Data Protection Study Programme (DPSP)

For full-time Singapore polytechnic & university students

Are you graduating from a university or polytechnic programme? Presenting a course that will equip you with a key industry skill regardless of which industry you intend to work in.

  • What is the DPSP?

    The Data Protection Study Programme (DPSP) is a bond-free course initiative by Straits Interactive worth $4,999 to full time graduating Singaporean polytechnic and university students. The aim of the programme is to equip graduates with expertise and foundational skills in personal data protection.

  • Who should apply?

    • Singapore Citizens between 17-25 years old.
    • Currently studying in one of the Singapore Public Funded Universities towards their First Degree.
    • Good character & outstanding leadership qualities.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Students who wish to embark on a career in the following sectors: Financial Services, Human Resource, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infocomm and Information Technology, Real Estate, Sales & Marketing and Telecommunications.
    • Due to overwhelming response, only shortlisted candidates will be informed.
  • Programme Details

    • 3-Day Hands-on Data Protection Officer Course
    • Relevant tools and templates relating to data protection by design
    • Career Counselling
    • Straits Interactive career head-start support programme
    • Roadmap to professional certification which is internationally recognised
    • Regular advisory and updates on developments in data protection and governance

Why Data Protection?

Data breaches and Data protection laws like the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) are forcing organisations to re-look at the way business is done.

Here’s a chance to equip yourself with skills and expertise that will be in hot demand in the near future!

To find out more about the programme and scholarship, send an email to

What’s driving demand for Data Protection skills?

  • Appointing a data protection officer is a mandatory requirement under PDPA
  • New data protection laws are being introduced or enforced in ASEAN
  • New data protection regulations in Europe that will affect organisations around the world
  • Expected shortage of data protection officers in the industry
  • Singapore’s Smart Nation Vision