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

Scholarships/ Sponsorships for Students Enrolled in:

School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE)

ABE (School of Architecture and the Built Environment) Scholarship

BCA-Industry Built Environment Diploma Scholarship / Sponsorship

E Three 5 Scholarship

Fonda Global Engineering Pte Ltd Scholarship

Hilton Hotel Scholarship

Kumpulan Akitek Scholarship

LOOK Architects Design Award

LTA Engineering Award

PUB Sponsorship

Savills CKH Scholarship

Sentosa 4D Magix Scholarship

Singapore Flyer Scholarship

Singapore Garden Society Scholarship

Singapore Structural Steel Society Scholarship

URA Award/ Scholarship

Yogarajah Scholarship and Bursary Fund

Yongnam Bursary/ Scholarship

School of Chemical and Life Sciences (CLS)

A*STAR Science Award

SFMA – Pek Cheng Chuan Scholarship (for DFST students)

Singapore Chemical Industry Council Scholarships (for DCHE students)

Singapore Society of Cosmetic Scientists Merit Award (for DPCS students)

Tai Hua Scholarship (for DFST students)

SME-SPRING Joint Executive Development Scholarship (for DCHE students)

School of Computing (SoC)

IMDA Infocomm Polytechnic (iPoly) Scholarship (for DAAA/DISM/DIT students)

CSIT Diploma Scholarship (for DAAA/DISM/DIT students)

DSO Diploma Scholarship (for DAAA/DISM/DIT students)

SingTel Cyber Cadet Scholarship (for DISM students)

DSTA Polytechnic Scholarships


School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

SP Engineering Scholarship (for DASE/DCPE/DEB/DEEE students)

A*STAR Science Award (for DASE/DCPE/DEB/DEEE students)

CSIT Diploma Scholarship (for DCPE students)

DSO Diploma Scholarship (for DASE/DCPE/DEB/DEEE students)

DSTA Polytechnic Digital Scholarship (for DASE/DCPE/DEB/DEEE students)

DSTA Polytechnic Engineering Scholarship (for DASE/DCPE/DEB/DEEE students)

Energy-Industry Scholarship (for DEEE students)

Home Team Diploma Sponsorship (for DASE/DCPE/DEB/DEEE students)

iBuildSG Diploma Scholarship/Sponsorship (for DEEE students)

SAF Polytechnic Sponsorship (for DASE/DCPE/DEB/DEEE students)

Singtel Engineering Cadet Scholarship (for DCPE and DEEE students)

SGRail Industry Scholarship (for DEEE students)

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
 Quantum: LKY-STEP
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

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

Eligibility: Full-time students of any nationality, any year of study (1st, 2nd or 3rd year)
SP Students pursuing DMR, DEEE or DME
S$5,000 per year
(The Scholarship comes with a one-year bond for each year of award)
Apply: Please refer to ASMI Scholarship website for more information

ASMI Marine Engineering Scholarship

Eligibility: Full-time students of any nationality
  • First year DMR students only (and DMR as 1st choice of study)
  • Good GCE ‘O’ level results
  • Outstanding CCA records
  • $2,300 per year for tuition fees
  • Allowance of $1,500 for laptop
  • Extra allowance of $7,200 per year

(The Scholarship comes with a three-years bond)

Apply: Please refer to ASMI Marine Engineering Scholarship website for more information

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

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

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