16 July 2020
Singaporean students returning from overseas who plan to enrol in secondary schools or junior colleges here next year can start sending in their applications to the Ministry of Education.
They will apply under the School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans (Spers) scheme, which comprises of a set of centralised tests for Singaporean students seeking admission into a local school after having lived or studied abroad.
The tests for those seeking admission to Secondary 1 to 3 will be held from Sept 22 to 24, while the tests for Pre-University 1 will be held on Nov 12. No tests will be conducted for students at the Secondary 4 and Pre-University 2 levels, as these are national examination years.
Applicants will receive their school placement results in December and will be able to join their school at the start of the first school term next year.
“MOE would encourage (returning Singaporean) children who are seeking a place in any suitable school near their Singapore residence to make use of MOE’s Assured School Placement service,” said a ministry spokesman. The Assured School Placement service secures admission for returning Singaporean children into a school with vacancies near their residence before they return. Students who make use of this service do not have to sit any centralised tests.