Scholarship Details

The Home Team works together as one, in close partnership with the community, to keep our Home safe and secure. The Home Team consists of the Ministry HQ, seven departments and two statutory boards. Each Home Team agency has a specific role and responsibility but all share a common mission and vision.  

Singapore Merit Scholarship

<p>The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Merit Scholarship is for talented individuals who are interested in civilian appointments in the Ministry. This prestigious scholarship allows a selected few awardees every year to study at top universities around the world. Upon their return, the scholarship holders can choose from a range of exciting careers in policy, finance, human resource, operations, science and technology, and other specialist roles.</p>

Requirement

• Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents intending to take up Singapore Citizenship 
• Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records and Physical Fitness (PES A or B)
• GCE ‘A’ Levels (with at least 10 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent 
• Display strong leadership qualities and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)
• Keen interest in a career with the Home Affairs Uniformed Services: CNB, SCDF, SPF or SPS

Value of Scholarships

• Tuition and other approved fees 
• Maintenance allowance 
• Pre-studies allowance 
• Return economy class airfare (for those who pursue their studies in overseas universities)
• Sponsorship for Masters and exchange programmes (if requirements are met)
• Full salary for the duration of study 
• National Service Disruption

Bond Duration

• 6-year bond (for English speaking countries) 
• 5-year bond (for Non-English speaking countries)
• 4-year bond (for local universities)

Where to Pursue

Renowned Overseas or Local Universities

Choice of Courses

Most disciplines except Medicine, Dentistry and Architecture 

*Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar

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