Scholarship Details

The mission of MINDEF and the Singapore Armed Forces is to enhance Singapore's peace and security through deterrence and diplomacy, and should these fail, to secure a swift and decisive victory over the aggressor.

The SAF Scholarship

The SAF Scholarship (formerly known as SAF Overseas Scholarship – SAFOS) is for those who see the honour in service and duty – the noble purpose of being there where it matters most. Second in prestige only to the President’s Scholarship, it provides excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as grooming for the highest levels of command and management.

Requirement

1) Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
2) Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent  
3) Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
4) Strong leadership qualities
5) Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)
6) Possess a strong interest in a military career

Value of Scholarships

Overseas Studies
- Full salary for the duration of studies (including bonuses)
-Full Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
- Overseas Maintenance and other allowances e.g. books, computer
- Return economy airfare
- One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programme
- Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable

Local Studies
- Full Salary for the duration of studies (including bonuses)
- Full Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
- Maintenance and other allowances e.g. books, computer
-  Hostel fees, if any (based on twin-sharing rates)
- One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programme
- Sponsorship for up to 5 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable

Bond Duration

6 years

Choice of Courses

Most disciplines* with the exception of professional courses such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, etc. 

Course Category:
· Arts / Social Sciences
· Economics
· Engineering
· International Relations
· Law*
· Mathematics
· Philosophy, Politics and Economics
· Political Science
· Psychology
· Science / Natural Sciences

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.   
 

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Scholars' Experience

Psyched about tech

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People developer

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In service to Singapore

Captain Aaron Koh sees his job serving in...

Soaring high

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Defending the seas

LTC Siswi Herlini leads teams in guarding...

A man of many hats

SLTC Wong Shi Ming’s career in the...

Flying High

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Leading a family

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In service of Singapore’s maritime defence

RADM Ken Cheong Kwok Chien of the Republic...

Defender of the deep

Captain (CPT) Thia Shan Zhi shares how the...

Aim higher, see further

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) John Nehemiah...

On a mission to excel

Taking up The SAF Scholarship enabled...

Engineering smooth operations

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Engineering...

An extensive naval career

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Keeping the skies safe

From being a pilot on relief missions to...

Rising through the ranks

The SAF Scholarship recipient Major (MAJ) Wu...

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