ASEAN Scholarship for Malaysia

These ASEAN scholarships are for students from Malaysia joining Secondary 1, Secondary 3 or Pre-university 1 in selected Singapore secondary schools or junior colleges. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Students will have opportunities to broaden their horizons and develop important skills such as leadership, communication and other life skills. They can also help to promote goodwill and understanding among young people from different countries and Singapore.

Application for 2022 has closed. Join our mailing list to be informed when application opens in 2023.

Who is eligible

Malaysia nationals who:

  • Are proficient in English.
  • Have done consistently well in school examinations.
  • Have a good record of participation in co-curricular activities.

Types of scholarships

Type of scholarship Date of birth Current school level Duration of scholarship
Secondary 1 2 Jan 2009 to 1 Jan 2012 Standard 6 or Form 1 6 years
Secondary 3 2 Jan 2007 to 1 Jan 2010 Form 2 or 3 4 years
Pre-university 1 2 Jan 2005 to 1 Jan 2008 Form 5 (or similar) or taken 2020 SPM / 2020-2021 GCE O-Level examination 2 years

Each scholarship leads to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level certificate or similar qualification.

The scholarship is renewed each year based on the scholar’s performance in school.


The scholarship covers:

  • Annual allowance with hostel accommodation.
  • Settling-in allowance.
  • Return economy airfare for East Malaysians or return transport allowance for West Malaysians.
  • School fees.
  • Examination fees for GCE O-Level and A-Level (once only, as applicable).
  • Subsidised medical benefits and insurance cover for accidents.


Feb to Apr 2023 (tentative)


Submit your application online.

Jun - Aug 2023 (tentative)

Attend selection test and interview

Shortlisted candidates will be informed at least 1 week in advance to attend the selection test and interview.

The selection test and interview may be held in the following cities if there are enough shortlisted candidates:

  • Johor Bahru
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuching
  • Penang
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Sep 2023 (tentative)

Award of scholarship

Successful applicants will be notified via email.

Oct 2023 (tentative)

Secondary 1 and 3 scholarship recipients: arrive in Singapore

Jan 2024 (tentative)

Pre-university 1 scholarship recipients: arrive in Singapore

How to apply

Application for 2022 has closed. Join our mailing list to be informed when application opens in 2023.