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Home Team Diploma Sponsorship

The MHA Home Team Diploma Sponsorship is awarded to outstanding polytechnic students who demonstrate leadership qualities and are passionate in strengthening Singapore's security and public safety.

The sponsorship provides you with financial incentives during your studies and thereafter a fulfilling and rewarding career with the Home Team.

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Sponsorship Details

Career trackCourse of study
UniformedAny of the 5 local polytechnics and all disciplines of study
Application periodOffered by
1 October to 15 NovemberSingapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore Prison Service, Central Narcotics Bureau
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Value of Award

There are 2 levels of sponsorship, Merit and Study.

The Home Team Diploma (Merit)
The Home Team Diploma (Study)

Tuition fees and other approved charges


Monthly allowance


$1,300, or a total of $15,600 per year$1,000, or a total of $12,000 per year

Study bonus*


$1,200 per semester$1,200 per semester
* Awarded if you pass all modules in a semester
How much will you receive?

How much you will receive depends on when you sign up for the sponsorship. You will receive:

  • Reimbursement of up to 100% of tuition fees
  • Backdated payments of the monthly allowance

The back-payment rates for your tuition fees and allowances are as follows:

If you sign up in Year 1


If you sign up in Year 2


If you sign up in Year 3



You will need to:

  • Be an existing student studying full-time at Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Singapore or Temasek Polytechnic
  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Have Good ‘O’ Level/NITEC/Higher NITEC/Diploma results
  • Be medically and physically fit, with at least a ‘pass’ in NAPFA
  • Be interested in meaningful non-deskbound work and enjoy working with people

All Home Team sponsorships are open to male and female applicants.


For Males Serving National Service

If you have not served National Service (NS), your NS obligations depend on which Home Team department you choose to join.

If you joinYour NS obligations
  • Singapore Police Force (SPF)

  • Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)

You will be placed under the Minimum Term of Engagement Scheme (MTE) of 5 years

  • Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB)

  • Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

  • Singapore Prison Service (SPS)

You will complete your NS first, and then start the 4-year bond with the selected Home Team department


What is the Minimum Term of Engagement Scheme (MTE)?

Under the MTE scheme, you will serve as a regular officer and receive regular pay. At the end of the 5-year MTE period, you would have fulfilled your NS obligations and the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship bond.


Your Journey with Us

Upon graduation, you will serve at a Home Team department of your choice. You will be given opportunities to acquire new skills and upgrade your academic qualifications as your progress with the Home Team.

Get ready for a challenging and rewarding career that brings out the best in you!


You will need to fulfil a 4-year bond, starting the day you assume official duty after completing your studies.


How to Apply

Find out about the Home Team sponsorship application process, what to expect at each stage and how to prepare so you can do your best.