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Monday, January 9, 2012

Introduction

Update June 2015: Thank you for all the love this blog has received! I wrote this right after my scholarship ended in 2011 with the intention of providing my perspective on this scholarship and I hope that it has benefited many. While I would love to answer all the questions posted on this blog, I am unfortunately too busy and very likely too outdated to provide good answers. Therefore I have added a forum component to this blog to provide a common space for questions and a space for many contributors to answer. Please use it wisely and courteously. :) Good luck to all who are applying!
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I was awarded the 6-year ASEAN scholarship for the AY2006 intake. If you bothered doing the math, yes, as of 2011, I have just finished my scholarship tenure and am now in the lull of non-schooling, waiting to see which wave of life I will be catching next.

I create this blog with the hopes of sharing my experience as an ASEAN scholar mainly to parents and students who are thinking of applying for or accepting (in which case, congratulations!) this scholarship. But really, anyone and everyone is welcomed to the contents of this little domain parked in the corner of Bloggerland in Internetverse. The lack of blogs offering similar information about the scholarship despite its popularity have also spurred me on to write.

But please, do be forewarned that it has been six years since I took this step in life. I will not be held responsible for any wrong or outdated information that I may have deviously planted to weed out those who don't know Google. (Kidding! I'll try my best to give correct information. But of course, it is still your responsibility to check and double check your facts.)

Also, I am Malaysian. Much of what I write will be in reference to Malaysia. Terms and conditions of the scholarship as well as my experience may differ from country to country.

I have neatly arranged the topics I will be covering in cute little links you can click below. You can always return back to this post by clicking the "Introduction" label on the top right of the page. Have fun browsing!


Do drop a comment or two if you have any questions that have not been addressed in this blog. I will try my best to respond. Also, if you found this blog useful, pass it on to your friends! Share it on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, your dinner table, whatever. This world will be happier with a little sharing and caring!

47 comments:

  1. Hi. I was offered the sec3 scholarship but I declined it. They posted me to nanyang girls' boarding school as my hostel. What school would I have got? Thanks

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  2. Anonymous: I did link a useful ReCom wiki page in the "living in singapore" page that already had a very helpful list matching schools to hostel. Please do read carefully before posing a question next time.

    Just to answer your question: Your schools could have been Methodist Girls' School, Nanyang Girls' School or Cresent Girls' School. From my knowledge, while Raffles' Girls scholars stay at NYGBS, there are no/very very few Malaysians that get posted there via ASEAN

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  3. I am also a Malaysian. Am preparing for Secondary 1 Selection Test. May you tell me what preparation did you do? Like, what did you read?

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    1. I practiced some Singapore PSLE (UPSR equivalent) math questions and wrote a few sample essays for my parents to read and check. Good luck to you!

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    2. Thanks so much. I am also doing the PSLE papers now. It's quite hard. Anyways, thanks again.

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  4. hi!!! i am also a malaysian scholar from MGS!!! may i know which school are you from

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  5. Hi there!,

    I am Shuming, currently a Year 4 Geography Major at the National University of Singapore. I chanced upon your blog and was pleasantly surprised that you were on the ASEAN Scholarship as well.

    I am currently working on my Honours Thesis, titled "Home away from home? Understanding Malaysian scholars' negotiations of home and homeland in hostel spaces". Being an ex-scholar myself, I would like to further understand the experiences of Malaysian ASEAN Scholarship holders as they reside in pre-allocated boarding schools during their duration of study. This research focuses on the students' experiences as a young student migrant living in Singapore, and their negotiations of "home". So this research is particularly interested in the student's feelings of home in a hostel environment and sense of belonging in Singapore in relation to Malaysia.

    I sincerely hope that you would be interested in participating in my Honours Thesis research, and share your story with me (and the future readers of my thesis). If you are interested and would like to know more, I am more than happy to clarify your questions. If you are interested to participate in this project, you can click on this link (http://bit.ly/ISKX4V) and leave your particulars with me, and I would get back to you shortly.

    Thank you for reading till the end! If you have any friends who are applicable (and might be interested in) for this research project, please refer them to this link (http://bit.ly/ISKX4V) k? :) Hope to hear from you soon!

    Best Wishes,
    Tan Shuming
    +6592484737
    shuming90@gmail.com

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    1. Hey ShuMing,

      Sure, no problem :) Will advertise it to other friends who were on the scholarship as well.

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  6. How can school apply high school scholarship singapore .. Do they apply from Asean Scholarship or MOE ?

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    1. Sorry, I don't understand your question. A school applying to singapore??

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  7. I'm a bit confused here. If I am 15 in 2013 and hope to study in Singapore in 2014(After my PMR), I should apply for ASEAN Scholarship 2013 or 2014?

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    1. I believe you will apply for ASEAN scholarship 2013. Basically, you apply the year before you intend to study there.

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    2. Based on the MOE website, applications for the 2013 ASEAN Scholarships are now closed. So that means I am not able to apply anymore? And that also means that to get the scholarship you have to apply for it two years before the year you want to study in Singapore?

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    3. oops my bad then, sorry.

      So, in your case, you're in form 3 next year. You will apply for the ASEAN scholarship 2014. The application for the ASEAN scholarship 2014 will be made available around April-May of 2013. (Check MOE website for confirmed dates of application)

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    4. Alright. Thank you so much!

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  8. hi, i got accepted into Singapore and i'm waiting for 'later information'. How long before the arriving date did the letter come for you?

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    1. Congratulations, Phoebe! An exciting journey awaits you. (lol I sound like some Pokemon researcher)

      anyway, unfortunately, I cannot remember what happened seven years ago. You may be better off searching forums like recom.

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  9. Hi Klarissa !

    Glad to bump onto one of the Asean scholars here..me, myself is an ex-scholar, I am from Indo and part of 2001 batch..guess I am in 'ancient' status compare to you! Enjoy this transition time before you choose your uni! I went to NUS after my JC and graduated 1.5 years ago through 5 years masters
    program in Architecture.=)) still stuck in the tiny red dot little island and loving it still

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  10. Hi Klarissa,

    Have you heard of school-based scholarships? How does one find them because I never come across any advertisements, etc. Thanks.

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    1. Hi, yes I have heard of them. You will have to contact the school of interest directly to request for forms. Some schools only open up their school based scholarships to certain affiliated schools of their choice in Malaysia. (I have no list of those schools.)

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    2. Hi Anonymous,
      I have some I-think-useful answers for you.
      For what I know, Singapore Hokkien Association offers scholarship to Form Three Students for Sec3 & 4 studies in Nan Chiau High School. It is not well known, but still, competitive. But for now, I think the applications is not yet open. You can google it later.
      Im from Penang, so yes, MGS Singapore does offer their school-based scholarship to some selected schools in Penang, such as penang chinese girls and convent green lane.
      Hope this helps!

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  11. Hi Klarissa,
    I am intending to apply for the sec 3 scholarship . Is it tough? Do i have to cover up form 4 and 5 maths as well? I haven't been able to buy singaporean books here in Malaysia. And am very scared. How many word in an essay as well. Thank you for your time, and sorry for bothering. Thanks :)

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    1. Hi, I don't know what Form 3 Math covers, so I recommend you to visit the MOE Singapore website to obtain their Sec2/3 Math O Level syllabus. Learn up topics that you have not learnt in school and you should be quite prepared. I can't remember the word limit of the essay, unfortunately.

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  12. I'm in section 2 of the application ....
    I'm from Malaysia too .
    What language should I type ?
    (The main language that the lessons are taught )

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    1. Hi Glowzzix,

      That is a question that only you can answer for yourself. What is the primary language of your lessons in school? I can't answer that for you.

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  13. Hi :) I'm helping to work on a research paper on the perceptions and experiences of cross-border ASEAN students. Would you be willing to take part in an email interview? If you are, my email address is christopherjlttan@gmail.com Thanks so much in advance!

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  14. Hi Klarissa,
    I am fourteen this year and heading on to form 4 next year in my school. I am currently aiming for this scholarship but I've heard that the intake for next year is closed. Therefore, I have to wait for another year when I am having my IGCSE exam to take the PRE - U test. Can I know approximately when will they start to look for intake students? Maybe around April? If so, when will the timetable of the application process will the posted on their Web page?
    Thanks.

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  15. Hey klarissa,
    Can I ask something? The intake is until 28 March for thie year but can I apply now although the intake duration is over? Will they accept the application I send now(June)?? Please reply...

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  16. Hi! What if I sign the scholarship agreement but reject it before I arrive in Singapore in January? Am I going to pay and how much is it? Thanks ��

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  17. Hi Klarissa,
    I have always wanted to apply for the ASEAN scholarship, I am now seventeen and preparing for SPM, can you share your experiences on the interview and the selection tests especially Math? This is because I would like to find out more about the degree of difficulty of the tests and prepare myself better.

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  18. Does anybody receive the letter from the MOE that calls those short-listed candidates for the selection test for AY2016 Asean Scholarship for Malaysia?

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    1. Yes I just received my letter yesterday. Good luck !

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  19. Hello everyone! Good luck to all who are applying this year!! I noticed that there has been a lot of traffic and need for a good place for conversation between applicants and present/past scholars. So I have created a forum tab which you can find on the top and side of any page in this blog. :) I hope you will have more conversation there and I will try to answer as many as I can as well! :D - Klarissa

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  20. Izzit a very tough life as a scholar in Singapore?

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  21. Hi everyone! Just attend the interview on 13 Aug n now waiting for the outcome.
    May I know normally how long will we know whether we get the scholarship?
    Thanks everyone.

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    1. I am not sure.
      But I had received the letter of offer.
      Thank you ��

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  22. Fyi, Letter of award was emailed out yesterday. I've just called Singapore

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  23. I've gotten the ASEAN scholarship Malaysia 2017, would put a link to my post about how the exam and interview went https://wordpress.com/post/tyseatsandwrites.wordpress.com/4

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  26. I had attended selection interview on Sep8,2018 for Sec3 scholarship. Pls update here if any of you have received the scholatship offer. Thanks. KT

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