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

2016 Deadline


MOE Pre-University Scholarship 
EL + Mother Tongue + R5 ≤ 8           19 Feb Singapore Citizen (SC) or parent is a Singapore Citizen
Humanities Scholarship
Outstanding 'O' level results, at least a B3 in English           19 Feb Singapore Citizen
Language Elective Scholarship
(French, German or Japanese)
Outstanding 'O' level results + B3 in    French, German or Japanese           29 Feb Singapore Citizen
Regional Studies Programme Scholarship Outstanding 'O' level results + B3 in Malay (Special Programme) or Bahasa Indonesia
          19 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 Caleb Ho (ext 143) once you are notified that you are shortlisted for a MOE interview.

Scholarships administered by VJC



2016 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

late 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 / awards  




Academic Requirements

2016 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.

21 Feb
Apply online directly to DSTA

(Please also submit form indicating your interest to Mr Caleb Ho)

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 submit form to Mr Tee)

Singapore Citizen; Good Co-Curricular Records

Singapore Police Force Book Prize

Outstanding JC1 examination results;
Have good 'O' level results;
Excellent CCA results, preferably in leadership areas;
Active in community service

Opens end JC1, closes 31 Dec

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

 Singapore citizens or PRs

 JTC Book Prize

Good JC1 results and CCAs

End JC1

ST Engineering Young Engineers Programme (YEP)

Studying H2 Physics and H2 Maths. Achieved excellent 'O' level results. Passion for Engineering and Technology.


Singapore Citizens; Not concurrently a recipient of other scholarship/sponsorship except from MOE.

 MAS JC Award

Outstanding JC1 results and a keen interest in Economics/Finance issues. Students must also possess good CCA records and a keen interest in serving the community. 

April  (nominations by college)

[JC2 only]


All students are also reminded to contact Mr Caleb Ho 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 & VJC Scholarships   Mr Ho Wei Kang (Head, Scholarships and Career Guidance), ext 125
 MOE Humanities Scholarship, Regional Studies Programme  Scholarship  Ms Goh Hui Hua (HOD Arts), ext 158
 MOE Language Elective Scholarship, SAF Young Leader Award  Mr Teo Gene-En (Head, English Literature), ext 127
 A*STAR JC Science Award, SPF Book Prize  Mr Jonathan Tee (Science), ext 176
 MOE Pre-U Scholarship, DSTA JC Scholarship, ST YEP   Mr Caleb Ho (Science), ext 143
 EDB Young Promising Leader Award, MAS JC Book Prize  Ms Salmah (Economics), ext 185
 JTC Book Prize  Ms Alysia Tee (HOD CCE), ext 160
Subpages (1): GIC Young Leaders Award
Staff Science Jonathan Tee Tiam Siong,
18 Jan 2016, 19:10