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Passport to the Future

SAFRA Bond-Free Education Scheme helps future-proof applicants looking to further their studies

By Kelvin Low      5 March 2020
SAFRA Bond-Free Education Scheme is one of the best scholarship options in the market, says CPL (NS) Mohammad Farid.

3/ CPL (NS) Mohammad Farid Bin Abdullah

What is your current occupation?

I’m an executive at the CPF Board, under MediShield Life. I started less than a year ago.

How did you get to know about the SAFRA sponsorship?

I was at a gym last year and spotted a poster on it, which led me to research more about the options available.

What are the key attraction(s) of the sponsorship?

The wide range of schools that SAFRA had to offer. And it’s bond-free!

Share your journey for the sponsorship application.

After surveying options for a year, it was an easy process that led to various interviews. It was only a few weeks in between the interviews and securing the sponsorship.

How will the sponsorship help you be ready for the future?

My new course will help me keep up with the trend of digitalisation.

What advice do you have for those who wish to apply for a scholarship in general?

Don’t use your age as a gauge on whether to apply or not. Just go ahead. Don’t worry too much about the financial aspects, as some companies do provide sponsorship options. To me, SAFRA is the best bond-free option!

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What is your current occupation?

I’m an operating theatre technical associate at Sengkang General Hospital. I prepare the theatre equipment and assist the doctors on the machines.

How did you get to know about the SAFRA sponsorship?

I had the intention of upgrading my skills and chanced upon it through a SAFRA Facebook post. I was following the club’s social media page where I learned about the member benefits.

Share your journey for the sponsorship application.

It took place over a few months and I almost lost confidence. Then an email from SAFRA got me excited. Considering my age, I feel fortunate to be selected after a few interview rounds.

How will the sponsorship help you be prepared for the future?

It financially helps members to further their studies and become more competitive. It also encourages people to never stop learning.

What advice do you have for those who wish to apply for a scholarship in general?

If you really want to do it, just go for it. Don’t feel shy about opportunities. If you wish to upgrade yourself by furthering your studies, age is not an issue.


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