Scholarship Details

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.

SAF Academic Award

The SAF Academic Award is for bright young SAF officers with an interest in a military career to pursue their education in local universities


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

For interested applicants, please contact the Recruitment Centres

  • Army Recruitment Centre: 
  • Navy Recruitment Centre: 
  • Air Force Recruitment Centre: 

Value of Scholarships

1) Tuition fees and approved academic charges
2) Local Maintenance Allowance
3) Book allowance
4) Computer allowance
5) Hostel fees, if any (twin-sharing rate)
6) Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters


Bond Duration

4 years

Choice of Courses

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.


Scholars' Experience

Psyched about tech

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People developer

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In service to Singapore

Captain Aaron Koh sees his job serving in...

Soaring high

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Defending the seas

LTC Siswi Herlini leads teams in guarding...

A man of many hats

SLTC Wong Shi Ming’s career in the...

Flying High

For Republic of Singapore Air Force’s LTC...

Leading a family

LTC Muhammad Helmi Khaswan’s Singapore...

In service of Singapore’s maritime defence

RADM Ken Cheong Kwok Chien of the Republic...

Defender of the deep

Captain (CPT) Thia Shan Zhi shares how the...

Aim higher, see further

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) John Nehemiah...

On a mission to excel

Taking up The SAF Scholarship enabled...

Engineering smooth operations

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Engineering...

An extensive naval career

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Keeping the skies safe

From being a pilot on relief missions to...

Rising through the ranks

The SAF Scholarship recipient Major (MAJ) Wu...

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