Scholarship Details

The Ministry of Education (MOE) formulates and implements education policies on education structure, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. It oversees the management and development of Government-funded schools, and the Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics and universities.

Education Merit Scholarship (EMS)

The EMS is offered to outstanding candidates with a strong passion for education and teaching, for studies at the best universities both overseas and locally. EMS scholars will be given opportunities to hold top professional positions in the Education Service depending on their performance.

Requirement

• Singapore Citizens, or Singapore Permanent Residents who take up Singapore citizenship before embarking on studies
• Good character, strong leadership qualities and keen passion for education
• Strong Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) records
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• GCE ‘A’ Levels (with minimum 10 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High Diploma or equivalent
 

Value of Scholarships

• Sponsorship of tuition fees and other approved charges
• Maintenance and pre-studies allowance
• Return economy airfare (for overseas studies only)
• Developmental programmes during undergraduate studies (e.g. school attachment)
• Opportunities to participate in HQ internship and overseas school attachment
• Sponsorship of approved student exchange programmes, summer programmes and CCAs
• Possibility of sponsorship of Master’s degree (if requirements are met)
• Be enrolled into the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) teacher preparation programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE) as a salaried employee, after completion of first degree
 

Bond Duration

Local:

  • 4 years

Overseas:

English speaking countries:

  • 6 years

Non-English speaking countries:

  • 5 years

 

 

Where to Pursue

  • Reputable overseas universities
  • Local autonomous universities
  • NTU-NIE

Choice of Courses

  • Languages
  • Humanities
  • Art and Music
  • Physical Education and Sports Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics

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