DFS Scholarship

DFS Venture Singapore established the DFS-SMU Information Systems Scholarship in 2005 with the aim to encourage full-time undergraduates from the School of Information Systems who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) programme to strive for and achieve academic and professional excellence, and to pursue careers at the intersection of information technology and business.  In 2007, it established the DFS-SMU Accountancy Scholarship with the aim to encourage full-time undergraduates from the School of Accountancy who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Accountancy programme to strive for and achieve academic and professional excellence, and to pursue careers at the intersection of accountancy and business.
 
In Academic Year 2013-14, the two scholarships were combined and renamed as the “DFS Scholarship”.  
 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time undergraduates from the School of Accountancy and School of Information Systems proceeding to their third and final years of study
  • Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Achieved outstanding academic results (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40)
  • With demonstrated leadership potential, co-curricular activity involvement and community service commitment
  • Special consideration will be given to students who are favourably inclined to join DFS upon graduation and with demonstrated interest in the retail industry and/or demonstrated financial need
Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit an essay to the selection panel with the presentation topic to be recommended by the Donor.

Benefits

  • $12,000 per annum (towards subsidised tuition fees and study-related expenses)
  • Tenable for up to 2 years of study, subject to the continued observance of the eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions of award.

Learning and Development opportunities

  • Internship attachment
  • The recipients may be offered recruitment opportunities by the Donor and/or its designated companies.

Application Process

  • Apply via OASIS >Self-service App - Financial Aid Application (between February and March)
  • Interview is required of shortlisted applicants

Enquiries

Centre for Student Financial Assistance
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance
Email: finasst@smu.edu.sg

About the Donor

The DFS Scholarships are supported by the DFS Venture Singapore (Pte) Limited, a leading retail chain for duty-free luxury products in Singapore. DFS Galleria Singapore collaborates with SMU in developing talents in the Accountancy and Information Systems arena.
 

 

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Last updated on 19 Dec 2017.