MOE Teaching Award (Undergraduate)

Applications for the MOE Teaching Award (Undergraduate) are open. Apply via Careers@Gov by 11 October 2020.

The MOE Teaching Award is offered to candidates with a strong passion for teaching. The award is tenable for undergraduate studies at local autonomous universities. Upon completion of your studies and teacher training, you will be given developmental opportunities to groom you for key positions in school, depending on your performance and potential. Those who exhibit strong potential will be given opportunities to be deployed to MOE Headquarters.


  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who takes up Singapore Citizenship before confirmation of award
  • Passion for teaching
  • Good academic and Co-curricular Activities (CCA) records
  • Reading relevant teaching subjects at university with at least 2 academic semesters left at the point of application
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

What you can study

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

Where you can study

Local autonomous universities.

What the award covers

We will sponsor the following:

  • Tuition fees and other approved charges
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Developmental programmes, such as school attachments, during your undergraduate studies
  • Approved student exchange programmes, summer programmes and CCAs
  • $6,000 paid in 2 tranches (if the undergraduate is proceeding for their Honours year of study in the following semester at the point of award)

After completing your undergraduate degree, you will enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE) for teacher training.

Length of bond

You will serve a 4-year bond upon completion of your undergraduate studies and teacher training.

Note: If you are enrolled in the PGDE programme at NIE, you will also have to serve a 3-year bond. The discharge of your bond will start upon commencement of trained service and is concurrent with your scholarship bond.


Application window

7 September 2020 (Monday) to 11 October 2020 (Sunday)

Please submit your application to MOE via the Careers@Gov portal. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible during the listed application window. If you are shortlisted, we will notify you within 4 to 6 weeks from the application closing date. If you do not hear from us by then, you may consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Note: Applicants who are shortlisted to teach Physical Education (PE) are required to attend a mandatory Physical Proficiency Test (PPT) on 1 October 2020 (Thursday).

Applicants who are unable to attend the session will have their application considered and processed in the next recruitment cycle.

Learn how you can prepare for the test with the Physical Proficiency Test training guide.