Singapore Merit Scholarship

The Singapore Merit Scholarship (SMS) is awarded to promising students to pursue undergraduate studies at renowned universities. Upon the completion of your studies, you will be groomed to take on key positions in one of the Home Affairs Uniformed Services (HUS) – the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Prison Service or Central Narcotics Bureau, where you will to play an integral role in protecting Singapore.


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Most countries and 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.

Condition of Award

You will be bonded for five years (for studies in non-English-speaking countries) or six years (for studies in English-speaking countries), 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 may also 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 10 Oct 2018
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