Deadline: 31 March 2021

Healthcare Merit Award / Healthcare Merit Scholarship (MOH) - Full-Term

Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Health

Healthcare Merit Award (HMA)
This is awarded to promising students with strong academic track records and a passion to pursue great careers in public healthcare.

Healthcare Merit Scholarship (HMS)
This is awarded to outstanding individuals who are passionate about Singapore’s public healthcare while demonstrating academic excellence, strong leadership qualities and community spirit.

Starting from 2017, MOHH has decided to take a more holistic approach in our HMS selection where all potential HMS candidates will be first be awarded the Healthcare Merit Award. Post award, all HMA recipients will be monitored for their suitability for an upgrade to HMS during their first year of studies depending on factors such as their academic results and involvement in leadership positions and project management.

Course of Study:

Diagnostic Radiography, Dietetics, Medical Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Radiation Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Therapy, Orthoptics

Tenable Universities/Institutions:

NUS, SIT, Renowned Overseas Universities

Tenable Period:


Bond Period:

6 Years (Overseas), 4 Years (Local)

  • Tuition Fees: Yes
  • Exam Fees: NA
  • Hostel Fees : Yes
  • Monthly Allowance ($) : Yes
  • Yearly Allowance ($) : NA
  • Annual Value of Award (Mid-Term):


  • Salary : Yes
  • One-Time Return Airfare (overseas) : Yes
  • Other Return Airfare (overseas): Yes
  • Settling-In Allowance (overseas) : Yes
  • Excess Baggage (overseas) : NA
  • Clothing Allowance (overseas) : NA
  • Medical Insurance (overseas) : NA
  • Book Allowance : NA
  • Computer Loan / Grant ($) : NA
  • Attachment During Vacation : Yes
  • Lump Sum : Yes
  • Other Benefits :

    All Healthcare Scholarships are centrally managed by MOH Holdings, on behalf of the three public healthcare clusters (National University Health System, National Healthcare Group and Singapore Health Services).

    • Clinical placement expense (for overseas study only)
    • Sponsorship for approved developmental programmes
    • Commencement award
    • Distinction award (for scholars who graduate with at least Second Class (Upper) Honours or equivalent)
Nationality (TOS): Singapore Citizen, Singapore PR
Excellent ‘A’ Level / IB / NUS High:

10 au

Excellent ‘O’ Level:


Polytechnic Dip without ‘A’ Level:

Merit / Distinction

Excellent CCA:


Proven Leadership:


Undergrads May Apply:


Completed NS (Male):





Passion for serving in serving in the public healthcare sector, good communication skills