MOE Pre-University Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $2,400 per year are offered to top-performing Pre-University 1 students. Learn about it.

This scholarship is offered to top Pre-University 1 students who have achieved outstanding academic results and excelled in co-curricular and other activities.

It is awarded for 2 years. The award covers an annual allowance of $750 and school fees based on Singapore Citizen’s rates less any subsidies, subject to annual cap of $2,400, as long as the student meets the renewal criteria.

Who is eligible

Singapore Citizens, or non-Citizens with at least 1 parent who is a Singapore Citizen, who:

  • Have done consistently well in school and obtained an aggregate score of 8 points or less (without bonus points deduction) in their GCE O-Level examinations for English and Higher Mother Tongue, or Mother Tongue and 5 relevant subjects as in the Pre-University admission criteria, or equivalent based on the school's internal assessment.
  • Have good co-curricular activities record.
  • Have good conduct record.
Additional requirements Scholarship recipients must not be concurrent recipients of any other MOE scholarships except the Edusave Scholarships for Independent Schools (ESIS).
 How to apply

For IP students:

Application for 2024 cycle will start in mid-October 2023.

For all other students:
Application for 2023 cycle starts on Thursday, 12 January 2023 and ends at 10.00pm on Monday, 27 February 2023. No offline application will be accepted after application period ends.

To apply, log in to the application system using your SingPass. Logging in using other people's SingPass is not allowed and will render your application void.

You can apply for a SingPass account with 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) through the SingPass homepage. You can register instantly for SingPass with SingPass Face Verification or request for a One-Time Password PIN mailer. The One-Time Password PIN mailer will be mailed to your registered address within 3 working days.

For immediate application of SingPass, you may visit the nearest SingPass designated counter. This option is recommended if you are applying for the scholarship within the last week of application period. Find details of the SingPass application process at

You can refer to this guide when completing your online application. An essay, of 500-600 words, on a brief write up about yourself (such as your key interests/motivations/aspirations) and your reasons for applying for this scholarship, should be submitted with your online application.

 Selection for interview

If you are in the Integrated Programme, your school will nominate you for the scholarship selection interview which commences in early March.

If you are not in the Integrated Programme, you will be invited for the scholarship selection interview based on your GCE O-Level examination results. Interviews commence in early April.

Announcement of results Successful candidates will be notified in August.

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