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Overview

Introduced in 2017, ICA scholarships offer promising individuals a meaningful and challenging career in ICA and the wider Home Team. The ICA scholarship offers scholars opportunities to directly contribute to Singapore’s homefront security by safeguarding our borders – our first line of defence against security and immigration threats. Through a series of command and staff appointments , scholars will be groomed for key leadership positions. Their career journey will be enriched with vast exposures to hone their repertoire of skills such as leadership competencies for command and control of ICA’s high tempo operations, team management for effective outcomes as well as strategic and corporate development, and planning skills to ensure their holistic development for a successful and purposeful career. Given the diverse range of functions within ICA – spanning checkpoint and maritime clearance, intelligence, enforcement, immigration and national registration – there are many demanding responsibilities that will challenge and develop scholarship holders.

ICA scholarship and award holders will be sponsored for undergraduate studies in overseas or local universities, depending on their calibre and the tier of scholarship awarded.

Read on to find out more!


For Students

Home Team Local Study Award

The Home Team Local Study Award (HTLSA) offers you the opportunity to pursue these areas of studies – Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, Criminology or Security at the local universities.

Upon graduation, the HTLSA recipients will be appointed as HAS (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspectors.

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For more information, email ICA_Recruitment@ica.gov.sg.

 

Singapore Government Scholarship

The Singapore Government Scholarship (SGS) gives you the opportunity to pursue undergraduate studies at a reputable overseas or local university.

Upon graduation, the SGS recipients will pursue a rewarding career as HAS (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspectors.

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Local Merit Scholarship

The Local Merit Scholarship (LMS) helps you take your first steps towards  a meaningful and rewarding career with ICA, beginning with an undergraduate education at a local university.

Upon graduation, the LMS recipients will pursue a rewarding career as HAS (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspectors.

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Home Team (Polytechnic/ITE) Sponsorship


Sponsorship for Polytechnic Studies (For New Entrants)

The Home Team Diploma Sponsorship is awarded to talented polytechnic students who demonstrate leadership, have the drive and resilience to take on challenges, and who share the vision of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to keep Singapore safe and secure. We sponsor you for a three-year full-time diploma at any of the five local polytechnics.

Upon graduating, you will pursue a career as HAS (ICA) Direct-Entry Sergeant.

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Sponsorship for ITE Studies (For New Entrants)

The Home Team Diploma Sponsorship is awarded to talented polytechnic students who demonstrate leadership, have the drive and resilience to take on challenges, and who share the vision of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to keep Singapore safe and secure. We sponsor you for a three-year full-time diploma at any of the five local polytechnics.

Upon graduating, you will pursue a career as HAS (ICA) Direct-Entry Sergeant.

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For Serving Officers

As an ICA officer, your career at ICA not only provides you with a meaningful purpose in safeguarding our borders, it also offers opportunities for you to upgrade yourself academically. Under the ICA Continuous Education Programme (iCEP), officers are provided with development opportunities to deepen their professional and domain capabilities.

You can apply for a range of scholarships/sponsorships ranging from undergraduate degree to diploma programmes.

 

Home Affairs Learning & Growth Opportunities Programme (HALO) Scholarship

The HALO Programme is a degree scholarship programme that sponsors top-performing HAS (ICA) officers to pursue full-time undergraduate studies at one of Singapore’s universities.

Benefits

The benefits under the HALO Programme are unique because officers selected are:

  • Given a full scholarship to study degree studies in any discipline except architecture, medicine, dentistry, nursing and hospitality at one of the four universities - the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
  • Allowed to pursue their degree studies on a full-time basis
  • Able to continue drawing their full salary while they are studying
  • Placed directly on Inspector rank under HAS (ICA) Scheme of Service upon successfully completing their degree studies.
Eligibility

ICA officers may be eligible for the HALO Programme if they have:

  • Graduated with a good diploma or GCE ‘A’ level
  • Completed a minimum of two years of service
  • Been assessed to perform well and have good potential and performance
Bond

Officers who are fully-sponsored for their degree studies are required to serve a 4-year bond upon completion of their degree studies.

 

ICA Degree Scholarship (Full-Time)

ICA officers with good performance and potential may enrol in selected degree courses in the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Institute of Technology – University of Liverpool (SIT-UoL).

They will be given full pay for their full-time studies, as well as full sponsorship for their course fees and book allowance.

 

ICA Degree Sponsorship (Part-Time)

Good performing officers may enrol in relevant degree courses where they will be given full sponsorship for their part-time studies and book allowance.

 

Diploma Sponsorship (Part-Time)

ICA officers can be fully sponsored for selected part-time diploma course and be given book allowance.

ICA officers can also apply for up to 80% reimbursement of course fees for programmes relevant to MHA/ICA.