MOE Press Release on 2023 School Placement Exercise For Returning Singaporeans on 4 July 2023

04 Jul 2023




1. The Ministry of Education (MOE) welcomes Singaporean students who are overseas to join our primary and secondary schools, junior colleges (JC) and Millennia Institute (MI) upon their return.


Assured School Placement (ASP) service


2. Returning Singaporeans (RS) who are seeking a primary or secondary school place near their Singapore residence are encouraged to apply for the ASP service. It is a convenient admission route which guarantees RS a place in a school with vacancies as near to their residence as possible, even before their return to Singapore. Through the ASP service, RS need not sit for any centralised test, and the school may instead conduct school-based assessments and/or an interview to determine the appropriate level and course or class for the child. For more information about the ASP service, please visit


School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans (SPERS)


3. Instead of ASP, RS may choose to participate in the 2023 SPERS for those who wish to join our secondary schools, JCs or MI at the start of the 2024 academic year. SPERS is a centralised merit-based placement exercise held towards the end of each year for RS who have lived and studied overseas and now want to seek admission to a local school. Under SPERS, RS will sit for one set of centralised tests, and will receive a list of schools they are eligible to apply for, based on their performance in the tests. Applications for the SPERS tests can be done via the following links:




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