• Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore


Applicants must:
  • Be Singapore citizens or permanent residents
  • Have excellent academic results and CCA records
  • Possesses leadership qualities
  • Have a strong interest in a career with IRAS

* Existing undergraduate with good university results, outstanding co-curricular records and display leadership qualities can apply for the IRAS Mid-Term Undergraduate Scholarship.


Scholarship Type : Undergraduate

Course Category : Science, Others, Accountancy / Business / Finance, Technology Read more

Course of Study : Economics, Business, Statistics, Accountancy, Real Estate Read more

Country/Region of Study : United Kingdom, United States


At IRAS, we believe that staff are one of the most important assets critical to our organisation’s success. As such, we are committed to and are taking up an active role in developing the potential of individuals through the IRAS scholarships.

IRAS Overseas/ Merit Undergraduate Scholarships:
The Overseas scholarship provides full sponsorship for an overseas course. The Merit scholarship gives you the flexibility to pursue either a local or overseas course. You will receive full sponsorship for a local course. For an overseas course, IRAS will partially sponsor the amount equivalent to a local programme.

IRAS is constantly on the lookout for young and dynamic individuals who have a passion in shaping Singapore’s future and have a keen interest in a tax career. Besides outstanding academic results and CCA records, we are looking for individuals who share the IRAS core values:

Treat everyone in the same circumstances equally

Do what is right without fear or favour in all circumstances

Serve our nation responsively, with competence, pride, commitment and empathy

Work with one another with mutual trust and respect to achieve Whole-of-IRAS and Whole-of-Government outcomes

Continuously seek new ways to do our work better

Career Progression:

You can look forward to being challenged in various tax-related roles such as:

  • Compliance and research
  • Tax assessment
  • Tax services
  • Tax policy
  • Tax compliance and audit
  • Information Technology
  • Corporate areas

There are also opportunities for you to develop leadership and organising skills through both work and non-work related projects and committees.

IRAS scholars will be mentored by a Senior Management and will be assigned a buddy (a IRAS fellow scholar). Scholars will be given opportunities to sharpen and demonstrate their leadership skills to have a well-rounded career.

You can be developed along two generic career tracks – the management path and the specialist path depending on your personal inclination and organisation’s assessment. Details can be found here.


  • Tuition and other approved charges
  • Maintenance and other allowances
  • Return airfare (if applicable)
  • Sponsorship to approved overseas exchange/ summer programme
  • Pre-studies allowance
  • Computer allowance
  • Sponsorship of Master’s degree (if requirements are met)


Bachelor's Degree


Merit scholarship: 4 years
Overseas scholarship: 6 years