AGENCY

  • Ministry of Defence

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:
  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Good GCE A Levels or International Baccalaureate results, polytechnic diploma with merit or equivalent qualifications
  • Have good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) records

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Scholarship Type : Undergraduate

Course Category : Science, Law, Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences, Technology Read more

Course of Study : Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Science, Mathematics Read more

Country/Region of Study : United Kingdom, United States


Details:

The Defence Merit Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship offered by MINDEF for non-uniformed appointments in the organisation. The scholarship grants you a world-class education at some of the most eminent universities. Upon graduation, Defence Merit Scholars enjoy a highly rewarding and challenging career as a Defence Executive Officer (DXO) within MINDEF. As DXOs, they will play strategic roles in the defence and security of Singapore.

 

Career progression:

Upon graduation, Defence Merit Scholars will embark on a highly rewarding and challenging career as a Defence Executive Officer (DXO) within MINDEF. As DXOs, they will play strategic roles in the defence and security of Singapore.

Job functions that can be explored as a DXO:
- Communications
- Counselling
- Defence Policy
- Finance
- Human Resources
- Internal Audit
- Logistics
- National Education
- Paramedical
- Research
- Training

(More details can be found on page 35 of the Defence Merit Scholarship Brochure)

 

Talent Management Programme

Defence merit scholars can look forward to many exciting opportunities for exposure and development in MINDEF/SAF under the Talent Management Programme for DXO, also known as LEAD in short. 

VALUE OF AWARD

  • Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges
  • Maintenance and other allowances, e.g. books, clothing, computer
  • Return airfare
  • One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programmes
  • Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable

QUALIFICATION

Bachelor's Degree

BOND PERIOD

6 years for overseas universities
4 years for local universities