GIIS Global Citizen Scholarship

Global Schools Foundation offers the GIIS Global Citizen Scholarship to deserving candidates as a stepping stone for future growth by providing them an unparalleled learning experience at its flagship campus in Singapore.

It’s certainly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab worth SGD 90,000 per student, study XI and XII in Singapore and have a whole new promising career opportunities open for yourself.

Around 10 students are offered this scholarship every year. Over 80 students have availed this program since its first batch in 2009.

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Frequently asked questions

GIIS and Scholarships

Who is offering the GIIS Global Citizen Scholarship?
GIIS Global Citizen Scholarship is being offered by the Global Schools Foundation, a Singapore-based organisation, for scholars to pursue senior secondary education at its SMART Campus in Punggol, 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 19 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?
Global Indian International School – headquartered in Singapore – is the nodal centre that has instituted the scholarship programme. The school's flagship campus, SMART Campus in Punggol, in Singapore offers a fruitful leaning environment and has consistently produced exemplary academic results in decisive board examinations.

What are GIIS’ credentials?
GIIS schools have been honoured with over 100 international and national awards for achieving excellence in school education. GIIS promotes a strong multicultural environment and has students from diverse nationalities enrolled across its campuses . Best academic achievement & placement track record GIIS is a preferred international school offering four curricula: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), IGCSE, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Global Montessori Plus programme (GMP).

Since its inception, the school has focused 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 Academics, besides entrepreneurship, leadership, team work and group dynamics.

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 ten years, the Foundation has opened up these scholarships for Scholars from India.

Scholarship is offered for which class and curriculum?
The scholarship being offered is 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 2019?
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$ 90,000* per student, which includes tuition fees, boarding, lodging and travel expenses for the two-year scholarship programme.

What 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 students with opportunities for other activities besides academic focus?
GIIS offers a holistic learning approach through the 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 Loading

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 2019.

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.

Scholarship Selection

April second week 2019: Written test

End April 2019: Results of the Written Test and call for interviews to successful candidates only.

Mid May 2019: Interviews

June 2019: Final list of students selected for scholarships Please check the website for regular updates.

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 SMART campus is located at Punggol, Singapore.

Address: 27 Punggol Field Walk, Singapore 828649
Phone: (+65) 6914 7100

How many students are enrolled at GIIS in Singapore?
The school has completed over 16 years since its inception in 2002. The school has over 4000 students across its 3 campuses - SMART Campus, Punggol, East Coast and Mountbatten.

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 arrangements are made at the hostel:

• 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
• 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?
To view the list of co-curricular activities offered at GIIS, visit

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.