Scholarship Details


With the DSTA Scholarship, you will have many opportunities to grow and excel professionally in a collaborative and dynamic environment where innovation thrives.

Push the boundaries of science and cutting-edge technology, and contribute towards strengthening Singapore’s defence capabilities. Nurture your talents and maximise your fullest potential with us!


Full Support during Studies

Enjoy the full support from the DSTA Scholarship Office, no matter where you are. Gain first-hand experience in engineering, infocomm technology and cybersecurity during your internship. Work alongside engineers and developers in top multinational companies through the Global Internship Programme.

Multiple Career Opportunities to Grow and Excel

Build both technical depth and breadth with multidisciplinary work in engineering, infocomm technology and cybersecurity, and pursue multiple career advancement pathways. Our robust training roadmap will build up your competencies in various technology areas.

Leadership Development

Be equipped with the necessary leadership skills at every step of your career to nurture the leader in you.

Career Development Plan

Realise your ambition and achieve your goals as you take charge of your career growth and development.

A Purposeful Career

Embark on a meaningful career where we work towards the purpose of strengthening Singapore’s defence capabilities.

DSTA Merit Scholarship

<p>The DSTA Merit Scholarship offers exciting opportunities for university undergraduates who want to be at the forefront of science and technology.</p> <p> </p>


• Hold Singapore Citizenship
• Have an excellent academic results
• Undergraduate pursuing a degree in engineering or infocomm technology-related fields such as computer science, computer engineering, information systems, information security and artificial intelligence

Value of Scholarships

  • Annual lump-sum grant.
  • Sponsored for up to 3 years of undergraduate studies.
  • Awardees cannot be a recipient of other awards and scholarships with bond obligations.

Bond Duration

1 year of service commitment for every year of sponsorship, capped at a maximum of 2 years.

Where to Pursue

Local University

Choice of Courses

Degree in engineering or infocomm technology related fields such as computer science, computer engineering, information systems, information security and artificial intelligence

Scholars' Experience

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A fulfilling career in defence technology

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A purposeful career securing Singapore’s cyber space

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