• Ministry of Defence


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
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
  • Possess a strong interest in a military career
  • Application is open to both genders


Application period:

  • 1 Apr 2017 to 31 Aug 2017 (for Female applicants)
  • 1 Sep 2017 to 30 Apr 2018 (for Male applicants)


Scholarship Type : Undergraduate

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

Course of Study : Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Science, Mathematics International Relations, Social Sciences, Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Law, Computer Science, Arts Read more

Country/Region of Study : United Kingdom, United States Read more


The SAF Merit Scholarship equips you with a world-class education and exposes you to training that will develop you operational know-how and expertise relevant to the organisation. You will be groomed to become leaders of tomorrow and be responsible for guiding your men to fulfil the mission of the SAF.


Career progression:

Under the Enhanced Officers Scheme (EOS), you will enjoy an elaborate career that will see you take on a spectrum of leadership and management appointments. There are also a number of unique features to the scheme, so you can be sure that your career journey is one filled with options and opportunities.


  • Monthly salary for the duration of studies
  • 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


Bachelor's Degree


6 years