Educational Opportunities for National Paddlers

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Educational Opportunities for National Paddlers


Singapore Table Tennis Association’s (STTA) aims to set up a network of educational partners to provide educational opportunities to our outstanding Singapore National Team paddlers.
 
Partnership with Beijing Sport University (BSU)
On 31 March 2010, STTA signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with BSU to develop friendly relations and to formalize the commitment towards sports collaboration in the areas of sports talent exchanges and academic sports advancement.

A key area of cooperation under the MOU is for BSU to provide academic pursuits for our current and retired National paddlers. STTA hopes to send our current and retired National paddlers to pursue higher learning studies and to graduate with degrees or masters from BSU. BSU will award scholarships to our National paddles who have displayed academic and sports excellence. Furthermore, our athletes will be awarded preferential admission into the Beijing Sports University.
 
About Beijing Sport University (BSU)
Founded in 1953, the Beijing Sport University (BSU) is known to be one of the best and key sports universities in China and is also recognised as one of the best in the world. BSU has made great contributions towards the development of Chinese Sports and physical education and has produced more than 30,000 graduates in sport management over the last 50 years.
 
Partnership with Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
On 10 June 2010, the STTA signed a MOU with NTU. This MOU is the first for both NTU and STTA and will help create great opportunities for our national paddlers.
 
This MOU aims to provide pathways for talented athletes to pursue a university degree in Singapore and have a peace of mind while competing internationally.
 
About Nanyang Technological University (BSU)
NTU is the fastest-rising Asian university in the world's top 50.  NTU provides a high-quality global education to about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond.
 
Hailing from more than 70 countries, the university's 3,800-strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.
 
Partnership with University of Liverpool (UoL)
On 1 August 2013, the STTA and UoL signed a MOU to formalize their commitment towards providing educational opportunities for talented STTA players. .   
 
This MOU is made based on STTA’s mission of developing world class table tennis players by identifying, nurturing and motivating aspiring sports talent, and the University’s belief in providing opportunities to capable sportspersons to develop their full potential.  The parties recognize and acknowledge that they have mutual shared interests in developing young sports talent, and have thus decided to collaborate together to achieve their respective objectives.
 
A key area of cooperation under the MOU is for the University of Liverpool to provide scholarships, of £12,000 each, to two outstanding Singapore paddlers per calendar year.   The scholarship will support the paddlers through their undergraduate or graduate programme at the University.  
 
About University of Liverpool (UoL)
The University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research institutions with an annual turnover of £420 million, including £150 million for research.  Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide and is a member of the Russell Group.
 
Partnership with SIM University (UniSIM)
On 24 September 2013, UniSIM signed an MOU with STTA to launch the “UniSIM-STTA Sports Leader Sponsorship” programme to provide high potential athletes with higher educational opportunities at UniSIM.  This will see UniSIM provide two sponsorships for any of its undergraduate programme per year for the next five years to outstanding Singapore paddlers.
 
About SIM University (UniSIM)
As the only private university in Singapore, SIM University’s mission is to create excellence in lifelong education through a uniquely designed learning experience that equips learners for a better future. Home to more than 13,000 students, SIM University adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 50 academic programmes in various disciplines. Eligible students taking SIM University’s undergraduate programmes enjoy government subsidies of up to 55% of tuition fees and access to government bursaries, tuition fee and study loans. SIM University is a not-for-profit university and the SIM University Education Fund has been a Singapore ‘Institution of a Public Character’ (IPC) since September 2005.
 
Meinhardt-STTA Scholarship
The Meinhardt-STTA Scholarship, a $100,000 scholarship sponsored by Meinhardt Singapore will enable STTA players to further their studies in any country where Meinhardt operates after their playing career.