MHA Scholarships

Singapore Merit Scholarship (SMS) ( Application till 2022-07-26 ) ( Application till 2022-07-26 )

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 Home Team Uniformed Services 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 Home Affairs Uniformed Services: SPF, SCDF, SPS and CNB
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