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The Singapore Police Force offers various scholarships and awards to candidates that demonstrate strong leadership qualities and have a strong interest in policing work. 

Click the image below to find out more from our scholars as they embark on the journey to keep Singapore safe and secure.

Click on the links below to find out more about the various scholarships and awards that SPF offer.

THE SPF SCHOLARSHIP

The Singapore Police Force Scholarship (The SPFS) is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the Public Service Commission. SPFS is awarded to candidates who have shown outstanding academic performance and leadership qualities, with a strong desire to serve in the Singapore Police Force. As a SPFS scholar, you will continue on your learning journey in a world-renowned university which provide intellectually, socially and personally enriching programmes to prepare you for a life of service and leadership. Upon your return, you will be involved in shaping policies to address issues on public law and order and play an integral role in protecting our country, community and your loved ones. As a Guardian of law and order, your determination and actions to make a difference will transform the lives of many!

ELIGIBILITY

  • Singapore Citizens

  • Outstanding academic results

  • Strong leadership qualities and keen interest in a career in the Singapore Police Force

  • Good CCA records

  • GCE ‘A’ levels (with at least 10 academic units), International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic Diploma (with Merit) or equivalent

  • Candidates should excel in Officer Cadet School (OCS)

VALUE OF AWARD

  • Tuition and other approved fees

  • Monthly Overseas Maintenance Allowance

  • Pre-studies Allowance

  • Return Economy Class Airfare

  • NS Disruption

  • Sponsorship for Masters and Exchange Programmes (if requirement are met)

  • Full Salary for the duration of their studies

COUNTRIES AND COURSES OF STUDY

Most countries and disciplines (except medicine, dentistry and architecture).

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SPF.

CONDITION OF AWARD

Scholarship holders will be bonded for six years (English-speaking countries) or five years (non-English-speaking countries) starting from the day they assume duty after completing their course of study.           

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Scholarship holders will be rotated through regular postings to acquire investigation acumen, policy conceptualisation skills and command & leadership abilities in the first six years of their career. 

Scholarship holders will be emplaced on the Public Service Leadership Programme where they will be given opportunities to acquire specialised knowledge and capabilities to take on key leadership positions in the Singapore Police Force. 

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Note: To apply for a SPF scholarship (all tiers, including The Singapore Police Force Scholarship <The SPFS>), please indicate 'Uniformed Services - SPF' as your 1st choice on the PSC application.

MHA UNIFORMED SCHOLARSHIPS (SPF)

SCHOLARSHIP TIERS

The Scholarship Board can decide to offer you the following Scholarship tiers:-

Singapore Merit Scholarship (SMS), Singapore Government Scholarship (SGS), Local Merit Scholarship (LMS), Home Team Local Study Award (HTLSA)

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Singapore Citizen or SPR who is intending to take up Singapore Citizenship

  • Have strong leadership qualities and potential

  • Possess strong interest in safeguarding the safety and security of Singapore

  • Have good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) records

  • Have a GCE A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic, NUS High School, or other high school diploma/certificate

  • Current Undergraduate students (not in final year of studies) may also apply. Click here for more details on a mid-term scholarship.

  • Perform well in National Service (for male applicants)

  • Candidates aspiring for the Singapore Merit Scholarship (SMS) tier should qualify and excel in Officer Cadet School*

*For female candidates: You will have to submit your application earlier to have sufficient time to prepare for enlistment into Basic Military Training (BMT) in the Singapore Armed Forces.

 

VALUE OF AWARD

  • Tuition and other approved fees

  • Monthly Overseas Maintenance Allowance

  • Monthly Salary for the duration

  • Pre-studies Allowance

  • Return Economy Class Airfare

  • NS Disruption

  • Sponsorship for Masters and Exchange Programmes (if requirement are met)

COUNTRIES AND COURSES OF STUDY

Most countries and disciplines (except medicine, dentistry and architecture).

* Applicants intending to pursue a degree in Law will not be called to the Bar while serving in the SPF.

 

CONDITION OF AWARD

Scholarship holders will be bonded for six years (English-speaking countries) or five years (non-English-speaking countries) starting from the day they assume duty after completing their course of study.

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Scholarship holders will be exposed to various areas of work through regular postings to acquire staff and command competencies.

Eligible scholarship holders who meet the criteria will be emplaced on the Public Service Leadership Programme where they will be given opportunities to acquire specialised knowlege and capabilities to take on key leadership positions in the SPF.

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Note: To apply for a SPF scholarship (all tiers, including The Singapore Police Force Scholarship <The SPFS>), please indicate 'Uniformed Services - SPF' as your 1st choice on the PSC application.

Interested female applicants of the Singapore Merit Scholarship may submit your applications HERE. Please note that the application period is from 1 May – 30 June.

 

HOME TEAM DIPLOMA SPONSORSHIP

The Home Team Diploma Sponsorship is awarded to talented polytechnic students who demonstrate leadership, have the drive and resilience to take on challenges and who share Singapore Police Force (SPF)'s vision to keep Singapore safe and secure. We sponsor you for a three year full-time diploma education in any of the local five polytechnics.

The sponsorship will not only provide financial incentives during your diploma studies, but also provide a fulfilling and rewarding career with developmental opportunities to acquire new skills and upgrade your academic qualifications when you join the SPF. Upon graduation, you will serve at SPF as a Police Officer. 

You will receive reimbursement of up to 100% of tuition fees and backdated monthly allowance depending on when you sign up for the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship. The graduated back-payment rates are as follows:

Diploma Sponsorship

ELIGIBILITY

  • Existing students studying at Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Singapore or Temasek Polytechnic
  • Singapore citizen
  • Good ‘O’ Level/Nitec/Higher Nitec/Diploma results
  • Medically and physically fit, with at least a ‘pass’ in NAPFA
  • Interested to do real work, not desk bound and enjoy working with people

VALUE OF AWARD

The Home Team Diploma (Merit) Sponsorship  The Home Team Diploma (Study) Sponsorship 
1. Monthly allowance of $1,300 or a total of $15,600 per year
2. Payment of tuition and compulsory fees
3. Study bonus of S$1,200 per semester if the student passes all modules in that semester    
1. Monthly allowance of $1,000 or a total of $12,000 per year
2. Payment of tuition and compulsory fees
3. Study bonus of $1,200 per semester if the student passes all modules in that semester

COURSES OF STUDY

The 5 local polytechnics and most disciplines of study

CONDITION OF AWARD

Home Team Diploma Sponsorship recipients will be bonded for 4 years

NATIONAL SERVICE

Male recipients, who have not served National Service (NS) will be placed under the Minimum Term of Engagement Scheme (MTE) of five years.

Under the MTE period, you will serve as regular officers and receive regular pay. At the end of the MTE period, you would have fulfilled their NS obligations and the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship bond.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

You will be given sponsorship opportunities to upgrad yourselves academically and professionally. Get ready for a challenging and rewarding career that brings out the best in you.

CONNECT WITH US

For enquiries on the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship, you may email us at MHA_HTSCO@mha.gov.sg.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants may submit your applications from 1 October to 15 November.

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HOME TEAM ITE SPONSORSHIP

The Home Team ITE Sponsorship is awarded to talented Higher NITEC students who demonstrate leadership, have the drive and resilience to take on challenges and who share Singapore Police Force (SPF)'s vision to keep Singapore safe and secure. We sponsor you for your education in the ITE.

The Sponsorship will not only provide financial incentives during your Higher NITEC studies, but also provide a fulfilling and rewarding career with developmental opportunities to acquire new skills and upgrade your academic qualifications when you join the SPF. Upon graduation, you will serve with the SPF as a Police Officer.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Existing students studying Higher NITEC programmes at local ITEs

  • Singapore citizens

  • Good Higher NITEC results

  • Be medically and physically fit, with at least a "pass" in NAPFA

  • Interested to do real and meaningful work, not desk bound and enjoy working with people

VALUE OF AWARD

  • Monthly allowance of $750 or a total of $9,000 per year

  • Payment of approved tuition and compulsory fees

COURSES OF STUDY

Local ITEs and most disciplines of study 

CONDITION OF AWARD

Home Team ITE Sponsorship recipients will be required to fulfil a bond of 2 years for a 1-year course (or if the application is made in Higher NITEC Year 2) or 3 years bond for a 2 year course.

*If you apply in Higher NITEC Year 2, no back-payment will be made for the 1st year of studies.
Home Team ITE Sponsorship recipients who qualify for a place in a local polytechnic and receive the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship, will have their combined bond capped up to 6 years.

ITE Sponsorship 3 Years

ITE Sponsorship 2 Years

NATIONAL SERVICE

Male recipients, who have not served National Service (NS) will be placed under the Minimum Term of Engagement Scheme (MTE) of five years.

Under the MTE period, you will serve as a regular officers and receive regular pay. At the end of the MTE period, you would have fulfilled their NS obligation and HOME Award (ITE) bond.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

You will be given sponsorship opportunities to upgrade yourselves academically and professionally. Get ready for a challenging and rewarding career that brings out the best in you.

CONNECT WITH US

For enquiries on the Home Team ITE Sponsorship, you may drop us an email at MHA_HTSCO@mha.gov.sg.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants may submit your applications from 1 October to 15 November.

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THE SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE BOOK PRIZE

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) Book Prize is awarded to students in recognition of their academic excellence and stellar co-curricular achievements. The award aims to motivate students in their continued pursuit of excellence in school and affirm the SPF’s commitment towards the holistic development of students as future leaders of Singapore.
 
Every year, the SPF presents the SPF Book Prize to 20 second-year Junior College and Year 6 International Baccalaureate students. As part of the SPF Book Prize journey, you will be given the rare opportunity to participate in enriching experiential programmes that allow you to interact with various SPF officers to get a glimpse into the exciting world of policing.

ELIGIBILITY

Students who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents intending to take up citizenship, may apply for the SPF Book Prize if they meet the following criteria:

  • Current Junior College Year 1 and International Baccalaureate Year 5 students (as of 2021)

  • Possess academic excellence

  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities

  • Passionate in serving the community

  • Keen in contributing towards a safe and secure Singapore

REQUIREMENTS

As part of the SPF Book Prize journey, shortlisted students are required to attend the following programmes:

  • Aspiring Leaders Programme – an insightful two-day experiential programme for students to embark on a learning journey across SPF specialist units and departments

  • SPF Book Prize Selection Day – an exciting one-day assessment programme where students will partake in a simulated Operations Planning Exercise

 

VALUE OF AWARD

Winners of the SPF Book Prize will enjoy:

  • An attractive cash prize of $2,500

  • Exclusive invitations to attend SPF scholarship engagement events to find out more about SPF scholarships

  • Opportunities to visit SPF establishments and units to learn about our latest crime fighting and crime prevention capabilities

  • Emplacement on attachments/internships to enjoy mentorship under our experienced police officers

  • Opportunities to be considered for an SPF scholarship

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested students may click here to submit your applications from 1 November – 31 January.

 

QUESTIONS

For more information on the SPF Book Prize, you may email us at SPF_Career@spf.gov.sg for enquiries.

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