MINDEF/SAF Scholarship Table

 
Organisation
Scholarship
Courses
Institutions / Country of Study
Value of Awards
Length of Bond
Requirements
Ministry of Defence
The SAF Scholarship

(Formerly known as the SAF Overseas Scholarship – SAFOS)
Most disciplines*
with the exception of professional courses such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, etc.

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.
Renowned overseas universities / local universities
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
6 years (inclusive of NS liability for males)
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
•  Strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career
SAF Merit Scholarship
Most disciplines*
with the exception of professional courses such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, etc.

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.
Renowned overseas universities / local universities
Overseas Studies

•  Monthly salary for the duration of studies
•  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

•  Monthly salary for the duration of studies
•  Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
•  Book allowance
•  Computer allowance
•  Hostel fees, if any (based on twin-sharing rates)
•  One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programme
•  Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable
6 years
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
•  Strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career
•  (OCS) Possess a strong interest in a military career
SAF Engineering Scholarship
Engineering
Renowned overseas universities / local universities
Overseas Studies

•  Monthly salary for the duration of studies
•  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

•  Monthly salary for the duration of studies
•  Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
•  Book allowance
•  Computer allowance
•  Hostel fees, if any (based on twin-sharing rates)
•  One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programme
•  Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable
6 years
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
•  Strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)
•  Possess a strong interest in a military engineering career
Defence Merit Scholarship
Most disciplines*
with the exception of professional courses such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, etc.

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.
Renowned overseas universities / local universities
Overseas Studies

•  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

DMS for Local Studies

•  Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
•  Local Maintenance Allowance
•  Book allowance
•  Computer allowance
•  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
6 years for overseas studies

4 years for local studies
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
•  Male scholarship holders must complete National Service before commencement of studies.
SAF Academic Scholarship
Most disciplines*
with the exception of professional courses such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, etc.

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.
Renowned overseas universities / local universities
Overseas Studies

•  Monthly salary for the duration of studies
•  Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
•  Return economy airfare
•  Book allowance
•  Computer allowance
•  One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programme
•  Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable

Local Studies

•  Monthly salary for the duration of studies
•  Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
•  Book allowance
•  Computer allowance
•  Hostel fees, if any (based on twin-sharing rates)
•  One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programme
•  Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable
6 years
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
•  Strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career
SAF Medicine Scholarship
Medicine
National University of Singapore (NUS) / Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Overseas Studies

•  Monthly salary for the duration of studies
•  Tuition fees and approved academic charges
•  Book allowance
•  Computer allowance
•  Hostel fees, if any (twin-sharing rate)

6 years *
* Bond suspension during periods of specialty training and hospital postings.
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  Secured a place in NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine or NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)
•  Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) record
•  Strong leadership qualities
Local Dentistry Scholarship
Dentistry
National University of Singapore (NUS)
•  Annual Study allowance
•  Tuition fees and approved academic charges
•  Book allowance
•  Computer allowance
•  Hostel fees, if any (twin-sharing rate)

5 years *
* Bond suspension during periods of Specialty Training and Hospital Postings.
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  Secured a place in NUS Faculty of Dentistry
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)
•  Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB) results, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) record
•  Strong leadership qualities
SAF Academic Award
Most disciplines*
with the exception of professional courses such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, etc. * Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.
Local universities
•  Tuition fees and approved academic charges
•  Local Maintenance Allowance
•  Book allowance
•  Hostel fees, if any (twin-sharing rate)
•  Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters

4 years
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
•  Qualify for Officer Cadet School (OCS)
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career
SAF Engineering Award
Engineering
Local universities
•  Tuition fees and approved academic charges
•  Local Maintenance Allowance
•  Book allowance
•  Computer allowance
•  Hostel fees, if any (twin-sharing rate)
•  Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters

4 years
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  Good GCE 'A' Levels or International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
•  Qualify for Officer Cadet School (OCS)
•  Possess a strong interest in a military engineering career