Smart Nation Scholarship


The Smart Nation Scholarship develops and nurtures talent who have a passion for technology, and the ambition to propel our nation towards its goal of digital transformation. Offered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority, as well as the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and Government Technology Agency, the Smart Nation Scholarship gives talented individuals the opportunity to embark on a dynamic career in technology that contributes to the public good.

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Smart Nation Scholarship


We are looking for applicants who are:

  • Singapore Citizens (Includes Singapore Permanent Residents who are taking up citizenship)
  • GCE A-Level (or equivalent) or polytechnic diploma graduates with an outstanding co-curricular activities record
  • Passionate about having a career in tech for public good
  • Strong Leaders with good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Keen to pursue an ICT-related degree programme. If you are currently not in an ICT-related course but interested to take up a double degree in ICT, you will also be considered
  • Mid-term scholarship applicants who have at least one semester of university results at the point of application and have not embarked on their final year of study

Applicants who have prior experience in technology or ICT-related events or have participated in hackathons will be considered favourably.


IMDA - Tuiton Fees

Fees - Includes tuition and other compulsory fees such as application and examination fees

IMDA - Option to backdate

Option to backdate – Mid-term scholars may opt to backdate the scholarship

IMDA - Living Allowance

Living allowance – Allowance for day-to-day expenses such as bills and living costs

IMDA - One time allowance

One-time allowance – IT equipment, warm clothing, return shipping and settling-in allowances

IMDA - Service Commitment

Service commitment – 6 years (overseas programme) or 4 years (local programme)

Smart Nation Scholarship - What you can look forward to

How to apply

Applications are open from September until April for each cycle. If you have a passion for technology and a strong desire to play a part in our Smart Nation agenda, learn more about the scholarship at For enquiries, please write to

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Last updated on: 21 Mar 2023

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