AGENCY

  • Ministry of Communications and Information

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents intending to take up citizenship
  • Have completed at least one semester of your undergraduate studies and is not in your final year of studies
  • Possess good university academic results and is expected to attain at least a Second Class Upper Honours Degree
  • Have good co-curricular activity (CCA) record
  • Possess strong leadership qualities with an interest to pursue a career in the Information Service

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Scholarship Type : Undergraduate (Mid-Term)

Course Category : Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences

Course of Study : Mass Communications, Malay Language, Translation Studies Read more

Country/Region of Study : Australia, China, United Kingdom, Singapore, United States


Details:

The MCI Information Service (Translation) Scholarship is for candidates with an interest in a career in government communications and translation. Candidates should have strong language proficiency in English and one of the mother tongue languages.

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.

MCI Scholarship holders may choose from a diverse range of courses and universities for sponsored studies.

Scholars can also look forward to developmental programmes and work attachment opportunities during their undergraduate studies. There is also the option of pursuing a fully-sponsored Master’s degree, if they fulfil the requirements.

Career progression:

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 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.

VALUE OF AWARD

  • Tuition fees and other approved charges (Tuition and compulsory fees incurred before the award will be back-paid)
  • Maintenance and other allowances
  • Return airfare (if applicable)
  • Sponsorship of approved development programmes, student exchange programmes, summer programmes and CCAs
  • Sponsorship of Master’s degree (if requirements are met)

QUALIFICATION

Bachelor's Degree

BOND PERIOD

For undergraduate study in English-speaking countries: 6 years
For undergraduate study in non-English speaking countries (e.g.China): 5 years
For undergraduate study in Singapore: 4 years