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 Engineering Award

The SAF Engineering Award is awarded to promising Military Experts in the SAF for studies 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 engineering career


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

Engineering / Science such as:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computing Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Engineering & Media
  • Information Technology & Business
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Naval Architecture
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics


Scholars' Experience

Soaring high

In the SAF, COL Lau Boon Ping established a...

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

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship...

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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