MPA Scholarships

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) scholarship offers exciting opportunities to live life on the edge a little. You will study at world-class universities, work on overseas assignments, and gain valuable exposure to the thriving maritime industry. You will be embarking on an amazing career at the heart of MPA, the national agency that drives Singapore's premier global hub port and international maritime center.

Who we are looking for

  • GCE‘A’ Level/ IB students with outstanding academic track records
  • Polytechnic students who graduate with a Diploma with Merit

What we offer

  • Overseas scholarship with a bond of 6 years (5 years for non-English speaking countries)
  • Local scholarship with a bond of 4 years.

What you can expect as an MPA scholar

The Scholarship Award will cover:

  • Maintenance allowance
  • Computer allowance
  • All other compulsory fees related to the course

As an MPA scholar, you will have the opportunity to intern at MPA before and during your studies, where you get to gain firsthand experience of the maritime business and how it operates.

To help you understand the maritime industry better, we will also be updating you on the latest developments in the industry as well as within MPA during your studies.

Upon joining us after your studies, you will be given exposure to different areas of work through a series of planned postings and rotations.

You will have plenty of opportunities to network and build contacts across the maritime industry as you work with us.

All in all, you will find this to be both an enriching and a rewarding programme.

What our scholars have to say

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How to apply

Our scholarship programme is listed on BrightSparks (online portal for Singapore scholarship providers). The scholarship application period is as follows:

  1. Provisional round in December
  2. 2 weeks after the 'A' Level results are released

Apply for the MPA scholarship at BrightSparks

What to expect after you apply

We will contact you within 2 weeks after the application closing date if you are shortlisted.

In addition to the usual interviews, there will be tests on writing ability, thinking and presentation skills,  as well as leadership and creativity.

The Beacon Scholarship is an umbrella talent development programme among agencies within the Ministry of Transport (MOT), comprising the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

With the Beacon Scholarship, scholars can look forward to the prospect of exciting and meaningful careers in the Ministry and its agencies with possible inter-agency postings matched by an organisational commitment to develop talent.


Beacon Scholarship