Defence Science and Technology Agency

At the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), we thrive on developing the next breakthrough for the defence and security of Singapore.
We develop and integrate next-generation defence systems and capabilities to safeguard Singapore. We also harness and exploit emerging technologies to create solutions that will boost Singapore’s digital strength.
Push the boundaries of science and technology through the multidisciplinary nature of our work in engineering, infocomm technology and cybersecurity. Explore our diverse portfolio that spans artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, cybersecurity, data analytics, Internet of Things, machine learning, military platforms, robotics, sensors, unmanned technologies and many others.

DSTA is committed to provide you with a multitude of opportunities for growth and development by building your technical expertise and honing your competencies in multidisciplinary domains. Embark on a meaningful career to pursue your passion and achieve your fullest potential. Be equipped with leadership skills at every stage of your career.

See possibilities through an internship, scholarship and career with us!


DSO National Laboratories

DSO National Laboratories (DSO) is Singapore’s largest defence research and development (R&D) organisation. Undertaking indigenous development of advanced defence and weapon systems, we provide the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) with the superior technological edge in the battlefield. While our primary focus is to support the SAF, DSO also extends its defence R&D capabilities to support homeland security.

Join us and be a part of more than 1,500 defence engineers and scientists transforming ideas into reality and pushing the boundaries of science and technology across the domains of air, land, sea, space and cyberspace. At DSO, you'll never stop growing; benefit from structured training programmes that enhances your soft skills and technical knowledge and gain global exposure with local and overseas scholarships and development programmes.

This is more than just a career. This is where you make a real impact and shape the future of defence.


Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies

The Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT) is an agency under the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) that conducts applied research and builds products which harness cutting-edge digital technologies to meet Singapore's national security needs.

CSIT was established in 2003 and delivers technical excellence in areas of Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Data Analytics, and Cloud Infrastructure and Services to support missions in cybersecurity and counter-terrorism.


DSTA Scholarships provide opportunities for individuals with a passion for science and technology to create the future of Singapore's national defence and security.

DSTA offers the following scholarships:


The application periods for the following scholarships are provided below:

DSTA Scholarship:

The application is till 19 Apr 2021, Mon.

DSTA Junior College Scholarship:

The application is till 22 Feb 2021, Mon.

DSTA Merit Scholarship:

The application is till 31 May 2021, Mon.


For details on the application process, please visit


Upon graduation, you will achieve a greater purpose through a rewarding career at the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), DSO National Laboratories (DSO) and Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT), where what you do every day goes towards strengthening Singapore's defence capabilities.

There will be a comprehensive suite of well-structured programmes designed for your professional and personal development as you progress in your career with us.


If you wish to know more about the exciting opportunities that the DSTA Scholarships can offer you, email us at or contact our scholarship officers:

DSTA Scholarship

Ms Cher Wenting
Tel: 6819 3943

DSTA Junior College Scholarship

Ms Elaine Lee Yun Lian
Tel: 6819 5117

DSTA Merit Scholarship

Ms Cher Wenting
Tel: 6819 3943