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 Merit Scholarship

Under local scholarship terms. Supports you for a local or an overseas undergraduate course


  • Outstanding GCE 'A' level results, polytechnic results or equivalent (e.g. International Baccalaureate (IB), NUS High School Diploma)
  • Excellent university results (for mid-term scholarships)
  • Outstanding co-curricular records and leadership qualities

Value of Scholarships

For overseas course:

  • Partial sponsorship (computed based on accommodation, maintenance allowance, tuition fees) for a similar local undergraduate programme.

Local studies:

  • Full sponsorship including maintenance allowance, tuition fees, pre-studies allowance, computer allowance, miscellaneous allowance and other compulsory fees

Bond Duration

4 years with single or double Bachelor degree(s) or 5 years with Bachelor and Master degrees

Where to Pursue

Overseas studies: Tenable at approved overseas universities

Local studies: Tenable at NTU, NUS, SMU

Choice of Courses

You may pursue any course of study that has relevance to the different areas of work at IRAS. Some of these include:

  • Accountancy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Statistics

Scholars' Experience

Making it count

The IRAS scholarship has helped Mr Jonathan...

Tax and tech savvy

Mr Ng was attracted to the IRAS scholarship...

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