PSC Scholarships (Engineering)

The Home Team (HT) is embracing science and technology in a substantial way to address emerging and increasingly complex security threats and challenges. It is critical for MHA to build a group of HT ops-tech / engineering leaders who are strong both in technology and fully attuned to our operational needs, and are able to integrate cutting-edge technologies into HT operations to support our mission of keeping Singapore safe and secure, 

MHA is looking at candidates who are interested in the application of engineering and technology in the homefront security domain (e.g. C4I Systems, Surveillance Systems, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE), Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition Technolgy.)

Embark on a mission with the Home Team through the PSC Scholarship (Engineering) - Defence & Security Cluster to pursue a world-class university education in science and technology. Upon completion of your studies, you will leverage on your expertise and play critical roles in the development of leading-edge science and technological capabilities in the Home Team.

Courses / Disciplines Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering
Universities / Institutions

Countries/Regions approved by the agency

Value & Benefits

- Tuition fees and other approved charges

- Maintenance and other allowances

- Return airfare (if applicable)

- Sponsorship of PSC development programmes, approved student exchange programmes, summer programmes and CCAs

- Sponsorship of Master’s degree (if requirements are met)


- Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship

- Have strong leadership qualities and potential

- Have good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) records

- Have a GCE A Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic or NUS High School diploma, or other high school diploma/certificate. You may apply prior to receiving your final examination results. Should you be found suitable for a scholarship, you may be made a provisional scholarship offer that is subject to confirmation upon the release of your results.

Bond Duration

6 years bond (English speaking countries)

5 years bond (Non-English speaking countries)

4 years bond (Local Studies)

Offered by PSC
Career Development

Upon graduation, scholarship holders will be posted to their parent agency and they will deepen their technical expertise in their engineering cluster for up to 4 years. The type of engineering work will depend on the engineering cluster of the scholarship holder. They can then embark on another engineering-related posting in a different agency to deepen their engineering expertise and widen their experience. They will be placed on the Public Service Leadership Programme (PSLP) (General Phase - Engineering).

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