Language Elective Scholarship (English)

The English Language Elective Scholarship (ELES) is offered by the Ministry of Education to encourage students who have an interest in and a flair for the English language to pursue English Language and Linguistics at H2 Level under the English Language Elective Programme (ELEP). The ELES is available at the following centres: 


Applicant should:

  • Be Singapore Citizens;
  • Have done consistently well in school, obtained outstanding overall results in their GCE O-Level Examinations or equivalent based on their IP school’s internal assessment;
  • Have obtained a distinction in English;
  • Have successfully been admitted to ELEP in one of the ELEP centres;
  • Have a very good co-curricular activities record;
  • Have good conduct record; and
  • Not currently be in receipt of any MOE scholarship (except Edusave Scholarships).


2020 application is now closed. 2021 application will open after the official release of the GCE O-Level Examination results in January 2021.

Selection of Scholarship Awards

Completed IP applications will be forwarded to their respective IP Schools/JCs for nomination/recommendation. IP candidates nominated/recommended by their IP Schools/JCs will be invited for the scholarship selection interviews.

Non-IP candidates will be selected for the scholarship selection interview based on their GCE O-Level Examinations results.

The scholarship selection interviews will be conducted in April/May. Interview details will be forwarded to candidates’ email account in early April.

Results of the scholarship selection will be announced in June. Please note that only successful candidates will be notified.

Terms And Conditions

The scholarship provides an allowance of $1,000 per annum. It also covers school fees based on Singapore Citizens’ rates less any subsidies, subject to an annual cap of $2,400. It is tenable for 2 years, subject to satisfactory progress at the end of JC1 and good conduct. Successful applicants are not required to enter into a bond to serve the Singapore Government.

Successful applicants must offer H2 English Language and Linguistics. There is no restriction on the choice of the remaining subjects.

Successful applicants are required to participate in the ELEP activities organised by the school and the Ministry of Education. ELEP activities organised by the Ministry of Education are conducted during the first three weeks of the year-end school vacation.