Originally Posted by dyzlee
johnivan, for my case, i m offered ntu asean, but i'm still called for singapore scholarship interview, though i'm called for the interview b4 i'm actually offered asean, so does that mean that i wont b eleiglble for singapore scholarship aedi? is there a point for me to attend de interview now? cos i'll still prefer a scholarship to nus
Actually I find your batch quite interesting this year. In my time SS Scholarship comes first compared to ASEAN. So if you ask me whether "there is a point" or not, I seriously don't know how to answer. From what I know, my friend who did better than me in school told the interviewers that he 'applied' for quite a lot of scholarships, and he ended up not getting SS. But I only applied SS, I didn't apply directly to NUS nor NTU, and I got it. So I'm just saying, by getting ASEAN in NTU now will result in them either (1) removing your ASEAN and taking up your SS, or (2) simply put you out of the list and award SS to other students. Sure, go ahead for the interview, but what will actually turn out from it, I think it will be for you to find out from the officers.
But for those who got ASEAN already, I suggest, seriously, to accept the offer. Since their last election, the Singapore government has decreased Malaysians studying there, not to further mention the small amount of scholarships they are giving out now. It is really, really precious, so don't waste it, and don't be overconfident to think that you can easily get this scholarship. Many of those who went for the interview 'thought' that they had an awesome interview, but got turned down in the end, so yeah.
Originally Posted by llyjohor
Hi dyzlee, I think I am having the same problem as you. I got ASEAN scholarship from NTU too, and also offer of admission from NUS too. I am still deciding which university I should attend to. For me, scholarship is the primary factor of deciding which university should I go. I am thinking can we accept both offer from NTU and NUS first, then wait for news of scholarship from NUS before we make final decision?
Getting admitted to both NUS and NTU doesn't matter when applying SS. In the end, the SS scholarship overrides the decision of the University, but there's a tendency that they will give you the same course that you were offered by the Uni if you had (which means, if you were offered Science from NUS, SS Scholarship will not give you Chemical Engine out of the blue). Remember that I didn't apply directly, and they forced NUS to give me a space.
Is there a deadline for you to accept your ASEAN scholarships? From what I remember, ASEAN for NUS comes quite late though, I hear my friends get it way after I got my SS results. I had my interview on 27 April, and got the news on 21 May...