Scholarship Details

At DSTA, we develop leading-edge technological and engineering solutions for the defence and security of our nation. Our diverse portfolio spans from engineering, sensors, space, cybersecurity, data analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, communications and military systems. Our engineers are involved in multidisciplinary work from acquiring, designing and developing and integrating defence systems to developing smart defence solutions. At the wider Public Service, we contribute to inter-agency projects in areas including transport, security, health and procurement.

Defence research and development (R&D) is at the heart of what we do at DSO. As Singapore's largest national defence R&D organisation, DSO is entrusted with the critical mission of developing technological surprises to enhance Singapore's defence capabilities. With more than 50 research areas across the domains of air, land, sea, space and cyberspace, DSO shapes the future of defence with our imagination and dare-to-do spirit in the relentless pursuit of the next big idea.

CSIT was established in 2003. We are an agency in the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) that conducts R&D in infocomm and infosecurity technologies. CSIT has a strong focus in cyber security, data analytics and information technology. We nurture technical talents in these areas to meet Singapore’s security needs. In our efforts to develop robust solutions for Singapore’s security needs, CSIT leverages on commercial expertise and works closely with local research institutions, defence R&D and support organisations, and start up companies.

DSTA Scholarship

With the DSTA Scholarship, you can look forward to a fulfilling and meaningful career at the forefront of science and technology. You will be entrusted to create the future of our nation's defence and security, and grow in a collaborative and dynamic environment where innovation thrives. Upon graduation, there will be exciting opportunities to pursue a career in engineering, infocomm technology and cybersecurity where you can grow professionally and personally.


• Holding Singapore Citizenship
• Excellent GCE 'A' Level results or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate, NUS High School Diploma) or Polytechnic Diploma
• Outstanding CCA record
• Passion for science and technology

Value of Scholarships

Overseas Studies:

• Tuition and compulsory fees
• Overseas maintenance and other allowances e.g. books, computer
• Return economy airfare
• Sponsorship for Student Exchange programme
• Sponsorship for studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable
• Internship opportunity
• Global Internship Programme

Local Studies:
• Tuition and compulsory fees
• Annual and other allowances e.g. books, computer
• Sponsorship for Overseas Student Exchange programme
• Sponsorship for studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable
• Internship opportunity
• Global Internship Programme

Bond Duration

• 4 years

• 5 years (Non-English-speaking countries); 
• 6 years (English-speaking countries)

Where to Pursue

• Renowned overseas universities / local universities

Choice of Courses

• Electrical Engineering / Electrical & Electronic Engineering
• Engineering
• Business / Data Analytics
• Computer Science / Engineering
• Computing
• Information Technology
• Cybersecurity
• Robotics
• Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering
• Architecture
• Artificial Intelligence
• Behavioural Science
• Civil Engineering
• Cognitive Science
• Engineering in Product Development
• Engineering Science
• Geospatial Technology
• Industrial and Systems Engineering
• Information Engineering
• Information Security
• Information Systems & Communications Technology/Design
• Marine Engineering
• Mathematics / Statistics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Naval Architecture
• Physics
• Systems Engineering

Scholars' Experience

A purposeful career securing Singapore’s cyber space

The DSTA Scholarship paved the way towards...

A fulfilling career in defence technology

Working as a senior engineer with the DSTA,...

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