In a world that seems indifferent, you can stand out by making a difference. As a healthcare scholar, you will play a vital role in Singapore’s future by ensuring the health and well-being of our nation’s most important asset: our people. Discover the opportunities and potential of a healthcare scholarship and prepare to make your mark where it really matters.

Healthcare Graduate Studies Award (HGSA) (2013-2014)

The Healthcare Graduate Studies Award (HGSA) is offered by the Ministry of Health to final year undergraduates or recent university graduates who are keen to pursue a Master’s degree in selected health science disciplines.

HGSA is awarded to people-centric and dynamic individuals who are passionate to join the public healthcare sector while demonstrating academic excellence, strong leadership qualities and community spirit. You will partner a team of dedicated healthcare professionals in providing direct care to patients and contribute to improving the health of Singaporeans through your line of work.


Applicants must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who will take up citizenship before embarking on studies;
  • Possess a good university degree (2nd upper honours or equivalent); and
  • Have a strong interest in a career in the public healthcare sector


  • Audiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Medical Informatics
  • Microbiology
  • Public Health
  • Speech Therapy


HGSA recipients will be bonded between 2 years and 5 years, depending on the duration and type of studies:

Bond Period
   Period of Study     Local Studies   Overseas Studies
 Up to 12 months  2 years  3 years
 More than 12 months and up to 18 months  3 years  4 years
 More than 18 months (capped at 24 months)  4 years  5 years


Scholars will be sponsored for the following during their postgraduate studies, where applicable:
  • Tuition fees and compulsory charges
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Pre-Studies Allowance (e.g. Settling In, Warm Clothing, Computer)
  • Return economy airfare (for overseas studies only)
  • Sponsorship for approved developmental activities, such as Student Exchange Programmes, Professional seminars and conferences during course of study

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For enquiries, please email to [email protected].
Deadline: 18 May 2014, Sun