Singapore Merit Scholarship

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


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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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