Scholarship Details

The National Council of Social Service is the umbrella body for some 450 member social service organisations in Singapore. Our mission is to provide leadership and direction in social services, to enhance the capabilities of social service organisations and to provide strategic partnerships for social services. 

NCSS Scholarship

Are you an outstanding individual with a passion for helping people and the leadership qualities to drive social change? Then you're just the right person for the Social Service Scholarship. As a Social Service Scholar, you'll be given opportunities to participate in training and developmental programmes and engage with sector leaders.


  • Applicants must be Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Possess excellent GCE 'A' Level, IB, Diploma and/or University results
  • Have applied to a University or gained admission into a recognised Social Work, Psychology, Occupational, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy programme 
  • Displays strong leadership qualities
  • Has strong interest to work in the social service sector

Value of Scholarships

  • Full Tuition & compulsory fees
  • Maintenance Allowance
  • Once-off pre-studies Allowance
  • Approved Overseas Exchange Programme
  • Hostel Allowance (for local studies only)
  • Airfare (for overseas studies only)

Bond Duration

Undergrad Local: 4 years
Undergrad Overseas: 6 years
Postgrad Local: 3 years
Postgrad Overseas: 4 years

Where to Pursue

For Degree and Post-raduate courses, only local/overseas universities recognised by the respective professional accreditation bodies will be supported.

Choice of Courses

  • Social Work
  • Psychology (only applicable for postgraduate studies)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Scholars' Experience

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Human need for communication

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