The application timeframes for the different Healthcare Scholarships are summarised in the table below. Applying for Healthcare Scholarships before the release of your final results gives you more time to fill out your application form and prepare your personal statement of purpose. This is especially so for male candidates who will be enlisted into NS soon. This will also provide MOHH with more time to review and process your application. Candidates who apply early and meet the relevant criteria will also be invited to sit for the necessary assessment tests, and to attend an early selection interview.
The Healthcare Merit Scholarship is the top-tier Healthcare Scholarship offered by the Ministry of Health (equivalent to a Ministry-level scholarship), followed by the Healthcare Merit Award. As the top-tier scholarship, the Healthcare Merit Scholarship is of higher prestige, and is more competitive and stringent in terms of eligibility criteria and selection process.
Post award, all Healthcare Merit Award recipients will be monitored and assessed for their suitability for an upgrade to Healthcare Merit Scholarship during their first year of studies depending on factors such as their academic results and involvement in leadership positions and project management.
The terms and benefits for the Healthcare Merit Scholarship and Healthcare Merit Award are the same, as the allowance rates are pegged to the country of study, and not the type of scholarship award.
PSC Scholarship (Medicine) and PSC Scholarship (Dentistry) are offered to existing local medicine and dentistry undergraduates, who have completed at least one year of studies, including those who are currently pursuing the MD programme at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. The objective is to strengthen the pipeline for public healthcare and professional leadership.
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You will receive an online acknowledgement immediately upon successful submission of your application, and be redirected to the relevant page stating the status of your application. You will be informed of the outcome of your application (regardless of whether you are shortlisted for an interview) between September and June of the following year.