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Smart Nation Scholarship

Fast Facts

The Smart Nation Scholarship develops and nurtures technology talents and leaders within public service. Offered by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), Government Technology Agency (GovTech), and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the scholarship gives recipients the opportunity to carve out their own career pathway in applied technology for the public good.

The Scholarship is targeted at top students who have demonstrated potential for technical leadership, and have a passion to serve in the public sector. Candidates will be assessed based on a holistic set of eligibility criteria. On top of academic performance, other aspects such as co-curricular activities and involvement in ICT events and competitions, among others, will also be taken in consideration.

Career Pathways

Value of Award

The scholarship will cover:

  • Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Living allowance: Allowance for day-to-day expenses such as bills and living costs
  • One-time allowance: IT equipment, warm clothing, return shipping and settling-in allowances

Option to backdate: Mid-term scholars** (overseas or local) may opt to backdate the scholarship.

**Mid-term scholarship applicants must have at least one semester of university results at the point of application and have not embarked on final year of study. Click here for more information.

Bond Requirements

Service Commitment: 6 years (overseas programme) or 4 years (local programme)

Eligibility Criteria

Singapore Citizen*
Outstanding GCE “A” Level results (or equivalent) or Polytechnic Diploma
Outstanding co-curricular activities record
Passionate about having a technology career
Pursue an ICT-related degree programme

*Includes Singapore Permanent Residents who are taking up citizenship.

Application Date

3 September 2018 to 30 April 2019

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