Secondary school

Programme-specific scholarships for secondary schools

Scholarships may be offered to Singapore secondary school students pursuing specific programmes. For example, students in the Regional Studies and Bicultural Studies Programmes. Learn if your child is eligible.

These scholarships are offered to students pursuing a particular programme of study. Students must attend schools which offer these particular programmes to qualify for the scholarships.

Speak to your child’s school for information about applying.

Regional Studies Programme (RSP) Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in Secondary 1 and Secondary 3 to students admitted to a Regional Studies Programme.

It is awarded for 4 to 6 years, depending on the year it is awarded. The award covers an allowance of $1,000 and school fee subsidies of up to $2,400 per year, as long as the student meets the renewal criteria and remains enrolled in a Regional Studies Programme. Only Singapore citizens are eligible.

Who is eligible

Singapore citizens admitted to a Regional Studies Programme who have good co-curricular activity and conduct record.

Additional requirements

Scholarship recipients must take Bahasa Indonesia or Malay (Special Programme) as a Third Language.

They must also participate in:

  • Combined Cultural Camp (Secondary 1).
  • Seminar on contemporary Southeast Asia (Secondary 3).
  • Overseas immersion activities throughout secondary school.
Which schools offer RSP
  • Anglo Chinese School (Independent)
  • Cedar Girls’ Secondary School
  • Raffles Institution
  • Raffles Girls’ School
  • Victoria School
How to apply

Schools will nominate eligible students. Speak to your child’s secondary school for more information.

Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in Secondary 3 to students admitted to a Bicultural Studies Programme.

It is awarded for 4 years. The award covers an allowance of $1,000 and school fee subsidies of up to $2,400 per year, as long as the student meets the renewal criteria and remains enrolled in a Bicultural Studies Programme. Only Singapore citizens are eligible.

Who is eligible

Singapore citizens who:

  • Are enrolled in a Bicultural Studies Programme.
  • Are in the top 10% of PSLE scorers in their cohort.
  • Have earned an ‘A*’ grade in Chinese Language or a Merit in Higher Chinese Language.
  • Have earned an ‘A’ grade in English Language.
  • Have a good conduct record.
Additional requirements

Scholarship recipients must take Higher Chinese and Chinese electives as required by their school.

They must also participate in:

  • BSP Symposium.
  • Camps.
  • Overseas immersion programmes organised by MOE and their secondary school.
Which schools offer RSP
  • Catholic High School
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
  • Dunman High School
  • Hwa Chong Institution
  • Nanyang Girls’ High School
  • River Valley High School
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
How to apply

Schools will nominate eligible students in September. Speak to your child’s secondary school for more information.

Nominated students will have to attend a selection interview.

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