Our Scholarships

Education Merit Scholarship (EMS)

  • The Education Merit Scholarship (EMS) is offered to outstanding candidates with a strong passion in Education, for studies at the best universities. EMS scholars will be given opportunities to hold top professional positions in the Education Service depending on their performance.

Requirements
  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • 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

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

Universities/ Institutions

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


Value & Benefits
  • 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 for 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

Scholars who are not pursuing the Bachelor of Arts/Science (Education) course at the National Institute of Education (NIE) 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.


Scholarship Applications

Students who are interested in a PSC or MOE Teaching Scholarship should submit their applications online via the PSC Gateway. The online application opens on 1st September 2019 and closes on 15th March 2020.
Deadline: Closed for this cycle