Humanities Scholarship & Programme (HSP)

VJC is one of the centres for the MOE Humanities Scholarship & Programme (HSP).  The HSP offers scholars with the opportunity to immerse themselves in various disciplines which study aspects of human society and culture.  Apart from the inter-disciplinary overseas enrichment programme (OEP) which HSP Scholars will have an active role in planning, scholars also attend performances, extra-curricular talks, lectures and workshops. The objective of this is to widen scholars' exposure to the humanities and develop your appreciation and understanding of the arts across a variety of contexts.  In return, HSP Scholars are encouraged to share their learning with their juniors and the wider college community through various college and self-initiated platforms, including the VJC HSP Symposium.


Candidate should:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Have done consistently well in school, obtaining outstanding results in the GCE O-Level Examinations / equivalent results based on IP school’s internal assessment
  • Have obtained at least a B3 for English
  • Have successfully been admitted to HSP in one of the HSP Centres
  • Have a very good co-curricular activities record
  • Have good conduct record
  • Not currently be in receipt of any other MOE scholarship (except Edusave Scholarships)

Terms and Conditions

Besides offering General, a Mother Tongue Language (MTL) (students offering Mother Tongue Language and Literature (MTLL) need not offer Mother Tongue Language (MTL)) and Project Work at H1 level, Humanities scholars on the GCE A-Level track must offer H2 Literature in English and a second H2 Humanities subject chosen from China Studies, Economics, Geography and History. The choice of the third H2 subject is listed in Table 1.  In addition to three H2 subjects, Humanities Scholars have to offer a contrasting subject which may be from the Maths/Science group.

TABLE 1: H2 Subjects for Humanities Scholars Remarks
First H2
  • Literature in English
This subject is compulsory
Second H2
  • China Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
Select one from the range of subjects
Third H2
  • Any of the above subjects within the Second H2 band (i.e. China Studies, Economics, Geography or History)
  • Mother Tongue Language and Literature
  • Foreign Languages (French, German, Japanese, Spanish)
  • Music
  • Art
  • Theatre Studies and Drama
Select one from the range of subjects

Note: Last subject must be Mathematics at either H1 or H2 level

Contact Information
If you have any enquires, you can contact Mr James Ho at