SAF MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Application period:
September – April annually (for male applicants)
April – August annually (for female applicants)

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

The SAF Merit Scholarship 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 and guide your men to fulfil the mission.

AWARD WILL COVER

  • 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 of summer exchange programmes
  • Sponsorship of up to 4 years of studies, inclusive of Master’s degree if applicable

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
  • Good GCE 'A' Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent
  • 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
  • All MINDEF/SAF scholarships are open for application to both genders

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 Merit Scholarship (SMS). 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 SMS.

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 THE SAF MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Application period:

September – April annually (for male applicants)

April – August annually (for female applicants)

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

Please note that the following link will require a NS account/SingPass to access
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