Adjust Font SizeAAA

Scholarships & Awards

print
Scroll Image

Home Affairs Uniformed Services Scholarships

The Home Affairs Uniformed Services Scholarships are conferred to students who undertake undergraduate studies in overseas and local universities. Upon their return, scholarship holders will return to a rewarding career in one of the Home Team Departments.

Types of Scholarship

  • 1. Singapore Government Scholarship
    The Singapore Government Scholarship (SGS) takes qualified individuals to reputable Overseas or Local universities for their undergraduate studies.

  • 2. Local Merit Scholarship
    The Local Merit Scholarship (LMS) takes qualified individuals to Local universities for their undergraduate studies.

Requirements

  • Singapore Citizen
  • Permanent Residents who intend to take up citizenship
  • Excellent academic results
  • Good NS performance
  • Good CCA record
  • GCE 'A' levels (min. 10 academic units), IB, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent

Value of award

  • Tuition and other approved fees
  • Monthly Overseas/Local Maintenance Allowance
  • Pre-studies Allowance
  • Return Economy Airfare

    (For SGS holders)

  • Hostel Allowance

    (For LMS holders)

  • Sponsorship for exchange programmes

    (if requirements are met)

Countries & Course of Study

  • Overseas Universities (SGS) / Local Universities (LMS) in any disciplines (Except medicine, dentistry and architecture)

    *Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar

Award ConditionCondition award for SGS Holders
Scholarship holders will be bonded for 6 years (English-speaking countries) or 5 years (non-English-speaking countries) starting from the day they assume duty after completing their course of study.

Award ConditionCondition award for LMS Holders
Scholarship holders will be bonded for 4 years starting from the day they assume duty after completing their course of study.

Career DevelopmentCareer Development
Scholarship holders will be exposed to various areas of work through regular postings to acquire staff and command competencies.

Eligible scholarship holders will be emplaced on the Public Service Leadership Programme where they will be given opportunities to acquire specialised knowledge and capabilities to take on key leadership positions in the Home Team Departments.

Back to Careers


Home Team Logo

Home Team Diploma Sponsorship

The Home Team Diploma Sponsorship is awarded to polytechnic students who demonstrate leadership, have the drive and resilience to take on challenges and who share MHA's vision to keep Singapore safe and secure.

We sponsor you for a 3 year full-time diploma education in any of the local five polytechnics.

The sponsorship not only provides financial incentives during your diploma studies, but also a fulfilling and rewarding career with the Home Team. Upon graduation, you will serve at a Home Team Department of your choice.

You will receive reimbursement of up to 100% of tuition fees and backdated monthly allowance depending on when you sign up for the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship.

The graduated back-payment rates are as follows:

IF YOU APPLY IN:
YEAR 1 VALUE OF
AWARD
= 100% (Tuition fees & Allowances)
YEAR 2 VALUE OF
AWARD
= 60% (Tuition fees & Allowance) for Year 1 + 100% (Tuition fees & Allowances) for Year 2 & 3
YEAR 3 VALUE OF
AWARD
= 40% (Tuition fees & Allowance) for Year 1 & 2 + 100% (Tuition fees & Allowances) for Year 3

Applications opens from 1 Sep to 31 Oct

  • Eligibility
  • Singapore Citizen
  • Existing students studying at Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Singapore or Temasek Polytechnic
  • Good 'O' Level/NITEC/Higher NITEC/Diploma results
  • Medically and physically fit, with at least a 'pass' in NAPFA

The Home Team Diploma (Merit) Sponsorship

  • Monthly allowance of $1,300 or a total of $15,600 per year;
  • Payment of tuition and compulsory fees;
  • Study bonus of $1,200 per semester if the student passes all modules in that semester.

The Home Team Diploma (Study) Sponsorship

  • Monthly allowance of $1,000 or a total of $12,000 per year;
  • Payment of tuition and compulsory fees;
  • Study bonus of $1,200 per semester if the student passes all modules in that semester.

Course of Study

The 5 local polytechnics and most disciplines of study

Condition of Award

Home Team Diploma Sponsorship recipients will be bonded for 4 years.

Back to Careers


ITE Logo

Home Team ITE Sponsorship

The Home Team ITE Sponsorship is awarded to Higher NITEC students who demonstrate leadership, have the drive and resilience to take on challenges and who share MHA's vision to keep Singapore safe and secure.

We sponsor you for your education in the ITE. The sponsorship not only provides financial incentives during your Higher NITEC studies, but also a fulfilling and rewarding career with the Home Team. Upon graduation, you will serve at a Home Team Department of your choice.

Applications opens from 1 Nov to 31 Dec

  • Eligibility
  • Singapore Citizen
  • Existing students studying Higher NITEC programmes at local ITEs 
  • Good academic results
  • Medically and physically fit, with at least a 'pass' in NAPFA

Value of Award

  • Monthly allowance of $750 or a total of $9,000 per year;
  • Payment of approved tuition and compulsory fees.

Course of Study

Local ITEs and most disciplines of study

Condition of Award

The Home Team ITE Sponsorship recipients will be required to fulfil a bond of 2 years for a 1-year course (or if the application is made in Higer NITEC Year 2) or 3 years bond for a 2 year course.

Note: If you apply in Higer NITEC Year 2, no back-payment will be made for the 1st year of studies.

The Home Team ITE Sponsorship holders who qualify for a placing in a local polytechnic and received the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship, will have their combined bond capped up to 6 years.

WITH A 3 YEAR HOME TEAM ITE SPONSORSHIP BOND
Home Team ITE Sponsorship
*3 years bond for a 2 year-course (if application is made in Higher NITEC Year 1)
›› 3 YEARS
Home Team Diploma Sponsorship ›› 4 YEARS
Home Team ITE Sponsorship + Home Team Diploma Sponsorship ›› 6 YEARS
WITH A 2 YEAR HOME TEAM ITE SPONSORSHIP BOND
Home Team ITE Sponsorship
*2 years bond for a 1 year-course (if application is made in Higher NITEC Year 1)
›› 2 YEARS
Home Team Diploma Sponsorship ›› 4 YEARS
Home Team ITE Sponsorship + Home Team Diploma Sponsorship ›› 6 YEARS

Back to Careers


Singapore Prison Service Intership Programme (SPS-IP)

SPS-IP offers an opportunity for undergraduates to experience SPS' culture and gain broader perspective in the work done by Captains of Lives.

During the programme, the interns are able to relate their academic learning in the course of study to SPS work environment. They will also be intellectually stretched through involvement in projects/ initiatives spearheaded by various units in SPS.

Applications for SPS-IP

  • Feb - Mar for internship that commences from May - Aug
  • Sep - Oct for internship that commences from Dec - Jan the following year

Back to Careers


Award Logos

Captain Of Lives Logo

Last Updated/Reviewed on 12 December 2017