Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q-1: What scholarships can my child apply for?
Students can apply for any of the five scholarships existing under GIIS 2019 programme:
(Applications Open) Mahatma Gandhi Universal Values Merit-cum-Means - offers up to 80% scholarship to students of any grade with family income up to 60k per annum
(Applications Open) Global Citizen Merit Scholarship - offers up to 100% scholarship to overseas residents (Grade 9 and 12), up to 25% for local residents (Grade 9 to 12) and up to 15% for local residents (Grade 6 to 8)
(Applications Open) Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship - offers up to 40% scholarship to students with family income between 80k and above per annum
(Applications Open) 9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship - 60% scholarship for students who represent Country/National Teams and played international level competitions and 40% scholarship for students who represented State/County/ Prefecture Level Competitions
Parents are requested to assess each scholarship thoroughly and decide on any ONE scholarship which is best suited for their child/children.
Further details of each scholarship is available at: https://scholarships.globalindianschool.org/singapore-scholarships
Q-2: Can one student apply for two or more scholarships?
Parents are strongly advised to apply for only ONE scholarship which is best suited for their child.
Q-3: Where can parents avail students marks/percentage in case the report card shows only grades?
For students who are graded, conversion of the grades to marks/percentage will be done by the school internally. Parents are requested to upload report cards for students of Grade 1-5.
Q-4: Are students of Grade 11/IBDP year 1 eligible to apply for scholarships of two year duration?
Yes, students of Class 11 can apply for scholarships. The scholarships will be valid till March/May 2020.
Q-5: Can students who are newly admitted to GIIS in 2018 apply for scholarships?
Applications for current GIIS students are now closed.
Q-6: What if the eligibility of salary of parents increased in the last two years? For instance, if 2017 salary was less than 100k per annum and 2018 salary is 160k per annum, will an average be considered?
Parents need to submit the latest Notice of Assessment from IRAS received in 2018 or submit their appointment letter, and their last financial statement from the previous country of residence.
Q-7: How can parents submit report card for scholarship if the cards are with the class teacher?
Parents can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q-8: Should parents upload report cards only for final exams or term cards?
Parents are requested to upload report cards for final examinations only (academic year 2016-17 and academic year 2017-18)
Q-9: I have recently relocated to Singapore and do not have IRAS notice of assessment. Please advise.
Parents who have only recently relocated to Singapore are requested to submit their appointment letter, and their last financial statement from the previous country of residence.
Q-10: What is the fee waiver on each of the scholarships?
Each fee waiver in all scholarships includes concession on course fees only. The concession excludes costs on transport services, miscellaneous costs, books & uniforms. For details of each scholarship, visit https://scholarships.globalindianschool.org/singapore-scholarships
Q-11: Our child’s academic / annual report card for 2017 will have to be retrieved from overseas and will need some more time. Can we get more time to provide those details to us?
The last date of scholarship application is June 24, 2019.
For Terms and Conditions: https://scholarships.globalindianschool.org/singapore-termsandconditions
For Full list of Scholarships: https://scholarships.globalindianschool.org/singapore-scholarships