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Singapore Merit Scholarship

The Singapore Merit Scholarship (SMS) is offered to individuals with excellent academic results and leadership capabilities. Your journey begins with an education at a prestigious university before being groomed to take on key positions in the Home Team Uniformed Services after you graduate.

Pursue an education at a prestigious local or overseas university.

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Scholarship Details

Career trackOffered by
UniformedSingapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Prison Service, Central Narcotics Bureau
Country of studyCourse of study
Local or overseas universitiesMost disciplines (except medicine, dentistry and architecture)
Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the Home Team.
Application period
September - March of the following year

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)

ns-disruption

NS disruption

master-programme

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

full-salary

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

Eligibility

Applicants will need to:

All MHA scholarships are open to male and female applicants.

For female candidates: 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

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

If you meet the criteria, you will be placed on the Public Service Leadership Programme (PSLP) 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:

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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