Scholarships and Sponsorships

Discover and develop your full potential with our attractive educational and military training awards.

A Level

  • Second in prestige only to the President's Scholarship, The SAF Scholarship (formally known as SAF Overseas Scholarship – SAFOS), is for those who see the honour in service and duty - the noble purpose of being there where it matters most. It provides excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as grooming for the highest levels of command and management.

    The SAF Scholarship offers scholars opportunities to be involved in operations that directly contribute to the peace and security of Singapore. Through a series of command and staff appointments, scholars will not only hone their skills as a leader, but also as a manager, a planner and a strategist.

    Bond: Fulfil a 6–year bond after your studies

      Value of Award:

    • Full salary for the duration of overseas studies (including bonuses)
    • Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges
    • Maintenance and other allowances, e.g. book, clothing, computer
    • Return 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 permanent resident intending to take up citizenship
    • Good GCE 'A' Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
    • Good co–curricular activities (CCA) record
    • Strong leadership qualities
    • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
    • Possess a strong interest in a military career
    • All MINDEF/SAF scholarships are open for application to both genders
  • The SAF Engineering Scholarship is for aspiring military engineers-to-be, who are ready to serve the nation and be groomed as leaders with specific deep specialisation in engineering. The scholarship equips with you with a world-class education and training to spearhead in-depth engineering studies, design and operationalise high-end technological capabilities for the SAF.

    As military engineers, you will assume a range of challenging appointments in MINDEF/SAF. In addition, there will be opportunities to be rotated to the Defence Technology Community (e.g. Defence Science and Technology Agency [DSTA] and DSO National Laboratories) to augment the build-up of engineering expertise in the Defence-technology ecosystem.

      Value of Award:

    • Full sponsorship e.g. tuition fees and other approved academic charges to pursue engineering studies in renowned overseas or local universities
    • Departure for studies in the year of award
    • Monthly salary and maintenance allowance (e.g. books, clothing, computer etc.) for the duration of studies
    • 6 year bond

      Eligibility Criteria:

    • Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
    • Good GCE 'A' Level results or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
    • Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
    • Possess strong interest in pursuing a military engineering career in the SAF
  • The SAF Merit Scholarship (SMS) equips you with a world-class education and exposes you to training that will develop your operational know-how and expertise relevant to the organisation. You will be trained to meet the challenges of the new security environment; to be a leader of leaders to lead and guide your men to fulfill the mission.

    Bond: Fulfil a 6–year bond after your studies

      Value of Award:

    • 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 programmes
    • Sponsorship for up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master's if applicable

      Eligibility Criteria:

    • Singapore citizen or permanent resident intending to take up citizenship
    • Good GCE 'A' Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
    • Good co-curricular activities (CCA) record
    • Strong leadership qualities
    • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
    • Possess a strong interest in a military career
    • All MINDEF/SAF scholarships are open for application to both genders
  • The SAF Academic Scholarship is ideal for individuals who are passionate about contributing to the defence of Singapore and wish to achieve their academic goals. The SAF Academic Scholarship (Military) will provide you with the opportunity to pursue your tertiary education and training at renowned overseas military academies – such as the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and French Air Force Academy (FAFA) – while the SAF Academic Scholarship (Overseas / Local) will provide sponsorship for your studies at renowned overseas and local recognised universities.

    Bond: Fulfil a 6–year bond after your studies

      Value of Award:

    • Monthly salary for the duration of studies
    • Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges
    • Book and computer allowance
    • Clothing allowance (Military only)
    • Return airfare (Military and overseas only)

      Eligibility Criteria:

    • Good co-curricular activities (CCA) record
    • Singapore citizen or permanent resident intending to take up citizenship
    • GCE A Level (with minimum 10 academic units), International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
    • Strong leadership qualities
    • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
    • Possess a strong interest in a military career
  • The SAF Academic Award will provide you with an undergraduate sponsorship at our local recognised universities. After completing your studies, you will serve in the RSAF as a combat officer.

    Bond: Fulfil a 4–year bond after your studies

      Value of Award:

    • Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges
    • Study, book and computer allowance
    • Sponsorship of hostel fees

      Eligibility Criteria:

    • Singapore citizen or permanent resident intending to take up citizenship
    • Qualify for a place in a local recognised university
    • Good co-curricular activities (CCA) record
    • Strong leadership qualities
    • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
    • Possess a strong interest in a military career
  • SAF Engineering Award will provide you an undergraduate sponsorship at our locally recognised universities. After completing your studies, you will serve in the RSAF as a Military Expert.

    Bond: Fulfil a 4–year bond after your studies

      Value of Award:

    • Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges
    • Study, book and computer allowance
    • Sponsorship of hostel fees

      Eligibility Criteria:

    • Singapore citizen or permanent resident intending to take up citizenship
    • Qualify for relevant engineering degree in a local recognised university
    • Good co–curricular activities (CCA) record
    • Strong leadership qualities
    • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
    • Possess a strong interest in a military career