JC Scholarships

Scholarships tenable during your two years in Victoria Junior College

There are many junior college scholarships which outstanding VJC students can apply for.  These scholarships aim to recognise the achievements of the students in the 'O' level examinations and/or JC1 examinations.  Most scholarships below also look out for students with excellent co-curricular activities (CCA) record.

Click on the links provided below for more details concerning eligibility and applications -- you also need to know what you are applying for! 
For scholarships administered by MOE and VJC, applications are done online at the respective web sites; there are no forms to submit through VJC.

There is a briefing for all JC1s during Orientation.  You may want to wait till the briefing is over before you actually submit the application. You can log in first and explore, and also look at the essay question required.


Scholarships administered by MOE
The available scholarships are summarised in the table below.  Please click on the links for other details, including subject prerequisites at A level for the Humanities, Language Elective and Regional Studies Programme Scholarships.   You apply online directly through the MOE website.


'O' Level Requirements

2015 Deadline


MOE Pre-University Scholarship 
EL + Mother Tongue + R5 ≤ 8           16 Feb Singapore Citizen (SC) or parent is a Singapore Citizen
Humanities Scholarship
Outstanding 'O' level results           16 Feb Singapore Citizen
Language Elective Scholarship
(French, German or Japanese)
Outstanding 'O' level results + B3 in    French, German or Japanese           16 Feb Singapore Citizen
Regional Studies Programme Scholarship Outstanding 'O' level results + B3 in Malay (Special Programme) or Bahasa Indonesia
          16 Feb Singapore Citizen
An essay is required for the above scholarships.  Put in some thought when writing it.  In addition to ensuring it's free from grammatical errors, ask if you are displaying some maturity or insights.  Else, if your essay is a superficially written one which any other student can also write, why should you be shortlisted and not other applicants instead? 
Save a copy of your essay you submitted for reference when you are shortlisted for the interview.
All students are also reminded to contact Mr Ho Wei Kang (ext 125) once you are notified that you are shortlisted for a MOE interview.

Scholarships administered by VJC



2015 Deadline


^VJC Scholarship in Appreciation of Mrs Lee Phui Mun

Good O level or IP results,
Strong CCA or ViA participation

April (announced later in school)

Singapore Citizens (SC) or children of SC

VJC Scholarship   

For JC2s only
-- JC1 promotional exam results and good CCAs

21 Jan

Singapore Citizens (SC) or children of SC

VJC Sports Excellence Award

Excellent in sports

Selected by sports teachers


 ^ Invited students may apply via VCSD from end February (to be announced during school assembly and via email).  Please check email for more details.  Students should also have active CCA involvements in both secondary school and VJC.  Students who miss the academic requirements by just a little, but are exceptional in some other area, can still apply.  We will look at all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Other scholarships  




Academic Requirements

2015 Deadline

 Citizenship / Remarks

DSTA Junior College Scholarship 

O level L1R5 ≤ 8;

JC science stream, with a keen interest in Physics / Mathematics;

Has interest to explore Defence Engineering or Defence Research as a career.

10 Feb
Apply online directly to DSTA

(Please also submit form indicating your interest to Mr Jonathan Tee by 5 Feb)

Singapore Citizen;
Excellent CCA record, especially in activities related to science and technology

6-week research attachment during Dec holiday of JC1

A*STAR JC Science Award

Outstanding academic performance in Science and Mathematics subjects and a passion for research.

Feb (nominations by college)

(To apply, please see submit form to Mr Tee by 5 Feb)

Singapore Citizen;
Students who are in VSMART programme will be given priority for nomination. 

Singapore Police Force Book Prize

Outstanding JC1 examination results;

Have good ‘O’ Levels result;

Offered at least 10 units under revised A-level syllabus;

Excellent CCA results, preferably in leadership areas;

Active in Community Service

Opens end JC1

Singapore Armed Forces Young Leader Award

Outstanding students who have demonstrated the ability to excel academically, displayed leadership qualities through their CCAs, and have a strong passion in defence-related issues.

31 Jan

(JC2 only)

Singapore Citizens or PRs

 EDB Promising Young Leader Award

Excellence in academic performance, demonstrated exemplary qualities such as resilience, innovation and active service to their school and community

 End JC1



GIC Young Leaders Award

Outstanding academic performance and co-curricular records; 

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

July JC1



All students are also reminded to contact Mr Jonathan Tee once you are notified that you are shortlisted for a DSTA interview.

You can approach the following teachers if you have any queries:
 General enquiry, MOE Pre-U Scholarship & VJC Scholarship  Mr Ho Wei Kang (Head, Scholarships and Career Guidance), ext 125
 MOE Humanities Scholarship
 Ms Audrey Ngerng (Head, Geography), ext 128
 Regional Studies Programme Scholarship Ms Goh Hui Hua (HOD Arts), ext 158
 MOE Language Elective Scholarship Mr Teo Gene-En (Head, English Literature), ext 127
 A*STAR JC Science Award Mr Jonathan Tee (Science), ext 176
 DSTA JC Scholarship Mr Jonathan Tee (Science), ext 176
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Ho Wei Kang,
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