ASEAN Scholarships now open for applications

ASEAN Scholarships

Students from ASEAN countries can apply for the ASEAN Scholarship to study in Singapore. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Applications for the 2021 ASEAN Scholarship for the following country are now open:

• Brunei

• Malaysia

• Thailand

• The Philippines

• Vietnam

Applications for the other ASEAN countries will be opening soon.

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.

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 or return transport allowance
  • School fees
  • Examination fees for GCE O-Level and A-Level (once only, as applicable)
  • Subsidised medical benefits and insurance cover for accidents

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