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Ignite Programme

The CJC Ignite Programme is for the boldly curious, the analytical thinker, and the aspiring change-maker. If you are ready to raise the bar, value questions as much as answers, and seek to create change in your community, you belong in our Ignite Programme.

As a critical thinker and future-oriented leader, you will be given the opportunities to ask difficult questions, analyse complex problems, and wrestle with abstraction. This talent development programme prepares you truly to be a Thinker with a Mission, a Leader with a Heart.

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Students examining a water issue in a rural village, using lenses of social science and physics.

Students in the Ignite Programme can look forward to the following:

  • Engaged interaction in seminars, encouraging more engaged exploration, reflection and expression of ideas.
  • Authentic service-learning with a target community and/or advocacy programme
  • Integration of subject disciplines, through concept-based and inquiry-led approaches
  • Greater opportunities to develop life skills, communication and leadership skills, and intellectual traits
  • The signature Ignite Conference, focusing on themes of sustainable development, featuring industry experts and experience-based learning

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Students interacting with industry leaders over dinner

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An Ignite student presenting her research on resolving water challenges to academics and other students


A briefing will be held in the week of Orientation and interested students will be invited to sit for a selection test and may be asked to a group interview. We are especially keen to have candidates who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and a willingness to collaborate with others to learn and grow.