SAF-Polytechnic Sponsorship (MDES)


The SAF-Polytechnic Sponsorship offers you sponsorship at a local polytechnic.


  • Offering you a full sponsorship to study at a Polytechnic, this scheme provides a monthly allowance ranging from $1,000 to $1,300*
  • Sponsored study in Polytechnic, covering all tuition and compulsory fees*
  • Bonus of $1,200 if all courses in each semester are passed at the first attempt*

*Applicants within the first 12 months of their studies are eligible for 100% sponsorship





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
  • An existing Polytechnic student, or have secured a place at a Polytechnic
  • Possess a strong interest in a military career
Basic Condition
  • Fulfil a 4-year bond after studies



Your Career with SAF C4I Beyond Polytechnic

Upon graduation, you will embark on a rewarding career and work towards becoming a Military Intelligence Expert or Military Intelligence Expert (Engineer).

As a Military Intelligence Expert in SAF C4I, you will embark on a path of deep specialisation in the field of Intelligence and/or Engineering. You will be instrumental in advancing the operational and technological capabilities in your chosen domain.

With a rewarding career up to age 60, your journey in SAF C4I will allow you to develop yourself to the fullest potential through mastery of the Intelligence tradecraft as you progress in your career.

As a Military Ingelligence Expert (Engineer) in SAF C4I, you will embark on a path of deep specialisation in the field of Engineering. You will be instrumental in advancing the operational and technological capabilities by delivering cutting-edge technologies that will shape the outcome of the information battlespace.

With a rewarding career up to age 60, your journey in SAF C4I will allow you to develop yourself to the fullest potential through mastery of the Engineering field as you progress in your career.




SAF Merit Scholarship (SMS)


The SAF Merit 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 in SAF C4I at the highest levels.


  • Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s if applicable.
  • 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 programme



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 record
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Qualify to be a Senior Military Expert and excel in MDEC Phase 1
  • Possess a strong interest in a military career
Basic Condition
  • Fulfil a 6-year bond after studies



Your Career with SAF C4I Upon Graduation

Upon graduation, you will embark on a rewarding career and work towards becoming a Senior Military Expert in Military Intelligence or Cyber Defence.

As a Senior Military Expert in SAF C4I, you will embark on a path of deep specialisation and fulfilling career in the field of Intelligence. 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 in SAF C4I. Your experience will bestow you with a comprehensive set of transferable skills that will serve you well beyond your retirement at age 60.




SAF Academic Scholarship (Local/Open)


The SAF Academic 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 in SAF C4I at the highest levels.


  • Monthly salary for the duration of studies
  • Maintenance and other allowances, e.g. books, clothing, computer
  • Flight expenses for SAS (Open) (based on economy class airfare) are only applicable for vacation attachment (over 10 weeks) and upon completion of studies



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 with minimum 10 academic units, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit), or equivalent
  • Good co-curricular activities record
  • Good military performance
Basic Condition
  • Fulfil a 6-year bond after studies



Your Career with SAF C4I Upon Graduation

Upon graduation, you will embark on a rewarding career and work towards becoming a Senior Military Expert in Military Intelligence or Cyber Defence.

As a Senior Military Expert in SAF C4I, you will embark on a path of deep specialisation and fulfilling career in the field of Intelligence. 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 in SAF C4I. Your experience will bestow you with a comprehensive set of transferable skills that will serve you well beyond your retirement at age 60.




SAF Academic Award (SAA)


The SAF Academic Award offers you sponsorship at a local university.


  • Full sponsorship of tuition fees and approved charges
  • Annual allowance of $12,000
  • Tuition fees and approved charges
  • Allowances (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)
  • Physically and medically fit
  • Good GCE A-Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
  • Qualify to be a Senior Military Expert and excel in MDEC Phase 1
  • Possess a strong interest in a military career
Basic Condition
  • Fulfil a 4-year bond after studies



Your Career with SAF C4I Upon Graduation

Upon graduation, you will embark on a rewarding career and work towards becoming a Senior Military Expert in Military Intelligence or Cyber Defence.

As a Senior Military Expert in SAF C4I, you will enjoy numerous opportunities for personal and professional development throughout your career. You will acquire the proficiencies and skill-sets needed to handle a complex and wide-ranging spectrum of operations.

You will be groomed for success, and turned into a world-class expert with decision-making skills and expertise that are highly valued by both your peers and the men you lead.

You can expect to further develop and refine your abilities as you progress along a specially designed career roadmap in SAF C4I. Your experience will bestow you with a comprehensive set of transferable skills that will serve you well beyond your retirement at age 60.