Career, Scholarships and Awards

Singapore Merit Scholarship (Police)

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 Singapore Police Force after they graduate.

Courses / Disciplines:
  • Most disciplines except Medicine, Dentistry, and Architecture
    *Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar

Universities / Institutions:
  • Renowned overseas or local universities

Value & Benefits:
  • Tuition and other approved fees
  • Monthly overseas or local maintenance allowance
  • Pre-studies allowance e.g. settling-in, warm clothing, computer
  • Return airfare for attachment programme
  • Sponsorship for Masters and exchange programmes (if requirements are met)
  • Full salary for the duration of study
  • National Service disruption

  • Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records and physical fitness (PES A or B)
  • GCE 'A' Levels (with at least 10 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
  • Display strong leadership qualities and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)
  • Keen interest in a career with the SPF

Bond Duration:
  • 4 years bond (Local studies)
  • 6 years bond (English speaking countries)
  • 5 years bond (Non-English speaking countries)

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Deadline: Closed for this cycle