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Financial Assistance

RGS is committed to ensuring that no deserving student is denied the opportunity to experience the Raffles Programme and pursue excellence in spite of socio-economics background. Financial assistance schemes such as the MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB), school-administered scholarships and bursaries, as well as other bursaries by self-help groups and external institutions are available to help our needy students continue with their education and motivate them to strive for greater accomplishments.   

School-administered financial aid, depending on the level of subsidy, may include subsidies for enrichment programme fees, co-curricular activities (CCA) co-payment fees and compulsory level-wide school activities.   

Students who require financial aid at any point of time may approach Student Services directly or through their Form Teacher for help. 


Eligibility Criteria

    • Student must be a Singapore Citizen
    • Either the monthly Gross household income must meet one of the income criteria, Gross Household Income (GHI) or the Per Capita Income (PCI) criterion must be satisfied

    Income Criteria & Benefits

    From 1 April 2019 the revised  benefits are as shown in the table below:
    Monthly Gross Household IncomePer Capital IncomeBenefits
    Not exceeding $2,750Not exceeding $690
    • 100% subsidy of school and miscellaneous fees
    • Free textbooks and school attire at Secondary level;                             $900 bursary at JC level
    • $10 transport credit per month, capped at $120 per annum (for students taking public transport)
    • Full subsidy for exam fees 1
    $2,751 - $4,000$691 - $1,000Subsidy such that student pays the equivalent of government and government-aided school (GGAS) fee^
    $4,001 - $6,900$1,001 - $1,725Subsidy such that student pays the equivalent of 1.5 times GGAS fee^
    $6,901 - $9,000$1,726 - $2,25033% subsidy of school fee and miscellaneous fees

    Application Procedure

    Students may apply for MOE-ISB throughout the year as exigencies of each family’s financial situation demand.  The bursary granted will take effect from the month the application is approved and will not be back-dated to January.

    All MOE-ISB approved will be valid till December of the year.  Fresh applications will have to be submitted for each academic year.

    Singapore Citizen students who wish to apply for financial assistance are to complete the Online Application for Financial Assistance. Non-Singapore Citizen students are to approach RGS Student Services for more information. 

    1Applicable for students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Government-funded schools.  Examination fees for GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels have been waived for all Singapore Citizen students in Government-funded schools from 2015.
    ^ GGAS fee comprises school fee, standard miscellaneous fee and maximum 2nd tier miscellaneous fee payable by Singapore Citizen students studying in GGAS.