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.
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.
PSC 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.
Gap 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.
Public 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.