Scholarships

For Primary Secondary and Pre-tertiary students


Edusave Schemes

I want to find out about Edusave schemes/awards.


Programme-based Scholarships

I want to further my interest in particular subject/electives.


Special Scholarships and Awards

I am a teacher and would like to recognise my outstanding students.


For Pre-tertiary and Undergraduate students

MOE-Autonomous University Scholarships

I am interested to pursue an academic career at one of our local Autonomous Universities.


For Undergraduate students

Scholarships offered by Universities

I would like to know how I can enhance my university experience.


Singapore-Industry Scholarships

I aspire to be a leader of one of the key industries in Singapore.


Teaching Scholarships

I would like to mould the future of our nation.


Scholarships offered by Ministries/Statutory Boards

I am interested in a public sector careers.


Scholarships offered by Private Organisations

I want a glimpse into what opportunities are out there.

Edusave Scheme: Edusave Awards

In 1993, the Government started the Edusave scheme to maximise opportunities for all Singaporean children as early as when they are in primary school. One way through which this is done is by recognising students' achievements both academic and non-academic through the Edusave awards listed below.

Award / Scholarship Purpose Level

Edusave Character Award
(ECHA)

To recognise up to 2% of students who have demonstrated exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions

Primary
Secondary
Pre-University
ITE

Edusave Scholarship

To recognise students who are within the top 10% of their level and course in terms of academic performance, and have demonstrated good conduct

Primary
Secondary

Edusave Scholarships for Independent (ESIS)

To attract academically strong students to consider an education at one of the independent schools Secondary
Pre-University

Edusave Skills Award
(ESA)

To recognise up to 10% of graduating students who have demonstrated excellent professional and soft skills throughout their course of study, and good conduct

Secondary
ITE
Polytechnic

Edusave Award for Achievement, Good Leadership and Service
(EAGLES)

To recognise up to 10% of students who have demonstrated leadership qualities, service to community and schools, excellence in non-academic activities, and good conduct

Primary Secondary
Pre-University
ITE 

Edusave Merit Bursary (EMB)

To recognise students from more modest backgrounds who are within the top 25% of their level and course in terms of academic performance, have demonstrated good conduct and whose household income does not exceed $6,000 (or per capita income does not exceed $1,500)

Primary
Secondary
Pre-University
ITE
Polytechnic

Edusave Good Progress Award (GPA)

To recognise students who are within the top 10% of their level and course in terms of improvement in their academic performance, and have demonstrated good conduct

Primary
Secondary
Pre-University
ITE
Polytechnic

MOE Secondary & Pre-University Scholarships

MOE offers various scholarships to outstanding local students at the Secondary and Pre-University level. These include the following:

Programme-Based Scholarships

Scholarship Purpose Level
Regional Studies Programme (RSP) Scholarships

To encourage academically able and linguistically talented students to pursue Malay (Special Programme) or Bahasa Indonesia as a third language under the Regional Studies Programme

Secondary
Pre-University

Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP)

To attract and nurture a group of highly able students who have the interest and capacity to engage China’s culture and contemporary society to pursue Chinese Language under the Bicultural Studies Programme

Secondary
Pre-University

Language Elective Scholarships

Chinese

Pre-University

English

Malay

Tamil

French

German

Japanese

Spanish

Art Elective Scholarships

To encourage academically able and artistically talented students to pursue the Art Elective Programme (AEP) at the ‘A’ levels H2 and H3

Pre-University

Humanities Scholarships

To encourage bright students to pursue Humanities subjects at Pre-U level under the Humanities Programme at the ‘A’ levels

Pre-University

Music Elective Scholarships

To encourage academically able and musically talented students to pursue the Music Elective Programme (MEP) at the ‘A’ levels H2 and H3

Pre-University

Special Awards

The Special Awards are given out annually in recognition of students’ achievements in both the academic and non-academic spheres.

MOE Pre-University Scholarship

The MOE Pre-University Scholarship offered by the Ministry of Education to top students who have achieved outstanding academic results and excelled in co-curricular and other activities.

Other Awards

Award Purpose Level
The Prime Minister’s Book Prize

To promote effective bilingualism in schools

Primary
Secondary
Pre-University
The Lee Kuan Yew Award for Mathematics and Science

To recognise students for their achievements in mathematics and science and to encourage them to continue pursue STEM

Secondary
Pre-University
Polytechnic
The Lee Kuan Yew Award for All-Round Excellence
(LKY ARE Award)

To recognise well-rounded students who have excelled in both academic and non-academic spheres, and who exemplify positive character development, strong leadership and commitment to service to the community

Secondary
The Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement
(LHL-OAA)

To recognise the outstanding academic and non-academic achievements of post-secondary students, particularly those who have made outstanding contributions to the community and demonstrated the spirit of innovation and enterprise

JCs/MI
ITE
Polytechnics
Autonomous Universities
The Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding Bicultural Students
(LHLA-OBS)

The LHLA-OBS is presented to up to three outstanding students in the Bicultural Special Programme (Chinese) [BSP(C)]. The award underpins the strategic importance of developing a core group of students who are able to engage China as well as relate to the West

Pre-University
The Lee Kuan Yew Award for Outstanding Normal Course Students
(LKY-ONC)

To recognise students in Normal Academic and Normal Technical courses for their academic achievements and to encourage them to continue striving for academic accomplishments

Secondary
(Normal Academic and Normal Technical courses)
The Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Encourage Upgrading
(LKY-STEP Award)

To encourage upgrading and life-long learning, the award is presented to outstanding ITE and polytechnic graduates who have performed well academically and attained good co-curricular activity records

ITE
Polytechnics
The Lee Hsien Loong Award for Special Achievement
(LHL ASA)

To recognise students from NorthLight School and Assumption Pathway School who have exemplified positive character development and a positive attitude and commitment to serve the community

NorthLight School
Assumption Pathway School
The Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Book Prize
(SHOAS book prize)

To recognise the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Encourage Upgrading (LKY-STEP Award) recipients who have achieved the most outstanding academic results at ITE

ITE
The Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award

To recognise full-time polytechnic students who have completed Interactive Digital Media projects that will contribute to the Smart Nation initiative by harnessing technology to improve the lives of citizens, creating more opportunities, and supporting stronger communities

 Polytechnics

Undergraduate Scholarships

Outstanding Singaporean students pursuing undergraduate studies can apply for the following undergraduate scholarships:

Scholarships offered by Universities

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Scholarships offered by Ministries, Statutory Boards and Private Organisations

Singapore-Industry Scholarships (SgIS)

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The Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) is offered by some of the finest enterprises in Singapore’s strategic sectors in collaboration with the Singapore Government. The scholarship is aimed at nurturing a strong core of Singapore talent with the requisite skills and capabilities to steer and contribute to these strategic sectors. Please visit www.singaporeindustryscholarship.sg to find out more

Teaching Scholarships

MOE and Public Service Commission (PSC) offer a wide range of attractive teaching scholarships and awards to students with good academic achievements, rigorous thinking, leadership skills, communication skills and personal attributes as befit those bound for teaching. Please visit www.moe.gov.sg/careers/be-a-teacher/teaching-scholarships-awards/ to find out more.

There are many other scholarship awarding organisations. For non-comprehensive useful links, you could refer to the Public Service Commission or listings published by BrightSparks and Singapore Press Holding’s Annual CATS Recruit Scholars’ Choice. Students are encouraged to refer to the official website of each scholarship-offering organisation, to gain a better understanding of the career-development opportunities offered.


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