Local Merit Scholarship

The Local Merit Scholarship (LMS) helps you take your first steps towards a meaningful and rewarding career with the Home Team, beginning with an undergraduate education at a local university.  Upon the completion of your studies, you will take on a career as a Home Team Officer in one of the Home Team departments - Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Singapore Prison Service or Central Narcotics Bureau to play an integral role in protecting Singapore.


Eligibility LMS
Value of Award LMS
courses LMS
Most disciplines in local universities (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

Condition of Award

You will be bonded for four years, commencing the day you assume official duty after completing your studies.


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

You will also have the opportunity to be emplaced on the Public Service Leadership Programme where you will acquire specialist knowledge and capabilities to take on key leadership positions in the Home Team Departments, if you meet the criteria.


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Last Updated on 12 Sep 2018
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