A*STAR Youth Scholarship

Applications for the AY2017 A*STAR Youth Scholarships are now closed. We thank all applicants for their interest.

The A*STAR Youth Scholarship is tenable for 4 years leading to the award of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education ‘Advanced’ (GCE ‘A’) Level (or equivalent) certificate.

The Scholarship is for studies in selected Singapore schools from Secondary Three to Pre-University Two and is renewed annually, subject to the satisfactory performance of the scholar.


Interested candidates who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for the scholarship:

  • Nationals of India
  • Born between 2000 and 2002
  • Completed Standard 8 in the Year 2016
  • Possess outstanding academic track record (at least an average of 80% / minimum ‘A’ with English as first language in the Standards 7 and 8 school final examinations)
  • Possess a high level of oral and written competency in English


Any dates given below are tentative and are subject to changes.



Application Period

6 June 2016 to 17 July 2016

Selection Test

End August to early September 2016

Selection Interview

End October to early November 2016

Award of Scholarship

Mid to late November 2016

Arrival of Scholar in Singapore

Late December 2016

Candidates short-listed for the selection test/interview will be notified a week before the selection test/interview dates. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.


  • Delhi


  • Annual allowance of S$2,200 (Secondary) / S$2,400 (Pre-University) with hostel accommodation
  • Settling-in allowance of S$400 (once only)
  • Return economy class air passage
  • Coverage of school fees (excluding miscellaneous fees)
  • Coverage of GCE ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level examination fees (once only, if applicable)
  • Subsidised medical benefits and accident insurance cover


Applications have closed.