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MSF Scholarships

We award scholarships to outstanding students who are keen to pursue a career in MSF. Scholars can look forward to challenging and fulfilling careers in the Ministry upon graduation.

What scholarships does MSF offer?


1. Local Merit Scholarship

To pursue undergraduate studies at local universities such as the:

  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • SIM University (UniSIM)


2. Singapore Government Scholarship

To pursue undergraduate studies at overseas universities in countries such as:

  • Asia & Oceania – China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand
  • Americas – Canada, United States
  • Europe – France, Germany, United Kingdom

Who can apply for MSF scholarships?


1. You must be either a:

  • Singapore Citizen; or
  • Permanent Resident intending to take up citizenship

2. You must have one of the following qualifications:

  • GCE ‘A’ levels (in general you should offer 11 units)
  • Polytechnic Diploma with Merit
  • Equivalent qualification (e.g. International Baccalaureate)

3. You should also have:

  • Good Co-Curricular Activities record
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Strong interest in a career with MSF

What does the scholarship offer?

Local Merit Scholarship

  • Full tuition fees
  • Hostel fees^
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Book allowance
  • Computer allowance (once-off)
  • Sponsorship for student exchange programme*

Singapore Government Scholarship

  • Full tuition fees
  • Return economy class airfare
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Book allowance
  • Settling-in allowance (once-off)
  • Computer allowance (once-off)
  • Warm clothing allowance (once-off)
  • Sponsorship for student exchange programme*

^ You are required to stay at least 1 academic year in the university hostel
* Subject to the Ministry’s approval

What courses can I pursue?

Most disciplines will be considered as we need a wide variety of talent in the Ministry.

Examples of courses you may pursue:

  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • International Relations
  • Political Science

How many years will I be bonded to the Ministry?

Scholarship No. of Years Bonded
Local Merit Scholarship 4 years
Singapore Government Scholarship
(in non-English-speaking countries)
5 years
Singapore Government Scholarship
(in English-speaking countries)
6 years

How do I apply?

For application of MSF Scholarships, please go to the PSC Gateway: www.pscgateway.gov.sg

For more info

For scholarship-related enquiries, please email us at scholarship@msf.gov.sg .