Defence Science and Technology Agency

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DSTA is a top-notch technology organization that drives innovation and delivers state-of-the-art capabilities to make the SAF a formidable fighting force. Our engineers and IT professionals harness multidisciplinary expertise to equip our soldiers with advanced systems to defend Singapore.
We also contribute our technological expertise to support national-level developments, To achieve our mission,. DSTA performs a variety of roles ranging from acquisition and procurement to cybersecurity and software development.

Our diverse portfolio includes artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, cybersecurity, data analytics, Internet of Things, machine learning, military platforms, robotics, sensors and unmanned technologies.

DSTA is committed to provide you with a multitude of opportunities 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)

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 (CSIT)

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 23 Aug 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 Tan Ming Ching
Tel: 6819 3943

DSTA Junior College Scholarship

Ms Elaine Lee Yun Lian
Tel: 6819 5117

DSTA Merit Scholarship

Ms Tan Ming Ching
Tel: 6819 3943