Scholarships and Sponsorships for your Polytechnic Studies

You may also apply for scholarships and sponsorships offered by external organisations. They are offered at different times during the academic year and have varying eligibility criteria.

Please check the respective websites to read their terms and conditions and pay attention to their application requirements and deadlines.


  • Students must usually be enrolled in a full-time course at the time of application.
  • Scholarships and bursaries are usually awarded for one academic year unless stated otherwise.
  • Recipients of these scholarships are usually not eligible for another scholarship, bursary, Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS) from Yayasan Mendaki or sponsorship by employers.

Non-Course Specific Scholarships/ Sponsorships

Home Award (Polytechnic)

Joint Polytechnic-SAF Diploma Scheme (JPSDS)

MENDAKI Scholarships (Polytechnic)

Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship (for students with disabilities pursuing Diplomas in Information Technology)

SME Talent Programme

Zalora Scholarship

Scholarships/ Sponsorships for Students Enrolled in:

School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE)

For ABE Year 1 students

For DEPM Year 1 students

  • Sands Hospitality Scholarship

For DARCH students

  • Sarojini Devi Scholarship
  • Yogarajah Scholarship & Bursary Fund

For DCE Year 2 & 3 students

For DCE students

For ABE Year 3 students

For DID, DLA, DCE, DEPM, DFM students

School of Chemical and Life Sciences (CLS)

For all CLS students (via nomination only)

For DFST students

  • SFMA – Pek Cheng Chuan Scholarship
  • Tai Hua Scholarship 

For DPCS students

  • Singapore Society of Cosmetic Scientists Merit Award

For DAPC and DCHE students

  • Mitsui Chemicals Process Technology (MCPT) Study Award

School of Computing (SoC)

For DAAA/DISM/DIT students

For DISM students

For all SoC students


School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (MAE)

Media, Arts and Design School (MAD)

Scholarships Offered by External Organizations

Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Encourage Upgrading (LKY-STEP) & Tay Eng Soon Scholarship (TESS)

 Eligibility:All ITE graduates who have enrolled in a full-time Diploma are eligible for the LKY-STEP and TESS. 
  • Singaporean and PR
  • Have achieved outstanding results in their ITE courses, i.e. attainment of a GPA score of 3.5 and above
  • Possess good records of active participation in co-curricular activities (CCA)
  • Not in receipt of any bursary/scholarship award (for LKY-STEP)
  • Not financially sponsored by employers
Waiver of Polytechnic tuition fees for the duration of the diploma course and one-time cash quantum of $3,500


One-time cash award of $3,000

Instructions and more information are found in the LKY-STEP & TESS 2022 e-Form webpage 

BCA-Industry Built Environment Diploma Scholarship/ Sponsorship

 Eligibility: New students in their 1st year of studies in Polytechnic. Enrolled in one of the courses listed here.
  • Excellent academic results
  • Excellent CCA records

Scholarship covers full course fees and $900 monthly allowance. Locals will serve a 1- year bond for every year of Scholarship whereas foreigners will serve a 2-year bond for every year of Scholarship

Sponsorship covers $7,000 annual allowance which comes with a 1-year bond for every year of Sponsorship

 Apply:  Please apply online on the BrightSparks webpage

Home Team Diploma Sponsorship (Polytechnic)


Singapore citizens only

For students already studying in SP, or new students who have managed to secure a place to study a full-time diploma course in SP

  • Good GCE 'O' level/ NITEC/ Higher NITEC results and CCA records
  • Medically and physically fit

Tuition and compulsory fees sponsored by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

A monthly allowance of $1,000 credited into the student's account.

Study bonus of $1,200 per semester if the student passes all modules in that semester.


Upon graduation, award recipients may have a choice of pursuing a career with either the Home Affairs Uniformed Services (HUS) , i.e. Singapore Police Force (SPF), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Singapore Prison Service and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) or Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

Apply:  Please refer to MHA website for more information

ASMI Scholarship Full Term

ASMI Scholarship Mid Term

Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship

Eligibility: Singaporeans or PRs (from the Teochew Community)
Criteria: Good academic performance

S$4,000 per year


Apply: Application usually in June each year

NTUC FairPrice Scholarship

Eligibility: Singaporeans or PRs
Criteria: Good academic results and co-curricular activities (CCA) records

$5,000 per year; renewable yearly if the scholar maintains good academic results and conduct records - Student to fulfil Industrial Training Attachments at FairPrice

The Scholarship comes with a one-year bond for each year of award

Apply: Application usually in June each year

PAP Community Foundation Study Award

Eligibility: Singaporeans
  • Actively involved in CCAs/ leadership/ community service activities (preferably holding leadership positions in SP, grassroots organisations or self-help groups)
  • Good academic results
  • In need of financial help (* family monthly per capita income MPCI must not exceed $850)

How to calculate MPCI
(Total monthly gross family income / No. of dependents in the same household)


S$2,700 per year


Apply: Please apply during the SP Donors-sponsored bursaries/ scholarships exercise in April

Muslimin Trust Fund Association (MTFA) Bursaries and Merit Awards

Eligibility: Muslims under the age of 35 who are Singapore citizens

Household income of the applicant must not exceed $4,000 per month

How to calculate MPCI
(Total monthly gross family income / No. of dependents in the same household)

Apply: The forms can also be downloaded from the MTFA website
Enquiries: Please refer to the MTFA FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions

PUB Engineering Scholarship


Year 1, 2 and 3 students with excellent results and CCA records from the following engineering faculties:

Civil, Mechanical, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Criteria: Singaporean and PR
Achieved outstanding results in their O Level or ITE courses.
For Yr 2 and 3, attainment of a GPA score of 3.7 and above.
Good records of active participation in co-curricular activities (CCA)
Not in receipt of any other bursary/scholarship awards
Final year students must do an internship with PUB, during which PUB will evaluate their suitability for a job or the Singapore Sustainability Scholarship
Quantum: Sponsorship on yearly basis -- Student will have to meet min. GPA criteria of 3.7 to be renewed for the next year.
Bond-Free scholarship.
Full sponsorship of the tuition fees and provision of book & laptop allowances. (Laptop allowance available for Year 1 students only).

UOB - Kay Hian Scholarship

Academic Award
For students in the Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBKF)Top Year 1 and 2 students who demonstrate knowledge and passion for working in the finance sector

This list may change from time to time. Students are strongly encouraged to check this webpage and their SP email account regularly for updates on the latest scholarships available.

For further enquiries, please contact Student Service Centre at 6775 1133 or email us at