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National Infocomm Scholarship



The National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS) has been revamped to offer outstanding ‘A’ level and diploma holders as well as existing undergraduate a wealth of valuable opportunities and exciting career opportunities. Pursue infocomm at renowned local and/or overseas universities and grab the chance to gain valuable mentorship opportunities and gain experience through job attachment opportunities both locally and overseas.

The four National Infocomm Scholarship categories are:

  1. Fast Track Bachelors- Masters Scholarship: Eight 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 top 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. Scholars with outstanding results will be further sponsored for post-graduate study*.
  3. Full Local Scholarship: Write your future by pursuing a Bachelors degree locally. Scholars with outstanding results will be further sponsored for post-graduate study
  4. Mid-Term Local/Overseas ScholarshipNEW: Grab the chance to embark on a spectrum of  opportunities with NIS for outstanding graduates enrolled in an infocomm-related degree at a top local/overseas university.

*: Application for postgraduate study is subjected to the approval of IDA.

 

Who Can Apply?

Existing undergraduates, ‘A’ level/IB/IP students and polytechnic graduates interested in studying infocomm-related courses, economics and law**

(**: course of study in economics and law are only applicable for candidates who intend to serve their bond with IDA only. Candidates for economics and law have to be Singaporeans or Permanent Residents)

For ‘O’ level students interested in studying infocomm-related diplomas at the polytechnics, please click here for the Integrated Infocomm Scholarship.

How NIS Works

With the National Infocomm Scholarship, expect to enjoy the following:

Networking and attachment opportunities with leading organisations  
NIS scholars will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders ranging from up and rising start-ups to prestigious MNCs. Scholars will gain the change to be mentored by industry bigwigs and gain exciting attachment opportunities. Attachments with prestigious organisations will position you at the forefront of industry development, allowing you to obtain a broader perspective of the trade and stand in good stead for your future career.

Exciting job placement opportunities upon graduationNEW
Towards their final year of studies, NIS scholars will be matched to the industry according to their aspirations and passion. Scholars will have the freedom to choose to work for any company under the list of recommended industry partners (e.g. start-ups, SMEs, MNCs) as approved by IDA.

Short bond period to give you greater freedom in charting your career path
Bond periods of one to five years give you the freedom to seek fresh challenges and maximise your potential.

Talent Management Programme to upgrade yourself with industry-relevant skills
The Talent Management Programme (TMP) ensures that scholars are plugged into the latest infocomm developments. From courses to networking opportunities to mentoring, seminars and conferences, the TMP enhances your professional capabilities to enable you to enter the workforce as an asset to your employer

Your NIS Journey at a glance


Fast track Bachelors-Masters Programmes with local and overseas universities

The Fast Track Bachelors-Masters programmes will give you the chance to study for your bachelor’s degree at a local university and obtain your masters degrees at reputable overseas universities in the time it takes to get one, such as Cambridge University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Brown University.

Flagship Infocomm Masters Programme Degree Awarded
SMU-Carnegie Mellon University Fast Track Programme
  • Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management)
  • Master of Science (Information Technology)
NUS-Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering Concurrent Programme in Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computing (Honours)(Electronic Commerce)
  • Master in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management
NUS-Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Centre Concurrent Programme in Interactive Digital Media
  • Bachelor in Computer Science
  • Master of Entertainment Technology
NUS-Brown University Concurrent Programme in Computational Biology
  •  Bachelor of Computing (Computational Biology)
  • Scientiae Magister in Computational Science
NUS-Brown University Concurrent Programme in Computer Science
  •  Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science)
  • Scientiae Magister in Computer Science
NUS-Judge Business School, Cambridge University Concurrent Programme
  •  Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems)
  • Master of Philosophy (Management)
NTU-Georgia Institute of Technology Integrated Programme
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering/Science)
  • Master of Science (Computer Science)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
  • Master of Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Scholarship Benefits

    1. Tuition and other compulsory university fees
    2. One-time computer allowance
    3. Annual living allowances
    4. One-time settling-in, attachments allowances and return airfare for overseas attachment
    5. Warm clothing allowance
    6. Travel insurance, medical check-up, visa fees etc

      For mid-term local/overseas scholarships, benefits are given upon the award of the scholarship.

Service Commitment

Successful applicants will be required to serve a bond with a participating company for:

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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Be a Singapore citizen, Permanent Resident
  2. Have a good Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) record
  3. Possess a strong interest in an infocomm career
  4. For Full Scholarship - possess outstanding "A" Level or Polytechnic results
  5. For Mid-Term Local/Overseas Scholarship - existing undergraduates pursuing an infocomm-related degree at a top local/overseas university.

Application Period

Applications are opened, interested applicants apply here. Applications close on the 22 March 2014.

For Enquiries

For enquiries, please email info@ida.gov.sg

Useful Links

For full details on the National Infocomm Scholarship Programme, click here

Looking for an infocomm scholarship for 'O' level students from polytechnic studies through to university? Click here to find out more about the Integrated Infocomm Scholarship.

 
Infocomm Clubs
National Infocomm Competition
IDA JC Computing Award
Integrated Infocomm Scholarship
National Infocomm Scholarship
National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS) Participating Organisations
Enhanced Learning in Information Technology
Professional Programmes
 
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