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Scholarships and Sponsorships

These scholarships and Sponsorships recognise academic excellence and are for outstanding young men and women who want to serve Singapore through a rewarding career in the Singapore Navy.

The SAF Scholarship

Second in prestige only to the President's Scholarship, The SAF Scholarship (formerly known as SAF Overseas Scholarship or 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.

Benefits
•  Full salary for the duration of overseas studies (including bonuses)
•  Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges
•  Maintenance and other allowances, e.g. books, clothing, computer
•  Return airfare (for overseas scholars)
•  One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programmes

Eligibility
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
•  Good GCE 'A' Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records and strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career

SAF Merit Scholarship (SMS)

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 fulfil the mission.

Benefits
•  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 (for overseas scholars)
•  One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programmes

Eligibility
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
•  Good GCE 'A' Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records and strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career

SAF Academic Scholarship (SAS) — Overseas/Local

At a top local or overseas tertiary institution, achieve your academic goals in your pursuit of a fulfilling career contributing to the defence of Singapore.

Benefits
•  Monthly salary for the duration of studies
•  Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges
•  Return airfare (For SAS - Overseas)

Eligibility
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
•  Good GCE 'A' Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records and strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career

SAF Academic Award

Further your education at a leading university in Singapore. 

Benefits
•  Annual allowance of $12,000 during the course of your studies
•  Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges

Eligibility
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
•  Good GCE 'A' Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
•  Qualify for a place in a local university
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records and strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career

Mid-Term SAF Academic Award

If you're currently an undergraduate at a local university, you can take advantage of our mid-term scholarship.During the course of your studies, you will enjoy an annual allowance, as well as sponsorship of your tuition and hostel fees. 

Benefits of Mid-Term SAF Academic Award

  • Annual allowance, as well as sponsorship of tuition fees, hostel fees and other approved charges before signing on 
  • Pro-rated lump sum back payment of tuition fees, hostel fees and annual allowance.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
  • Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records and strong leadership qualities
  • Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
  • Possess a strong interest in a military career
  • Good academic results for the first semester of study at current university

SAF Engineering Scholarship

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.

Benefits
•  Full salary for the duration of overseas studies
•  Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges 
•  Maintenance and other allowances, e.g. books, clothing, computer 
•  Return airfare (for overseas scholars)
•  One-time sponsorship for summer exchange programmes

Eligibility
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
•  Good GCE 'A' Level or International Baccalaureate results, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records and strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career

SAF Engineering Award

Further your education at a leading local university and receive an allowance during the course of your studies.

Benefits
•  Annual allowance of $12,000 during the course of your studies
•  Full tuition fees and other approved academic charges

Eligibility
•  Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
•  Qualify for a place in a local university and studying relevant Engineering course
•  Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records and strong leadership qualities
•  Qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School
•  Possess a strong interest in a military career

SAF Polytechnic Sponsorship (MDES)

Receive full sponsorship of tuition fees and other approved charges at a local polytechnic, as well as a monthly allowance and study bonus.

Benefits
•  Full sponsorship of tuition fees and other approved charges
•  Monthly allowance of $1,300
•  Study bonus of $1,200 for each successfully completed semester without any failed module

Eligibility
•  Singapore citizen or Singapore PR intending to take up citizenship
•  Qualify for a place or currently studying relevant course of study in a local polytechnic
•  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 and above
•  Have not repeated any semester

SAF ITE Sponsorship (MDES)

Receive full sponsorship of tuition fees and other approved charges at a local Institute of Technical Education (ITE), as well as a monthly allowance.

Benefits
•  Full sponsorship of tuition fees and other approved charges
•  Monthly allowance of $600 (Higher NITEC) and $550 (NITEC)

Eligibility
•  Singapore citizen or Singapore PR intending to take up citizenship
•  Qualify for a place or currently studying relevant course of study in a local Institute of Technical Education
•  Have not repeated any semester