MOE Teaching Award

Ministry of Education Teaching Award (MOE TA) recipients can look forward to a fulfilling career in the Education Service, where they will be given opportunities for higher responsibilities according to their abilities. The award will be tenable for full time undergraduate studies at local universities.

Requirements

For 'A' level graduates or equivalent/Polytechnic Diploma holders

  • Good character, keen passion for teaching
  • Good Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) records
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good ‘A’ Level/Polytechnic results or equivalent (e.g. International Baccalaureate, NUS High Diploma)
  • A’ level candidates should offer at least 10 academic units
  • Qualify for entry into a local autonomous university

Year 1 or Year 2 undergraduates pursuing courses in the local autonomous universities

  • Good character, keen passion for teaching
  • Good Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) records
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good university results
  • Reading relevant teaching subjects at university

Year 3 undergraduates pursuing courses in the local autonomous universities

  • Good character, keen passion for teaching
  • Good Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) records
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good university results
  • Reading relevant teaching subjects at university and proceeding to Honours with at least two academic semesters left at the point of application

Course of Study

  • Languages
  • Humanities
  • Art and Music
  • Physical Education and Sports Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics

Value of Award

For ‘A’ level graduates/Polytechnic Diploma Holders, Year 1 and Year 2 undergraduates

  • Sponsorship of tuition fees and other approved charges
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Developmental programmes during undergraduate studies (e.g. school attachment)
  • Sponsorship of approved student exchange programmes, summer programmes and CCAs
  • Be enrolled into the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) teacher preparation programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE) as a salaried employee, after completion of first degree

For Year 3 undergraduates (for those proceeding to Honours with at least two academic semesters left at the point of application)

  • Sponsorship of tuition fees and other approved charges
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Development programmes during undergraduate studies (e.g. school attachment)
  • Sponsorship of approved summer programmes and CCAs
  • $6000 paid in 2 tranches (if the undergraduate is proceeding for his/her Honours year of study in the following semester at the point of award)
  • Be enrolled into the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) teacher preparation programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE) as a salaried employee, after completion of first degree

Length of Bond

Recipients of the MOE Teaching Award are required to serve a 4-year bond.

MOE Teaching Award Holders who are not pursuing the Bachelor of Arts/Science (Education) course at the National Institute of Education (NIE) will be required to go through the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course at NIE upon completion of their undergraduate studies. They will serve a 3-year bond after completing their PGDE course, concurrently with their scholarship bond. 

Teaching Award Application

The application for GCE 'A' level graduates or equivalent/Diploma holders applying for university admission is closed. The next tentative application window is from Jan 2019 to Feb 2019.

Application for current undergraduates will open from 15 October 2018 (Monday). Please note that your application should reach us by 4 November 2018 (Sunday), 11pm.

You are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible during the listed application window. Where possible, do avoid applying towards the end of the application window.

To apply, please submit your application through the Careers@Gov portal.

For applicants who have not received your Year 1 Semester 1 results, you may still submit your application. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 30 November 2018. The interview period will be from 7 January to 18 January 2019.