The EDB Scholarship is awarded to outstanding young talent who are keen to join EDB in developing industries for a dynamic and globally competitive Singapore economy, and creating good jobs for Singaporeans. Find out how the EDB Scholarship opens up an exciting and enriching world of possibilities for you.



When can I apply for the EDB Scholarship?

The application for the 2018 EDB Scholarship will open from 2 October 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Please note that this is the only application window for the 2018 EDB Scholarship.

The selection process will commence between November 2017 and March 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be informed via email on the subsequent rounds of interviews during this period.

For more information on the application process or if you wish to submit an application, please refer to the BrightSparks portal here.

Eligibility Criteria

What is the eligibility criteria?

EDB considers every Scholarship candidate holistically.

You should:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is willing to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Possess exemplary character and conduct
  • Have strong leadership qualities and potential
  • Have good Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) and/or other academic/ non-academic records
  • Achieve good academic standing in the GCE A Levels, polytechnic diploma with merit or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or high school diploma)

Applicants should

  • Be fulfilling the final year of studies in an education institution that offers GCE A Levels, polytechnic diplomas with merit or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or high school diploma) and should apply with their preliminary examination scores; or
  • Have received the results not more than 2 years back.

For eligible students awarded before the release of results for GCE A Levels/ IB/ NUSH/ Polytechnic final examination, the Scholarship offer will be known as “provisional” and will be confirmed upon release of the results of respective examinations.

Selection Process

How is the selection process like?

Upon receipt of your complete application on the BrightSparks portal, candidates assessed to be a good fit will be contacted to participate in the EDB Scholarship interviews.

Shortlisted candidates will be discussing real problem statements with our interviewers. You will also be able to meet members of the EDB senior management team should you proceed to the Final Panel Interview.

EDB will offer our Scholarship to successful candidates thereafter.

We regret to inform you that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

EDB Scholarship Coverage

What does the EDB Scholarship cover?

Besides supporting the tuition fee of your undergraduate and Masters studies, EDB Scholarship is a full scholarship that includes:

  • Monthly living allowance
  • Yearly book allowance
  • Return airfare
  • Settling-in allowance
  • Computer subsidy
  • Warm clothing allowance
  • Excess baggage allowance
  • Foreign Language immersion programme