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SAF Merit Scholarship (Singaporeans)

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The SAF Merit Scholarship from the MINDEF Scholarship Centre (MSC) supports Singaporean undergraduate and master students to pursue a degree abroad in various fields for the duration of their studies. The aim is to prepare scholars for the challenges of the new security environment. Applicants must:

  • Be Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
  • Have good GCE ‘A’ Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
  • Have 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

The scholarship provides:

  • Monthly salary for the duration of studies
  • Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges
  • Maintenance and other allowances, e.g. books, clothing, computer
  • Return airfare
  • One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programs
  • Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable

The applicant must serve 6 years of bond period after graduation.

The deadline for female applicants closes on August 31, 2024.

The Application Window for male applicants opens on September 1, 2024, and closes on April 30, 2025.

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