Scholarship FAQ

How many scholarships are offered under The Miele Guide Culinary Scholarship Programme?

Under The Miele Guide Culinary Scholarship Programme, two culinary scholarships will be offered to two talented young chefs-to-be:

  • Asian recipient - A citizen or permanent resident of one of the Asian countries evaluated in the Guide with the exception of Singapore.
  • Singaporean recipient - A citizen or permanent resident of Singapore.

Who is eligible to apply for The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship – Asian recipient?

This scholarship is open only to applicants above the age of 18, who are citizens or permanent residents of the Asian countries covered by The Miele Guide with the exception of Singapore. The Asian countries are: Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Who are sponsoring The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship?

The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship is jointly sponsored by Miele and At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy (At-Sunrice).

What is covered under The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship?

This scholarship will cover the cost of enrolling into the WSQ Diploma in Culinary Arts (WSQ DCA) course at At-Sunrice and a chef starter kit worth S$1,530.00 which includes a knife set, uniform, safety shoes and textbooks. The WSQ DCA course is a 17-month programme which comprises of 5 terms. Combining weekly work and study rotations, the WSQ DCA course includes 2 days of classroom education and 4 days of kitchen apprenticeship per week from Term 2 to Term 5. The scholar will also receive an allowance of S$600.00 monthly from his or her apprenticeship.

What is the allowance The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship recipient will receive during the apprenticeship duration?

The scholarship recipient will receive up to S$600.00 from his or her apprenticeship per month over the whole apprenticeship duration.

What costs are not covered in the scholarship?

Items and incidentals not covered in the scholarship:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation expenses

Who is eligible to apply for The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship – Singaporean recipient?

This scholarship is opened only to applicants who are citizens and permanent residents of Singapore as it is offered under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework, the Singapore national continuing education and training system to enhance employability and career progression.

Who are sponsoring The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship?

The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship is jointly sponsored by Miele and At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy (At-Sunrice), and supported by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework, the Singapore national continuing education and training system to enhance employability and career progression.

What is covered under The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship?

This scholarship will cover the cost of enrolling into the WSQ Diploma in Culinary Arts (WSQ DCA) course at At-Sunrice and a chef starter kit worth S$1,530.00 which includes a knife set, uniform, safety shoes and textbooks. The WSQ DCA course is a 17-month programme which comprises of 5 terms. Combining weekly work and study rotations, the WSQ DCA course includes 2 days of classroom education and 4 days of kitchen apprenticeship per week from Term 2 to Term 5. The scholar will also receive an allowance of S$600.00 monthly from his or her apprenticeship.

What is the allowance The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship recipient will receive during the apprenticeship duration?

The Singaporean scholarship recipient will receive up to S$600.00 from his or her apprenticeship and another S$600.00, which is co-funding from WDA disbursed by At-Sunrice, per month over the whole apprenticeship duration.

What is the validity of either Scholarship?

The Asian recipient of The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship must enrol and start his or her education with At-Sunrice at At-Sunrice’s next available intake.

The Singaporean recipient of The Miele – At-Sunrice WSQ Scholarship must enrol and start his or her education with At-Sunrice at At-Sunrice’s next available intake.

The scholarship will be forfeited if the scholarship recipient is unable to enrol and start his or her education by the stipulated date.

What is expected of the scholarship recipients?

The scholarship recipients are required to study and work to the best of their ability and should always strive for excellence. They need to be of the highest integrity and ethics, with good moral standing.

The scholar is required to:

  • Pass all course exams in order to proceed to subsequent terms.
  • Ensure that his or her performance is exemplary during the study and work rotation. Should the scholar be terminated from his or her apprenticeship, he or she will be dismissed from At-Sunrice too.
  • Report to class fully prepared and on time. The minimum attendance for each term is strictly 90%. Any absences beyond these are considered excessive and may result in reduction of the scholar’s final grade, disciplinary action or withdrawal from the course.
  • Be at his or her best behaviour in school, at work and in public; and should not, through his or her actions, bring disrepute to Miele, The Miele Guide, Ate Media and At-Sunrice.

In the event that the scholar is dismissed from At-Sunrice due to poor results and/or disciplinary issues, the scholar would be required to refund the full cost of the whole scholarship, including all work attachment allowances dispersed to him or her till the point of dismissal.

If the scholar seeks to withdraw from the scholarship at any point due to personal reasons, the scholar would be required to refund the full cost of the whole scholarship incurred, including all work attachment allowances dispersed to him or her, till the point of withdrawal.

Who are the partners in the scholarship programme?

The partners in The Miele Guide Culinary Scholarship Programme are:

 

About At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy

At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy (At-Sunrice) at Fort Canning Park is an academy with the global vision to advance culinary art—both Asian and Western cuisines. Cultivating global chefs in a living environment of culinary authenticity, best fit apprenticeships and research, At-Sunrice delivers culinary art education by applying skills and recipes from East & West, Herbs & Spices, Old World & New World cuisines. The academy focuses on faculty quality and enhancing student experience—the At-Sunrice faculty of well-travelled ethnic chefs work along with more than 40 visiting professors and chef instructors from Johnson & Wales University (J&W;), and are food professionals with vast backgrounds ranging from award-winning food authors, Michelin Star experienced chefs, English majors, magna cum laude graduates, service excellence professionals and executive chefs. With courses synchronised with Study & Work rotations at top hotels, restaurants and food services in Singapore, At-Sunrice is widely supported by partners who champion their students and alumni success.

Website: http://www.at-sunrice.com/

 

About the Singapore Workforce Development Agency

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) drives and champions workforce development. It aims to develop a competitive workforce that meets the changing needs of Singapore’s economy. The agency actively spearheads initiatives and work with industry, unions, employers, economic agencies, professional associations and training providers to build up a strong Continuing Education and Training (CET) system.

Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)

In line with WDA’s Continuing Education and Training (CET) system, Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is an integrated programme designed to facilitate adult learning. WSQ provides opportunities for adult workers to acquire skills and upgrade themselves for better employability and career progression. It also helps various industries increase productivity and stay competitive.

Working with industry players, WSQ sets national qualification standards to certify relevant adult education and training, which are recognised by many employers and Ministry of Manpower. These qualifications ensure that the training and assessment delivered by training providers are accredited in accordance with approved criteria and guidelines.

Factsheet on the Food & Beverage Workforce Skills Qualifications System can be downloaded here.

Website: http://wsq.wda.gov.sg/

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