As a Naval Officer, you will be groomed to take command of our Navy’s sophisticated submarines, warships and naval aircraft, while leading men and women of our Navy family to fulfil their duty of defending Singapore. Being a naval strategist, you will lead your people during troubled times to victory at sea, and during times of peace, use your diplomatic skills to expand Singapore’s policy spaces and defend our way of life.
As a Naval Officer, you will receive a competitive starting salary, a comprehensive Savings and Employee Retirement (SAVER) plan and FLEX benefits credits that accrue with years of service under the Officer Career Scheme.
|Officer Cadet||2nd Lieutenant||Lieutenant|
|$3,940 - $4,890 (Degree)||-||$4,900 - $5,520* (Degree)|
|$3,010 (Diploma)||$3,570* (Diploma)||$3,630* (Diploma)|
|$2,420 (A-Level)||$3,010* (A-Level)||$3,240 (A-Level)|
|All Naval Officers|
Savings and Employee Retirement (SAVER) Plan
|CPF top-up account- Lower employee’s contribution compared to private section, allowing more take-home pay. Employer’s contribution matches that of private sector.|
|Savings account- Funds will be deposited monthly for the first 10 years of service. Withdrawals can be made from the 7th year of service onwards.|
|Retirement account- Contributions start from the 7th year of service.|
|Service Bonuses – Distributed from ages 45-50|
An annual lump sum allowance will be disbursed to you so that you have the flexibility in using the money as and when you need it.
|First 6 years of service||$600 per year|
|7th to 12th year of service||$800 per year|
|13th year of service onwards||$1000 per year|
The SAF Scholarship
Second in prestige only to the President's Scholarship, The SAF Scholarship (formerly 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.
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.
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.
SAF Academic Award
Further your education at a leading university in Singapore.
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.
Stories from Beyond
“The scholarship provided me with a head start in my career and widened my opportunities for professional and personal growth. If you enjoy taking on a diverse portfolio of work, the RSN is for you!”
COL Kwan Hon Chuong
Head, RSN Strategic Redesign
“Life in the Navy is not going to be easy but it is definitely a place where you'll forge some of the greatest friendships and share the most meaningful memories. I wouldn't trade my experience here in the Navy for anything else in the world.”
MAJ Eileen Sow
Head, Navy Recruitment Centre
“Many glitzy opportunities may be placed before you. But set aside the glamour and consider the grit. At the lowest of the lowest moment, make what you do be truly worth it!”
CPT Chris-Adelle Khaw
Operations Officer, RSS Stalwart