Scholarship Details

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is the main tax administrator to the Government. IRAS collects taxes that account for about 70% of the Government's Operating Revenue that supports the Government's economic and social programmes to achieve quality growth and an inclusive society. IRAS also represents the Government in tax treaty negotiations, drafts tax legislations and provides advice on property valuation to the Government.

IRAS Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship

<p>The scholarship gives you the flexibility to choose to study either a local or overseas course. You will receive full sponsorship for a local course. For overseas courses, IRAS will partially sponsor you the same amount as the sponsorship for an equivalent local course.</p>


  • Passion to serve and take on a challenging career in tax
  • Outstanding GCE 'A' Levels, Polytechnic results or equivalent (e.g. International Baccalaurate (IB), NUS High School Diploma)
  • Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) intending to take up citizenship 
  • Outstanding CCA records and leadership qualities 
  • Those currently serving NS are also eligible to apply

Value of Scholarships

  • Maintenance allowance (inclusive of book allowance)
  • Pre-studies allowance (inclusive of warm clothing and settling-in allowance)
  • Computer allowance 
  • Miscellaneous allowance
  • Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Return airfare (at beginning and end of course; for attachment in IRAS; to overseas exchange)
  • Attachment with IRAS
  • Sponsorship of approved overseas exchange and Masters programme (if applicable) 
  • Mentoring by a member of the Senior Management

Bond Duration

Bond of 6 years

Where to Pursue

You may pursue any course of study in approved top overseas universities for the overseas awards.

Choice of Courses

The course of study should have  relevance to the different areas of work in IRAS.

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