MINDEF/SAF Scholarship Table

 




Title of Scholarship
Courses/disciplines
Universities/institutions
Value
Bond period
Requirements
Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship (SAFOS)
Most Disciplines*

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.
Renowned overseas universities
• Full salary for the duration of overseas studies
• Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
• Maintenance and other allowances e.g. books, clothing, computer
• Return economy airfare
• Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters 
6 years
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  GCE 'A' Levels (with minimum 11 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), 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
Singapore Armed Forces Merit Scholarship (SMS)

The following schemes are available:

•  SMS (Combat)
•  SMS (Psychology)
•  SMS (Engineering)
•  SMS (Combat): Most Disciplines*
•  SMS (Psychology): Psychology
•  SMS (Engineering): Engineering

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

• Monthly salary for the duration of studies
• Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
• Maintenance and other allowances e.g. books, clothing, computer
• Return economy airfare
• Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters 


SMS for 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)
• Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters 
6 years
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
•  GCE 'A' Levels (with minimum 11 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
• Strong leadership qualities
• Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS) / Military Domain Expert Course
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career
Defence Merit Scholarship (DMS)
Most disciplines*

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in MINDEF.
Renowned overseas universities / local universities
• Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
• Maintenance and other allowances e.g. books, clothing, computer
• Return economy airfare
• Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters

DMS for Local Studies
• Tuition fees and other approved academic chargess
• Book Allowance
• Computer Allowance
• Hostel fees, if any (based on twin sharing rates)
• Annual Allowance
• Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters

6 years for overseas studies

4 years for local studies
• Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
• Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
• Male scholarship holders must complete National Service before commencement of studies.
SAF Academic Scholarship (SAS)

The following schemes are available:

- SAS (Military)
- SAS (Combat)
- SAS (Psychology)
- SAS (Engineering)
SAS (Military) / (Combat): Most Disciplines*
SAS (Psychology): Psychology
SAS (Engineering): Engineering

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.
SAS (Military): Military academies

SAS(Combat)/Psychology/
Engineering):
Renowned overseas universities / local universities

• Monthly salary for the duration of studies
• Tuition fees and other approved charges
• Return economy airfare
• Book allowance
• Computer allowance
• Out-of-pocket allowance and Clothing allowance [SAS(Military) only]
• Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters
6 years
• Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
• GCE 'A' Levels (with minimum 10 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
• Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
•Qualify for Officer Cadet School (OCS)/ Military Domain Expert Course
• Possess a strong interest in a military career ** Candidates offering GCE 'A' Levels: minimum 10 academic units

SAF Medicine Scholarship
Medicine
National University of Singapore (NUS) / Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
• Monthly salary for the duration of studies
• Tuition fees and approved academic charges
• Computer allowance
• Hostel fees, if any (twin-sharing rate)
• Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme
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 co-curricular activities (CCA) record
•Strong leadership qualities
Local Dentistry Scholarship (LDS)
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)
• Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme
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 co-curricular activities (CCA) record
• Strong leadership qualities
Local Study Award (LSA)
The following schemes are available:

- LSA (Combat)
- LSA (Service)
- LSA (Psychology))
- SAS (Engineering)
LSA (Combat) / (Service): Most Disciplines*

LSA (Psychology):Psychology

* 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
• Annual Study Allowance
• Tuition fees and approved charges
• Book allowance
• Computer allowance
• Hostel fees, if any (twin-sharing rate)
•Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters

Pilot & Weapon Systems Officer (Fighter) - monthly salary
4 years

Pilot & Weapon Systems Officer (Fighter): 6 years
• Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship.
• GCE 'A' Levels (with minimum 10 academic units), 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
MDES^ Study Award (MSA) (Degree)
^ Military Domain Experts Scheme

LDepends on the chosen vocation

Renowned overseas universities / local universities
• Annual Study Allowance
• Tuition fees and approved academic charges
• 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.
• GCE 'A' Levels (with minimum 10 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
• Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
•Qualify for Officer Cadet School (OCS) / Military Domain Expert Course
• Possess a strong interest in a military career