Chan Chee Seng IB Diploma Scholarship Programme

2021/2022 academic year scholarship applications OPEN




ISS International School is one of Singapore’s longest established International Schools, having nurtured and empowered learners since 1981. Home to a community of over 40 nationalities, We celebrate our differences while embracing the values that unite us all.

Nestled among the treetops of Telok Blangah Hill National Park, ISS is one of the most centrally located international schools in Singapore. Unique to Singapore, ISS offers an international school structure with the feeling and community of a village school, where no one gets lost in the crowd. Furthermore, as a family-owned school we function as a big family, a fact reflected through the inclusion of alumni in our faculty and administration.
As Singapore’s longest established International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School our IB-based academic curriculum incorporates our bespoke education philosophy, and this is what makes us different. Our teachers adapt their curriculum delivery based on what they observe is the way students learn best, developing study plans in order to excite and encourage students to realise their full potential.

Our students gain places at leading universities, including the University of St.Andrew’s, Imperial College London, LSE, and UCL in the UK, John Hopkins University, the University of New York, and the University of California in the U.S., and leading academic institutions around the world, such as NUS, the University of Hong Kong, ANU, Monash, the University of Queensland, and the University of Melbourne.


The Chan Chee Seng IB Scholarship Programme allows students to enjoy the benefits of an ISS International School education. Inclusion is at the heart of the ISS core values, believing that a socially diverse student population leads to a balanced education.

ISS is dedicated to providing academic, social, emotional, and financial support to students, and for ISS to benefit from the contributions a diverse range of students offers to our learning community.

The Chan Chee Seng IB Scholarship Programme is a merit-based award covering 100% of the school’s tuition fees for the duration of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

It is a two-year award, beginning in Grade 11 and finishing in Grade 12.

The full scholarship is valued at a total of approximately S$80,000 (based on a 2-year IB Diploma Programme).

During the two years, the scholarship student and family will still be wholly responsible for any other financial commitments, which include but are not limited to the $3,600 enrollment fee, annual PTA (Parent Teacher Association) fees, cost of uniforms, school bus, and personal IT equipment, school trips and activities, and the IB Diploma exam fees.



For the duration of the Diploma Programme, the scholarship student must be living at home with a parent or guardian and have the appropriate immigration status to be enrolled at the school.

Students will be selected based on their potential, judged against their existing academic, extra-curricular and social achievements.

We encourage students to apply and make a positive contribution to the ISS learning community through service, action, academic excellence, and an active participation in school life.

IB Scholarships are intended for students who demonstrate the highest standards of academic excellence and work ethic. Areas for consideration:

  • Above average academic achievement and potential.
  • Evidence of extra-curricular interests and activities.
  • Commitment to making a positive contribution to the ISS learning community through service, action, academic achievement, positive personal qualities, and an active participation in school life.
  • Commitment to the qualities and behaviours consistent with the IB learner profile.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ISS International School.
  • High standard of academic English (applicants will be required to take an English test).



  • Academic year 2021/22 (August 2021)
  • Application deadline: Thursday 6 May 2021
  • Age requirement: For students born between 01 September 2004 and 31 August 2005
  • Immigration status: Students must possess a valid Singapore immigration pass (PR, DP, SP). Singapore citizens may be considered but will require MOE exemption.
  • Scholarship Interviews: Wednesday 12 and Friday 14 May 2021

By submitting an application for the Chan Chee Seng Scholarship, you agree to the ISS Data Protection Policy and give permission for the use and review of your submitted content by ISS International School Singapore. *

* You must be agreeable to the ISS Data Protection Policy and give permission for the use and review of your submitted content in order to participate.
More information can be found here: www.iss.edu.sg/about-us/pdpa-policy/



Stage 1

Application deadline: Thursday 6 May 2021.

Students must submit a scholarship application and full documentation for review by our scholarship committee. The applicant must submit the following as part of stage one:

* Please download the PDFs to complete via the hyperlinks where offered. All documents should be scanned and emailed to admissions@iss.edu.sg, with the subject line “CCS IB Scholarship [insert students name]”
** Not required for existing ISS students.

Personal Statement
The personal statement (600-800 words) should outline details such as:

  • Academic/personal achievements
  • Gifts/talents/interests/clubs; self-evaluation of strengths and needs
  • Why you want to be an ISS International School Singapore IB Diploma Programme student, how you intend to contribute to the ISS community and its vision and values.

The scholarship committee will review all submissions and shortlisted applicants will be invited to sit for scholarship tests. Scholarship tests involve assessments designed to help ISS understand the student’s academic potential. Only shortlisted applicants will be informed via email.

Stage 2

Scholarship Interviews: Wednesday 12 and Friday 14 May 2021.

After the tests, the scholarship committee will invite applicants to attend a Scholarship Interview. This offers an opportunity for the applicants to meet key ISS leaders and express their motivations, passions as well as their future education/career goals.

Stage 3

Applicants will be advised of their outcome within 10-14 working days after the Scholarship Interview. Successful applicants will need to indicate their acceptance by signing on the Letter of Acceptance.