Can I apply for this scholarship if I am a student who re-sat my exam this year?
You are not eligible to apply.
How long is the duration of this scholarship?
This scholarship is provided to support students throughout the duration of their university course. The scholarship duration may be 4 or 5 years depending on the degree and major chosen by the applicants.
Is there a cap to the number of scholarships per year?
For the time being, there will be 20 successful scholarship applicants who will be chosen annually.
Will the successful applicants be bonded to Smart Axiata?
Within 3 years after graduating, the scholars will have to work for Smart for at least 1 year. The terms and salary will be agreed based upon the ability of the scholar. Furthermore, successful applicants will be offered internship opportunities at Smart during their scholarship.
What will be the selection process for this scholarship?
All applicants will go through a first round of shortlisting based on the criteria set jointly by Smart, MoEYS and MPTC. The shortlisted applicants will be invited for a face-to-face interview with the joint-committee who will then decide the final list of scholars.
What are the most important dates or milestones that I need to take note of?
Application start date: 10th September 2018
Application deadline: 10th October 2018
Face-to-face interviews: 18th - 19th October 2018
Announcement of successful applicants: 31st October 2018
Note: Smart reserves the right to amend any of the dates above due to unforeseen circumstances
How do I apply for this scholarship?
You may apply online via “click here”.
You may also download the application from via “click here” or obtain the hardcopy form from any Provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sport, the Department of Higher Education in Phnom Penh, NIPTICT (for NIPTICT applicants only) or any Smart Shop. All offline application forms are to be submitted to Smart HQ only.
Can I apply for this scholarship if I am a Grade A or B student who passed the secondary (grade 12) examination in a previous year?
Only students who sat for the national exam that most recently concluded are eligible for the scholarship i.e. high-school graduates from other years will not be eligible to apply for this year’s scholarship.
What does the whole scholarship consist of?
Successful applicants will be provided with up to 15,000 USD for the whole duration of his or her tertiary education, depending on the duration of the chosen major or degree course.
Is this scholarship applicable for all degree courses?
Applicants are free to choose any degree or major that they want to pursue at any state or public university except the University of Health and Sciences. The total duration of their chosen degree course must be no longer than 5 years.