IGBIS is committed to providing a limited number of students who wish to study in the IB MYP or DP (Grade 6 - 11) the opportunity to join our diverse, vibrant and talented learning community, regardless of their socio-economic background. Our scholarships are offered up to 75% of the annual tuition fees and are both merit and needs-based. All applications will be assessed and final decisions are made by our scholarship committee in line with our Scholarship Policy.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must have a history of capable academic performance, however, we are interested in finding students who have passion and experience in areas that are integral to IGBIS including:
- Inclusion - creating a sense of belonging and acceptance for others
- Innovation - creatively bringing imagination to life
- International Mindedness - embodying the traits of the IB Learner Profile and fostering it in others
- Empowerment - taking responsible action
- Leadership - helping others to work towards positive, impactful goals
- Service - contributing to the world around you
- Wellbeing - promoting a balance between the academic, social and emotional aspects of life in both self and others
- Arts and/or Sports - performing at a high level in their chosen field
- Sustainability - actively advocating for the health and wellbeing of the planet and everything on it
Interviews begin by mid-January on a rolling basis. Scholarships may be offered prior to the deadline, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Please note that IGBIS reserves the right to change the timeline, annual budget, and criteria for granting scholarships from year to year.
To Apply for the MYP or DP (Grade 6 - 11) Scholarships of 2023/24 Academic Year:
Students must complete and/or submit the following by the deadline of 31st March, 2023:
- A scholarship application form;
- At least the last two years of the most recent school reports, translated into English if required;
- A copy of the applicant’s NRIC or passport;
- A letter of application written by the student answering the following questions:
- Why are you applying for a scholarship at IGBIS?
- Where do you think you can contribute? Pick at least two of the elements that make IGBIS unique including: Inclusion, Innovation, International Mindedness, Empowerment, Leadership, Service, Wellbeing, the Arts, Sports and/or Sustainability?
- How do you already demonstrate the attributes of the IB Learner Profile?
- Written references from two professional educators (a third non-educator may be added) who have taught and/or worked with the student and can attest to their ability in the following areas:
- The student’s academic ability (scholarship students must be capable of success in our IB programmes, but scholarships are not based solely on academic achievement);
- The student’s likely success in an internationally diverse, inclusive school;
- The student’s involvement in aspects of school life beyond the classroom (eg. music, sports, the arts, leadership, etc.); and
- The characteristics that define them as a great fit in any/all of our focus areas including: Inclusion, Innovation, International Mindedness, Empowerment, Leadership, Service, Wellbeing, the Arts, Sports and/or Sustainability.
- Details of the three referees who may be contacted for information about the student’s suitability for a scholarship; and
- Any other documentation that an applicant feels may support their application.
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IB Diploma Programme
Established in 1968 for students aged 16-19, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an internationally recognised academic programme designed to meet the needs of motivated high school students, providing them with a balanced education, and facilitating geographic and cultural mobility, while promoting international understanding. A comprehensive two-year programme that enables students to fulfil the requirements of various national education systems around the world, the IBDP’s curriculum model incorporates the best elements of several national assessment systems.
Students select six courses that they study for two years while also completing a compulsory core (see the diagram above). Each course lasts two years, from Grade 11 to 12 and in May of the Grade 12 year, the students sit for the IBDP standardised, external examinations.