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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.

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Beyond Borders Internship Programme

Curious about how our officers secure our borders and keep Singapore safe? Join the Beyond Borders Internship Programme to gain insights into our work and operations, and get first-hand experience of our culture. There is a variety of projects available for students to take on, which cater to different interests and diverse fields of studies.

  • 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

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.

Full-Time Studies

Degree Scholarship

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. Officers below Inspector (INSP) rank would have the opportunity to go through an interview for selection as Inspector (INSP) upon graduation.

Part-Time Studies 

Degree Sponsorship

Good 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.