Fast Facts

The Home Team Diploma Sponsorship is awarded to talented polytechnic students who demonstrate leadership, have the drive and resilience to take on challenges and who share MHA’s vision to keep Singapore safe and secure. We sponsor you for a three year full-time diploma education in any of the local five polytechnics.

The sponsorship will not only provide financial incentives during your diploma studies, but also provide a fulfilling and rewarding career with developmental opportunities to acquire new skills and upgrade your academic qualifications when you join the Home Team. Upon graduation, you will serve at a Home Team Department of your choice.

You will receive reimbursement of up to 100% of tuition fees and backdated monthly allowance depending on when you sign up for the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship. The graduated back-payment rates are as follows:

If you apply in:

Year 1
Value of Award: 100% (Tuition fees & Allowances)

Year 2
Value of Award: 60% (Tuition Fees & Allowances) for Year 1 + 100% (Tuition fees & Allowances) for Year 2 & 3

Year 3
Value of Award: 40% (Tuition Fees & Allowances) for Year 1 & 2 + 100% (Tuition fees & Allowances) for Year 3

Value of Award

There are two tiers to the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship:

The Home Team Diploma (Merit) Sponsorship

  • Monthly allowance of $1,300 or a total of $15,600 per year
  • Payment of tuition and compulsory fees
  • Study bonus of S$1,200 per semester if the student passes all modules in that semester

The Home Team Diploma (Study) Sponsorship

  • Monthly allowance of $1,000 or a total of $12,000 per year
  • Payment of tuition and compulsory fees
  • Study bonus of $1,200 per semester if the student passes all modules in that semester
Bond Requirements

All recipients will be required to fulfil a bond period of 4 years.

National Service Liability
Male recipients, who have not served National Service (NS), and choose to join either the Singapore Police Force (SPF) or the SIngapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), will be placed under the Minimum Term of Engagement Scheme (MTE) of five years.

Under the MTE period, you will serve as regular officers​ and receive regular pay. At the end of the MTE period, you would have fulfilled their NS obligations and the Home Team Diploma Sponsorship bond.
Males who choose to join the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) or the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) will serve out your NS first before commencing the four-year bond with any of these three Home Team Departments.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for this award should meet the following requirements:

  • Existing students studying at Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Singapore or Temasek Polytechnic
  • Singapore citizen
  • Good ‘O’ Level/Nitec/Higher Nitec/Diploma results
  • Medically and physically fit, with at least a ‘pass’ in NAPFA
  • Interested to do real work, not desk bound and enjoy working with people​

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