Applicants should apply to local and foreign universities on their own.
You do not need to have a confirmed university offer at the time of application for PSC scholarships. PSC scholarships are awarded based on merit. All applicants, with or without a university offer, will be awarded a scholarship if they are found suitable. However, the deadlines for some university applications are earlier than the application deadline for PSC scholarships. Hence, if you intend to commence your studies in the same academic year, you are advised to apply ahead so that you are not faced with the situation where you are awarded a scholarship without having secured a university placement.
PSC scholarships holders have attended universities for their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in countries such as:
PSC Master's Scholarship holders are given up to 2 years to pursue full-time Master's programmes either locally or overseas. The course of study should be an area relevant to the work of the Civil Service. The PSC Master's Scholarship does not cover MBA programmes.
Yes, you may pursue Medicine or Dentistry
under the following two types of scholarships.
PSC Scholarship (Medicine) or PSC Scholarship
2017 exercise onwards, the PSC Scholarship (Medicine) and PSC Scholarship
(Dentistry) are offered to existing local medicine and dentistry
undergraduates, who have completed at least one year of studies, including those who are currently pursuing
the MD programme at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. The objective is to strengthen the pipeline
for public healthcare and professional leadership.
small number of full-term Medicine and Dentistry undergraduate scholarships
will continue to be offered to those awarded the President’s Scholarship, which
allows full flexibility in the course of study both locally and overseas. In
your PSC scholarship application, you should indicate your interest to read
Medicine or Dentistry under the career and course preferences section. This
would provide the interview panel a more accurate understanding of your
academic and career preferences. If you do not obtain a place to study Medicine
or Dentistry, you can still be considered for a PSC scholarship to read other
Those interested to read Medicine and who aspire to be clinician scientists may consider scholarships offered by A*STAR. Those aspiring to become military doctors may also consider scholarships offered by MINDEF such as the SAF Medicine Scholarship. Alternatively, you may also consider the pre-employment grant (PEG) for overseas medicine students offered by MOHH.
We evaluate on a case-by-case basis. In general, the course of study should be in an area relevant to the work of the Civil Service. Some courses of study are very narrow in focus and of very limited relevance to the Public Service. In such cases, we might not support that course of study. The PSC Master's Scholarship does not cover MBA programmes.