SMS Scholarships

In celebration of the opening of our new Grade 9 facility, Semarang Multinational School is offering six two-year scholarships to our Year 9 & 10 programme. Scholarship recipients will receive full enrollment in our top-quality international school, leading them to sit the IGCSE examinations and the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.  These scholarships support students who display outstanding academic and social skills by giving them the opportunity to gain globally recognised qualifications needed for international careers.

Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) are courses specifically designed to provide students with the best of international education. Students at SMS take seven IGCSE papers in Years 9 and 10.  All students take two English Language papers plus one elective Language, Global Perspectives, Mathematics, Science, and a Humanities paper.  This qualifies them for the internationally recognised Cambridge International Certificate of Education (ICE), particularly popular in the USA.  From this base, students will have the option to aim for the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma by taking Cambridge International AS / A Levels papers in Year 11 and 12.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award equips young people for life.  It is the world’s leading youth achievement award.  Each award level incorporates components of Service, Physical Recreation and Skills.  By creating opportunities for our students to develop skills, get physically active, give community service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development outside the classroom. It also allows their achievement to be recognised worldwide, giving SMS students a unique international accreditation of their experiences.  Semarang Multinational School is the only school in Semarang licensed to offer The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The six scholarships are full scholarships, which cover 100% of fees (registration, extra activities and school development fees) for 2017-18 and 2018-19.  Current and alumni students are welcome to apply.

To be eligible for an SMS Scholarships, candidates need to:

  • Be currently enrolled in Grade 8 (or Grade 8 equivalent)
  • Have a strong command of English, and
  • Possess a strong work ethic which is demonstrated through outstanding academic or social achievement.

Application forms must be accompanied by a short essay written by the student on the topic given.

Applications forms can be obtained by emailing   Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and whose essay is shortlisted will be invited to sit scholarship testing.  The top candidates will then be invited to a group interview.  Successful recipients of the scholarships will be contacted by Semarang Multinational School.

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