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Old 01-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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I was offered the provisional PSC scholarship. Sounds good right? Thing is, they limited my country of study to Singapore. I want to study law and have applied to and have been offered places in prestigious universities like Durham and Warwick so far. I am not completely sure yet if I want to go to NUS. Any help on whether the atmosphere at NUS is worth it? I know that NUS is strong academically but I also don't really want to be in a hyper-competitive and stifling environment. Oh and my scholarship is the Singapore Government Scholarship (open) which seems to be the lowest in the PSC scholarship hierarchy. Does anyone know how true this is? Thanks for any help!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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I was offered the provisional PSC scholarship. Sounds good right? Thing is, they limited my country of study to Singapore. I want to study law and have applied to and have been offered places in prestigious universities like Durham and Warwick so far. I am not completely sure yet if I want to go to NUS. Any help on whether the atmosphere at NUS is worth it? I know that NUS is strong academically but I also don't really want to be in a hyper-competitive and stifling environment. Oh and my scholarship is the Singapore Government Scholarship (open) which seems to be the lowest in the PSC scholarship hierarchy. Does anyone know how true this is? Thanks for any help!
Congrats! I agree with you living and studying overseas would be a different and enriching experience. Is it possible to appeal?
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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I am not completely sure yet if I want to go to NUS. Any help on whether the atmosphere at NUS is worth it? I know that NUS is strong academically but I also don't really want to be in a hyper-competitive and stifling environment.
If you can afford it, please choose Durham/Warwick law.
The NUS experience is not worth being bonded.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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Thanks for your advice guys!!! It's possible to appeal but the chances of success are very low. My dad said that cost was no issue if I wanted to go to Durham. However, I just feel bad because I just feel like I shouldn't burden my parents too much. But yeah... like one of you said, I'm going to talk with some of my brother's friends who study law in NUS and find out if the NUS environment is just a extended version of the rigidity present in pri/sec/jc schools. Haha I have till 1 may before I need to make my decision
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find out if the NUS environment is just a extended version of the rigidity present in pri/sec/jc schools.
If you're comparing it with UK unis, definitely yes.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #6
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I was offered the provisional PSC scholarship. Sounds good right? Thing is, they limited my country of study to Singapore. I want to study law and have applied to and have been offered places in prestigious universities like Durham and Warwick so far. I am not completely sure yet if I want to go to NUS. Any help on whether the atmosphere at NUS is worth it? I know that NUS is strong academically but I also don't really want to be in a hyper-competitive and stifling environment. Oh and my scholarship is the Singapore Government Scholarship (open) which seems to be the lowest in the PSC scholarship hierarchy. Does anyone know how true this is? Thanks for any help!
Have you decided? How did you do for your A levels? I heard that the PSC has rejected quite a number of applicants.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:18 PM   #7
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Have you decided? How did you do for your A levels? I heard that the PSC has rejected quite a number of applicants.
Hi, just curious, since you mentioned that the PSC has already rejected a number of applicants, how do you know and when did you apply? I recently submiitted my application thru the PSC gateway, like just before they released the A level results as I am a ORD-ed guy and dun want to be crowded out by the new people. Haven't heard from them since, but then again it has only been 2 weeks. When do they usually start calling people up? I know that shortlisted folks are asked to take a test at the civil college, or something like that? Any reply is much appreciated, esp from past applicants. Thanx!
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:40 AM   #8
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Hi, just curious, since you mentioned that the PSC has already rejected a number of applicants, how do you know and when did you apply? I recently submiitted my application thru the PSC gateway, like just before they released the A level results as I am a ORD-ed guy and dun want to be crowded out by the new people. Haven't heard from them since, but then again it has only been 2 weeks. When do they usually start calling people up? I know that shortlisted folks are asked to take a test at the civil college, or something like that? Any reply is much appreciated, esp from past applicants. Thanx!
There's an early cycle and regular cycle for PSC. Early cycle is over, with results long known already. Now is regular cycle. Its open but is closing soon.

They usually call people up within 2 weeks, but that really depends on the volume of applications. 2 weeks is my guesstimate, not official. Yes, you need to go through an in-depth psychologist interview at CSC.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #9
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Hi, just curious, since you mentioned that the PSC has already rejected a number of applicants, how do you know and when did you apply? I recently submiitted my application thru the PSC gateway, like just before they released the A level results as I am a ORD-ed guy and dun want to be crowded out by the new people. Haven't heard from them since, but then again it has only been 2 weeks. When do they usually start calling people up? I know that shortlisted folks are asked to take a test at the civil college, or something like that? Any reply is much appreciated, esp from past applicants. Thanx!
It is for the early cycle people. They were interviewed in Dec/Jan and notified a week after. Well, I really can't say about actual timing. You can always check with them. Good Luck!
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