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Singapore Scholarships dream shot for first-world education

Srey Kumneth / Khmer Times Share:
Samrit KuchVutha, director of Cambodia Scholarship Center. YT/Srey Kumneth

SINGAPORE is a dream education hub in Asean for many young high school graduates when it comes to seeking a strong career path leading towards a BA, a Masters or a PhD.

Director of Cambodia Scholarship Center, Samrit KuchVutha, said by rule of thumb, either a public or private university in Singapore is a ‘guarantee’ for a good quality of education. Generally, no low-quality universities are allowed to operate in Singapore – where its ‘holistic, broad curriculum is based on pedagogical traditions of East and West’.

With proximity of less travel time compared with other faraway countries, and given its friendly ties and investment links, Singapore holds a special attraction for Cambodian students.

Every year, the Singaporean government offers many scholarships for Cambodian students to pursue higher degrees in the republic. But to be a successful application, aspirants will have to overcome keen local competition to land a scholarship.

The Cambodia Scholarship Center is where ‘the çream of the crop’ can find concrete help vis-avis scholarship workshops.

One workshop tailored for studies at the National University of Singapore was held here early this month for some 20 students from various high schools and universities. The advantages of studying in Singapore and tips on how to apply for a scholarship are top agenda in the workshop (pic right).

One participant, Hoeurn Chomroen who is in his 2nd year at Institute of Technology of Cambodia, made no secret of his dream to study in Singapore.

“Singapore is just a small country but the first-world nation has become a popular education destination because of its strong accent on human resources. So I think if I can win a scholarship there, I can learn a lot from them and come back with good knowledge to develop my country too,” he said, adding that he is interested in a science major in the technology programme at National University of Singapore (NUS).


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