Home Team Diploma Sponsorship

​The Home Team Diploma Sponsorship is awarded to existing polytechnic students who demonstrate leadership qualities as well as the drive and resilience to take on the challenge of keeping Singapore safe and secure.  The sponsorship covers you for a three-year full-time diploma education in any of the five local polytechnics.


The sponsorship will not only provide financial incentives during your studies, but also start you on a fulfilling and rewarding career with the Home Team.

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

You will receive reimbursement of up to 100% of tuition fees and backdated payments of the monthly allowance depending on when you sign up for the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship. The graduated back-payment rates are as follows:​​


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In any of the five local polytechnics and most disciplines of study.



You will be bonded for 4 years.


Male recipients, who have not served National Service (NS), and choose to join either the Singapore Police Force (SPF) or the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), will be placed under the Minimum Term of Engagement Scheme (MTE) of five years.

Males who choose to join the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) or the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) will complete your NS before commencing the four-year bond with the selected Home Team Departments.

What is the Minimum Term of Engagement Scheme or MTE?

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


You will be given sponsorship opportunities to upgrade yourselves academically and professionally. Get ready for a challenging and rewarding career that brings out the best in you. ​


For enquiries on the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship, email us at [email protected].

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Interested applicants may submit your applications from 1 September to 31 October.​



Last Updated on 13 Dec 2017
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