Scholarship Facts

The Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship seeks to nurture and develop candidates who demonstrate excellent academic credentials, strong leadership potential, and a passion for creativity, higher learning and innovation.

The scholarship aims to:

  • Motivate people with disabilities to pursue higher level of learning in IT.
  • Nurture outstanding students with disabilities in the IT field so that they can serve as good role models in encouraging other students to strive for success.

Youthspark at-a-glance

Tenable Universities/Institutions

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
SIM University (UniSIM)
Nanyang Polytechnic
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Republic Polytechnic
Singapore Polytechnic
Temasek Polytechnic

Applicable Courses/Disciplines

The Scholarship is available for local full-time diploma or degree courses. The supported courses include:

Degree Courses

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

  • B.Eng Computer Engineering
  • B.Eng Computer Science
  • B.Eng Information Engineering and Media
  • B.Eng Computer Engineering & B.A Economics
  • B.Eng Computer Science & B.A Economics
  • B.Eng Information Engineering and Media & B.A Economics
  • B.Business (Information Technology) & B.Eng Computer Engineering
  • B.Business (Information Technology) & B.Eng Computer Science

National University of Singapore (NUS)

  • Bachelor of Computing in Electronic Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computing in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Computing in Communications and Media
  • Bachelor of Computing in Computational Biology
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Singapore Management University (SMU)

  • Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management)

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

  • BSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
  • BA Game Design
  • BSc Game Design
  • BSc Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • BSc Computing Science (Honours)

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Information Systems Technology and Design)

SIM University (UniSIM)

  • BSc Information and Communication Technology
  • BSc Information Technology and Business (ERP)
  • BSc Info-Comm Technology with Security Studies

Diploma Courses

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Information Security
  • Diploma in Financial Informatics
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Engineering Informatics
  • Diploma in Business Informatics
  • Diploma in Business Enterprise IT
  • Diploma in Multimedia Infocomm Technology
  • Diploma in Digital Media Design (Games)
  • Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology (Games)
  • Diploma in Business Intelligence & Analytics

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Financial Informatics
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Network Systems and Security
  • Diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Multimedia and Animation

Republic Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Business Applications
  • Diploma in IT Service Management
  • Diploma in Interactive and Digital Media
  • Diploma in Game Design
  • Diploma in New Media

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Infocomm Security Management
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology
  • Diploma in Financial Informatics
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Games Design and Development

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Cyber & Digital Security
  • Diploma in Financial Business Informatics
  • Diploma in Game & Entertainment Technology
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Mobile & Network Services
  • Diploma in Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Diploma in Digital Forensics
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Infocomm & Network Engineering
  • Diploma in Business Information Technology

The above list is not exhaustive. We welcome written enquiries from applicants on courses not listed above.

Application Criteria & Procedures

Eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria and conditions:

  • must be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident
  • have a permanent disability (medical certification is required)
  • have good academic records
  • satisfy the admission criteria of the tertiary institutions
  • prove relevance of training to employment opportunities
  • demonstrate ability to handle both academic studies and work commitments, if any
  • demonstrate commitment to serve the disabled community upon completion of course
  • continuation of scholarship will be dependent on the scholar’s academic performance at the registered tertiary institution upon the awarding of the Scholarship

What to submit

  • NRIC or certified copies of PR citizenship
  • Medical certification for permanent disabilities
  • Academic record and transcripts
  • Acceptance letter from the tertiary institution
  • CV and/or resumé / outstanding extra-curricular activities records / list of referees
  • Other records of personal achievements

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