The Defence Merit Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship offered by MINDEF for civilian appointments in the organisation. Awarded to a select few each year, the DMS paves the way to a world-class education at some of the world's most eminent universities. Upon graduation, Defence Merit Scholars enjoy a highly rewarding and challenging career as a Defence Executive Officer (DXO) within MINDEF.
As a DXO, you will play a strategic role in the defence and security of Singapore. You will be at the forefront of the Ministry to shape defence policies, manage our defence budget as well as administration and management of our Human Resource pool.
You can choose to pursue your studies in any of the following disciplines:
*Specialisation in particular fields of Engineering are considered on a case-by-case basis
**Applicants intending to pursue a degree in law should note that they will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF
Our scholars typically go to top and renowned universities in the UK or USA.
The above lists are not exhaustive. You may also apply if the universities you're interested in are not listed, but applications are subject to approval.