MHA Scholarships

MHA Uniformed Scholarship

The Ministry of Home Affairs Uniformed Scholarship is offered to highly motivated individuals who are passionate about safeguarding the safety and security of our Home.

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 keen in SCDF Paramedic service: Para-medicine or related disciplines in Emergency Health or Clinical Practice
    Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the Home Team.

Universities / Institutions:
  • Local or overseas universities

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

  • Singapore Citizen or SPR who is intending to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Have strong leadership qualities and potential
  • Possess strong interest in safeguarding the safety and security of Singapore
  • Have good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) records
  • Have a GCE A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic, NUS High School, or other high school diploma/certificate
  • Current Undergraduate students (not in final year of studies) may also apply. Click here for more details on a mid-term scholarship.
  • Perform well in National Service (for male applicants)
  • Candidates aspiring for the Singapore Merit Scholarship (SMS) tier should qualify and excel in Officer Cadet School*

*For female candidates: You will have to submit your application earlier to have sufficient time to prepare for enlistment into Basic Military Training (BMT) in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Bond Duration:
  • 4 years for local studies

  • 5 years for studies in non-English speaking countries

  • 6 years for studies in English speaking countries

The bond period starts on the day Scholarship recipients assume official duty after completing their studies.
Scholarship Tiers The Scholarship Board can decide to offer you the following Scholarship tiers -

Singapore Merit Scholarship (SMS), Singapore Government Scholarship (SGS), Local Merit Scholarship (LMS), Home Team Local Study Award (HTLSA)

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

Deadline: 15 Mar 2024, Fri