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 Medicine Scholarship

The only scholarship for those who aspire to become military doctors, the SAF Medicine Scholarship offers you the opportunity to pursue medical studies locally and prepares you as an officer for senior medical positions.


1) Singaporean or a Permanent Resident intending to take up citizenship
2) Secure a place at the National University of Singapore or Nanyang Technological University to study Medicine
3) Qualify for Officer Cadet School
4) Good Co-Curricular Activity Record

Value of Scholarships

1) Monthly Salary
2) Full Tuition Fee Coverage
3) Book Allowance
4) Computer Subsidy
5) Accommodation Subsidies Based on Local Twin-Sharing Hostel Rates
6) Sponsorship of Overseas Electives


Bond Duration

6 Years

The serving of the bond will begin from the day you return to SAF upon successful completion of studies.
SAF bond runs concurrent with the 5-year MOH bond which is mandatory for all Medical students.
The SAF bond will be suspended during periods of specialty training and hospital postings.

Choice of Courses



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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