SINGAPORE: The average acceptance rate for Public Service Commission (PSC) scholarships was about 80 per cent over the last five years.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean revealed this in Parliament on Thursday.
He said that PSC scholarships are awarded to outstanding students with a passion and commitment to serve Singapore and Singaporeans through a career in the civil service.
He added that the PSC scholarship is a gateway to a civil service career and advised students to think very carefully before applying for or accepting one.
Mr Teo said: "Generally students who decline the PSC scholarship offers do so as they have scholarship offers from other public sector agencies to pursue more specialized careers or are undecided about pursuing a civil service career."
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