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Singapore Government Scholarship

The Singapore Government Scholarship (SGS) provides highly qualified individuals opportunities to pursue undergraduate studies in top overseas or local universities. As a scholarship holder, you will take on a rewarding career as Senior Officers in one of the Home Team departments.

Study in a top overseas or local university and take on a rewarding career as a Senior Officer in a Home Team department. Mid-term scholarship available.

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Scholarship Details

Career trackOffered by
UniformedMinistry of Home Affairs, Central Narcotics Bureau, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Police Force, Singapore Prison Service
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
September - March of the following year

Note: If you are currently an undergraduate, this scholarship is available as a mid-term scholarship.

Value of Award

tuition

Tuition fees and other approved charges

maintenance

Monthly overseas or local maintenance allowance (including accommodation)

pre-studies

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

return-economy

Return economy class airfare (if studying overseas)

master-programme

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

Eligibility

Applicants will need to:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is intending to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Have strong leadership qualities and potential
  • Possess strong interest in safeguarding the safety and security of Singapore
  • Have good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) records
  • Have a GCE A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic, NUS High School, or other high school diploma/certificate. Current Undergraduate students (not in final year of studies) with good academic results may also apply. Click here for more details on a mid-term scholarship.
  • Perform well in National Service (for male applicants)

 All MHA scholarships are open to male and female applicants.

Your Leadership Journey

You will be exposed to various areas of work through regular postings to gain staff and command competencies.

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

Bond

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.

How to Apply

Find out the steps in the MHA scholarship application process, what to expect at each stage and how to prepare so you can do your best.

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