Scholarships / Institution Sponsorships with SingHealth
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.
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
  • 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

For enquiries, please email to [email protected] .

The main selection & interview cycle periods are held from May - June each year. Please do note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified. 
Deadline: 9 May 2017, Tue