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The SG Digital Scholarship. For those who choose different.

Unlike a typical government scholarship, we’ll connect you with a diverse group of top leaders in the industry,
as you forge your own career path in tech and media. Applications now open till 31 March 2023.

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The SG Digital Scholarship (Postgraduate) is an industry scholarship that empowers individuals interested in pursuing tech or media-related studies at the Masters or PhD level. Individuals pursuing postgraduate studies in specialised tech or media-related areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Immersive Media, and Digital Content Creation can chart their future with this scholarship. 

Benefits

  • Access to the SG Digital Leadership Accelerator network of digital talent;
  • Attractive job opportunities from top employers in tech and media;
  • Invitations to exclusive industry events & networking opportunities e.g. mentorships, industry conferences etc.

Events

SG Digital Scholarship Information Session

Find out how the SG Digital Scholarship can support your pursuit of a career in Singapore’s dynamic and fast-moving tech and media sector. Sign up for one of the information sessions available if you think the SG Digital Scholarship could be the right one for you. Click here to sign up.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the SG Digital Scholarship (Postgraduate) must meet the following criteria:

  • Singapore citizen;
  • The postgraduate programme has to be tech or media-related and offered by a local autonomous university, local arts institution or a renowned overseas university
  • A current student in a postgraduate programme with minimally one academic year of study remaining from the point of scholarship award; or
  • A candidate who has yet to enroll in any postgraduate programmes and will commence his/her Masters or PhD within one year from the point of scholarship award

The following are not eligible:

  1. Online or distance learning courses;
  2. Part-time Overseas Masters; and
  3. Part-time Local/Overseas PhD programmes.

Priority will be given to non-public officers as public officers are encouraged to apply in-house schemes available in their organisations. Both fresh graduates and professionals are welcome to apply.

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For Enquiries

Please write in to SGD_Scholarship_PG@imda.gov.sg.

Scholarship Obligation

The bond commitment will be as follows:

For Masters studies:

  • 3 years for Full Overseas Scholarship
  • 2 years for Full Local Scholarship or Mid-Term Overseas Scholarship
  • 1 year for Mid-Term Local Scholarship
  • Bond-free for Part-time Local or Mid-Term Part-time Local Scholarship

For PhD studies:

  • Bond-free for Local Scholarship (including full- or mid-term)
  • 5 years for Full Overseas Scholarship
  • 3 – 4 years for Mid-term Overseas Scholarship

 

Scholarship Coverage

Successful applicants will be given support for:

  • Tuition and other compulsory university fees
  • Annual living allowance and/or stipend*
  • Pre-studies Allowance^
  • Thesis allowance
  • Medical insurance, visa fees, etc. where mandatory
  • Funding support for courses and certifications beyond school curriculum
  • Support for overseas experiences^ including overseas internships, student exchange programmes and competitions
  • For PhD studies: Conference allowances, travel allowances and book allowances

*Living allowance is only applicable for overseas Masters and overseas PhD studies. Stipend is only applicable for full-time local Masters and full-time local and overseas PhD studies. Scholars awarded under the cybersecurity track of the SG Digital Scholarship (Postgraduate) will receive enhanced benefits, applicable for full-time local and overseas Masters and PhD studies.

^Support for pre-studies allowance and overseas experience are only applicable for full-time local and overseas Masters and PhD studies.