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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 tech and media 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 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.

If you have a passion for tech and media 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.

The SG:D Scholarship also supports tech or media-related studies at the following levels:

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Singapore citizen;
  • Postgraduate programme has to be tech or media-related and offered by a local autonomous university or local arts institution or renowned overseas university;
  • Current student taking his/her postgraduate programme with minimally one academic year of study remaining from the point of scholarship award; or 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;
  • Not a recipient of, or hold any other scholarship or other award of a monetary nature (excluding bursary and financial aid); and
  • Priority will be given to non-public officers. Public officers are encouraged to apply in-house schemes available in their organisations.
  • Fresh graduates or professionals are welcome to apply.
  • The following are not eligible: (i) Online or Distance learning courses, (ii) part-time Overseas Masters, and (iii) part-time Local/Overseas PhD programmes.

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*
  • 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.

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

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