AGENCY DETAILS

PSC

The Public Service Commission safeguards the fundamental principles of integrity, impartiality, and meritocracy in the Singapore Public Service. It is a neutral and independent body which carries out its work without fear or favour.

 

Key Responsibilities

1. Selecting and Developing PSC Scholarship Holders: The PSC Scholarships aim to attract and nurture talent who have leadership potential for the Civil Service.

2. Appointing and Promoting Top Talent: The PSC is the authority for the appointment of officers to the Administrative Service, as well as appointments and promotions to senior management ranks (Superscale D or Grade 7 and above). The PSC also considers candidates for appointment as Chief Executive Officers of Statutory Boards and assesses their suitability for promotion to Superscale D or Grade 7 and above. The PSC ensures impartiality in the process of selecting the best person for the job.

3. Maintaining Discipline: The PSC is the authority for the dismissal and disciplinary control of civil servants. It has delegated to the Permanent Secretaries and Director of Prisons, its authority to discipline certain populations of civil servants for minor misconduct. As an independent body, it ensures that officers who misconduct themselves are treated fairly and consistently, regardless of rank or seniority.

4. Acting as the Final Appellate Board: Following the devolution of several of its functions to a hierarchy of personnel boards in 1995, the PSC continues to maintain a check on the Civil Service personnel system through its role as the final board of appeal. As the final board of appeal in cases where officers disagree with decisions taken by the personnel boards and Appeals Board, the PSC weeds out any bias and prejudice in the system, and ensures that officers are treated fairly and consistently.

OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

The PSC Scholarship is the premier government scholarship. It is awarded on the basis of merit to outstanding young men and women who have chosen a career in the Public Service. Recipients may choose from a diverse range of courses and universities for sponsored study. Upon completing their studies, they will serve Singapore and Singaporeans through one of three career paths: Public Administration, Professional Service or Uniformed Service.

The PSC offers the following scholarships:

APPLICATION PERIOD

The application periods for the following scholarships are provided below:

PSC Undergraduate Scholarships: 1 September 2017 - 15 March 2018

  • PSC Scholarship
  • PSC Scholarship (Engineering)
  • PSC Scholarship (Foreign Service)
  • PSC Scholarship (Legal Service)
  • PSC Scholarship (Public Finance)
  • PSC Scholarship (Teaching Service)
  • The Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship
  • The Singapore Police Force Scholarship

PSC Undergraduate Scholarships (Mid-Term): 1 September 2017 - 30 April 2018

  • PSC Scholarship (Mid Term)
  • PSC Scholarship (Engineering) (Mid -Term)
  • PSC Scholarship (Foreign Service) (Mid-Term)
  • PSC Scholarship (Legal Service) (Mid-Term)
  • PSC Scholarship (Medicine or Dentistry)
  • PSC Scholarship (Public Finance) (Mid-Term)
  • PSC Mid-Term Scholarship (Teaching Service) (Mid-Term)

PSC Master's Scholarships : 1 September 2017 - 30 April 2018

HOW TO APPLY

For details on the application process and account registration, please visit the PSC Gateway Application Portal.

For further enquiries, please feel free to send your questions to psc@psd.gov.sg.

CAREERS AND DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY(S)

We offer 3 main career paths – (1) Public Administration; (2) Professional Service and (3) Uniformed Service - for diverse talent who want to serve in the Singapore Public Service through the PSC Scholarships.

 

Public Administration

Professional Service

Uniformed Service

Suitable for you if you... 

Want to experience a wide spectrum of public governance work.

Have a clear interest in specialised career tracks such as Engineering, the Foreign Service, Legal Service, Medical Officer track or the Teaching Service.   Have the passion to serve in either the Singapore Armed Forces or the Singapore Police Force.
Start your career at... A ministry or statutory board, depending on the Public Service's manpower needs and your suitability. The respective agencies tied to the particular professional track. These include Engineering Clusters (Infrastructure & Environment, Information and Communications Technology & Smart Systems, or Defence & Security), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Singapore Legal Service, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.  The Singapore Armed Forces or the Singapore Police Force. 
 You might be offered... A PSC Scholarship.

Any of the below:

 

  • PSC Scholarship (Engineering)
  • PSC Scholarship (Foreign Service)
  • PSC Scholarship (Legal Service)
  • PSC Scholarship (Medicine or Dentistry)
  • PSC Scholarship (Teaching Service) 

Either of the below:

 

  • The Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship
  • The Singapore Police Force Scholarship 

CONTACT US

If you would like to contact us for any feedback or enquiries, you may email us at psc@psd.gov.sg, call our hotline at 6338 6000 or fax 6332 4184.

We will reply to email enquiries within 3 to 5 working days. For complex matters, we will provide you with a date for a full reply.

We are located at:

National Library Building
100 Victoria Street
#08-01
Singapore 188064