1. MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (MOE FAS)
The Ministry of Education provides financial assistance to needy Singapore Citizen students in Government or Government-aided schools so that all Singaporeans, regardless of their financial background, can benefit from the best opportunities in education. It also provides subsidy for school fees to Singapore Citizen students from lower and middle income families in Independent Schools, except Singapore Sports School, Northlight School, Assumption Pathway School and School Of The Arts which have their own financial assistance schemes.
A student is eligible for MOE FAS if he or she meets either of the following criteria:
Gross Household Income (GHI) not exceeding $2,500 per month
Per Capita Income (PCI) not exceeding $625 per month
The introduction of Per Capita Income (PCI) will enable students from larger families to benefit from financial assistance. Household members include parents, unmarried siblings and grandparents of the child as well as other dependents living in the same household. PCI is computed by dividing the gross household income by the number of members in the household.
Benefits Under Scheme
|School Fees||Not applicable|
|Standard Miscellaneous Fees||Full waiver of $6.50 per month|
|School Attire||Free school attire|
|Examination Fees||75% waiver of National Examination Fees (100% waiver for students under MCYS’ Public Assistance Scheme|
2. Other organisations
There are various non-profit organisations in Singapore providing financial assistance for the needy. The contact details of some of the mainstream providers are below:
Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports
512A Thomson Road #02-01/09
SLF Podium S(298137)
Chinese Development Assistance Council
65 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 436957
Tel: 6841 4889
Tel: 6245 5555
Singapore Indian Development Association
Ad-hoc transfer exercises are conducted between schools throughout the year. The receiving school will produce a Letter of Acceptance to the Parent/ Guardian, to be submitted to the sending school for transfer of pupil's documents.
The Parent/ Guardian will contact the sending school via phone/ school email for the school to prepare the documents for transfer. An appointment will be made with the Parent/ Guardian to go to the sending school and collect the documents when ready.
The Ministry of Education also conducts an annual transfer exercise (STEPS) for Primary 1 pupils with change in address. These pupils will be transfered to the new school the following year. The exercise is usually conducted between October and November each year.
MOE Customer Service Centre
Ministry of Education, Singapore
1 North Buona Vista Drive
Mondays – Fridays: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: 8am to 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
Fax: +65 67755826