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Overview of PSC Scholarships

The Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarship is the premier government scholarship awarded based on merit. The PSC Scholarships offer varied career pathways in the Public Service that will provide for a broad range of interests. Our scholarship holders are a diverse group of outstanding young talents who are all-rounded and committed to serving Singapore and Singaporeans. They excel in both academic and non-academic pursuits, possess sound character and exemplify the ethos of the Public Service.

 

Our scholarship holders pursue a variety of disciplines at different universities and we develop them with diversity in mind.

 

If you’re ready to make the commitment to begin a career in the Public Service and better the lives of our people, we welcome you to apply for the PSC Scholarships. Come join us to shape a better Singapore!

 

Click to learn more about the Singapore Public Service or get inspired by the diversity of the Public Service through our stories

Career Paths

The PSC Scholarships offer three main career paths in the Singapore Public Service.

 

img4Public Administration 

 

This career track is for you if:

You are willing to take on different roles in the Public Service and explore the wide spectrum of public governance work, from policy formulation to implementation. You will be posted to a ministry or statutory board, depending on the needs of the Service and your suitability.

 

Apply to the following scholarship schemes:

  • PSC Scholarship

  • PSC Scholarship (Sustainability)

 

Professional Service

 

This career track is for you if:

You have a clear interest in a specialised career track. You can develop your career as an Engineer, Public Finance Officer, Foreign Service Officer, Legal Service Officer, Medical Officer, or Teaching Service Officer in the Public Service. You will be assigned a tied agency at the outset of your scholarship and will be professionally developed to fulfil your future role.


Apply to the following scholarship schemes:

  • PSC Scholarship (Engineering)

  • PSC Scholarship (Foreign Service)

  • PSC Scholarship (Legal Service)

  • PSC Scholarship (Medicine or Dentistry)

  • PSC Scholarship (Public Finance)

  • PSC Scholarship (Teaching Service)

 

Uniformed Service

 

This career track is for you if:

You have a passion to serve in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) or Singapore Police Force (SPF) and contribute to the defence and security of Singapore.

 

Apply to the following scholarship schemes:

  • The Singapore Armed Forces Scholarship

  • The Singapore Police Force Scholarship

Eligibility & Criteria

Applicants for the undergraduate scholarships are welcome to apply prior to pursuing their undergraduate degree or up until the penultimate year of their undergraduate degree (referred to as ‘mid-term applicants’).


Applicants must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen

  • Demonstrate Strong Leadership Qualities and Potential

  • Present themselves as well-rounded individuals, possessing good academic and non-academic records.

Academic Requirements:

PSC Undergraduate Scholarships PSC Undergraduate Scholarships (Mid-Term)
  • GCE A-levels; or
  • International Baccalaureate; or
  • NUS High School Diploma; or
  • Polytechnic Diploma with merit; or
  • Other high school diploma or equivalent.

You may apply prior to receiving your final examination results. A provisional scholarship offer may be made if you are found suitable, subject to confirmation upon release of final results.

  • GCE A-levels; or
  • International Baccalaureate; or
  • NUS High School Diploma; or
  • Polytechnic Diploma with merit; or
  • Other high school diploma or equivalent; and
  • At least one semester of university results.

Application should be made before the final year of your undergraduate studies.


For professional schemes with a tied agency, you must be undertaking an undergraduate degree in an area that is relevant to the tied agency.

Value of Award
img4Cost of Degree 

Tuition fees and other approved charges. For overseas degrees, return airfare will be provided. For mid-term candidates, tuition and other compulsory fees incurred before the award will be back paid.


img5Allowances 

Maintenance and other allowances. For mid-term candidates, allowance will only be paid from the point of award. For those on the Uniformed Service track, full salary including bonuses will be paid.


img6Development Programmes 

Sponsorship of PSC development programmes and approved student exchange or summer programmes. The PSC also facilitates internship opportunities for our scholarship holders.


img7Master’s Programme(if applicable) 

Sponsorship of master’s degree (if requirements are met).

Bond and Study Duration
For PSC Scholarships Including Mid-Term*

Undergraduate Degree

[Country of Study]

Master’s Degree

[Country of Study]

Total Duration of Study#

[Maximum No. of Years]

Duration of Bond

[Years]

English-speaking countries

English-speaking countries

4

6

Non-English speaking countries

5

Non-English speaking countries

Any country

6

5

Singapore

Any country

6

4

* Except PSC Scholarship (Medicine or Dentistry) and The SAF Scholarship (see tables below).

# For PSC Scholarships (Mid-Term), duration of study includes the duration completed prior to the award of the scholarship i.e. entire duration of degree.


For The SAF Scholarship

Undergraduate Degree

[Country of Study]

Master’s Degree

[Country of Study]

Total Duration of Study

[Maximum No. of Years]

Duration of Bond

[Years]

English-speaking countries

English-speaking countries

4

6

Non-English speaking countries

5

Non-English speaking countries

Any country

Singapore

Any country


For PSC Scholarship (Medicine/Dentistry) [Mid-Term]

Course of Study

 

Country of Study

 

Total Duration of Study

[Maximum No. of Years]

Duration of Bond

[Years]

Medicine Singapore only

Up to 5

6 years

Dentistry

Up to 4

Development Programmes

Preparation for a public sector career begins when a PSC scholarship holder is awarded the scholarship. PSC scholarship holders are given opportunities to participate in curated development programmes to acquire critical knowledge, skills and experiences to enable them to better serve Singapore and Singaporeans.

 

img8Preparatory Course 

This is the first milestone programme before our scholarship holders embark on their undergraduate studies.

 

During the two-week long course, scholarship holders are introduced to various aspects of the Public Service and gain insights into the values of the Public Service. They take the opportunity to reflect on and understand the importance of their role as an ambassador to the Service and as a future Public Officer. It is also a platform where they get to know fellow scholarship holders and forge lasting friendships.

 

The programme comprises:

  • Sharing by public sector agencies, to expose scholarship holders to their future work and potential challenges;

  • Personal mastery training to allow scholarship holders to reflect on their commitments to the Public Service and prepare for university life; and

  • A segment to expose scholarship holders to ground realities, volunteering work and project management and strengthen their understanding of policy issues.

 

img9PSC Scholarship Holders’ Mid-Course Programme (PSMP) 

This second milestone programme takes place midway through our scholarship holders’ undergraduate studies, i.e. at the end of their second year of study.

 

The PSMP builds on the foundations laid in the Preparatory Course to deepen their understanding of the Public Service and to catch up with fellow scholarship holders. The programme helps scholarship holders think more deeply about principles and challenges in the Public Service and take stock of their experiences to date.

 

The PSMP comprises two components:

  • A two-week programme consisting of talks, dialogues and seminars, to keep scholarship holders abreast of issues confronting Singapore and provoke discussions around them; and

  • A six-to-twelve week internship at a ministry/statutory board or with their tied agency to gain work experience and to learn from public officers on the job.

 

img10Gap Year Programme 

Scholarship holders may participate in the Gap Year programme after completing their university studies (including master’s) and National Service obligations (where applicable), and before they join the Public Service.

 

Through the programme, scholarship holders will be attached to an organisation in the people or private sector, either locally or overseas, for a duration of six months to a year. These attachments allow them to learn about the company’s ethos, business operations, and challenges. Subsequently, they will take this valuable experience and best practices back to the Public Service.

 

img11Public Service Leadership Programme (PSLP) 

The PSLP is a structured programme focused on developing talent in specialised areas or industries. The PSLP aims to develop officers to their fullest potential for leadership roles in the Public Service. It is not applicable to scholarship holders on the PSC Scholarship (Legal Service), PSC Scholarship (Medicine/Dentistry) or The SAF Scholarship schemes.

 

Click to read more about the PSLP.

Application Process and Deadlines

The application process consists of submitting an online application, complete with the necessary supporting documents, an essay, and a video interview. If shortlisted, candidates will be informed on the next stages to attend and steps to be taken. Check out the Apply page for more information on our application process.

Resources for Scholarship Applicants

For aspiring applicants, we have curated advice from scholarship holders, brochures, and testimonials to help you along on this journey. Be sure to check out the Scholarship Resources page to find them.

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PSC Scholarship

Experience a wide spectrum of governance work from policy formulation to implementation.  

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
Status: closed
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PSC Scholarship (Engineering)

Develop a career in one of the engineering sectors: (i) Defence and Security, (ii) Information and Communications Technology & Smart Systems, or (iii) Infrastructure & Environment. 

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
Status: closed
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PSC Scholarship (Foreign Service)

Develop a career as a Foreign Service Officer, managing political and economic issues.

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
Status: closed
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PSC Scholarship (Legal Service)

Develop a career in the Singapore Legal Service through the administration of justice and by advancing the nation’s laws.

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
Status: closed
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PSC Scholarship (Medicine/Dentistry)

Develop a career in the public healthcare sector.

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
Status: closed
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PSC Scholarship (Public Finance)

Develop a career as an accountant in the public finance sector.

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
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PSC Scholarship (Sustainability)

Equipped with a 'sustainability perspective', experience a wide spectrum of governance work from policy formulation to implementation.

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
Status: closed
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PSC Scholarship (Teaching Service)

Develop a career in the education sector, building both groundwork and policymaking experiences.

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
Status: closed
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The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship

Embark on a military career to safeguard Singapore’s interests.

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
Status: closed
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The Singapore Police Force (SPF) Scholarship

Be a Guardian of law and order.  

Application Period: 01 Sep 2022 - 15 Mar 2023
Status: closed
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Step 1 Prepare Your Supporting Documents

Before working on your application form, it is recommended that you gather all the supporting documents required, for ease of uploading and cross-checking them. The documents required for undergraduate scholarships are:

  • Secondary 4/Year 4 Year End School Academic Reports (including results and teachers' comments)

  • Secondary 4/Year 4 Co-curricular Activities (CCA) and Community Involvement Programme (CIP) Records

  • Pre-tertiary CCA and CIP Records

  • Certificates of Academic Qualification Obtained (e.g. GCE O-level, GCE A-level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, Polytechnic Diploma, other high school diploma or equivalent). You need not include your preliminary examination results.


Additionally, mid-term applicants would also be required to submit the following:

  • University Academic Transcripts

  • University CCA Records

  • Employment Testimonials (if applicable)

  • NS Certificate of Service and Testimonial (if applicable)

  • Public Service Internship Testimonials (if applicable)

Step 2Login Via Singpass

You are required to have a valid Singpass account to access and submit the scholarship application form.

Ensure you have the following information on hand, which are required fields of the application form.

  • Personal and Family Members' Particulars (e.g. Name, NRIC no., Date of Birth, Occupation)

  • GCE O-level Results

  • Pre-tertiary Academic Results (e.g. GCE A-level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, Polytechnic Diploma, other high school diploma or equivalent). You need not include your preliminary examination results. 

  • University Results for Each Semester

  • Co-curricular Activities Records, Prizes, and Awards

  • University Application and Outcomes

Step 3Submit Your Application

Step 3a – Application Form & Essay

Your application form consists of the following sections:

  • Personal & Family Details

  • Education History

  • Achievements

  • Career and Course Preferences

  • University Applications

  • Other Details

  • Declaration

You are also required to submit an essay to accompany your application form.



Step 3b – Upload Your Supporting Documents

Once uploaded, submit your application. Your application is only considered complete when you have (i) furnished all the details required in the application form and submitted it; (ii) completed and submitted your essay; and (iii) uploaded and submitted all your supporting documents.



Step 3c – Receive A Video Interview Link & Complete Your Video Interview

After successful submission of your application, you will receive a video interview link within 7 days.

Step 4Receive Application Outcome

You should receive an application outcome by June.

if shortlisted

Step 5Undergo Assessments & Interview

Congratulations! If shortlisted, you will receive information on the next assessment rounds.


Psychometric Assessments – these are meant to assess your general, verbal and numerical reasoning abilities.


Game-Based Assessments – these provide an understanding of your natural attributes. At the end of the assessment, you will receive your own report for your review and use in self-development.


Psychological Interview – this provides an in-depth report of your motivations, interests and values, to give the board a sense of who you are.


Your performance in the various assessments would be taken into consideration when deciding on further shortlisting. Only candidates who complete all assessments will undergo a panel interview with the Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarships Selection Board (PSSB).


Assessments and interviews run from August each year to June in the following year.

Step 6Receive Your Interview Outcome

You may receive your outcome within two weeks after your interview. Some evaluations take longer, so please do not worry if you do not receive an outcome within the timeframe stated. All outcomes should be received by June.


You may receive the following interview outcomes:

  1. Not suitable for PSC Scholarship (reflected as Unsuccessful in the Scholarship Portal) – don’t be disheartened if you receive this outcome. There are other routes to the Public Service!

  2. Referred to Ministries for consideration (reflected as Referred to Ministries in the Scholarship Portal) – you may also receive a referral to other Ministries for their scholarships. The respective Ministries will get in touch with you on any follow-ups required or if you are found unsuitable for both scholarships. Don’t be disheartened if you are not successful as there are other routes to the Public Service!

  3. Offered PSC Scholarship – Congratulations! We will get in touch with you on follow-ups and what you can expect next.

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