Terms & Application

Terms & Application

There are two types of MFA-tied scholarships:

  • PSC Scholarship (Foreign Service) administered by the Public Service Commission
  • Singapore Government Scholarship (Foreign Service)

Most Disciplines*

Most reputable overseas universities including those in China, France, Germany and Japan

Terms of Award

  • Tuition fees and other approved charges
  • Maintenance and other allowances
  • Return airfare
  • Sponsorship of approved exchange programme and Master’s degree


  • Singapore citizens or permanent residents intending to take up citizenship
  • Strong leadership qualities and interest in public diplomacy and international relations
  • GCE ‘A’ Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic diploma (with merit) or equivalent

Bond Period

  • 6 years for English-speaking countries
  • 5 years for non-English-speaking countries

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

Terms & Application

All applications should be made through the Public Service Commission (PSC).

Scholarship applications open in September and will close 10 days after the release of your ‘A’ level results. You may be interviewed by PSC or referred to MFA.

However, if you have an interest in pursuing your studies in a non-English speaking country, please register your interest with us at mfa_scholarship@mfa.gov.sg.

Applications for the early selection process for studies in non-English speaking countries (China, France, Germany, Japan etc.) are now open. Please submit the scanned copies of the documents listed below to mfa_scholarship@mfa.gov.sg.

b. CCA records/Testimonials
c. GCE 'O' & 'A' Level results slips (or preliminary results)
d. PSC essay
e. Photo
f. List of universities and courses (including the country of study) that you have applied to or intend to apply & the 
    status of each application
g. List of other scholarships you have applied

Apply online at http://www.pscscholarships.gov.sg/

For any enquiries, or if you wish to be included in our mailing list, please email mfa_scholarship@mfa.gov.sg