The applications for SG:D Scholarship (Postgraduate) 2019 is now closed. Applications will open in January annually

The Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship, announced by Minister of Communications and Information on 25 September 2018, consolidates the various industry scholarships that are offered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The terms and conditions of the scholarship have been enhanced to groom aspiring Infocomm Media (ICM) talent to be industry-ready for an exciting career in a fast-evolving digital economy.

The SG:D Scholarship (Postgraduate) is an industry scholarship that empowers individuals pursuing Infocomm Media (ICM) related studies at the Masters or PhD level. Individuals pursuing postgraduate studies in specialised ICM areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Immersive Media, and Digital Content Creation can chart your future with this scholarship.
Note: The former MES, MES (Film) postgraduate tracks and National Cybersecurity Postgraduate Scholarship (NCPS) had been subsumed under the SG:D Scholarship (Postgraduate).

If you have a passion for ICM and want to take an active role in influencing how technology and/or storytelling can help shape lives, you are invited to explore the multitude of opportunities abound in fields such as digital and interactive media, film & TV, games development, cybersecurity, mobile technology, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and many more.

SG:D Scholarship also support ICM-related studies at the following levels:

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Explore a world of possibilities with the SG:Digital (SG:D) Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Male applicants must have completed National Service
  • Currently enrolled in an ICM-related programme in a local autonomous university or approved institution, or enrolled full-time in a renowned overseas university or commencing studies within one year of award
  • Current students must have minimally one academic year of study remaining from the point of award
  • Online/Distance Learning courses and Part time PhD programmes are not eligible
  • Not a recipient of, or hold any other scholarship or other award of a monetary nature [excluding bursary and financial aid]
  • Priority will be given to non-public officers. Public officers are encouraged to apply for in-house schemes available in their organisations

Scholarship Obligation

The SG:D Scholarship (Postgraduate) offers shorter bonds 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*
  • 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 Local PhD, Overseas Masters and Overseas PhD studies. Stipend is only applicable for Local Masters and PhD, and Overseas PhD.