The mission of MINDEF and the Singapore Armed Forces is to enhance Singapore's peace and security through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor.
1) Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
2) Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
3) Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
4) Strong leadership qualities
5) Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)
6) Possess a strong interest in a military career
Most disciplines* with the exception of professional courses such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, etc.
* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.