New government scholarships for medicine and dentistry launched

Students during the intake ceremony at NTU's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in 2015.
Students during the intake ceremony at NTU's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in 2015. PHOTO: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

SINGAPORE - Students who are studying medicine and dentistry can apply for two new scholarships from September this year.

The Public Service Commission (PSC) and Ministry of Health (MOH) have rolled out the scholarships, for students who have completed at least one year of studies in local medicine or dentistry programmes at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Duke-NUS Medical School.

They are open to Singaporeans or Singapore permanent residents who will take up citizenship, and come with a six-year bond.

Applications for the scholarships will start in September this year and end in April next year.

Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong launched the scholarships at the Healthcare Scholarship Award Ceremony at Raffles City Convention Centre on Tuesday (July 26).

"The scholarships aim to develop doctors and dentists with a strong sense of public service and with leadership potential, to serve as future leaders in the public healthcare sector," said Mr Gan.

In all, 305 students received healthcare scholarships at the ceremony.