You may qualify for scholarships at local polytechnics as well as leading local and international universities.
This is a premier public healthcare scholarship scheme that aims to nurture the next generation of nurse leaders. It is offered to outstanding O level graduates who demonstrate leadership potential and wish to pursue a career in nursing.
Three-year nursing diploma studies* with the following degree options:
Three-year bond in public healthcare, after completion of nursing diploma and university studies (local or overseas)
The application process starts on 3 April 2019 and closes on 14 April 2019.
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Note: The main selection and interview cycle periods are held from January to June each year. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
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This scholarship aims to nurture the next generation of community nursing leaders. It is offered by Ministry of Health in partnership with the Regional Health Systems and community care providers, and aims to develop nurse leaders who can help shape the future of community care. They will play a central role in the shift of care beyond hospital to the community, to better meet the care needs of the population. They will need to plan, provide and coordinate services that enable patients to receive care at home and in the community, in partnership with community care providers.
Three-year nursing diploma studies at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) or Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), with the following options for post-registration degree studies:
Three-year bond in public healthcare, after completion of:
All CNS recipients will undergo a one-year development programme after graduating from their nursing studies. The programme will comprise two six-month clinical postings.
Three-year nursing diploma programme*
Overseas post-registration degree programme OR the 19-month SIT-University of Glasgow (SIT-UoG) post-registration degree programme*
Six months in acute hospital to gain exposure to wide range of clinical cases and hands‐on training to hone nursing clinical skills
Six months in community care setting to gain a deeper understanding of nursing practice outside the hospital setting, which will help them in their community nursing roles subsequently
*Existing students under the nursing diploma programmes in NYP and NP, as well as those in degree programmes in SIT-UoG and NUS may apply for the CNS.
Beyond this, nurses can look forward to continual opportunities to deepen their knowledge and skills.
The application window for each intake is from 1 September of the preceding year to 31 March.
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Note: Selection interviews will take place between January and June, with the exception of O level graduates for whom the selection interviews will be held in January and February. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
HMA is awarded to promising students with strong academic track records and a passion to pursue great careers in public healthcare.
HMS is awarded to outstanding individuals who are passionate about Singapore’s public healthcare while demonstrating academic excellence, strong leadership qualities and community spirit.
"I am thankful to receive so many opportunities. Both local and overseas enrichment programmes complemented and buttressed my nursing experience. I learnt things I never could in classes. The networking with other scholars was also helpful, as I got to understand other nursing and allied health experiences better."
Four-year Bachelor of Science (Nursing) with Honours from National University of Singapore or MOHH-approved overseas universities
Note: Interviews are held from January to June each year. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
Four-year nursing degree programme at NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies
Four-year bond in public healthcare after completion of local university studies
Four-year nursing degree programme at NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies*
*Existing students under the nursing diploma programmes in NYP and NP, as well as those in degree programmes in SITUoG and NUS may apply for the CNS.
Note: Interviews are held between January and February. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
This is offered to outstanding students currently pursuing a diploma in relevant health science disciplines (e.g. nursing) at a local polytechnic, or pursuing a relevant health science (e.g. nursing) degree at local universities, or MOHH-approved overseas universities. It can be awarded in the form of a
Healthcare Merit Award (HMA).
"As a nursing scholar, I was given opportunities to attend overseas community involvement programmes and talks that can help hone my leadership skills. I was also able to form new friendships with my future allied healthcare co-workers."
Healthcare Merit Award (Mid-Term) application cycle starts from 1 September 2019 to 31 March 2020.
Overseas post-registration degree programme OR the 19-month SIT-University of Glasgow (SIT-UoG) post- registration degree programme*
Note: Selection interviews will take place between January and June, with the exception of O level graduates for whom the selection interviews will be held in January and February. The regular application cycle for the 2018 intake commenced from September 2017. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
This is offered to outstanding third-year diploma holders or recent diploma graduates in nursing who are keen to pursue a degree conversion course at Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or MOHH-approved overseas universities. It is awarded either in the form of a
Healthcare Merit Award (HMA) or
Healthcare Merit Scholarship (HMS).
"The nursing scholarship has equipped me well to engage with the community and give back to society…. Nurses provide a healing touch with our hands, dispense compassion with our caring heart and expand our knowledge to provide accurate clinical judgements. These three aspects are impossible to find in any other career."
19-month Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nursing at SIT or MOHH-approved overseas universities
This is offered by the Ministry of Health to final-year undergraduates or recent university graduates who are keen to pursue a master’s degree in selected health science disciplines, including nursing. It is awarded to people-centric and dynamic individuals who are passionate to join the public healthcare sector while demonstrating academic excellence, strong leadership qualities and community spirit. You will partner a team of dedicated healthcare professionals in providing direct care to patients and contribute to improving the health of Singaporeans.
Two-year Master degree in nursing (Graduate Entry)
The application window opens from 1 September and closes in mid-May the following year.
Note: Interviews are held from November to June each year. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.
19-month nursing post-registration degree studies at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or
One-year nursing post-registration degree studies at MOHH-approved overseas universities with strong community nursing focus
Three-year bond for local degree (SIT) or MOHH-approved overseas post-registration degree
One-year MOHH-approved overseas post-registration degree programme
19-month SIT-University of Glasgow (SIT-UoG) post-registration degree programme*
Take up sponsorships with monthly allowances to be Enrolled or Registered Nurses. Sponsorships cover nursing studies at
Nitec, diploma and degree levels. You will serve in the public healthcare institutions upon graduation.