Asean Scholarships For The Philippines By MOE

The Asean Scholarships for the Philippines is tenable for 4 years leading to the award of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level or equivalent) certificate. The Scholarship is for studies in selected Singapore schools from Secondary 3 to Pre-University 2 and is renewed annually, subject to the satisfactory performance of the scholar. You are welcome to apply for the Scholarship if you wish to enter Singapore schools at the Secondary 3 Level.


This scholarship provides opportunities to the bright students of Asean countries to study in Singapore. As part of the Asean community studying in Singapore, they will be given opportunities to broaden their horizons and develop important skills such as leadership, communication and life skills to equip them for the 21st century.


There is no bond attached to the scholarships. MOE provides Asean secondary scholarships and Asean pre-university scholarships. Actually covers 4 years of education, 2 years at the secondary level and 2 years at the pre-university level.


The scholarships are offered every year to outstanding students in Asean countries in line with the Singapore government’s long term objective of contributing towards human resource development in the Asean countries. Each scholarship amounts to about P600,000 pesos that is fully funded by the Singapore government.


Schools are providing more opportunities for the character development of their students and for students to develop skills in innovation. They encourage the students to learn more actively and independently. Everything has been designed to nurture curiosity that goes beyond the formal curriculum.


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Nationals of The Philippines

Age requirement may change for each year

Completed at least High School Year 2 (Grade 8). Preference will be given to those who have completed High School Year 3 (Grade 9)

Have done consistently well in their school examinations

Proficient in English and a good record of participation in co-curricular activities




Annual allowance with hostel accommodation

Settling-in allowance

Return economy class air passage

Coverage of school fees

Coverage of GCE O-Level and A-Level examination fees (once only, if applicable)

Subsidized medical benefits and accident insurance cover


Further reading,


New types of schools are being introduced to encourage those with special talents to go as far as they can. Existing schools have been provided with further autonomy and resources to develop their own distinct strengths and specific areas or niches of excellence.


These could be either in a particular area of study or in co-curricular activities and character development. The different needs of students will thus be met through a wide range of school types and educational programmes.


Teaching will be focused on developing understanding, critical thinking and the ability to ask questions and seek answers and solutions. Examinations and assessment methods will be reviewed, to reduce reliance on rote learning and encourage independent learning and experimentation.



Important dates

The dates given below are subject to changes

Application period – March 18 to May

Selection test and interview – July

Award of scholarship – October

Arrival of scholar in Singapore – December



Submit your application to

Online Application


Contact information

Personally at

Customer Service Centre (Podium Block of MOE Building)

Ministry of Education, Singapore

1 North Buona Vista Drive

Singapore 138675

Telephone: +65 6872 2220



Operating Hours

Mondays to Fridays: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturdays: 8.30am to 12.30pm

Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

Peak Periods to Avoid (Average waiting time may take up to 30 minutes):

  • 11am to 2.00pm daily
  • Mondays
  • The day after a public holiday


*To facilitate your visit to the Customer Service Centre, please bring along your NRIC or passport for registration at the security counter.


If you wish to be notified when the registration for the scholarship opens, please submit your interest here The Ministry of Singapore will email you once the registration opens.



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