FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS
Top 5 FAQs:
1. When can I apply for the Healthcare Scholarship?
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.
Type of Scholarship When to apply How to apply
Healthcare Merit Scholarship (HMS) 1 Sep to 15 Mar Through PSC Gateway
[Note: Pls remember to indicate
Health Science (including Nursing) as
one of your Top 3 career choices).

There is No need to separately apply
for the HMA after you have applied for
the HMS]
Healthcare Merit Award (HMA) 1 Sep to 31 Mar Through Brightsparks Website

[Note: There is no need to separately
apply for the HMS after you have
applied for the HMA]
Healthcare Administration Scholarship (HAS) Full term:1 Jan to 30 Mar

Mid term:1 Jan to 15 Apr
Through Brightsparks Website
Degree Conversion Scholarships

(Awarded in the form of
a Healthcare Merit
Scholarship or Award)
1 Sep to 31 Mar Through Brightsparks Website
2. I have applied for the HMA via Bright Sparks portal. Do I need to separately apply for the HMS via PSC Gateway?
3. What is the difference between the Healthcare Merit Scholarship and Healthcare Merit Award?
4. Can I study Medicine or Dentistry under a Healthcare Scholarship?
5. What is the Healthcare Merit Scholarship/Award (3+1) about? How is it different from an overseas Healthcare Scholarship?