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 students

For ABE Graduates

  • SP Undergraduate Scholarship

For DCE students

For DEPM students

  • Marina Bay Sands - Sands Hospitality Scholarship

    School of Business (SB)

    For DHRMP students

    • PersolKelly - DHRMP
    • Elitez - DHRMP
    • RE&S - DHRMP
    • Hummingbird Bioscience - DHRMP

      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/DCDF/DIT students

      For DCDF 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 2024 e-Form webpage.

      Read more about LKY-STEP and TESS here.

      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:e-Application details can be found on 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

      Howe Yoon Chong (“HYC”) PSA Scholarship (2024)

      Eligibility Singaporeans only
      Criteria Please refer to this website
      • Annual tuition and other compulsory fees
      • Living allowance of $500 per month
      • Annual book allowance of $200
      Apply Submit via this e-Form
      pens 1 December 2023 to 15 March 2024


      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

      SP Sustainability Matters