Scholarship Details


With the DSTA Scholarship, you will have many opportunities to grow and excel professionally in a collaborative and dynamic environment where innovation thrives.

Push the boundaries of science and cutting-edge technology, and contribute towards strengthening Singapore’s defence capabilities. Nurture your talents and maximise your fullest potential with us!


Full Support during Studies

Enjoy the full support from the DSTA Scholarship Office, no matter where you are. Gain first-hand experience in engineering, infocomm technology and cybersecurity during your internship. Work alongside engineers and developers in top multinational companies through the Global Internship Programme.

Multiple Career Opportunities to Grow and Excel

Build both technical depth and breadth with multidisciplinary work in engineering, infocomm technology and cybersecurity, and pursue multiple career advancement pathways. Our robust training roadmap will build up your competencies in various technology areas.

Leadership Development

Be equipped with the necessary leadership skills at every step of your career to nurture the leader in you.

Career Development Plan

Realise your ambition and achieve your goals as you take charge of your career growth and development.

A Purposeful Career

Embark on a meaningful career where we work towards the purpose of strengthening Singapore’s defence capabilities.

DSTA Scholarship

<p>Through the DSTA Scholarship, you will gain an enriching learning experience in science and engineering at the world’s finest universities. Upon graduation, embark on a rewarding career in these organisations:</p> <p><strong>Defence Science and Technology Agency</strong></p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>DSO National Laboratories</strong></p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><strong>Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies</strong></p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="" href="" target="_blank"></a>    </p>


  • Hold Singapore citizenship
  • Have excellent GCE 'A' Level results or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate, NUS High School Diploma) or polytechnic diploma
  • Have an outstanding CCA record
  • Passionate for science and technology

Value of Scholarships

For DSTA Scholars Studying in Singapore:

  • 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

For DSTA Scholars Studying in Overseas Universities:

  • 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

Bond Duration

  • Local: 4 years
  • Overseas: 5 years (Non-English-speaking countries); 
  • 6 years (English-speaking countries)

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 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

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