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The SAF Scholarship

The SAF Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship after the President's Scholarship, offers you the opportunity to study at top universities around the world. Upon completion of your studies, you will be placed on a dynamic career path, and given opportunities to be a leader of Our Army at the highest levels.

Your Career Options

Your Career with Our Army Upon Graduation

You will embark on a fulfilling career path as an Officer. As a leader of men, you will acquire the proficiencies and skill-sets needed to handle a complex and wide-ranging spectrum of operations. You can expect to further develop and refine your abilities as you progress along a specially designed career roadmap. Your experience as a commander will bestow you with a comprehensive set of transferable skills that will serve you well beyond your retirement at age 50.

About the Scheme

What will I get?
  • Full salary (including bonuses)
  • Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
  • Maintenance and other allowances, e.g. books, clothing, computer
  • Return economy airfare
  • One-time sponsorship for summer exchanges programmes
  • Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable
Eligibility Criteria
  • Singapore citizen or Singapore PR intending to take up citizenship (Contract will only be offered upon confirmation of your citizenship)
  • Physically and medically fit
  • Good GCE A-Level, or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit), or equivalent
  • Good co-curricular activities records
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
  • Possess a strong interest in a military career
Basic Conditions
  • Fulfil a 6-year bond after your studies

SAF Merit Scholarship (SMS) / SAF Engineering Scholarship (SES)

The SAF Merit Scholarship and the SAF Engineering Scholarship gives you the opportunity to study at top universities around the world. Upon completion of your studies, you will be placed on a dynamic career path, and given opportunities to be a leader of Our Army at the highest levels.

Your Career Options

Your Career with Our Army Upon Graduation

You will embark on a fulfilling career path as an Officer or Military Expert and acquire the proficiencies and skill-sets needed to handle a complex and wide-ranging spectrum of operations. You can expect to further develop and refine your abilities as you progress along a specially designed career roadmap. Your experience will bestow you with a comprehensive set of transferable skills that will serve you well beyond your retirement at age 50 (for Officers) or 60 (for Military Experts).

About the Scheme

What will I get?
  • 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
  • One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programmes
  • Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable
Eligibility Criteria
  • Singapore citizen or Singapore PR intending to take up citizenship (Contract will only be offered upon confirmation of your citizenship)
  • Physically and medically fit
  • Good GCE A-Level or International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit), or equivalent
  • Good co-curricular activities records
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
  • Possess a strong interest in a military career
Basic Conditions
  • Fulfil a 6-year bond after your studies

SAF Academic Scholarship (SAS Military / Overseas / Local)

With the SAF Academic Scholarship (Military), you'll be sponsored to train at renowned overseas Military Academies such as the West Point Military Academy in the USA, the National Defence Academy in Japan, and the Australian Defence Force Academy. You'll rub shoulders with other like-minded individuals from other countries, hone your military knowledge and skills, and become a more mature and well-rounded person in the process.

The SAF Academic Scholarship (Overseas / Local), on the other hand, sponsors you for studies at renowned local and foreign universities.

Your Career Options

Your Career with Our Army Upon Graduation

You will embark on a fulfilling career path as an Officer. As a leader of men, you will acquire the proficiencies and skill-sets needed to handle a complex and wide-ranging spectrum of operations. You can expect to further develop and refine your abilities as you progress along a specially designed career roadmap. Your experience as a commander will bestow you with a comprehensive set of transferable skills that will serve you well beyond your retirement at age 50.

About the Scheme

What will I get?
  • Monthly salary
  • Tuition fees and other approved academic charges
  • Allowances (books, computer, out-of-pocket, and warm clothing)
  • Return economy airfare for SAS (Military / Overseas)
  • Hostel fee, if any (based on twin-sharing rate)
Eligibility Criteria
  • Singapore citizen or Singapore PR intending to take up citizenship (Contract will only be offered upon confirmation of your citizenship)
  • Physically and medically fit
  • GCE A-Level or International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic Diploma, or equivalent
  • Good co-curricular activities records
  • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
  • Possess a strong interest in a military career
Basic Conditions
  • Fulfil a 6-year bond after your studies

SAF Academic Award (SAA) / SAF Engineering Award (SEA) / Military Training Award (MTA-Non Graduating)

The SAF Academic Award and SAF Engineering Award both offer you sponsorship at a local university, whilst Military Training Award provides you with military training at renowned overseas Military Academies. Training at these prestigious military facilities will enable you to leverage your military knowledge with regard to the different schools of thought, and allow you to appreciate the various systems of military governance and operations.

Your Career Options

Your Career with Our Army Upon Graduation

Upon graduation, you will embark on a rewarding career as an Officer or a Military Expert.

In addition to an exciting and varied life, you will enjoy numerous opportunities for personal and professional development throughout your career. You will be groomed for success, and turned into a world-class commander/expert with decision-making skills and expertise that are highly valued by both your peers and the men you lead.

About the Scheme

What will I get?
  • Full sponsorship of tuition fees and approved charges
  • Under SAA, you will receive:
    • Annual allowance of $12,000
    • Tuition fees and approved charges
    • Allowances (books and computer)
    • Hostel fee, if any (based on twin-sharing rate)
  • Under SEA, you will receive:
    • Annual allowance of $12,000
    • Tuition fees and approved charges
    • Allowances (books and computer)
    • Hostel fee, if any (based on twin-sharing rate)
  • Under MTA, you will receive:
    • Monthly salary
    • Out-of-pocket
    • Approved course fees and other compulsory charges imposed by the Academy
    • Return economy airfare
Eligibility Criteria
  • Singapore citizen or Singapore PR intending to take up citizenship (Contract will only be offered upon confirmation of your citizenship)
  • Physically and medically fit
  • Good GCE A-Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
  • Qualify for Officer Cadet School
  • Possess a strong interest in a military career
Basic Conditions
  • SAA / SAF Engineering Award holder will have to fulfil a 4-year bond after studies
  • MTA holder will have to fulfil a 3- to 5-year bond (depending on academy) after training

Local Dentistry Scholarship / SAF Medicine Scholarship

Local Dentistry Scholarship / SAF Medicine Scholarship offers sponsorship for studies in Dentistry / Medicine at the National University of Singapore.

Your Career Options

Your Career with Our Army Upon Graduation

You will embark on a fulfilling career path as an Officer. As a leader of men, you will acquire the proficiencies and skill-sets needed to handle a complex and wide-ranging spectrum of operations. You can expect to further develop and refine your abilities as you progress along a specially designed career roadmap. Your experience as a commander will bestow you with a comprehensive set of transferable skills that will serve you well beyond your retirement at age 50.

About the Scheme

What will I get?
  • Full sponsorship of tuition fees and approved charges
  • Under the Local Dentistry Scholarship, you will receive:
    • Annual allowance of $12,000
    • Tuition fees and approved charges
    • Allowance (books and computer)
    • Hostel fee, if any (based on twin-sharing rate)
  • SAF Medicine Scholarship, you will receive:
    • Monthly salary
    • Tuition fees and approved charges
    • Allowance (books and computer)
    • Hostel fee, if any (based on twin-sharing rate)
Eligibility Criteria
  • Singapore citizen or Singapore PR intending to take up citizenship (Contract will only be offered upon confirmation of your citizenship)
  • Attain a placing in either Course of study: National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; or Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Good GCE A-Level, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent.
Basic Conditions
  • SAF Local Dentistry Scholarship holder will have to fulfil a 5-year bond after studies
  • SAF Medicine Scholarship holder will have to fulfil a 6-year bond after studies
  • SAFMS holder will have their bond suspended during periods of Specialty Training and Hospital Postings

Find out more about a career as an Officer or Military Expert here.