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 bursary will take effect in the month the application is approved. There will be NO backdating of the effective month.

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 until 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).

With effect from 1 April 2018, the income eligibility cap for the MOE ISB has been raised from GHI of $7,200 or PCI of $1,800 to $9,000 and $2,250 respectively.

Revised Income Criteria and Benefits (From 1 April 2018)

Monthly Gross Household Income Per Capita Income Enhanced Benefits*(with effect from 1 April 2018)
Not exceeding $2,750Not exceeding $690100% subsidy of school fee and miscellaneous fees subsidy. Free textbooks and school attire. Transport subsidy: $120 per annum (S10 per month)
$2,751 – $4,000$691 – $1,00090% school fee subsidy and miscellaneous fees
$4,001 – $6,900$1,001 – $1,72570% school fee subsidy and miscellaneous fees
$6,901 – $9,000$1,726 – $2,25033% 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.