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EDUSAVE Scholarships


Ministry of Education has introduced the Edusave Scholarships for Independent Schools (ESIS), which will replace the following scholarships previously available to students of an Independent School (IS).
  • Edusave Entrance Scholarships for Independent Schools (EESIS)
  • Edusave Scholarships for Integrated Programme Schools (ESIP)
  • Edusave (Independent Schools) Yearly Award [E(IS)YA]
ESIS is only applicable to students who are Singapore Citizens.

Edusave Scholarship for Independent Schools (ESIS) (Year 1)

The ESIS are awarded to Singaporean students who are in the top one-third of the total number of Secondary 1 students admitted to all IS, based on PSLE results.

It is also awarded to Primary 6 Gifted Education Programme (GEP) Singaporean students who meet the P6 GEP promotion criteria and are enrolled in the Integrated Programme (IP) of an IS at S1.

Award Quantum
The ESIS award quantumis $2,400, or the annual school fees charged by the IS, less the annual amount of school and standard miscellaneous fees paid by students in government/ government-aided schools, whichever is lower.
The tenure of the scholarship is 6 years for students on the 6-year programme. The scholar must make good progress each year and have good conduct in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

Application and Award Process

Upon the release of the PSLE results, students eligible for the ESIS will be informed. No application is required. Eligible students will be offered the ESIS if they are admitted to an IS and met the eligibility criteria stated in Para 2.

Upon the release of the school posting results in December, students can check whether they have been offered the ESIS via the Sec 1 Internet System (S1-IS).

Students who are admitted to IS under the Direct School Admission Exercise will also be offered the ESIS if they met the eligibility criteria stated in Para 2.
In addition, ESIS is also given out at the various insertion points:
  • ESIS (Year 3)
  • ESIS (Year 5)
  • ESIS (Yearly Award)


For specific details regarding eligibility, award quantum, tenure, application and award process of ESIS (Year 3/ Year 5/ Yearly Award), do visit Ministry Of Education website at: Edusave scholarships for independent schools (ESIS)