Applicants must be male Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents who will eventually take up the Singapore citizenship before their departure for studies.
Applicants should have strong leadership qualities and potential, with a good extra-Curricular Activities record. They must hold GCE 'A' levels*, Polytechnic diploma or equivalent qualifications e.g. International Baccalaureate, and they should qualify for and excel in Officer Cadet School. Finally, they must possess a strong interest in a career with the Singapore Armed Forces.