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APPLY NOW! 2017/18 Singapore – ICAO Developing Countries Training Programme (DCTP) Scholarships/Fellowships

Singapore and ICAO jointly established a Developing Countries Training Programme (DCTP) in 2001 which is
sponsored by the Singapore Government and administered by the ICAO Technical Cooperation Bureau for
specialised training programmes conducted by the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA).The programme which has been awarding fellowships for training at SAA since 2001 was further extended and expanded in 2004, 2007, 2010
and 2013. In 2013, a new Aviation Leaders Scholarship for Diploma in Civil Aviation Management was introduced.

In response to overwhelming and continued demand, the fellowship and scholarship programme has been
extended for another three years from 2016 to 2019, and expanded to provide 300 fellowships and 10 scholarships.
Since 2001, 900 fellowships and 10 scholarships have been awarded under the DCTP.

Courses Details and Dates:

Training Programmes Dates Application
Deadlines
Emergency Management Workshop 10 – 14 Jul 2017 29 May 2017
Safety Oversight Inspectors (Air Navigation Services) Course 24 – 28 Jul 2017 12 Jun 2017
Methodology and Best Practices for Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) Implementation Course 14 – 18 Aug 2017 3 Jul 2017
Aviation Security Management Programme 21 – 24 Aug 2017 10 Jul 2017
Safety Oversight Inspectors (Aerodromes) Course 21 – 25 Aug 2017 10 Jul  2017
Safety Audits of Air Traffic Services Course 4 – 8 Sep 2017 24 Jul 2017
Aerodromes Certification Course 11 – 14 Sep 2017 31 Jul 2017
Airport Terminal Operations and Management Course 11 – 22 Sep 2017 31 Jul 2017
Airport Security Operations Managers Course 30 Oct – 3 Nov 2017 18 Sep 2017
State Safety Programme Implementation Course 30 Oct – 3 Nov 2017 18 Sep 2017
Air Traffic Management Safety Investigation and Analysis Course 30 Oct – 3 Nov 2017 18 Sep 2017
Civil Aviation Management Programme 30 Oct – 10 Nov 2017 18 Sep 2017
Air Disasters: Crisis Planning and Business Continuity Management Course 6 – 10 Nov 2017 25 Sep 2017
Safety Oversight Inspectors (Flight Operations) Course 22 Jan – 2 Feb 2018 11 Dec 2017
Aviation Leaders Scholarship for Diploma in Civil Aviation Management Subjected to dates of compulsory and elective courses

Terms of Fellowships
The Government of Singapore will bear the training fees, daily allowance of Sixty Singapore Dollars (S$60) and
hotel accommodation for participants accepted for the programmes. Complimentary breakfast will be provided at
the hotel and lunch at SAA during training days. Travel arrangements are to be made and costs borne by the
nominating Governments.

Hotel accommodation will be provided for the training duration, i.e. one day before course commencement (after
2 pm) and one day after the course (till 12 noon). Daily allowance will be limited to the training duration, i.e. from
the start of the course up to the last day of the course. Expenses to be incurred for stay beyond this duration will
not be covered. Participants are advised to secure their own overseas travel insurance to cover themselves for the
period of the training in Singapore.

Aviation Leaders Scholarships
Since 2013, scholarships are offered for SAA’s Diploma in Civil Aviation Management which comprises
compulsory and elective courses. Participants are given the flexibility to select an elective course based on their
areas of profession or interest. Participants may choose to attend any of the courses first. Scholarship Nomination
Forms should be submitted 6 weeks before the start of the first course.

Terms of Scholarships
The Government of Singapore will bear the training fees, daily allowance of Sixty Singapore Dollars (S$60), hotel
accommodation and economy airfare for participants accepted for the scholarship. Complimentary breakfast will
be provided at the hotel and lunch at SAA during training days.

SAA will purchase the air ticket for the accepted participant in Singapore. Arrangements will be made for the
participant to arrive in Singapore one day before the course commences and depart Singapore one day after the
course ends.

Hotel accommodation will be provided for the training duration, i.e. one day before course commencement (after
2 pm) and one day after the course (till 12 noon). Daily allowance will be limited to the training duration, i.e. from
the start of the course up to the last day of the course. Expenses to be incurred for stay beyond this duration will
not be covered. Participants are advised to secure their own overseas travel insurance to cover themselves for the
period of the training in Singapore.

Application Procedures
The fellowships/scholarships are intended for participants nominated by their respective Governments. Nominating
Governments should preferably nominate not more than 2 candidates for each course and advise which candidate
should take priority if more than one candidate is nominated.

Applications should be made online at http://www.saa.com.sg/fellowships. Before proceeding with online
application, Nominating Governments should complete and endorse the Nomination Form available ICAO_Nomination_Form HERE.

The PDF copy of the completed Nomination Form needs to be submitted as part of the on-line application. All applications should be submitted on-line by the stated closing dates.

For enquiries, please contact:
Course Administration
Singapore Aviation Academy
Tel: (65) 6540 6210 / 6540 0433
Fax: (65) 6542 9890 / 6543 2778
Email: saa@caas.gov.sg

* The course is conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.

Note: Course dates are subject to change. For the latest dates, please visit SAA’s website at www.saa.com.sg.

ICAO Fellowship Programme
ICAO firmly believes that the safe and efficient operation of air transport systems is totally dependent on the skills
and knowledge of the national personnel who operate and maintain these systems. ICAO, with UNDP support, has
assisted over 50 developing States in establishing national civil aviation training centres. Through its Technical
Cooperation Programme, ICAO has been active in awarding fellowship training in the various fields of civil aviation.
In the past 15 years, around 15,000 fellowships were awarded to almost every developing State.

Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA)
SAA is the internationally-recognised training arm of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. Made up of four
specialised schools – the School of Aviation Management, the School of Aviation Safety and Security, the School
of Air Traffic Services and the School of Airport Emergency Services – SAA has trained over 109,000 participants
from 200 countries and territories. SAA was conferred the prestigious 34th Edward Warner Award by the ICAO
Council on behalf of its then 185 Member States in 2000 “in recognition of its eminent contribution as a centre of
excellence in international civil aviation training”. In 2012, SAA was certified as an ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Full
Member. As a member, SAA aims to contribute towards the common goal of elevating global aviation training
standards by developing educational resources and sharing valuable knowledge with the aviation community. SAA
is also endorsed as an ICAO Government Safety Inspector Training Centre and ICAO Aviation Security Training
Centre. In 2014, SAA was designated an ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence.

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