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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 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. 



MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) Scheme

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 2020, the revised income criteria and benefits are as shown in the table below:
Monthly Gross Household Income Per Capita Income Benefits
Not exceeding $2,750 Not exceeding $690
  • 100% school and miscellaneous fees subsidy
  • Free textbooks and school attire (secondary); Annual bursary of       $1,000 (pre-university)
  • Full subsidy for exam fees1
  • School meal subsidies at $2.90 per meal for 10 meals per school week (secondary)
  • Transport subsidy: $15 per month or up to $180 per annum
$2,751 - $4,000 $691 - $1,000 Receive fee subsidy such that students pay the equivalent of government and government-aided school (GGAS) fee^
$4,001 - $6,900 $1,001 - $1,725 Receive fee subsidy such that students pay the equivalent of 1.5x GGAS fee^
$6,901 - $9,000 $1,726 - $2,250 33% school and miscellaneous fees subsidy


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.

Application Procedure

Singapore Citizen students who wish to apply for financial assistance are to complete the Online Application for Financial Assistance via the Parents Portal. Please ensure that the ISB application is accompanied by all relevant documents required by MOE.

Applications may be made 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 school year.