MHA Scholarships

MHA Civilian Scholarship

The Ministry of Home Affairs Civilian Scholarship is awarded to all-rounded individuals who are passionate about strengthening Singapore’s safety and security in a civilian appointment.

Depending on your interests and aspirations, you can choose from a range of meaningful and rewarding career options as a Generalist or Specialist (Commercial Affairs, Intelligence, Internal Security, Psychology).

This scholarship will allow you to kickstart your leadership journey in the Home Team. 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.

Courses / Disciplines:
  • Most disciplines (except medicine, dentistry and architecture)

    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 *for selected scholarship tiers
  • Sponsorship for Masters and exchange programmes (if requirements are met)
  • 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.
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 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-civilian-scholarship

Deadline: 15 Mar 2024, Fri