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Teaching Scholarships and Sponsorships

Our scholarships and sponsorships prepare students for the Education Service. Learn about the different scholarships and sponsorships, and how to apply.

Overview

Our scholarships and sponsorships prepare students with strong interest in teaching for a career in the Education Service. In addition to sponsoring your studies, you would also be sponsored for teacher training at the National Institute of Education (NIE).

Select your qualification attained to find details of the scholarships and sponsorships available:

If you are an O-Level holder

MOE Kindergarten Teaching Award

For Year 1 or Year 2 students taking an Early Childhood Education Diploma at a local polytechnic.

In addition to sponsoring your diploma studies, you will be given internship opportunities at MOE HQ and MOE Kindergartens.

Application window

The application window is currently closed. It typically opens in January.

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Art and Music Teacher Training Sponsorship

The Art and Music Teacher Training Sponsorship is a 4-year diploma programme training you to teach art or music at a primary school.

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Chinese Language Teacher Training Sponsorship

The Chinese Language Teacher Training Sponsorship is a 4-year diploma programme training you to teach Chinese Language at a primary school.

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Tamil Language Teacher Training Sponsorship

The Tamil Language Teacher Training Sponsorship is a 3 to 4-year diploma programme training you to teach Tamil Language, either at a primary school or MOE Kindergarten.

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If you are an A-Level, IB, Diploma holder or equivalent

Public Service Commission Scholarship (Teaching Service)

For undergraduate studies at overseas universities, local autonomous universities or NTU-NIE.

After completing your undergraduate studies and teacher training, you will be placed on the Public Service Leadership Programme. You can look forward to a career that will include policy formulation and leadership roles in the Education Service and wider Civil Service, depending on your performance and potential.

Application window

Early September to mid-March

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Teaching Scholarships

For undergraduate studies at overseas universities, local autonomous universities or NTU-NIE.

There are two tiers of Teaching Scholarships:

  • Education Merit Scholarship
  • MOE Teaching Scholarship

After completing your undergraduate studies and teacher training, you will be given developmental opportunities to groom you for senior positions in the Education Service, depending on your performance and potential.

Application window

Early September to mid-March

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MOE Teaching Award (A-Level/Diploma holder)

For undergraduate studies at local autonomous universities or NTU-NIE.

After your undergraduate studies and teacher training, you will be given developmental opportunities to groom you for key positions in schools, depending on your performance and potential. Those who exhibit strong potential will be given opportunities to be deployed to MOE Headquarters.

Application window

21 February to 15 March 2020

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Tip: If you would like to pursue an academic degree in arts or science based subjects with a teaching qualification to teach in primary or secondary school, you may apply for the Bachelor of Arts (Education) and Bachelor of Science (Education) Teaching Scholars programme.
If you are an undergraduate

MOE Teaching Scholarship (Undergraduate)

For undergraduate studies at overseas universities and local autonomous universities.

After completing your undergraduate studies and teacher training, you will be given developmental opportunities to groom you for senior positions in the Education Service, depending on your performance and potential.

Application window

Early September to Mid-March

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MOE Teaching Award (Undergraduate)

For undergraduate studies at local autonomous universities.

After your undergraduate studies and teacher training, you will be given developmental opportunities to groom you for key positions in schools, depending on your performance and potential. Those who exhibit strong potential will be given opportunities to be deployed to MOE Headquarters.

Application window

September to October

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Selection process

Shortlisted applicants will undergo the following 2 stages in the selection process:

1. Selection interview

The interview comprises 3 components:

  • Written task
  • Short presentation
  • Discussion with the panel

You can expect to spend about 2 hours at MOE. You will need to bring the original copies of all your certificates and supporting documents for verification. We may ask you to submit additional documents, based on your shortlisted subject and teaching level.

2. Other assessments

You may be required to undergo the following:

  • Medical examination
  • Entrance proficiency tests
  • Additional interviews or auditions
  • Psychometric tests and related assessments
  • School stint
Note: Undergoing any of the above does not indicate that you have been selected for the scholarship or award.
Note for Physical Education (PE) applicants

If you have been shortlisted to teach PE, you will be required to attend a mandatory Physical Proficiency Test (PPT). There are two PPT sessions scheduled:

  • 13 March 2020 (Friday)
  • 2 July 2020 (Thursday)

We will inform you to register and attend either one of the scheduled PPT sessions. If you are unable to attend either session, we will consider and process your application in the next recruitment cycle.