• Infocomm Media Development Authority


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident. Applicants for part-time studies and overseas PhD must be Singapore citizens
  • Possess a strong interest in infocomm/cybersecurity as a career
  • Applicants must satisfy criteria for and seek admission into a full-time/part-time postgraduate cyber security related course in a reputable Singapore or overseas university (for PhD studies only).


Scholarship Type : Master's

Course Category : All

Course of Study : Courses approved by the agency

Country/Region of Study : Countries approved by the agency, Singapore


The National Cybersecurity Postgraduate Scholarship (NCPS) is offered jointly by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and National Cybersecurity R&D Programme hosted at the National Research Foundation (NRF). The NCPS seeks to develop knowledge and skills in infocomm security expertise and groom leaders in this field. It is a prestigious scholarship for graduates and working professionals who are keen to contribute and commit to the protection of Singapore's cyberspace.

Applicants must satisfy criteria for and seek admission into a full-time/part-time postgraduate cybersecurity related course as approved by NRF and IMDA. The scholarships are tenable at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) for Masters and Local PhD.

For overseas PhD, the scholarships are tenable at any overseas universities renowned for cybersecurity studies, subjected to the approval of NRF and IMDA.


For Full-time Masters scholarships:

  • Full tuition fees 
  • Stipend
  • Pre-studies allowance
  • Hostel fees
  • Local/Overseas attachment expenses (up to 6 months)
  • Sponsorship for courses and certifications

For Full-time Local/Overseas PhD scholarships:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Stipend
  • CPF contribution (only applicable for Singaporeans)
  • Living allowance (for overseas PhD only)
  • Pre-studies allowance
  • Conference allowance
  • Travel allowance
  • Thesis allowance

For all Part-time scholarships:

  • Full tuition fees


Master's Degree or PhD


For Masters by Coursework (Full-time): 1 year
For Masters by Coursework (Part-time): No bond
For Masters by Research (Full-time): 2 years
For Masters by Research (Part-time): No bond
For Local PhD (Full-time): No bond
For Local PhD (Part-time): No bond
For Overseas PhD (Full-time): 5 years