Scholarship Details

The mission of MINDEF and the Singapore Armed Forces is to enhance Singapore's peace and security through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor.

PSC Scholarship (Engineering) - Defence and Security

The PSC Scholarship (Engineering) – Defence and Security is awarded to those intent on pursuing a fulfilling engineering career in the Public Service to move our nation forward in technological innovation. The scholarship offers you a specialised engineering career proposition from the start with opportunities for deployment in MINDEF/SAF agencies whose core business lies in engineering.


1) Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
2) Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
3) Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records

Value of Scholarships

Overseas Studies
- Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
- Overseas Maintenance and other allowances e.g. books, computer
- Return economy airfare
- One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programme
- Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable

Local Studies
- Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
- Local Maintenance Allowance
- Book allowance
- Computer allowance
- Hostel fees, if any (based on twin-sharing rates)
- One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programme
- Sponsorship for up to 5 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable

Bond Duration

English Speaking Countries: 6 years
Non-English Speaking Countries: 5 years
Singapore: 4 years (with/without Master's; Double Degrees)

Where to Pursue

Local and overseas universities

Choice of Courses

Engineering / Science courses* such as:
•  Aeronautical Engineering
•  Architecture
•  Chemistry
•  Civil Engineering
•  Cognitive Science
•  Computer Science / Engineering
•  Electrical & Electronic Engineering
•  Engineering Science
•  Marine Engineering
•  Materials Science / Engineering
•  Mathematics
•  Mechanical Engineering
•  Naval Architecture
•  Physics

*The list is not exhaustive.


Scholars' Experience

Safeguarding Singapore’s skies

Major Yap Zhe Liang Kenn scales great...

Defenders of the sea

From defending the seas to nurturing...

Leadership powered by purpose

Colonel Cai Dexian takes pride in a...

A challenging and purposeful career

Colonel Koh Ee Wen finds her current role as...

Familiar bonds

Major Soh Guo Zhong is proud to play a part...

Finding his purpose

Captain Geeva Gopal Krishnan takes the lead...

Defending our way of life

COL Yong Wei Hsiung shares how a military...

Leadership powered by purpose

LTC Muhammad Helmi’s philosophy is to make...

Not every hero wears a cape

ME5 Kok Khew Fai shares how the SAF...

Psyched about tech

Techie Major Sim Bao Chen is right where he...

People developer

Lieutenant Colonel Mikail Kalimuddin has...

In service to Singapore

Captain Aaron Koh sees his job serving in...

A man of many hats

SLTC Wong Shi Ming’s career in the...

Defending the seas

LTC Siswi Herlini leads teams in guarding...

Soaring high

In the SAF, COL Lau Boon Ping established a...

Flying High

For Republic of Singapore Air Force’s LTC...

Leading a family

LTC Muhammad Helmi Khaswan’s Singapore...

In service of Singapore’s maritime defence

RADM Ken Cheong Kwok Chien of the Republic...

Defender of the deep

Captain (CPT) Thia Shan Zhi shares how the...

Aim higher, see further

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) John Nehemiah...

On a mission to excel

Taking up The SAF Scholarship enabled...

Engineering smooth operations

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Engineering...

An extensive naval career

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship...

Keeping the skies safe

From being a pilot on relief missions to...

Rising through the ranks

The SAF Scholarship recipient Major (MAJ) Wu...

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