Language Elective Scholarship (German)

The German Language Elective Scholarship (GLES) is offered by the Ministry of Education to encourage academically able and linguistically talented students to study German at H2 level under the German Language Elective Programme (GLEP).

The GLES is available at the Ministry of Education Language Centre (MOELC) (Bishan).

Undergraduate scholarships will be available to outstanding GLEP students to specialise in specific academic or professional disciplines in established tertiary institutions in Germany.


Applicants should:

  • Be Singapore Citizens;
  • Have done consistently well in school and obtained outstanding results in their GCE O-Level Examination or equivalent based on their IP school’s internal assessment;
  • Have obtained at least a B3 in German;
  • Have successfully been admitted to MOELC (Bishan);
  • 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 application 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 interview.

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 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 German. There is no restriction on the choice of the remaining subjects.

Successful applicants are required to participate in the Overseas Immersion Programme and other compulsory GLEP activities organised by the MOELC and the Ministry of Education. The immersion programme is usually held in late November/early December. Applicants may approach MOELC (Bishan) for more information.