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MOE Teaching Scholarships/Award (Full-Term)

MOE Teaching Scholarships/Award

If a fulfilling and rewarding career in teaching is what you are looking for, take your first step by applying for our MOE Teaching Scholarships/ Award (Full-Term).

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Scholarship/Award Details

You can be offered one of the following:

Administered by the Public Service Commission:

Public Service Commission Scholarship (Teaching) (PSC-T)
The Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarship is the premier government scholarship awarded based on merit. The PSC Scholarships offer varied career pathways in the Public Service that will provide for a broad range of interests.

Administered by MOE

MOE Education Merit Scholarship (EMS) /MOE Teaching Scholarship (TS)
The MOE EMS or MOE TS is tenable for undergraduate studies either at reputable overseas universities or at a local autonomous university, including the specially curated NTU-NIE Teaching Scholars Programme (TSP).
MOE Teaching Award (TA)

The MOE TA is a prestigious award offered to individuals who possess a passion for teaching. As a recipient of this award, you will have the opportunity to pursue your undergraduate studies either at a local autonomous university or in the NTU-NIE Teaching Scholars Programme (TSP). Recipients whom the scholarship panels decide may benefit more from the academic content and pedagogical grounding of the TSP may be offered only the latter option. The TSP aims to produce graduates with intellectual rigour, strong leadership skills, and a global perspective, who are ready to make signficant contributions to the Education Service. 

As a recipient of the MOE EMS, MOE TS or MOE TA, you will be sponsored for your undergraduate tuition fees and receive an allowance. You will also be given developmental opportunities to prepare you for an enriching career as a future educator. After you have begun your career as an educator and depending on your performance and potential, you may also have the opportunity to take on key positions in the school or be deployed to the MOE Headquarters.

MOE Teaching Award  

Country of Study

Reputable overseas universities or local autonomous universities*.

*MOE scholars and award holders will also have the opportunity to be on the Teaching Scholars Programme offered by NTU-NIE.

Course of Study

To ensure sufficient breadth and depth in your subject content knowledge as required for teaching, your course of study should be of relevance to a teaching subject, such as these subject areas:

  • Art and Music
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education and Sports Science
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
*Note: Applicants who wish to pursue other similar courses of study may still apply for the Teaching Scholarship/Award. We will advise you subsequently on the subject(s) that you can be assigned to teach. 
Scholarship Value and Benefits
  • Tuition fees and other approved charges
  • Monthly maintenance and pre-studies allowance.
  • Return economy airfare, if you are studying overseas
  • Developmental programmes, such as school attachments, during your undergraduate studies
  • Approved student exchange programmes, summer programmes and CCAs
  • Possibility of sponsorship of Master’s degree (if requirements are met)
  • 4 years for local studies
  • 5 years for studies in non-English speaking countries
  • 6 years for studies in English speaking countries

If you are enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme at NIE, you will also have to serve a 3-year bond upon completion. This is concurrent with your scholarship bond.

The discharge of your bond period starts on the day you assume official duty after completing your studies and NIE training (if applicable).

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • GCE A-Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Strong leadership qualities and passion for education
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good CCA records

NTU-NIE Teaching Scholars Programme (TSP)

The TSP is one of NTU’s premier scholars programmes, and augments the NTU-NIE Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA/BSc) programme. Recipients of the MOE Teaching Scholarships/Award in the BA/BSc will be placed on the TSP. The BA/BSc is a 4-year double major programme which offers a forward-looking, multidisciplinary curriculum which combines academic content grounding with education and pedagogical knowledge. As a graduate, you achieve the same level of academic specialisation as any degree holder of your chosen discipline.

NTU-NIE Teaching Scholars Programme (TSP)