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Chinese Language Teacher Training Sponsorship

Chinese Language Teacher Training Sponsorship

Are you passionate about Chinese Language (CL)? Do you want to inspire the next generation of young minds? If so, take up the Chinese Language Teacher Training Sponsorship (CLTTS) with MOE.

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The CLTTS is a 4-year sponsored programme for O-Level holders who aspire to become CL teachers in our primary schools.

For a start, you will enrol into the Diploma in Chinese Studies (Education Track) programme at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) for the first 3 years.

Subsequently, you will become a trainee teacher and enrol in the 1-year Diploma in Education (Primary) (Chinese Language) programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE). This will equip you with the pedagogical skills and teaching strategies to be an CL teacher in our primary schools.

Outstanding students may also be offered the opportunity to cross over to the NTU-NIE Bachelor of Arts (Academic Discipline & Education) degree programme. 

Sponsorship benefits and teaching bond

MOE will sponsor the tuition fees for your studies at NP and NIE, allowing you to focus on having an enriching education experience. To further support you during your studies, you will also receive:

  • A monthly allowance of $800 during your studies at NP.
  • A gross monthly salary of $2,695 during your final year at NIE.

After completing your NIE training, you will serve a 5-year bond as Chinese teacher at our primary schools.

Chinese Language Teacher Training Sponsorship


  • Be a Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident.
  • Have a strong passion for the language.
  • Have completed your GCE O-Level examinations, or equivalent.
  • Meet NP’s course admission criteria.