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 GCE A Levels, polytechnic diploma with merit or equivalent qualifications e.g. International Baccalaureate or high school diploma

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Scholarship Type : Undergraduate

Course Category : All

Course of Study : Courses approved by the agency

Country/Region of Study : Countries/Regions approved by the agency


Details:

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship was introduced in 1971 to attract top talent into the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). It is awarded to outstanding candidates who see honour in serving and defending the country through a military career. 

The scholarship is tenable for undergraduate studies at both overseas and local universities. 

To prepare scholarship holders for a career in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), there are a series of developmental programmes during their years of study, including attachments to local and foreign military units. Scholarship holders will also have the option of pursuing a fully-sponsored Master's degree, if they fulfil the requirements. 

 

Career progression:

Scholarship holders will be given command appointments where they will lead men - regulars and national servicemen - through tough training and challenging operations, to safeguard our peace and security. They will also take on staff appointments, where they will play the role of force planners, military strategists or defence diplomats for the SAF. There will also be opportunities to attend academic and military courses, both locally and overseas. The Public Service Leadership Programme (PSLP) is not applicable to them.

VALUE OF AWARD

Overseas Studies

  • Full salary for the duration of studies (including bonuses)
  • Tuition fees and other approved charges
  • Maintenance and other allowances
  • Return airfare (if applicable)
  • Sponsorship of PSC development programmes, one-time sponsorship for summer exchange programme and other approved programmes
  • Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies for overseas undergraduate studies, or up to 5 years of studies for local undergraduate studies, inclusive of Master's degree programme (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