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The application process used to be tedious manual filling up of hardcopy forms and mailing them over. Nowadays, however, the application process can be done entirely online and is strongly encouraged over the hardcopy way of applying.

Applications typically open during March and close in April. Dates may differ from year to year and from country to country, so do please check the MOE website regularly. You will be asked to mail in a few certified true copy documents, and those are also listed out on the website.

I have heard that on average over a thousand applicants apply for the scholarship every year across all levels. After which, a few hundred will be selected for a selection test in June. Of these numbers, around a hundred applicants will be called up for a selection interview in August. Finally, around 5-30 will be offered the scholarship. I have no idea how true these statistics are. I may be completely off tangent, so it's up to you to use these facts discerningly.

Applying
There are no special tips or tricks in applying that I can offer apart from the usual "study hard, do well" advice. They will be requiring your school grades for the past two years. For example: if you are applying for the Form 3 intake, they will be asking for your Form 2 results as well as your Form 3 latest results (e.g. term 1 or mid-year results). So do perform consistently well in your school academics. It is not necessary to be the top student in order to be called up for the selection test. Nor is it compulsory for you to be in the top class or anything like that. I have known many scholars who weren't straight A students. I myself didn't score straight As for my UPSR. Bottom line is: as long as you perform consistently well, you'll probably be fine.

Another aspect that they will probably consider is your extra-curricular activities. As with all scholarship boards, they want to know that they will be splurging their money on worthwhile causes. Who wants an academic robot who only knows how to score strings of As on their report card but will look like a little lost lamb after you snatch their textbooks away like you snatch candy away from a baby? I'll paint you a picture: let's hypothetically assume that Malaysia as 1000 primary schools. Each of these schools will have a top student. And all these top students apply for the scholarship. What is going to set student A apart from student B would be his/her extracurricular activities. So, while you can, go and explore new things. Go learn how to play the flute, go join your school's badminton team, go push your limits with math olympiad, go set up an anime club and cosplay as Naruto. Whatever it is, go and try things out. And when you find a love for something, it will show on your extracurricular records because you will enter more competitions, you will practice harder, perhaps win a few trophies etc. If you're one of those last minute applicants and are fretting over a non-existent extracurricular record: what has been done is done. You can't change your life as it was anymore. I encourage you to just go ahead and apply. There is no harm, really, in trying. I too, have friends that have gotten the scholarship with almost non-existent records.

Selection Tests
There are three components to the test: English, Math and an aptitude test.

1) English Test
If you come from an English speaking family or background, this test should not pose too much of a problem for you. Basically there will be a comprehension (pemahaman) paper as well as a composition (karangan) paper. The test standard will vary accordingly depending on which intake you are applying for. For mine way back in 2005, I was asked to write a letter to my sister recounting a recent birthday party I had. It helped that I did have my first birthday party just a few months before the test, and that I do have sisters...but that's another matter altogether. In other words, I got lucky with my test.

For non-English speaking students: during the months leading up to the test, I suggest you start practicing the language. Start speaking it to the people around you. Perhaps even start a diary to improve your writing skills. Personally, I came from a Chinese type primary school where the hardest English UPSR paper questions were like: The watermelon is ___. (A) Big  (B) Round  (C) Triangular  (D) Square. Until now I still find it tough to pick between A and B. Technically though, it should be spherical, and not round, but I digress. My point is: that it does not matter what background you come from. I believe that MOE understands that Malaysians do not get enough English exposure (now with them reverting back to Malay as the teaching language.)

Most importantly, regardless of how excellent you think your language is, the best way for anyone to prepare for this test is to read. Read read read. (something other than the Twilight series, please)

2) Math Test
Many Malaysian applicants find the math test the most difficult component of the selection test. I wouldn't know because I honestly cannot remember my math test. From what I hear however, I think I can confidently say that the Malaysian schooling math syllabus would not be enough for you to sit for the test comfortably without pulling out all your hair and leaving a bald patch at the end of the test. I have friends who bought Singapore math textbooks a year in advance to prepare themselves for the test. You can do the same, I guess, though personally I think it's a bit of an overkill. Just go online and look at the math syllabus for Singapore schools. Learn up new topics that your school has not covered. And if you're really kiasu, you can start learning topics in advance. For example, you are applying to enter Sec 3, go learn up the Sec 3 syllabus.

Also, bring a calculator if they asked you to! You will definitely be needing it if they said so.

3) Aptitude Test
Also widely known as the IQ test. Contrary to popular belief, they will not be testing on general knowledge. So no need to go cramming your vocabulary or the newspaper into your heads.

This test is purely visual. Basically they will have a big picture with various shapes or patterns. At the bottom right hand corner, there will be a missing piece. There will be five answer options below (A,B,C,D,E) for you to choose from. And all you have to do is to choose the correct missing piece that will correspond to the picture! Sounds easy? Only if you have all the time in the world. The key aspect to this test is how well you manage your time. There will be around 50-60 questions for you to do only in 20 or so minutes. Also don't be fooled by the dead-easy questions in front and start being complacent. The questions get harder as you progress.

Selection Interview
If you have made it this far, congratulations! This will be the last hurdle you have to cross in your journey of applying for the scholarship.

You will face a panel of three interviewers in a cold cold hotel room. So do bring along a jacket. In your letter inviting you for the interview, MOE will probably list out a few items you are required to bring along - such as documents or school transcripts etc. Don't forget them, though I doubt forgetting them will immediately strike you off their list. Wear smart casual attire. No flip flops, tank tops, baggy bermudas, etc.

There are no fixed questions for the interview. Perhaps they will ask you questions pertaining to your selection test results, or your extracurricular activities, or even why you hate dogs. For me, they asked me to describe my primary school. I'm sure they asked more, but I cannot remember. The difficulty level of the questions will probably be adjusted according to your age group. I highly doubt they'll ask a 12 year old about the Eurozone debt crisis nor will they ask a 17 year old to describe their favourite movie. Or maybe they will?

Just be yourself - that the best advice I can give.

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  1. Your watermelon story made me laugh. But it's as true as it gets on the UPSR English Paper for SJKs.

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  2. Hi, it's already in the middle of May now and the selection test is in June. I have neither prepared for the Math Test and IQ test. I learn Olympiad Math, will that help. Also, how can I prepare for the IQ test? Will Mensa help?

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    1. I don't know if you're being sarcastic or not.. but I'll give you the benefit of doubt.

      I assume if you participate in Math Olympiad competitions, your math should be pretty strong and should not pose too much of a problem. For the IQ test, it is similar to Mensa tests conducted in Malaysia. Not quite sure what you mean by "will Mensa help".

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    2. I am the previous Anonymous. Thanks so much. I was just curious if the IQ test is similar to the Mensa test.

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  3. I love your blog - your writing is straight forward, helpful and humorous. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thank you! :) those are really kind words.

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    2. Hi!
      I wanna know is Math important in the selection test?
      In my result slip for the last 2 years, I got A for English, & C for Math. I'm so intimidated. I don't know whether I should apply for this ASEAN Scholarship or not because my math sucks too much! T.T
      I really want this Scholarship. I've tried so hard to study, but I still got C for Math... Please help me!

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    3. Hey there! I'm not speaking on behalf of the blogger, because I'm obviously a passing stranger ^^ With regard to your concerns, however: I can't be certain of MOE's selection criteria, but I do believe the School-Based Scholarship boards of each school select their own candidates based on the test results. Speaking from personal experience, I believe a mathematical disability isn't symptomatic of intellectual incapacity. Case in point: I left half my Math paper blank during the Sec 1 selection test and here I am in Singapore. Personally, I believe it was because I redeemed myself in the English test, but I'll never know, will I? If you've been consistently scoring As in English, your command of the language is probably good enough to impress the Singaporean examiners.
      Disclaimer: please take my words with copious pinches of salt as I am speaking purely from personal experience. Math is not central to intellect and MOE is arguably perceptive enough to have realised that. Don't worry too much about the Math test, just do your best (i.e. don't leave the paper blank) and try to make up for it in the other two sections.
      All the best- I hope you get the scholarship :)

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  4. which part of the test would be the most important and in which part will the decision be base upon? thnaks for sharing :)

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    1. I don't work for MOE, so I don't know the answer to your question. I personally think that the IQ test is most important, but that doesn't mean you can screw up your English and Math either.

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  5. Hi there, I was an ASEAN scholar myself way back in 2000! Just a quick question for you please - do you know on average how many applications they receive, and out of which how many offers they extend?

    Just trying to get a sense of how competitive it is.

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    AC

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    1. I'm sorry, I am as clueless as you are about the figures.

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    2. I'm not quite sure how many applications they receive, but if i'm not wrong, hopefully i'm not, when i went to sign the contract, the officer told me that they offered 44 scholarships to Malaysia in 2013 which was the year i got the scholarship :)

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  6. Hi!i'm so interested to apply asean scholarship but ,after i register there(in the website), i only found out that one of the terms n conditions is:

    "Original documents that are not in English must be translated; the translations must be accompanied by a photocopy of the original documents."

    so,how do we translate all the documents in english???plz reply...tq so much!!

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    1. Your best bet would be to find a professional translator to do it. Or if you can do a good job yourself, do it yourself, and get them certified true copies.

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    2. Thank You !!! -^^-

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  7. Hi. Firstly thank you for the useful information that you've given.
    I have doubts regarding the translation of documents into English. How to translate every document into English, where most of them include certificates(like translating 'sijil penghargaan' into 'certificate of appreciation'?), and term report card, etc? Awaiting your reply.

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    1. Yup that sounds good. Your best bet would be to find a professional translator to do it. Or if you can do a good job yourself, do it yourself, and get them certified true copies.

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  8. Hi
    I hv 2 questions. 1) What school would you recommend to me if I am looking for a Singapore school that is strong academically and strong in swimming ? I swim competitively.
    2) Do you know whether Direct school admission scholarship are open to Malaysians studying in international school ?
    Hope to heat from you soon. Thanks.

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    1. Hi there,

      1) Erm yeah sure I would. However, do note that the ASEAN scholarship scheme does not allow scholars to "choose" their schools. If awarded the scholarship, you will be placed in a school of MOE's choice, not your own. That school may or may not have a competitive swim team.

      2) Direct school admissions are administered by the secondary schools/JCs themselves. It is a separate scheme from the ASEAN scholarships. You should apply DSA if you do not wish to apply for the ASEAN scholarship and will be paying your schooling and living expenses in Singapore by yourself.

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    2. I have a friend who DSA into Singapore through table tennis, if i'm not wrong, the school gives him allowance and lets him stay in their hostel.....

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  9. Hi, I have just submit my application form to pre-university via online system. However, they did not mention there whether we have to submit any certificate, IC, and others as well. So what should I do? Or will they mention it after I have been short-listed for the next stage of the scholarship application?

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    1. If they did not mention it, chances are they do not require it at this point in time. :)

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  10. 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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  11. And another question . Sorry for bothering .
    I've saw the Maths syllabus PDF file .
    What is O level and N(A) Level ?

    PLEASE REPLY ASAP ! THE DATE TO APPLY IS REALLY CLOSE ! :)

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  12. I would like to inquire whether you submitted a copy of your birth certificate, IC and exam slips to the Ministry of Education for the application

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    1. I'm sorry, I can't answer this question because 1) I can't remember anymore (I applied nearly 8 years ago!) and 2) the applications have changed (in my time it was mostly paper applications, but they have now moved to electronic applications.

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  13. Hi, may i know how long do we need to wait to know whether i am short listed or not?

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    1. I'm not entirely sure, but i believe the selection tests are held in June/July. I suspect the letter will only arrive in May/June.

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  14. Hi, I am currently a secondary 3 student from Indonesia and the semester will end in June. I'm planning to continue till secondary 4 to complete my IGCSE, which is similar to O-Levels, and continue JC in Singapore. The ASEAN scholarship Indonesia's site did not specifically mention about Pre-University's scholarship as it did to other countries like Malaysia and Thailand. Do you have know whether it's possible to apply for the Pre-U scholarship in Indonesia?
    Thank:D

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    1. Hi, I'm sorry for this late reply. I'm sorry, but the website is your most reliable guide to the applications. I suggest you email MOE if you really cannot find a Pre-U scholarship link for Indonesians

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  15. Hi! I just got the notification for the scholarship test , mine's next week omg! haha anyway , i just wanted to ask you , does everyone who apply get in the test? and how was your ga test? was it very difficult? could you please give me an example of a hard question you encountered please? thanks ! x

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    1. Hi Supriya, from what I know, most people do get called back for the selection test. Only a handful, a very small minority, don't. And haha I'm sorry, I took my tests in 2005 and honestly cannot remember much! Good luck!

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  16. Hi, i'm currently in secondary one..unfortunately, I applied for secondary one 2014 in the application form (i know..i was careless). I was sure that i wouldn't be short-listed..but i was shocked that they sent me a letter inviting me to the test.. now, i'm afraid that if i get to go through the interview, would they place me in secondary one AGAIN or would they place me in secondary two or three?

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    1. Hi there, I think you have a misunderstanding on how the scholarships are awarded. (Read the "What is the ASEAN Scholarship?" Page again)

      But to clarify:

      As a Form One student in 2013, you did right by applying for the Secondary One 2014 scholarship. You will repeat Secondary One in Singapore next year if awarded the scholarship because the content covered in Sec 1 in Singapore is different from what Form 1 covers in Malaysia. You will not be placed into Secondary 2 or 3.

      Good luck! :)

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  17. Hey guys! I'm from Kuching, Sarawak and I've also applied for the scholarship intake for 2014 (pre-u). Just wondering whether the selection test is carried out on the same day for the entire Malaysia regardless which country.. because I heard that the selection test was carried out in KL few days ago? So far, I haven't receive any emails from the Singapore MOE. Any idea?
    Thank you in advance! :)

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    1. Oops sorry. I guess any reply I give now would be outdated!

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  18. I am gong for the interview in 2 weeks time.
    1) What kind of questions will I be asked in the interview ?
    2) If I pass the interview, when will I know what school I am posted to ?
    3) What happens if I reject the school MOE gives me ?
    Thanks in advance for your reply.

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    1. 1) which part of "there are no fixed questions" did you not understand? @.@

      2) after you arrive in your hostel.

      3) you can't. You can however, terminate your scholarship.

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    2. hi..i hv gone for selection test in kl...you are frm kl too?but...the sad thing is...i din receive any email or letter .... you got it ?

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  19. I applied for pre-u scholarship. And the interview's tomorrow. Feeling nervous...

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  20. Your blog are really more than awesome. I have a question and I really hope you can spend some time to answer me. =) I just finished my PMR which also means I will be form 4 in Malaysia for next year. Is it applicable for a 16 years old to apply the Pre-University One scholarship? =D

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    1. Erm...... only form 5 is eligible to apply for Pre-University One.... If i'm not wrong.

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    2. But the applicable year is open to students in form 4 too

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  21. Hye, im entering form 5 on 2014, so what should i do? is it very hard to get placing??

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  22. Hi! I would like to know when this year's scholarship is open for my daughter who has finished her 8th grade from India from ICSE syllabus,can u please help me as I am unable to locate info regarding this.I will be very grateful to u

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  23. Hi, quick question, do you know any Indonesian scholars who also applied this scholarship? And if you do, do you know how i can contact them? Thank you.

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  24. Hi, I would like to ask a question. I am currently studying in Form 4 but I applied for Secondary 3 for the scholarship. I have no idea now what am I supposed to do if I am offered the scholarship. Can I know whether I might be studying in Secondary 4 in Singapore next year?

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    1. I thought Secondary 3 Scholarship is only eligible for students who are currently studying in Form 2 and 3?

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  25. Hi...just submitted the application...I have finished secondary2 and I am entering for secondary3. I want to know what should I prepare for the test...will they ask heavy brainstorming question? Or shall I go on a blind test? Or shall I have a check for the secondary3 syllabus? Thanks in advance...

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  26. hi, has anyone out there received any notification from MOE regarding the Asean Scholarship (Pre U). I understand that only successful applicants are notified, but are the results out yet? Thanks a million for your help in advance.

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  27. I forgot to mention that i am from Malaysia

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  28. hi, I just received invitation to sit for the AY2015 Selection Tests. I would like to ask that for the Maths test, should i look up the sec 3 syllabus of Malaysian or Singaporean? Thanks a lot..... :)

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  29. Hi I'm an asean scholar.., just study the sec 2 syllabus of singapore..

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  30. I have sat for the 2015 ASEAN Scholarship. It was on the 13th of JUne when do you think i will get the notification of the interview

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  31. Yea...has anyone received an invitation to attend the interview? It should be held in August according to the official schedule.

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  32. A great article, my son just went through the same process and was just offered a spot in Hwa Chong on the spot with the full scholarship.

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    1. Hi, nice to meet you.. My son just got the offer from Hwa CHong to have interview for sec 1 scholarship. I'm really appreciated that could you please kindly advised any importance issue need to be take care when attend this interview. Thanks for your reply.

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  33. Hi there.Does Singapore really "loves" certificate that much?Do you really need to have loads or tons of certificate to get that scholarship? What if I just have two or three certificates? As I only have three certificates to prove that I got credit in math competions like KMC, AMC and so on.

    By the way, how do you guys handle compression ?How do you guys answerr it ?
    How am I supposed to find the answer in the passage?Are there any secrets?Pls Need Help!

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  34. hi, has anyone out there received any notification from MOE regarding the Asean Scholarship (Pre U). I understand that only successful applicants are notified, but are the results out yet? Thanks a million for your help in advance.

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  35. Hey I'm applying for the sec 3 Asean scholarship so wat shud I read for the test?

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    1. Xiao Hui,
      I am applying too. So I think you should read Sec 3 Mathematics syllabus. Good luck

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  36. 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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    2. I have applied for the AY2016 Asean Scholarship Programme but I have yet to receive any calls, emails nor mails

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    3. Just keep on checking your email everyday.

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    4. The AY2016 Asean Scholarship already send their invitation, my daughter and her classmate received the notification yesterday.

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    5. Just received the email from my school. Guess I'm late to the club :p

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  37. Will I stay alone in the hostel?? And how many form 3 questions come out in maths regularly?? Thanks in advance

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  38. Hostel will be twin sharing with common bathroom outside. Just like any Msia's govt hostels. Any request to stay alone will not be entertained by MOE or hostel authorities. Better read up O-levels maths/add maths. Msia's form 3 maths too easy.

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  39. Hey, i'm anonymous from that day just the 2nd last comment......thanks for the info man but I don't think ill pass the test hehe. I'm just a Sec 2 student huhu trying for scholarship. Thanks ~

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  40. Anonymous (MAy 29, 2015 at 1:47 AM)
    Just try your best. I'm form 2 students too. I am taking the test in Penang.

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    1. When is the date for the test in Penang? Thanks..:)

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  41. Do you think by now, If I hadn't receive any notifications. Did I not get to go for the exam?

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  42. Anyone who received email for the AY2016 Selection tesT? If yes , please let me know the date that they stated thanks

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  43. I received the letter today.the day of the test is on 14th of June

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    1. Omg same mine is 12th of June in KL. Btw, which one are you applying for?

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    2. Omg same mine is 12th of June in KL. Btw, which one are you applying for?

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    3. Omg same mine is 12th of June in KL. Btw, which one are you applying for?

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    4. Jackson, where do you stay?

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    5. Johor, and I took the test in KL. Which scholarship are you applying for? How did the test go?

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  44. Hey Evian Lee , thanks . Btw , where are you staying?

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  45. Hi...have anyone receive their e-mails or letters from the AY2016 Asean Scholarship Programme (Pre-U) Selection Test in June 2015?

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    1. I have received mine for the Pre-U test.

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  46. Evian Lee,
    You are going to sit for your selection test in Penang, aren't you? Me too. Hope to meet you there.

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  47. Anyone received pre-u test selection test 2015 staying at kota kinabalu sabah...

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  48. 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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  49. Hi! I am just wandering whether we receive the emails from the MOE on the same day for both Secondary Three and Pre-U? Or different people receive on different day?

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  50. Have any of you received the interview email yet?

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  51. my friend received.

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    1. The interview letter? When did he receive? How old is he anyways?

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  52. The emails for the interview already issued last week, a few of my friends already received.

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  53. Really? When is the interview date?

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  54. Really? When is the interview date?

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  55. The interview date is on 15 August. Good luck to all shortlisted candidates.

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    1. May I know where are you from? It will be a great help for those still waiting for their emails on interviews. Thanks.

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    2. Kuala Lumpur. The interview is in Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

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    3. Ok..thanks for the info

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  56. Different places different dates. Keep on checking your emails or post

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  57. Hi has anyone received the emails for the interview in penang yet?

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    1. Have you received any emails for northern side interviews? Wonder whether it will be in September.

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  58. I haven't received the letter yet. Still waiting for it though...

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  59. Hi I just attended the ASEAN interview last 2 week, if anyone of you already received the letter offer of scholarship, kindly let me know ☺
    Thank you.

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    1. Wow, congrats! How did you prepare for the ASEAN Scholarship?

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    2. Some scholars I knew never prepare for the entry exams or interviews and they got the scholarships. Sometimes just go there and leave it to fate. The disappointment will be greater if you prepared for the written exams eg like going for extra maths/English tuitions and yet didn't get it.

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    3. Anyone out there received letter of offer for the scholarship secondary 3?

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    4. Have you received already?
      Thanks.

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  60. Heard some already received the offer letter yesterday!
    Good luck to all of you!��

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  61. Oh I see! Which means I didn't get it. Too bad!!

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  62. How many candidates are taken approximately each year?

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  63. Anyone received offer for Sec 3 scholarships for AY2016?

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  64. I am a Malaysian.I had finished sitting for my Cambridge IGCSE examination few weeks back.May I know whether is it worth for me to apply for the Asean Scholarship for 2017 JC intake to pursue my A-Level in 2017?I will be pondering about applying for it as I will be able to study my A-Level in KL next year(2016) which can also bring me to those prestigious universities in America or Singapore.Nevertheless,I am very anxious to gain the experience of studying in Singapore mainstream schools as I felt regretted for not accepting the offer of the MOE AEIS to pursue Secondary Three(Express Stream) due to the expensive fees for the international students.I hope that I will be able to receive the valuable opinions of the public including the former and current Asean scholars

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  65. I am a Malaysian.I had finished sitting for my Cambridge IGCSE examination few weeks back.May I know whether is it worth for me to apply for the Asean Scholarship for 2017 JC intake to pursue my A-Level in 2017?I will be pondering about applying for it as I will be able to study my A-Level in KL next year which can also bring me to those prestigious universities in America and Singapore.Nevertheless,I am very anxious to gain the experience of studying in Singapore mainstream schools as I felt regretted for not accepting the 2014 MOE AEIS offer to pursue Secondary Three(Express Stream) due to the expensive fees for the international students.I hope that I will be able to receive the valuable opinions of the public including the former and current Asean scholars.

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  66. https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/scholarships/asean/malaysia/ is unavailable ?

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    1. Maybe the asean scholarships for Malaysia not available anymore?

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  67. MAlaysian form 4(16 years old) this year, can apply for pre-u one ?

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    1. There are requirements stated in the application procedure. You can see whether you are eligible to apply for which level of scholarships. But from what I have seen, pre-u is only for those existing form 5 or after SPM leavers if they meet the requirements age.

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  68. The Asean scholarship for Malaysians AY2017 are opened now. Go into https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/scholarships/asean/malaysia

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  69. in the selection test, The chosen candidate base on the standard of the selection test or they take base on the quantity?

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  70. Hello to everyone who applied for AY17. Have they invited you for the selection test?

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    1. Yes, sec 1 on 11 June and
      sec 3 on 10 June in Kl

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  71. My gal(secondary 1) has received the letter to attend the written test 11-June @ Penang.

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  72. My gal(secondary 1) has received the letter to attend the written test 11-June @ Penang.

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  73. Will anything happen if do badly in math exam??
    Cos jus over and almost blank all

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    1. Hi Nicholas, I did not finished the Maths paper either, the questions were so hard & have not been taught in my school yet. I think I did only about one-third of it :(

      I also did not complete the Aptitude test, there were a few questions left.

      Coming out from the exam room, I think I will probably not be called for the selection interview sigh...

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  74. And can English test redeem urself?

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  75. I think the most important test is the IQ test.

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  76. Has anyone received the interview letter/e-mail?

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    1. My friend (JOHOR) has received the (DHL) interview letter tis morning.

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    2. wow, CONGRAZ to your friend. Btw, which group is he/she in? Sec 1, 3 or preU?

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    3. Yes I got it on the same date too :)
      -pre-U

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  77. Has anyone from Penang received the interview letter/email?

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    1. my girl just received the email. we r at Selangor, but email should be the same for all places

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    2. Congratulations Andy. My girl did not received any email or DHL, so I guess she was unsuccessful.

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  78. KL interview is on 13th Aug (just received DHL).

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    2. CONGRAZ!!! haven't received the physical letter, but got the email :)

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    3. Congratulations to your daughter Andy!
      Email is not good enough?

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    4. Thx. Email should be the same as the physical letter

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    5. Hi Andy, which form did your daughter apply for?

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  80. Hi! Has anyone received the email for the interview in Penang?

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  81. Hi! May i know where is the interview for KL?

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    1. At hotel parkRoyal, on 13/8. Same place as the KL test

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  82. Has anyone received the email for interview in Penang?

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  83. Congratulations to you and your daughter Andy!
    Oh I see! Which means my daughter didn't get it.Too bad!!

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  84. Does anyone know when the interview in penang will be conducted? Has anyone received the email?

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    1. Well I'm in form 5 and my interview is on the 14th

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    2. Well I'm in form 5 and my interview is on the 14th

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    3. Hi Jane. Is your interview being conducted in KL?

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    4. For those who did not receive any interview letters or emails by now, most likely you are not shortlisted because Singapore always send very early notifications.

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  86. Those who had successfully selected for interview, please share with us on what was the questions asked and the whole process. Thank you!!

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    1. Basically they asked about where I wanted to study, why I want to go to Singapore, how I feel about staying in a boarding school and whether my family was supportive of me. I think they just wanted to make sure that scholars don't chicken out halfway through the scholarship. They didn't ask much about my academics and co-curricular activities, but I had to submit a copy of all my exam slips and certificates. I heard some scholars were weird questions about what they would do in a certain situation though, that was probably to gauge how mature they are. But for me,they asked some pretty basic questions.. I'm still waiting to be notified.Praying for the best I guess. If any of you got it, please tell us!!

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    2. Have you received the letter of offer yet?

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  87. Hi all, anyone received the offer letter yet?

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    1. No, they mentioned that the offer will be out Oct, but when of Oct, no idea

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  88. Singapore's education is too difficult. Expectations from MOE Singapore is set higher for scholars. Their O and A levels syllabus are different n harder compared to International standard. If you don't perform well each year, you will be sent home. I find that Singapore junior college is extremely stressful. Even the locals who scored straight As at O levels failed to performed in their junior college 1st year. I think it's not worth study pre-uni in Spore. Waste of time and lots of mental stress. We have students in top jcs who ended their life recently. Sad case because life is more worth than going through hell down there. I have seen scholars who choose to return back their home country halfway in their scholarship. These are not stated in this blog but what I am disclosing are real life facts. And there are more scholars from China because they can perform better than Malaysians.

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    1. From what I know, as my son is a scholar, you have to do quite bad in result or got involved in event illegal or against the school/hostel's rules, then MOE will send you home. I know of a case, a Indonesia scholar did not preform too well in study, they took him out from the ASEAN Scholarship, and put him under the merit section, which is he continue study in Singapore paying the PR fee without the hostel allowance. Yes, of course there are not so fortunate cases, but I also saw a lot of successful cases, like, the scholars from my son's year did quite well, a scholar from Malaysia even top the O level in their school, and another Malaysian scholar got 2nd place. But, you are right, there are a lot, a lot, a lot of students from China, and most of them really study like crazy

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  90. Anyone receive or heard of anyone received the offer letter??

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  91. I think by now letter of offer should have been sent out. Perhaps can try calling up MOE Singapore

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  92. You could email moe to find out if youre short listed. I didn't get through.

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  93. If my hostel is St Andrew's Hall, it means that my school St Andrew, correct?

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    1. If you are going to pre uni level, most likely you are posted to St Andrew's junior college if hostel is St Andrew's Hall.

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    2. Anon, which jc did you get in the end? Was it really st andrew's jc?

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  94. Hi. Can i ask you a question about this asean scholarship?

    This question is a bit crazy to ask so please forgive me if i am wrong.

    So i was wondering if you could tell me about one thing....... So are biology and economic included in grade-9.

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  95. please reply as fast as you can. Thank you so much

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  96. Did anyone receive letter for sec 3 selection test?

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  97. My son has received the Sec 1 selection test notice via email on 28 May 2017

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    1. Are you seeking advises or announcing your pride ? What is your son name ?

      - From MOE.

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  98. Anyone got their email for Pre-U selection test???

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  99. Anyone got their email for Pre-U selection test? What's the date?

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  100. Hi, I would like to ask, are the math questions similar to SASMO questions? (SASMO is a math competition held by singapore and the questions are as hard as diamonds) Thx :D

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  101. Anyone got the email for Selection interview ?

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  102. Hi anyone receive notification for the selection interview yet?

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  103. hi has anyone received notification for the selection interview in kl?

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    1. Not yet. Roughly when in August would we get the notification? It's harrowing checking emails everyday and getting disappointed when you see nothing.

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  104. Most likely next week because interviews usually conducted during school holidays

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  105. has anyone gotten the notification for the interview yet?

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  106. I guess by now if yet to receive any interview notification, should be unsuccessful..!

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  107. Do all the selected people for the interview receive emails on the same day or different days?

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  108. I got the interview letter on the 29th of July, sorry for not typing in a comment earlier

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  109. Received letter of offer on 25 Sept

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    1. Which category and what country are you from, may I ask?

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  110. Has anyone from Malaysia received the offer letter for pre-U

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  111. Yes Malaysia

    Pre U and Sec 3

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  112. By e-mail or by post? And will all scholars get it at once?

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  113. Hey there :) did anyone from Johor get the pre-U offer?

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  114. hi, i really appreciated your blog. However i have some question that i wanted to ask.
    is the selection test in English or in our own language?

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    1. The selection test is conducted in English. Glad you have found this blog helpful!

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  115. Pre-U Johor received
    Sec 3 received too

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