GIIS and Scholarships
Who is offering the GIIS C V Raman Scholarship?
GIIS C V Raman Scholarship is being offered by the Global Schools Foundation, a Singapore-based organisation, for scholars to pursue senior secondary education at its flagship campus in Queenstown, Singapore.
Global Indian International School (GIIS) - established under the guiding principles of the Global Schools Foundation – is an international network of award-winning institutions, with 20 campuses in 7 countries. Known for their learner-centric and skill-based teaching methodology, GIIS schools offer holistic learning and personality development opportunities for students. Headquartered in Singapore, GIIS offers scholarship to deserving students as a stepping stone for future growth by providing them an unmatched learning experience.
Why Singapore only?
Global Indian International School – headquartered in Singapore – is the nodal centre that has instituted the scholarship programme. The school's flagship campus at Queenstown in Singapore offers a fruitful leaning environment and has consistently produced exemplary academic results in decisive board examinations.
What are the credentials of GIIS?
GIIS schools have been honoured with 21 international and national awards over a span of 5 years for achieving excellence in school education. GIIS promotes a strong multicultural environment and has students from diverse nationalities enrolled across its campuses
GIIS is a preferred international school offering curricula for Kindergarten to Year 12 education, including International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and Global Montessori Plus programme.
Since its inception, the school set its focus on providing quality education to students. GIIS schools have adopted the cultural ideology of 'Schools That Learn' that makes each individual at GIIS an equal partner in the process of learning. Nurturing students for the future is one of the key focus areas for GIIS schools, which ensures that adequate opportunity, mentoring and guidance is provided to students to excel in entrepreneurship, leadership, team work, group dynamics and academics.
For how many years has Global Schools Foundation been offering scholarships?
Global Schools Foundation has been offering scholarships since its inception in Singapore. Since the last 5 years, the Foundation has opened up these scholarships for students from India.
Scholarship is for which class and for which curriculum?
The scholarship is being offered for senior secondary level, Classes 11 and 12 for both, IB Diploma programme and CBSE. However, students undertaking any Board in India can apply for the scholarship.
How many scholarships will be given in 2013?
The number of scholarships will be decided by the Committee of the Scholarship programme.
What is the total worth of scholarship and what does it include?
The scholarship amount is S$ 66,000* per student, which includes tuition fees, boarding, lodging and travel expenses.
What all does the scholarship amount include?
The scholarship amount includes a onetime return airfare & visa fee, tuition fee, and boarding & lodging at the hostel, one-time settling allowance and pocket allowance per month for daily expenses.
Does GIIS provide only academic focus or there are other activities organised as well?
GIIS offers a holistic learning approach through the Global School Nine Gems model. This a proprietary tool which is an integrated holistic approach to learning, balancing academics and experience, mental and physical development, fine arts and performing arts, language skills and creativity, personality development, ethics and entrepreneurship.
The model facilitates all round development in every GIIS student, helping them reach their full potential while achieving desired academic laurels. The GIIS Child Learning Tracker enables tracking of each child's progress, not only in academics, but in all aspects of a child's development.
Travel, Boarding and Lodging
Do I need to a have a passport?
Yes, you need to have a passport with enough blank pages, and it should be valid for at least three (3) years from 15 May 2013.
Who will manage the visa formalities?
GIIS will manage all the visa formalities for travel to Singapore.
Who will pay for the visa fee?
GIIS will pay for the visa fee.
Who will pay for the airfare?
GIIS will pay for a one-way ticket to Singapore at the start of the course/session, and one-way ticket from Singapore at the end of the course.
When will the result be declared and other important dates?
Estimated dates are as follows:
Early April 2013: Results of the Written Test and call for interviews for successful candidates only.
Early May 2013: Interviews
Third week of May 2013: Final list of students selected for scholarships
End of June 2013: Leave for Singapore
Please check the website www.giisscholarships.org for regular updates.
- Board Exam mark sheets to be provided on declaration of results
- Selected students would be expected to leave for Singapore by third week of June 2013
How will successful candidates be intimated?
Successful candidates will either be intimated through mobile/email/website and not by any other means, including hard copy.
Please mention correct email ID and mobile phone no in your application form.
Life in Singapore
Where is the campus located?
Global Indian International School's main campus is located at Queenstown in Singapore. The address is 1 Mei Chin Road, Singapore 149253.
Phone (+65) 6508 3700
How many students are there at GIIS in Singapore?
The school has completed over 10 years since its inception in 2001. The school has over 4000 students across its 3 campuses, i.e. Queenstown, East Coast and Balestier.
Where is the Hostel located?
The hostel is for scholarship awardees only and is located within the Queenstown Campus.
Is there a separate hostel for boys and girls?
Yes, there is a separate hostel for boys and girls and there is a lady warden for the hostels.
What kind of food is served?
Both, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served. Non-vegetarian menu is served 2-3 times in a week. The Student Committee decides the menu.
Do students need to carry cash?
Students have a choice to carry with them cash/money as permitted by Singapore Government rules. But it is advisable to carry a minimum of amount S$500 for initial expenses, till the Student Pass is issued by the Singapore Government.
Do I need to have a medical insurance?
GIIS will provide subsidised medical benefits for each candidate after the Student Pass is issued. The Medical Insurance will cover basic aliments.
Will the parents/guardians be allowed to accompany students to Singapore for the first time until they are settled?
Parents are NOT allowed to accompany the students. GIIS encourages students to mingle with their fellow students. A senior and responsible GIIS staff member will accompany students to Singapore.
What are the arrangements at the student's hostel?
Following are the arrangements at the hostel:
- Double bunks – i.e. 4 children can stay in one room
- Each student will have his/her own table and chair
- Each student will have his/her own cupboard
- Hostel has 4 toilets for girls and 4 toilets for boys
- Hostel has a common room for social activities
- A lady warden is stationed with female students, 24 hours in the hostel
- Smart cards and video cameras are there for warden to monitor
- Video camera is at the gate, where the guard is stationed round-the-clock.
- For washing clothes there is a separate washing and drying machine for boys and girls, who can use it in rotation
- Hostel rooms do not have an air-conditioner. The climatic conditions of Singapore do not necessitate this requirement. Ceiling fans are installed.
- School library has a rich collection of reference books for purpose of research and studies.
- Hostel is meant for only scholarships students
- Each student should carry their own laptop. The hostel is WiFi-enabled, which will allow students to access the internet at their convenience.
What co- curricular activities are offered at GIIS?
Click here to see the list of co-curricular activities offered at GIIS.
What is the flow of stipend and how is it provided?
The stipend flow is provided to ensure a comfortable stay for the student.
Can parents send money to their wards?
Parents can send money to their wards. However, the amount provided is sufficient for students to meet their living expenses.
Can students visit their relatives?
Yes, they are allowed visit relatives with the approval from the warden. The warden shall provide and expedite the approval on receiving an email request from the parents of the ward.
What will the student do during the long vacations? Will they be allowed to come back to India during vacations?
Usually, students visit India during long vacations.
Is there any reason because of which the scholarship may be terminated?
If the student fails to perform on a good score (all-round) after being granted scholarship, a suitable warning will be issued. In case no improvement in the performance is noted, the scholarship may be terminated upon the discretion of the management.
Can the students undertake part-time work while studying in Singapore?
No, part-time work is strictly prohibited.
After completing Class 12, will GIIS assist the student deciding a future career or selecting a university?
GIIS has a dedicate career counsellor who will guide and assist students with their career choices and application process for university enrolment. Click here to see GIIS' placement record.
• S$ = Singapore Dollars
• Decision of GIIS Management is final and abiding