Scholarships, Sponsorships & Internships

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ICA offers scholarships that provide bright, passionate individuals a meaningful and challenging career in ICA and the wider Home Team.

Under the MHA Uniformed Scholarship with ICA, scholars will have the opportunity to play a crucial role in Singapore’s homefront security – safeguarding our country as the first line of defence against security and immigration threats. Scholars will be groomed for key leadership positions through a structured programme of command and staff appointments that empower them to discover and develop their potential. They will be equipped with holistic skills that prepare them for a challenging and purposeful journey in ICA’s fast-paced, dynamic environment, such as operational command and control, strategic and corporate development, and team management.

ICA offers a diverse range of functions that scholars will be exposed to – such as checkpoint and maritime clearance, intelligence, enforcement, immigration and national registration - creating opportunities to explore a breadth of responsibilities that will challenge and develop every individual.

ICA scholarship and award holders will be sponsored for their undergraduate studies in overseas or local universities. The Scholarship Board can decide to offer you the following Scholarship tiers – Singapore Government Scholarship (SGS), Local Merit Scholarship (LMS), Home Team Local Study Award (HTLSA). Terms and conditions will vary according to their calibre and tier of scholarship awarded.

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Beyond Borders Internship Programme

Singapore is one of the world’s safest cities, but do you know what it takes to uphold the security of our nation?

Join the Beyond Borders Internship Programme to experience what goes on beyond the scenes of Singapore’s security, and learn about what we do in our day-to-day operations and what keeps us going every day. We provide a range of projects for students to take on, catering to diverse interests and fields of study.


  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Completed GCE A Level, International Baccalaureate, NUS High School Diploma (or equivalent) examinations.

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For Serving Officers

At ICA, we take pride in developing the potential of every individual. Beyond a purposeful career in safeguarding Singapore’s borders, we empower your professional growth through continuous learning, so you can be at the frontline of the borders, and of your career.

The ICA Continuous Education Programme (iCEP) offers all ICA officers opportunities to deepen your professional and domain capabilities, to develop new skills and take on new challenges.

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

Full-Time Studies

Degree Scholarship

ICA offers high-performing officers the opportunity to 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).

Selected officers will be given full pay for their full-time studies, as well as full sponsorship for their course fees and book allowance. Officers below Inspector (INSP) rank would have the opportunity to go through a selection interview for Inspector (INSP) upon graduation.

Part-Time Studies 

Degree Sponsorship

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

Diploma Sponsorship

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

Formal Certificate Sponsorship

ICA officers can be sponsored for relevant formal certificate programmes to enhance their skillset.

Masters and Graduate Diploma Sponsorships

ICA officers can be sponsored for relevant courses and be given book allowance and thesis allowance for the entire course.

Study Awards (Masters/ Graduate Diploma/ Degree/ Diploma/ Formal Certificate)

ICA officers can claim up to 80% reimbursement of course fees for programmes ranging from formal certificates to postgraduate studies that are directly relevant to MHA/ICA and 50% for programmes that are not directly relevant.