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The Singapore Police Force Scholarship

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the Public Service Commission. It is awarded to candidates who have shown outstanding leadership qualities, possess impeccable integrity and have a strong interest in policing work to safeguard our nation.

Scholarship Details

Career trackOffered by
UniformedPublic Service Commission and Singapore Police Force
Country of studyCourse of study
Local or overseas universitiesMost disciplines (except medicine, dentistry and architecture). If you pursue a Law degree, you will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SPF.
Application period
Applications will open in September 2024.

Award Value and Benefits


Tuition fees and other approved charges


Monthly overseas or local maintenance allowance
(including accommodation)


Pre-studies allowance e.g. settling in, warm clothing, computer


Return economy class airfare
(if studying overseas)


NS disruption


Sponsorship of Master’s and exchange programmes
(if requirements are met)


Full salary for the duration of your studies (including bonuses)

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Vacation Attachment Programme 


You will need to:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Have strong leadership qualities and potential
  • Have a keen interest in serving in the Singapore Police Force
  • Have outstanding academic and Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) records
  • Have a GCE A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic , NUS High School, or other high school diploma/certificate 
  • Excel in Officer Cadet School

All MHA scholarships are open to male and female applicants.

For female applicants: You will have to submit your application earlier to have enough time to prepare for enlistment into Basic Military Training (BMT) in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Your Leadership Journey

In the first 6 years of your career, you will be rotated through regular postings to acquire investigation acumen, policy conceptualisation skills as well as command and leadership abilities.

If you meet the criteria, you will be placed on the Public Service Leadership Programme (PSLP | Public Service Leadership Programme) where you will acquire specialist knowledge and capabilities to take on key leadership positions in the Home Team departments.

Find out more about a career with the Singapore Police Force.


You will need to fulfil a bond of:

  • 4 years (for local studies)
  • 5 years (for studies in non-English speaking countries)
  • 6 years (for studies in English speaking countries)

The bond period starts on the day you assume official duty after completing your studies.