Scholarship Details

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore's strategic maritime interests. MPA is the driving force behind Singapore's port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative. MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.


MPA Scholarship

MPA offers overseas, local and mid-term scholarships to outstanding young men and women who are interested in joining us to achieve our corporate vision to be a leading maritime agency driving Singapore’s global maritime aspirations and building a future ready maritime Singapore.


• Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents (PRs)
• Excellent results for GCE 'A' Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) or equivalent, or Polytechnic Diploma with Merit
• Good CCA track records
• Undergraduates with good university results may also apply

Value of Scholarships

• Tuition and other compulsory fees
• Monthly maintenance allowance
• Other allowance e.g. computer and book allowance
• Opportunity for sponsorship of approved student exchange/summer school programme
• Internship opportunties before and during studies for exposure to the culture of and work in MPA as well as gain insights into the maritime industry


Bond Duration

• Overseas: 6 years
• Local: 4 years

Choice of Courses

Most disciplines (except Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law and Architecture). Some examples of courses that are of direct relevance to MPA's work:
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Data Analytics
• Economics
• Statistics
• Information Systems
• International Relations
• Marine Engineering
• Maritime Business
• Mathemetics
• Naval Architecture
• Political Science
• Any other related courses

Scholar's Experience

Playing a crucial role

MPA manager Catherine Lai is helping to...

Riding the waves of change

MPA officer Melinda Chan is helping to usher...

Finding the right berth

Mr Marcus Teo is moored to his career at MPA

Setting sail on a maritime career

Mr Biondi Phua found his niche in marine...

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