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Make a career out of making a difference

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)

Healthcare Graduate Studies Award

This post-graduate scholarship is awarded to individuals who are keen to join the public healthcare sector while demonstrating academic excellence and community spirit. You will work with healthcare professionals providing direct care to patients, policy makers or IT systems professionals to improve the Singapore public healthcare system.

Healthcare Graduate Studies Award
Offered to final-year undergraduates or recent university graduates who are keen to pursue a master's degree in selected health science or healthcare-related disciplines.
Offered to postgraduates currently pursuing a master’s degree in selected health science or healthcare-related disciplines at local universities or MOHH-approved overseas universities.
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Good track record of work achievements (if applicable)
  • Good co-curricular activities record and strong leadership qualities
  • Passion for serving in the public healthcare sector
  • Good communication skills
*HGSA (Nursing): Possess a good (non-nursing) university degree (Second Class (Upper) Honours or equivalent)
  • Possess a good university degree (Second Class (Upper) Honours or equivalent)
  • Achieve outstanding academic results and on track to graduate with at least Second Class (Upper) Honours or equivalent (for current postgraduates)
  • Have completed at least one semester of study in selected health science or healthcare-related disciplines at local universities or MOHH-approved overseas universities
  • Tuition and compulsory fees
  • Monthly allowances
  • Pre-study allowance (for overseas study only)
  • Return economy airfare (for overseas study only)
  • Sponsorship for approved developmental programmes
  • Tuition and compulsory fees (back payment from year one of study)
  • Monthly allowances and sponsorship for approved developmental programmes (from the point of award onwards)
  • Return economy airfare (for overseas study only)
Courses of Study
Full-Term / Mid-Term
  • Audiology: Audiologists diagnose, treat and monitor patients with hearing-related disorders as well as help them cope with their hearing loss. Local and overseas universities.
  • Biostatistics: Biostatisticians collect and examine data for clinical trials and epidemiological (health and disease control) studies. Overseas universities.
  • Business Analytics: Using data to predict trends, analysts help healthcare institutions make evidence-based decisions. They also evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programmes and provide inputs to policymakers. Local universities.
  • Clinical Psychology: Clinical psychologists assess, diagnose and treat mental and behavioural disorders in hospitals or community settings. They also design and implement mental health programmes. Local or overseas universities. Must have a good Honours degree in Psychology with a research thesis to demonstrate core research skills.
  • Epidemiology: Epidemiologists are medical investigators who research the frequency and distribution of epidemics and diseases within the human population. Overseas universities.
  • Health Economics: Health economists study the function of healthcare systems and health-affecting behaviours to help review healthcare policy. Overseas universities.
  • Medical Informatics: Medical informaticists develop and maintain medical systems, software applications and databases for doctors, nurses and other clinical users. Overseas universities
  • Nursing: A highly-skilled and well-rounded profession with diverse responsibilities, nurses have exciting opportunities to develop their clinical skills to an advanced level, or move into management, teaching or research. Overseas universities.
  • Public Health: Public Health officers promote health by reducing the burden of communicable diseases through effective disease control and preventive programmes. Local and overseas universities.
  • Speech Therapy: Speech therapists diagnose and treat patients suffering from voice problems, cognition or swallowing disorders due to stroke, brain injury and degenerative disorders. Local and overseas universities.
Service Commitment
Full-Term / Mid-Term
Period of Study Local Study Overseas Study
Up to 12 months 2 years bond 3 years bond
12 to 24 months 3 years bond 4 years bond

Application & Interview
Full-Term / Mid-Term
Discipline Scholarship Application Window
Epidemiology 1 September 2023 – 15 December 2023
Public Health
Business/Data Analytics
Clinical Psychology 1 September 2023 – 15 January 2024
Medical Informatics 1 September 2023 – 15 February 2024
Health Economics
Speech Therapy
Nursing 1 September 2023 – 1 May 2024
The application windows are indicated as above.
To apply, please submit your application through this website, 2024 Healthcare Graduate Studies Award.

Interviews will be conducted from December to June each year.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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For more details, please refer to FAQ section.

For enquiries, please email [email protected]

Deadline: *Please refer to the table above for the specific deadlines.