Our Scholarships

MOE Teaching Award (MOE TA)
The MOE Teaching Award is a prestigious award offered to individuals who possess a passion for teaching. As a recipient of this award, you will have the opportunity to pursue your undergraduate studies either at a local autonomous university or in the NTU-NIE Teaching Scholars Programme (TSP). Recipients whom the scholarship panels decide may benefit more from the academic content and pedagogical grounding of the TSP may be offered only the latter option. The TSP aims to produce graduates with intellectual rigour, strong leadership skills, and a global perspective, who are ready to make significant contributions to the Education Service.

As a recipient of the MOE Teaching Award, you will be sponsored for your undergraduate tuition fees and receive an allowance. You will also be given developmental opportunities to prepare you for an enriching career as a future educator. After you have begun your career as an educator and depending on your performance and potential, you may also have the opportunity to take on key positions in the school or be deployed to the MOE Headquarters.

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • GCE A-Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High Diploma or equivalent
  • Strong leadership qualities and passion for education
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good CCA records

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

Universities/ Institutions

Reputable local autonomous universities (including NTU-NIE TSP)

Value & Benefits
  • Tuition fees and other approved charges
  • Monthly maintenance and pre-studies allowance
  • Return economy airfare, if you are studying overseas
  • Developmental programmes, such as school attachments, during your undergraduate studies
  • Approved student exchange programmes, summer programmes and CCAs
  • Possibility of sponsorship of Master's degree (if requirements are met)

Bond Duration

Local: 4 years

MOE Teaching Award Holders who are not pursuing the NTU-NIE TSP will be required to go through the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course at NIE upon completion of their undergraduate studies. They will serve a 3-year bond after completing their PGDE course, concurrently with their scholarship bond.


Students who are interested in the MOE Teaching Award should submit their application online via the MOE webpage.

Visit www.moe.gov.sg/tss for more information.
Deadline: Closed for this cycle