Financial Assistance for Students Preparing for National Examinations as Private Candidates

Hazel Asks the Education Minister

Ms Hazel Poa asked the Minister for Education whether any financial assistance is available to students not attending Government, Government-aided or Government-funded schools but who are preparing for national examinations like the PSLE, GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels as private candidates.

Mr Lawrence Wong: MOE’s financial assistance schemes are available to eligible Singaporean students studying in government and government-aided schools, specialised schools, independent schools and special education schools. In addition, fees for the four national examinations (i.e. PSLE, GCE N-Level, O-Level, and A-Level) are waived for all Singaporean students studying in these schools.

 Students not enrolled in these schools and who require financial support can approach their nearest Social Service Office or other community organisations for assistance.

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