AGENCY DETAILS

MCI

The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) oversees the development of the infocomm technology, cyber security, and media sectors; the national library, national archives and public libraries; as well as Government’s information and public communication policies. MCI’s mission is to Engage Hearts and Minds, a Thriving Digital Future for all.

Vision

An engaged and connected Singapore.

Mission

Engaging hearts and minds, a thriving digital future for all.

Core Values

Respect:

We treat each other as individuals and value each other’s strengths, experiences and views.



Professionalism:

We are committed to excel in our work and take responsibility for our actions.

Teamwork:

We complement and support each other to pursue our shared vision and goals.

Portfolios

Cyber Security

MCI and Cyber Security Agency (CSA) work with government agencies and private organisations to build resilient infrastructure, create a safe cyberspace, develop a vibrant cyber ecosystem and strengthen international partnerships.

Digital Defence

Digital Defence is one of the six pillars of Total Defence to guard against threats from the digital domain.

Digital Readiness

Comprising representatives from the public, private and people sectors, the digital readiness initiative aims to develop strategies and principles for building digital readiness for Singaporeans, with a particular emphasis on those who might be at risk of being excluded from opportunities in the digital future.

Infocomm Media

The convergence of infocomm and media has changed the way the infocomm and media sector is organised. MCI and IMDA work together to ensure our businesses and people seize opportunities in the infocomm and media sector and that the regulatory environment keep pace with the developments, remain conducive for businesses and protect consumers' interest.

Libraries

The National Library Board (NLB) runs 26 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) to serve all residents in Singapore.

Personal Data

MCI, through the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) in IMDA, oversees and crafts policies to strengthen Singapore's personal data protection regime. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of data protection among Singaporeans and assist businesses in building up their data protection capacity.

Public Communications

MCI plays an important role in public communications. Through listening to citizens and explaining government policies, MCI ensures that Singaporeans are heard, connected and engaged as citizens of Singapore.

OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) offers scholarships to candidates with a passion for government communications work. Upon graduation, scholars can look forward to a rewarding and challenging career that spans a broad gamut of portfolios and responsibilities, as well as a comprehensive development plan comprising formal professional and leadership training, and secondments and attachments to other ministries and external agencies.

Scholarships Offered:

APPLICATION PERIOD

The application periods for the following scholarships are provided below:

MCI Undergraduate Scholarships: 1 Sep - 15 Mar

  • MCI Information Service Scholarship
  • MCI Information Service (Translation) Scholarship

MCI Undergraduate Scholarships (Mid-Term): 1 Sep - 15 Mar

  • MCI Information Service Mid-Term Scholarship
  • MCI Information Service Mid-Term (Translation) Scholarship 

HOW TO APPLY

For details on the application process and account registration, please visit the PSC Gateway Application Portal. All applications are to be submitted via the PSC Gateway. Please indicate "Information Service" as your top choice of service.

For candidates who are interested in the MCI Information Service (Translation) Scholarship:
Please email to MCI_Human_Resource@mci.gov.sg to indicate your interest if you are intending to apply for the Translation Scholarship in the 2022 Scholarship Cycle.

CAREERS AND DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY(S)

Upon graduation, all scholars will join MCI as an Information Officer.

A career in the Singapore Government Information Service is rewarding and challenging, spanning a broad gamut of portfolios and responsibilities that are fundamental to good governance. As the government’s communications specialists, Information Officers have an important role to play in the entire value chain of governance from the formulation of policy, to its communication and delivery to the public, and the management of consequences arising from its implementation.

Information Officers will have the opportunity to work in various capacities in MCI, and be seconded to Government Ministries and Statutory Boards to help in communications of policies and programmes.

As a young officer, you will generally begin your career in MCI where you will receive formal professional and on-the-job training with rotations to divisions and affiliate attachments; or be seconded to serve in the corporate communications department in government agencies. Experienced officers may be seconded to government agencies to assume directorial positions in the public affairs/ corporate communications departments or serve as Press Secretaries to Ministers.

For Translation scholars, you will generally begin your career in the MCI Translation Department and subsequently be posted to other divisions or public agencies where your language capabilities could be tapped on or for exposure to other areas of information work. Experienced Translation scholars could also be further groomed to assume the role of government translators / interpreters.

VIDEOS

Take Charge of Your Career at MCI

MCI Insights Conference 2020

 

View more videos at MCI Youtube Page.

FAQ(s)

For more FAQ(s), please refer here.

CONTACT US

We are located at:

Ministry of Communications & Information: 140 Hill Street #01-01A, Old Hill Street Police Station, Singapore 179369

Please send your scholarship related enquiries to:
MCI_Human_Resource@mci.gov.sg