ASEAN Scholarships for Malaysia

These ASEAN scholarships are for students from Malaysia joining Secondary 1, Secondary 3 or Pre-university 1 in selected Singapore secondary schools or junior colleges. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

MOE offers scholarships to bright young students from ASEAN countries, China and India to study in Singapore. We partner various organisations to administer these scholarships.

Students will have opportunities to broaden their horizons and develop important skills such as leadership, communication and other life skills. They can also help to promote goodwill and understanding among young people from different countries and Singapore.

Application for 2020 has closed. Join our mailing list to be informed when application opens in 2021.

Who is eligible

Malaysia nationals who:

  • Are proficient in English.
  • Have done consistently well in school examinations.
  • Have a good record of participation in co-curricular activities.

Types of scholarship

Type of scholarshipYear of birthCurrent school level
Secondary 12006 to 2008Standard 6 or Form 1
Secondary 32004 to 2006Form 2 or 3
Pre-university 12002 to 2004Form 5 or similar, or have taken the 2019 SPM or GCE O-Level examination

Duration of scholarship

The scholarship is valid for the following duration, and leads to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level certificate, or similar:

  • 2 years for Pre-university 1 scholarship
  • 4 years for Secondary 3 scholarship
  • 6 years for Secondary 1 scholarship

The scholarship is renewed each year based on your performance in school.


The scholarship covers:

  • Annual allowance with hostel accommodation.
  • Settling-in allowance.
  • Return economy airfare for East Malaysians or return transport allowance for West Malaysians.
  • School fees.
  • Examination fees for GCE O-Level and A-Level (once only, if applicable)
  • Subsidised medical benefits and insurance cover for accidents.

Key dates

Wed, 11 Mar to Fri, 5 Jun 2020


Submit your application online.

Sep to Oct 2020 (Tentative)

Attend selection test and interview

Shortlisted candidates will be informed at least 1 week in advance to attend:

  • Selection test in September.
  • Selection interview in October.

The selection test and interview may be held in the following cities if there are enough shortlisted candidates:

  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuching
  • Penang
  • Singapore
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Oct to Dec 2020 (Tentative)

Award of scholarship

Successful applicants will be notified through email.

Oct to Dec 2020 (Tentative)

Arrive in Singapore for Secondary 1 and Secondary 3 scholarship recipients

Jan 2021 (Tentative)

Arrive in Singapore for Pre-university 1 scholarship recipients

How to apply

Application for 2020 has closed. Join our mailing list to be informed when application opens in 2021.