smart nation scholarship


The Smart Nation Scholarship develops and nurtures technology talents and leaders within public service. Offered by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), Government Technology Agency (GovTech), and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the scholarship provides opportunities to carve out a career pathway in applied technology for the public good.

The future belongs to those who dare.

Our Agencies

Cyber Security Agency of Singapore – CSA logo

Established in 2015, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) seeks to keep Singapore's cyberspace safe and secure to underpin our Nation Security, power a Digital Economy and protect our Digital Way of Life. It maintains an oversight of national cybersecurity functions and works with sector leads to protect Singapore's Critical Information Infrastructure. CSA also engages with various stakeholders to heighten cyber security awareness, build a vibrant cybersecurity ecosystem supported by a robust workforce, pursue international partnerships and drive regional cybersecurity capacity building programmes.

CSA is part of the Prime Minister's Office and is managed by the Ministry of Communications and Information. For more news and information, please visit

Government Technology Agency Singapore – GovTech logo

The Government Technology Agency (GovTech) is the lead agency driving Singapore's Smart Nation initiatives and public sector digital transformation. GovTech is also the public sector lead for cybersecurity, and oversees key government ICT infrastructure, as well as regulates ICT procurement, data protection and security in the public sector. As the Centre of Excellence for Infocomm Technology and Smart Systems (ICT & SS), GovTech develops the Singapore Government's capabilities in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Application Development, Smart City Technology, Digital Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity. Learn more about what we do at

Info-Communications Media Development Authority - IMDA logo

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore's digital transformation by developing a vibrant digital economy and an inclusive digital society.

As Architects of Singapore's Digital Future, we foster growth in Infocomm Technology and Media sectors in concert with progressive regulations, harnessing frontier technologies, and developing local talent and digital infrastructure ecosystems to establish Singapore as a digital metropolis. For more news and information, visit or follow IMDA on Facebook IMDAsg and Twitter @IMDAsg.

Our Scholarship Package



Includes tuition and other compulsory fees such as application and examination fees

option to backdate

Option to Backdate

Mid-term scholars* (overseas or local) may opt to backdate the scholarship

Living Allowance

Living Allowance

Allowance for day-to-day expenses such as bills and living costs

one-time allowance

One-time Allowance

IT equipment, warm clothing, return shipping and settling-in allowances

service commitment

Service Commitment

6 years (overseas programme) or 4 years (local programme)

*Mid-term scholarship applicants must have at least one semester of university results at the point of application and have not embarked on final year of study.

Do You Have What It Takes?

If you're outstanding and dynamic with a passion for technology, and a desire to make a difference, you could be a Smart Nation Scholar.

singapore citizen

Singapore Citizen / Singapore PR who will be taking up Singapore citizenship

GCE Level results

Graduating GCE "A" Level (or equivalent) and Polytechnic Diploma students, or mid-term university undergraduates*

Passionate about a technology career

Passionate about Technology

Outstanding co-curricular activities record

Pursuing an ICT-related degree

Pursue an ICT-related degree programme

Exemplary CCA Records

*with at least one semester of results and not in the final year of undergraduate study.

Application period: 1st September to 30th April of the following year.

Be a Smart Nation Scholar Today!