SAF ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

Application period: Open all-year round for in-service personnel

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

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 (Open/ Local) will provide sponsorship for your studies at recognised overseas and local universities.

AWARD WILL COVER

  • 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

  • Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
  • GCE A Level (with minimum 10 academic units), International Baccalaureate, 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

ACCEPTED COURSE OF STUDY

You can choose to pursue your studies in any of the following disciplines:

  • Arts / Social Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • International Relations
  • Law*
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science / Natural Sciences

If you are pursuing your Master's degree, you must complete your studies in 4 years.

You can choose your course of study with the exception of professional courses such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, etc.

Note: *Applicants intending to pursue a degree in law should note that they will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.

You can choose your course of study with the exception of professional courses such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, etc.

If you are pursuing your Master's degree, you must complete your studies in 4 years.

If you are currently studying in a recognised university, you can still apply for the Mid-Term SAF Academic Scholarship (SAS). Once your application is successful, you will receive a backdated portion of the monthly allowance and fees that you missed earlier. So there is no better time than now to take up the SAS.

To apply to the RSAF, please fill in the online application form here.

For further queries regarding the scholarship application, feel free to contact us at 1800 270 1010 or email us at airforceapplication@defence.gov.sg.

BOND

The bond will be for 6 years, and will commence immediately upon graduation and return to service.

APPLY FOR SAF ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

Open all-year round. Please indicate your interest for the sponsorship when you apply for the relevant RSAF vocations.

If you are currently studying at a recognised university, you can apply for the Mid-Term SAF Academic Scholarship. If successful, you will receive a backdated portion of the scholarship's benefits, such as monthly salary and fees.

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