Scholarship Details

The mission of MOE is to mould the future of the nation by moulding the people who will determine the future of the nation. MOE will provide our children with a balanced and well-rounded education, develop them to their full potential, and nurture them in good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to family, community and country. 

Education Merit Scholarship (EMS)

The Education Merit Scholarship (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 and HQ internship)
• Opportunities to participate in 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

• English speaking countries: 6 years
• Non-English speaking countries: 5 years
• Local: 4 years

Where to Pursue

Reputable overseas universities, local autonomous universities, or NTU-NIE

Choice of Courses

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

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