The Overseas Merit Scholarship (Teaching) - OMS (T) is awarded for undergraduate studies tenable at renowned overseas universities. Highly competitive, these are awarded only to outstanding students with strong leadership abilities. Overseas Merit Scholars will be placed on the Public Service Leadership (PSL) Programme upon completion of their studies. They can look forward to a career that will include policy formulation and leadership roles in the larger civil service, including education.
The Overseas Merit Scholarship (Teaching) is administered by the Public Service Commission.
• Singapore citizens, or Singapore Permanent Residents who take up Singapore citizenship before departure for studies
• Good character, outstanding leadership qualities and keen passion for education
• Excellent CCA records
• Excellent people and communication skills
• GCE ‘A’ levels (with minimum 11 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High Diploma or equivalent
Course of Study
OMS (T) scholars may read any of the following teaching subjects:
• Art and Music
• Physical Education and Sports
• Nutrition & Food Science
• Social Sciences
Places of Study
Scholars will study in some of the best universities overseas. We have scholars studying in Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College, London School of Economics, Yale, Princeton and Cornell.
Value of Awards
• Tuition fees and other approved charges
• Maintenance and pre-studies allowance
• Return economy airfare
• Sponsorship for approved student exchange programme and Masters degree (if requirements are met)
• Developmental programmes during undergraduate studies (e.g. school attachment)
• Opportunities at HQ and overseas school attachment
Length of Bond
Scholars pursuing studies in English speaking countries are required to serve a 6 year bond while scholars pursuing studies in non-English speaking countries are required to serve a 5 year bond.
Students who are interested in a PSC or MOE Teaching Scholarship should submit their applications online via the PSC Gateway from 1st September to 10 days after the release of the ‘A’ Level results. Students would only need to indicate the type of Service they wish to apply for (e.g. Teaching, Legal Service, Foreign Service, etc.) in the online application.