Scholarship Details

We Are Professionals With Passion For People.

MSF develops the "heartware" for Singapore through our policies, community infrastructure, programmes and services.

Our mission is to nurture a resilient and caring society that can overcome challenges together.

Previously known as the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, the Ministry was officially restructured on 1 November 2012.

Local Merit Scholarship

MSF provides scholarships to outstanding students who are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of others. As a scholar, you can look forward to an exciting and fulfilling career in the Ministry upon graduation.


  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents intending to take up citizenship
  • Excellent results in GCE ‘A’ Levels, Polytechnic Diploma with Merit or equivalent qualification (e.g. International Baccalaureate)
  • Good Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) records
  • Strong leadership qualities and potential
  • An interest in a career with MSF

Current undergraduates who desire a career with MSF, and have performed well academically and in other areas, can apply for MSF's mid-term scholarships. Mid-term scholarship applicants should have completed at least one semester in their undergraduate studies, and are not in their final year of studies.

Value of Scholarships

• Full tuition fees and other approved charges
• Hostel fees
• Maintenance and other allowances
• Sponsorship for PSC Developmental programmes, approved student exchange programme/summer programmes and CCA
• Sponsorship of Master’s degree (if requirements are met)

Bond Duration

  • Undergraduate Study in Singapore: 4 years

Where to Pursue

• National University of Singapore (NUS)
• Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
• Singapore Management University (SMU)
• Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
• Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
• Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
• Universities approved by ministry

Choice of Courses

Most disciplines will be considered as we need a wide variety of talent in the Ministry.
Examples of courses you may pursue:

Specialist Track:

  • Social Work
  • Psychology

General Track (This list is not exhuastive):

  • Data Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Others courses approved by ministry

Scholars' Experience

Connection between heart and head

MSF scholar Shermain Lee has the right...

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