Scholarship Details

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore's ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission. For more news and information, visit www.imda.gov.sg or follow IMDA on Facebook IMDAsg and Twitter @IMDAsg.

SG:D Scholarship (Postgraduate)

<p>The future is digital, and the convergence of infocomm media (ICM) opens up a world of possibilities. The Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship empowers you to deepen your skills and chart your own career path in an ICM job role in any organisation.</p>

Requirement

• Be a Singapore citizen
• Possess a strong interest for a career in the Infocomm Media industry
• Have a strong portfolio if applying for a creative or film-related course

For Masters studies, applicants have to be:
• Enrolled full-time or part-time in an Infocomm Media-related Masters programme in a local autonomous/approved institutions or renowned overseas university; or
 • Current postgraduate in an infocomm media-related Masters programme with minimally one academic year of study remaining from the point of award

For PhD studies, applicants have to be:
• Enrolled full-time in an Infocomm Media-related PhD programme in a local autonomous/approved insitutions or renowned overseas university; or
 • Current postgraduate in an Infocomm Media-related PhD programme with minimally one academic year of study remaining from the point of award

Value of Scholarships

Full-time Masters or PhD studies:
• Tuition and other compulsory university fees 
• One-time Pre-studies allowance including settling-in and computer allowance
• Living allowance and/or stipend, and relevant allowances (e.g. thesis allowance)
• Support for overseas internship(s) in Infocomm Media-related job roles which includes:
  - Economy class return airfare; and
  - Cost of living allowances
• Support for overseas exposure (student exchange programme, study trip, overseas competition)  
• Funding support for courses and certifications for scholars to upgrade themselves with industry-relevant skills

Part-time Masters studies:
• Tuition and other compulsory university fees 
• Funding support for courses and certifications for scholars to upgrade themselves with industry-relevant skills

Bond Duration

Bond Duration:
Opportunities to serve your bond in an Infocomm Media-related job role in any organisation and in any industry, subject to IMDA's approval.
For Masters studies:
• Overseas scholarship – 2 to 3 years bond dependent on the duration of sponsorship
• Full local scholarship – 2 years bond
• Mid-term local - 1 year
• Part-time local - No Bond

For PhD studies:
• Overseas scholarship – 3 to 5 years bond dependent on the duration of sponsorship
•  Full or mid-term local scholarship - No bond

Where to Pursue

Eligible Institutions:
Local autonomous universities/approved institutions or renowned overseas universities

Choice of Courses

Eligible Course of Studies:
Infocomm Media related courses which includes:
•Artificial Intelligence
•Cybersecurity
•Data Analytics
•Immersive Media
•Film / TV Studies
•STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
•Language courses in Malay, Tamil and Chinese

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