MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) Scheme

Students (Singapore Citizens) who successfully gain admission into Secondary One at SST may apply for the MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB).


How to Apply?

Students who wish to apply for the bursary can obtain the application form from SST General Office, or download a copy of the MOE ISB Application Form. All application forms must be submitted together with the relevant documents to SST directly.

Students may also apply for the MOE ISB at any time throughout the academic year should the need arise. The subsidy will commence in the next applicable month post-approval. And in accordance with MOE guidelines, there will be NO backdating of award regardless of application outcome.

All completed forms, together with the necessary documents should be submitted to the General Office.

Tenure of Bursary

All ISB cases approved will be valid till December of the year.  Fresh applications will have to be submitted for each academic year.

Income Limits and Benefits

The student needs only satisfy either the Gross Household Income (GHI) or the Per Capita Income (PCI) criterion. PCI is computed based on the GHI divided by the number of members in the household (including parents, siblings and grandparents). The benefits had been enhanced from 01 January 2014

(Exam fees for GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels have been waived for all Singapore Citizen students in Government-funded schools from 2015)

Monthly Gross Household Income Per Capita Income Enhanced Benefits*(with effect from 01 January 2014)
Not exceeding $2,500Not exceeding $625100% subsidy of school fee and miscellaneous fees. Free textbooks and school attire at Secondary level. Transport subsidy: $120 in transport credit per annum (S10 per month)
$2,501 – $4,000$626 – $1,00090% school fee subsidy and miscellaneous fees
$4,001 – $5,000$1,001 – $1,25070% school fee subsidy and miscellaneous fees
$5,001 – $6,000$1,251 – $1,50050% school fee subsidy and miscellaneous fees
$6,001 – $7,200$1,501 – $1,80033% school fee subsidy and miscellaneous fees

*An ISB recipient who is eligible for partial subsidy of school fees and is also a recipient of MOE scholarship, special award or bursary which provide part payment of school fees, the total fee subsidy received by him will be capped at the annual school fees charged by each independent school less the annual amount of school and standard miscellaneous fee payable if he were in government school.

Students who require additional financial assistance may approach the school. You may call the General Office (Tel: 6571 7200) for enquiry or clarification.