APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 WILL COMMENCE ON 2 JANUARY 2019

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), i.e. the Media Education Scholarship (MES), MES (Film) and the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS) are now subsumed under the SG:D Scholarship (Undergraduate). 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 (Undergraduate) is an industry scholarship that empowers students pursuing Infocomm Media (ICM) related studies at the undergraduate level with a wealth of opportunities. Scholars under the programme have the flexibility to chart your own career with the industry. Scholars can serve your bond in a ICM-related job role in the organisation of your choice*, ranging from Startups to SMEs to MNCs.
*as approved by IMDA

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:

For Enquiries

For enquiries, please write in to Info@imda.gov.sg

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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Have a good Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) record
  • Possess a strong interest in a career in the ICM industry
  • Commence university studies within one year of award (i.e. commence studies latest by Academic Year 2020 for 2019 awardees)
  • For Full Scholarship - A/IB/IP Level or Polytechnic diploma holder pursuing an ICM-related degree at a local or overseas university.
  • For Mid-Term Scholarship - existing undergraduate pursuing an ICM-related degree at a local or overseas university with minimally one academic year of study remaining from point of award.
Eligible courses -:
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies including Computer Science / Business and IT / Computational Biology / Financial Informatics / Information Security / Applied Sciences etc.
  • Media-related courses in Animation /Broadcast /Film /Games, Interactive Media / Publishing (including Content Creation related courses in English, Mandarin, Malay & Tamil).

Scholarship Obligation

SG:D Scholarship (Undergraduate) offers - shorter bonds* as follows:

  • 5 years for Full Overseas Scholarship;
  • 3 years for Full Local Scholarship;
  • 4 years for the Fast Track Bachelors-Masters Scholarship; or
  • Between 1 to 4 years for Mid-Term Local or Overseas Scholarship (depends on the duration of sponsorship).
Scholars can serve their bond in any ICM-related job role in an organisation of their choice, -with consensus by IMDA. Organisations interested to hire –SG: Digital scholars can email info@imda.gov.sg for more information on the terms and conditions.
*Scholars interested to pursue an overseas job opportunity can count six months of your gap year as part of the bond obligation.

Scholarship Coverage

Successful applicants will be given support for:

  • Tuition and other compulsory university fees
  • Annual living allowance and a one-time computer allowance
  • Hostel fees
  • Medical insurance and 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