Scholarship Details

The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office plans and prioritises key Smart Nation projects, drives the digital transformation of government, builds long-term capabilities for the public sector, and promotes adoption and participation from the public and industry to take a collective approach in building a Smart Nation.

Smart Nation Scholarship

<p>The Smart Nation Scholarship aims to groom a pool of deep technological talent for the Singapore public service, who will help drive our Smart Nation endeavour by creating digital solutions to better serve our citizens, defend Government systems and help our businesses thrive in the digital economy.</p>


  • Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents with the intention of taking up citizenship
  • Outstanding GCE 'A' Level results (or equivalent) or Polytechnic Diploma Outstanding co-curricular activities record
  • Passionate about a career in technology
  • *Includes Singapore Permanent Residents who are taking up citizenship

Value of Scholarships

  • Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Option to backdate: Mid-term scholars* (overseas or local) may opt to backdate the scholarship
  • Living Allowance: Allowance for day-to-day expenses such as bills and living costs
  • One-time Allowance: IT equipment, warm clothing, return shipping and settling-in allowances
  • Service Commitment: 6 years (overseas programme) or 4 years (local programme)

Bond Duration

Local studies - 4 years Overseas studies - 6 years

Where to Pursue

The course should be ICT related and from a renowned university.

Choice of Courses

ICT-related degree programmes offered by local universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT) and renowned overseas universities

Scholars' Experience

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Programmed for success

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All systems secure

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The future is now

Smart Nation Scholarship recipient Yong Ming...

Scaling new heights

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