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.  

Home Team Local Study Award (HTLSA)

The Home Team Local Study Award offers you the opportunity to study science, Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, Criminology or Security at the local universities. Upon graduation, you will join us as a Home Team Officer in either SCDF or ICA to play an integral role in protecting Singapore.


• 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 or equivalent 
• Good performance in National Service
• Keen interest in a career with the Home Team.

Value of Scholarships

• Tuition and other approved fees 
• Maintenance allowance 
• Pre-studies allowance e.g. computer 
• Vacation and attachment developmental programmes (if requirements are met)

Bond Duration

Bond Duration
• 4 years bond

Where to Pursue

Local Universities

Choice of Courses

  • Science,
  • Mathematics,
  • Engineering,
  • Technology,
  • Criminology or
  • Security.


Scholars' Experience

More than a safe choice

Senior assistant director Portia Loh...

Working behind the scenes

Superintendent of Police Xie Xingmao and his...

Operationally secure

Deputy Superintendent of Police Ong Ruo...

Making things better

Gamer Wong Rong Kai puts his strategic...

Not just a paper-pusher

Mr Rayner Oon uses his real-life...


IO Joshua Ebenezer Jesudason carries a deep...

Keeping a close watch

Mr Allan Loi uses his engineering skills to...

The economics of police work

Studying in Chicago broadened operations...

A crime-busting career

Assistant superintendent of police (ASP) S...

Excelling in a varied role

Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Wilbur...

In the name of justice

A visit to Geylang Neighbourhood Police...

Harnessing the power of technology

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Brenda...

Helping victims of crime

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Lee...

Wind beneath their wings

Singapore Government Scholarship (Prisons)...

Saving lives in multiple roles

MHA Local Merit Scholarship recipient Wong...

In pursuit of justice

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Justin...

Ensuring the nation's safety

A career with the Immigration & Checkpoints...

To serve and protect

DSP Jeremy Ang Boon Sheng strives to keep...

Mission possible

DSP Chin Yong Feng fulfils his dream of...

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