MOE-AU Scholarship

​Applications for the MOE-AU Scholarship (Full-term) and MOE-AU Scholarship (Mid-term) are now open on PSC Gateway. Interested applicants should indicate “Academia” as one of their career choices in the application form.

Full-term scholarship applications have closed.

Mid-term scholarship applications will close on 30 April 2018.

For enquiries regarding the MOE-AU Scholarship, please e-mail them to MOE_AU_Scholarship@moe.gov.sg.


The Ministry of Education-Autonomous University (MOE-AU) Scholarship is part of the Singapore Teaching and Academic Research Talent scheme (START) that was established in 2015. The undergraduate scholarship supports young Singaporeans who demonstrate the interest and ability to pursue a career in academia in our local AUs, i.e. National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

MOE-AU Scholars will be supported in their undergraduate studies with development opportunities and academic mentorship from MOE and their paired AU to introduce them to and prepare them for a career in academia.

Upon graduation from undergraduate studies as an MOE-AU Scholar, the MOE-AU Scholar is expected to apply for, obtain and accept a PhD scholarship (under START) from the AU which the scholar is paired with. Upon graduation from postgraduate studies under START, the scholar would serve a bond of four to six years in the paired AU as an academic staff.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE MOE-AU SCHOLARSHIP?

FULL-TERM SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore Permanent Resident who takes up Singapore Citizenship before the awarding of the MOE-AU Scholarship;
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing an academic career at one of our local participating AUs;
  • Demonstrate high achievement and aptitude for the academic field or subject that they wish to specialise in;
  • Have completed their pre-university final examinations and are awaiting their results, or already be in possession of pre-university qualifications.

Applicants with GCE ‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB), NUS High School, Polytechnic Diploma, or equivalent qualifications are welcome to apply.


MID-TERM SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore Permanent Resident who takes up Singapore Citizenship before the awarding of the MOE-AU Scholarship;
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing an academic career at one of our local participating AUs;
  • Demonstrate high achievement and aptitude for the academic field or subject that they wish to specialise in;
  • Have completed at least one academic semester of their undergraduate studies; and
  • Not have embarked on their final year of undergraduate studies at the point of application.

Applicants who are currently pursuing their undergraduate studies (but not in the final year of study at the point of application) in either local or overseas universities are welcome to apply.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN MOE-AU SCHOLAR?

The MOE-AU undergraduate scholarship covers full sponsorship for undergraduate courses of any field and at any reputable local or overseas university, subject to the Scholarship Board’s approval. The value of a full-term scholarship would include:

  • All tuition and compulsory fees;
  • Acceptance fees paid to the institution of study;
  • A monthly allowance to cover accommodation and sustenance costs;
  • A one-off pre-studies allowance;
  • Visa application and immigration-related fees (if applicable);
  • Economy airfare (for scholars pursuing studies overseas), based on the paired AU’s travel guidelines, in the combination of a one-way ticket for commencement of undergraduate studies and a one-way ticket after graduation from undergraduate studies;
  • Sponsorship for overseas field trips, immersion programmes, or summer school courses approved by MOE and the paired AU; and/or
  • Sponsorship for one overseas exchange programme (for scholars studying at a local institution).

MOE-AU Scholars will also be supported in their undergraduate studies with development opportunities and academic mentorship from MOE and their paired AU to introduce them to and prepare them for a career in academia.