IRAS Overseas/ Merit Undergraduate Scholarship
Why choose the IRAS scholarship? (Overseas/ Merit Undergraduate Scholarship)
IRAS takes an active role in developing the potential of talented individuals. We are constantly on the look-out for outstanding individuals who are willing and ready to take on a challenging career to join us in the next phase of our journey. You can look forward to being challenged in various tax and non-tax related roles, from formulating tax policies and ensuring compliance by taxpayers to developing strategic plans for the organisation.

The IRAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship provides full sponsorship for an overseas course.

The IRAS Merit Undergraduate Scholarship gives you the flexibility to choose to study either a local or an overseas course. You will receive full sponsorship for a local course. For overseas course, IRAS will partially sponsor you the amount (computed based on accommodation, maintenance allowance, tuition fees) for a similar local undergraduate programme.

Development programmes available during your studies:

Attachment with IRAS:
You will be required to complete a minimum 4-weeks attachment during the course of study.

Direct Masters:
You may pursue a direct Masters degreeif you obtain a good honours degree and is able to complete both the Bachelor and Masters degrees within stipulated durations (generally 4 years), subject to approval, IRAS will consider the chosen field for further studies and your academic inclinations.

Student exchange programme:
IRAS may support you for a student exchange programme to broaden your exposure.

Public seminars:
You may also be nominated for selected local and obverseas courses such as the Singapore Symposiums or the Public Policy Perspective Seminars.

You will be assigned a mentor who is a member of the Senior Management to guide you through your undergraduate studies and first year of work.

You may pursue any course of study that has relevance to the different areas of work at IRAS. Some of these include:
  • Accountancy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Real Estate (Overseas)
  • Statistics
Local awards: tenable at NUS, NTU & SMU
Overseas award: tenable at approved overseas universities

Scholarship Bond Period
Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship: 6 years (including those sponsored for Direct Masters)
Merit Undergraduate Scholarship: 4 years with single of double Bachelor degree(s) or 5 years with Bachelor and Master degree
  • Tuition and compulsory fees
  • Maintenance allowance (inclusive of book allowance)
  • Computer allowance
  • Miscellaneous allowance
  • Hostel allowance
  • Return airfare (beginning & end of course; attachment in IRAS; overseas exchange, if any) (overseas only)

We are seeking individuals with
  • Outstanding GCE ‘A’ levels, Polytechnic results or equivalent (eg. International Baccalaureate(IB), NUS High School Diploma)
  • Outstanding co-curricular records and leadership qualities
  • Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents (PRs) intending to take up citizenship

Application process:
  • Please submit your application through BrightSparks.
  • Candidates who are serving their National Service may apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
  • Successful candidates will apply directly to the respective universities
  • For more information on IRAS, please visit our homepage at or email us at [email protected]
Deadline: 31 March 2018, Sat