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Splendid turnout at Scholarships & Top Universities Fair 2018

Singapore, 14 July 2018 - For potential scholars, prospective university applicants and their parents, all roads today led to Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. They were keen on exploring their options at The Straits Times Scholars’ Choice Scholarships & Top Universities Fair 2018, which was held from 10am to 6pm.

This year, the event featured more than 40 exhibitors and was targeted at students seeking scholarships to further their education overseas at prestigious universities in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

Seminars were held throughout the day, where students and their parents got insights from university personnel and official representatives of scholarship boards.

Ms Lee Jill Suen, 20, a first-year student pursuing medicine at the University of Adelaide said: "I wanted to look at scholarship and bond options from the various boards. I was able to get detailed answers at the MOH Holdings booth about career options in the medical industry."


Scholarship boards at the event included Land Transport Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS), MOH Holdings and Government Technology Agency of Singapore.


Renowned universities such as Princeton University, Stanford University and University of California-Berkeley were also present, alongside big names from the UK and Australia such as the University of Glasgow and the University of Melbourne.


Among the throng of eager-eyed students browsing through material at the booths was Singapore Sports School student, Mr Jason Kuk, 17.

He said: "I attended the Home Team - Singapore Police Force seminar, and it was interesting to learn the wide scope of responsibilities that people in the police force have."

Exhibitor Ms Yunshan Zhuo, 20, a volunteer at British Council, said: "Although the Internet is well-stocked with information, it is easier for people to have a face-to-face interaction with those who know more about what they are looking for."

Parent Ms Lorna Goh, 55, a social worker, said: "I could conveniently figure out both scholarship and university options for my daughter, who has just graduated from polytechnic. We were able to ask about accommodation fees, university culture, and career options among other things."

Exhibitor Mr Lim Li Keen, 24, an undergraduate representative at Northwestern University said: "There is a steady stream of students who are very curious. I think most people, by talking to the exhibitors, are able to ask questions and discover new options they had not considered before."



Caption for picture 1: Huge turnout at the seminars, including one by EducationUSA about pursuing a degree in the US.

Caption for picture 2: Students seeking advice at university booths such as Stanford University and Yale-NUS College.

Caption for picture 3: Visitors exploring scholarship options from exhibitors like Ministry of Home Affairs and Land Transport Authority.


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