AGENCY

  • Public Service Commission

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Have strong leadership qualities and potential
  • Have good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) records
  • Have a GCE A Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic or NUS High School diploma, or other high school diploma/certificate. You may apply prior to receiving your final examination results. Should you be found suitable for a scholarship, you may be made a provisional scholarship offer that is subject to confirmation upon the release of your results.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Scholarship Type : Undergraduate

Course Category : All

Course of Study : Courses approved by the agency

Country/Region of Study : Jamaica, Guyana, Iran, Ecuador, Oman, Vanuatu, Namibia, Honduras Read more


Details:


The Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarship (Foreign Service) is awarded to outstanding young men and women who have a clear interest in a career in the Foreign Service.

Scholarship holders can pursue a wide range of subjects in non-English-speaking countries such as China, France, Germany and Japan, as well as in the UK and USA.

While abroad, scholarship holders will be assigned a mentor at an Overseas Mission who will support and guide them. Scholarship holders will also undergo internships – one in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Headquarters and another at an Overseas Mission, to gain insight into MFA’s work. Sponsorship will also be provided for foreign language learning to prepare scholarship holders for future postings.

Scholarship holders will also have the option of pursuing a fully-sponsored Master’s degree, if they fulfil the requirements.

Career Progression:

Upon graduation, scholarship holders will be emplaced on the Public Service Leadership Programme and take up the role of a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) (Political and Economic).

VALUE OF AWARD

  • Tuition fees and other approved charges
  • Maintenance and other allowances
  • Return airfare (if applicable)
  • Sponsorship of PSC development programmes, approved 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: 5 years
For undergraduate study in Singapore: 4 years