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IDA scholarship holders given more time to choose who they want to serve bond with

Published on Aug 21, 2014 9:23 PM

SINGAPORE - From this year, students holding scholarships from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will get to intern at different IDA-approved organisations before being bonded to one in their final year of studies.

Previously, students were bonded to an IDA-approved organisation as soon as they took up a scholarship, and served internships with that company only before going on to work for them.

This change was made because of feedback from current and previous IDA scholars, who said their interests and aspirations might change over time.

"If scholars choose towards the end of their studies, they have time to get more exposure through different internships," said IDA executive deputy chairman Steve Leonard.

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