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The Ministry of Education Singapore Education Merit Scholarship, 2023

The Ministry of Education, Government of Singapore, is offering EMS Scholarships to domestic students for the academic year 2023-24.

The Education Merit Scholarship (EMS) program is open to outstanding candidates with a strong passion for Education for studies at the best universities.

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Ministry of Education (MOE)’s vision of “Thinking Schools, Learning Nation” (TSLN) was first announced by then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in 1997. It is to mold the future of its nation by molding the people who will determine its future.

Application Deadline: Open for the 2023/24 academic year.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Award: Tuition fees sponsorship, Maintenance, pre-studies allowance, etc.
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Singapore

The Ministry of Education Singapore Education Merit Scholarship, 2023


  • Eligible Countries: Singapore
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for undergraduate studies in the following courses/disciplines at any reputable overseas universities, local autonomous universities, or NTU-NIE:
  • Languages
  • Humanities
  • Art and Music
  • Physical Education and Sports Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Good character, strong leadership qualities, and a keen passion for education
  • Strong Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) records
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • GCE ‘A’ Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High Diploma or equivalent
  • Scholars who are not pursuing the Bachelor of Arts/Science (Education) course at the National Institute of Education (NIE) will be required to go through the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course at NIE upon completion of their undergraduate studies.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants who are interested in a PSC or MOE Teaching Scholarship should submit their applications online via the Education Merit Scholarship (EMS).
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must submit the following documents in the application:
  • Detailed letter describing the field you intend to study, specifying the university they wish to attend
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of letters exchanged with Singapore universities or Singapore supervisors (in the case of a research project)
  • Official original (or notarized copy) of academic records of all relevant studies and test scores, diplomas attesting the completion of an academic degree, including a transcript of student records
  • At least two (2) letters of recommendation from lecturers/professors who taught the candidate
  • Three (3) photographs
  • Admission Requirements: Entry requirements vary. Applicants apply to local and overseas universities on their own.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants will need to present the English language studies at a sufficient level from an academic institute.


EMS scholars will be given opportunities to hold top professional positions in the Education Service depending on their performance. All benefits are:

  • Sponsorship of tuition fees and other approved charges
  • Maintenance and pre-studies allowance
  • Return economy airfare (for overseas studies only)
  • Developmental programs during undergraduate studies (e.g. school attachment and HQ internship)
  • Opportunities to participate in overseas school attachment
  • Sponsorship for approved student exchange programs, summer programs, and CCAs
  • Possibility of sponsorship of Master’s degree (if requirements are met)
  • Be enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) teacher preparation program at the National Institute of Education (NIE) as a salaried employee after completing the first degree.

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