The bond period for the PSC scholarships (including the PSC Mid-Term Scholarship) is dependent on the country of study for the undergraduate degree.
Yes, the PSC scholarships do have a Masters component, but it is optional. The bond period and study duration are stated in the table below.
Country of Study for Undergraduate Degree
Country of Study for Master’s Degree
Maximum Study Duration for Undergraduate and Master’s Degree (Years)
Bond Period (Years)
Non-English speaking countries
Non-English speaking countries and Singapore
As for the PSC Masters Scholarship, it has a bond period of 3 years and study duration of up to 2 years at local or overseas universities.
A Master's degree is not a requirement to start work in the civil service. However, for scholarship holders who are keen to add greater diversity and depth to your academic experience, the PSC can provide sponsorship. Scholarship holders studying in the UK and US may pursue their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees within the 4-year study period. Having said that, UK and US scholarship holders are encouraged to pursue a postgraduate degree outside UK or US to enhance diversity and will be given an additional one year to complete the post-graduate programme. Scholars studying in the other European and Asia-Pacific countries may be sponsored for up to 2 years of Master's programme in any country.
Up to 2 years at local or overseas universities. The bond duration is 3 years.