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)
ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE GRADUATE STUDIES AWARD (HGSA)
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.
Apply for the HGSA now and embark on a journey towards a rewarding and fulfilling healthcare career. 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.

WHO WE LOOK FOR
We look for outstanding and people-centric dynamic individuals who are passionate to join the public healthcare sector while demonstrating academic excellence, strong leadership qualities and community spirit. 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) or track record of work achievements and;
  • Have a strong interest in a career in the public healthcare sector
COURSES OF STUDY

Audiology
Audiologists diagnose, treat and monitor patients with hearing-related disorders as well as impart skills on coping with their hearing loss in daily life. They also design and implement hearing screening programmes.

Biostatistics
Biostatisticians provide statistical expertise to the medical and regulatory functions and ensure that scientifically valid conclusions are drawn for clinical trials and epidemiological studies.

Business Analytics
Professionals in healthcare analyses complex and large volume data to predict trends and gain useful insights for purpose of planning and building of evidence based decision mode. They will also provide analysis to evaluate effectiveness of intervention programs and provide inputs to guide policy formulation.

Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychologists assess, diagnose and treat mental and behavioural disorders in hospitals or community settings. They also design and implement preventive mental health programmes.

Epidemiology
Epidemiologists are medical investigators who perform research on the frequency and distribution of epidemics and diseases within the human population and environment. They form part of the outbreak management team assisting in field investigations, disease control and risk communication.

Health Economics
Health Economists study the function of healthcare systems and health-affecting behaviours to aid in reviewing health policy.

Medical Informatics
Medical Informatics professionals develop and maintain medical systems, software applications and databases for doctors, nurses and other users in hospitals and clinical settings.

Nursing
Nurses provide care from illness to recovery and help the well stay healthy. There are exciting opportunities for nurses to develop their clinical skills to an advanced level, or move into nursing management, education or research.

Public Health
Public Health officers protect and promote health and prevent illness by reducing the burden of communicable diseases through effective disease control and prevention programmes, epidemiological surveillance, field investigations and disease outbreak response and management.

Speech Therapy
Speech Therapists diagnose and provide treatments for patients suffering from voice problems, cognition or swallowing disorders arising from stroke, brain injury and degenerative disorders.

APPLICATION & INTERVIEWS
Discipline Scholarship Application Deadline
Epidemiology 18 November 2018
Public Health
Clinical Psychology 9 December 2018
Business/Data Analytics 16 December 2018
Medical Informatics 17 February 2019
Audiology 24 February 2019
Biostatistics 11 May 2019
Health Economics
Nursing
Speech Therapy













Interviews will be conducted from Oct 2018 to Jan 2019 for the following disciplines: Public Health, Epidemiology, Clinical Psychology & Business/Data Analytics.

Interviews will be conducted from Feb 2019 to Jun 2019 for the following disciplines: Biostatistics, Health Economics, Audiology, Medical Informatics, Neuropsychology/Geriatric Psychology, Nursing & Speech Therapy.

KEEN TO FIND OUT MORE?
For more details, please refer to FAQ section. For enquiries, please email [email protected]
Deadline: 11 May 2019, Sat