MHA Scholarships

MHA Uniformed Scholarship

The Ministry of Home Affairs Uniformed Scholarship is offered to highly motivated individuals who are passionate to safeguard the safety and security of our nation. Depending on your interests and aspirations, this scholarship will allow you to kickstart your leadership journey as a uniformed officer in one of the five Home Team Departments or as a Paramedic with the Singapore Civil Defence Force.*

Before you join us as a Guardian of our Home, you will receive the opportunity to pursue your undergraduate studies at a prestigious local or overseas university. Upon your return, you can look forward to learning and development opportunities to equip you as a future leader in the Home Team.

*The five Home Team Departments are: Singapore Police Force (SPF), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Singapore Prison Service (SPS) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

Courses / Disciplines: Most disciplines except Medicine, Dentistry and Architecture*

For students who are keen in a SCDF Paramedic service career, you will be required to read Para-medicine or related disciplines in Emergency Health or Clinical Practice

*If you pursue a Law degree, you will not be called to the Bar while serving in the Home Team
Universities / Institutions:
  • Local or overseas universities

Value & Benefits:
  • Tuition and compulsory fees for undergraduate studies+
  • Full salary (only for Singapore Merit Scholarship Tier)
  • Maintenance allowance (overseas/local)
  • Pre-study allowance^
  • Vacation attachments
  • Sponsored return flights for undergraduates studying abroad
  • Sponsorship for summer exchange programmes and post-graduate degree#
  • National Service disruption (only for Singapore Merit Scholarship Tier)

+Students reading Medicine, Dentistry and Architecture are not eligible.
#Where applicable.
^Not applicable for MHA Mid-Term Scholarships.
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident intending to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Strong leadership qualities and potential
  • Possess strong interest in safeguarding the safety and security of Singapore
  • Good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) records
  • GCE A-Levels, IB, Poly, NUS High School, or other high school diploma/certificate; current undergraduate students (not in final year of studies) may also apply. You may apply prior to receiving your final examination results. Should you be found suitable for a scholarship, you may be made a provisional scholarship offer that is subject to confirmation upon the release of your results.
  • Perform well in National Service (for male applicants)
  • Excel in Officer Cadet Course in MINDEF or MHA (for candidates aspiring for the Singapore Merit Scholarship Tier)

For Mid-Term Scholarships, the following criteria would additionally apply:
  • Currently pursuing full-time undergraduate studies and on track for graduation with at least 2nd Upper Honours or equivalent
  • Have completed at least one semester and not in the final year of undergraduate studies at point of application
Bond Duration:
  • 6 years bond (Overseas university in English-speaking countries)
  • 5 years bond (Overseas university in non-English-speaking countries)
  • 4 years bond (Local university)

For more information, please visit: https://www.mha.gov.sg/careers/mha-scholarships/mha-uniformed-scholarship

Deadline: Closed for this cycle