually open for the whole year.

Typically, scholarship providers offer two application windows. The application period is from September to November/December and January/February to March the following year for undergraduate scholarships.

You are encouraged to submit your application early as the interview dates may be set early.

To check for Open scholarships, click Select Scholarships and Refine Your Search by clicking ‘Ongoing’ under Scholarship Availability.

I have not sat for my A-Levels. Can I use my Preliminary exam results?

Yes, you can unless it is specified in the scholarship criteria. The Scholarship Provider will contact you for any further information.

My academic grades are not good. Can I still apply for scholarships?

Yes, you can. Some Scholarship Providers do set minimum grade requirements but many others do not.

You can show your interest in the organisation by reading more about it and knowing its mission and vision. You can also demonstrate ‘soft’ skills like initiative, leadership and communication skills. Some Scholarship Providers look at positive personality traits, sportsmanship and also your involvement in community work.

I am a diploma student/undergraduate – can I apply for scholarships / higher education courses?

Yes, you can. There are many scholarships and higher education opportunities open to diploma graduates/undergraduates.
To search for available scholarships for diploma holders or undergraduates, select ‘Polytechnic’ or ‘A-Level’ students and click Search.

How soon can I expect to hear from the Scholarship Provider(s) once I have submitted my scholarship application(s)?

There is no fixed time period – generally, you can expect to receive a reply within 1 to 2 months after the application cycle closes.

FAQ – User Profile

How can I change the personal particulars?

Click on the Login/Register button to log in to your student account.
Select Profile from the drop-down menu. Personal Particulars are listed first in the list on the left side of the screen. You can do your amendments accordingly.

Is my personal data safely stored on the Scholarship Guide website?

The security of your personal data is important to us. Scholarship Guide has in place safeguards to protect your personal data stored with us.

FAQ – Parents or Guardian

Can I help my child apply for scholarships?

Application for scholarships has to be submitted by the students themselves. Students are encouraged to fill up their profiles and complete their scholarship profiles on their own.

This would enable them to get to know the Scholarship Provider well, as eventually, they will be working closely with them should they succeed in getting the scholarship. It is also beneficial for your child to be independent and showing his initiative which is a key attribute that many Scholarship Providers look for.

Why is family particular information required in my child’s profile?

When students apply for scholarships, it would be best for parents to take an interest in the choices they make. Most scholarships come with a bond that requires an adult, usually a parent, to be the guarantor. By listing the parent’s particulars, it is the hope that the student has some form of guidance in arriving at his/her decision on the scholarships he/she applies.

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