Deadline: 15 March 2021

The SAF Scholarship (Mindef Scholarship Centre)

Scholarship Provider: MINDEF Scholarship Centre

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.

The SAF Scholarship offers scholars opportunities to be involved in operations that directly contribute to the peace and security of Singapore. Through a series of command and staff appointments, scholars will not only hone their skills as a leader, but also as a manager, a planner and a strategist.

Course of Study:

Most Courses. Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SAF.

Tenable Universities/Institutions:

NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT, Renowned Overseas Universities

Tenable Period:


Bond Period:

6 Years (Overseas), 6 Years (Local)

  • Tuition Fees: Yes
  • Exam Fees: Yes
  • 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) : Yes
  • Clothing Allowance (overseas) : Yes
  • Medical Insurance (overseas) : Yes
  • Book Allowance : No
  • Computer Loan / Grant ($) : Yes
  • Attachment During Vacation : Yes
  • Other Benefits :

    Opportunity for sponsorship of overseas programme and Masters

Nationality (TOS): Singapore Citizen
Excellent ‘A’ Level / IB / NUS High:


Excellent ‘O’ Level:


Polytechnic Dip without ‘A’ Level:


Excellent CCA:


Proven Leadership:


Undergrads May Apply:


Completed NS (Male):



Qualify for OCS, strong interest in military career