MOE Teaching Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Applications for the MOE Teaching Scholarship (Undergraduate) are open. Apply via the PSC Gateway by 15 March 2021.

The MOE Teaching Scholarship is offered to candidates with a strong passion for education and teaching. The scholarship is tenable for undergraduate studies at both local and overseas universities. Upon completion of your studies and teacher training, you will be given developmental opportunities to groom you for senior positions in teaching, leadership or specialist roles, depending on your performance and potential.


  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Strong leadership qualities and passion for education
  • Good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) records
  • Reading relevant teaching subjects at university with at least two academic semesters left at the point of application.
  • Excellent 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

  • Reputable overseas universities
  • Local autonomous universities

What the scholarship covers

We will sponsor the following:

  • Tuition fees and other approved charges.
  • 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).

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

Your scholarship bond length depends on your country of study:

If you study in…You will serve a bond of…
An English speaking country6 years
A non-English speaking country5 years
Singapore4 years
Note: If you are enrolled into 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.

How to apply

Submit your application via the PSC Gateway. For more information about PSC scholarships, please refer to PSC's website.


  • You have to indicate ‘Teaching Service' as your preferred scheme of service.
  • Your application will be reviewed by the PSC Secretariat and may be referred to MOE at PSC's discretion. We will consider every applicant for the full range of MOE scholarships and award.
  • If you do not hear from us by 1 July, you may consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Application period 

Applications are open and will close on 15 March 2021. Visit the PSC Gateway to apply.

Tip: Submit your application as early in the window as possible to avoid delays in processing.