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MOE Singapore - ASEAN Scholarships For Malaysia 2021

Sponsored by: Ministry of Education, Singapore
Deadline5 May 2021
Organisation TypeScholarships for Oversea Studies
Fund TypeScholarship
Study Local or Abroad?International

MOE offers scholarships to bright young students from ASEAN countries and China 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.

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.


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 scholarships

Type of scholarship Year of birth Current school level Duration of scholarship
Secondary 1 2007 to 2009 Standard 6 or Form 1 6 years
Secondary 3 2005 to 2007 Form 2 or 3 4 years
Pre-university 1 2003 to 2005 Form 5 (or similar) or taken the SPM or GCE O-Level examination 2 years

Each scholarship leads to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level certificate or similar qualification.

The scholarship is renewed each year based on the scholar’s 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, as applicable)
  • Subsidised medical benefits and insurance cover for accidents


Key Dates

  1. Apply - Submit your application online before Wed, 5 May 2021.
  2. Attend selection test and interview [Jun to Sep 2021 (tentative)]- Shortlisted candidates will be informed at least 1 week in advance to attend the selection test and interview. The selection test and interview may be held in the following cities if there are enough shortlisted candidates:
    • Johor Bahru
    • Kota Kinabalu
    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Kuching
    • Penang

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

  3. Award of scholarship [Oct to Dec 2021 (tentative)]- Successful applicants will be notified via email.
  4. Secondary 1 and Secondary 3 scholarship recipients: arrive in Singapore [Oct to Dec 2021 (tentative)]
  5. Pre-university 1 scholarship recipients: arrive in Singapore [Jan 2022 (tentative)]


How to apply?

You can apply online from now till Wednesday, 5 May 2021.

Please note that the system cannot be accessed from:

  • 2pm on Saturday, 3 April 2021 to 2pm on Sunday, 4 April 2021.
  • 2pm on Saturday, 1 May 2021 to 2pm on Sunday, 2 May 2021.



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