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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is seeking talents who are ready to seize opportunities in turning our food challenges into strategic advantages. We are looking for game-changers who are passionate in developing solutions and staying ahead of the curve to ensure a sustainable supply of safe food both now and in the future.

Embark on a fulfilling career with us and contribute in various spheres of work within SFA to ensure safe food for all.


SFA Scholarship Programmes

SFA welcomes individuals interested in various science and technology disciplines to apply for our scholarship programmes. Read on for more information on the scholarship programmes offered by the SFA.

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Singapore Sustainability Scholarship

The Singapore Sustainability (SS) Scholarship is seeking young talents keen to develop a career in the environment, water or food security sectors. Scholars will join SFA, NEA or PUB to contribute to unlocking sustainable solutions for Singapore’s future. 

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Since its formation in April 2019, SFA has joined the two agencies under the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) – the National Environment Agency (NEA) and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency – to offer the Singapore Sustainability Scholarship (formerly known as the National Environment and Water (NEW) Scholarship).

Eligibility, Terms and Conditions

Tenable for

  • Undergraduate studies at local/ overseas universities

Discipline of study applicable for SFA

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Aquaculture
  • Biological Sciences/ Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Food Science/ Food Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Toxicology 
  • Other Related Disciplines

Eligibility

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents intending to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Applicants presenting ‘A’ Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
  • Applicants for mid-term scholarship should have attained at least 1 semester of academic results 

Value of award

Full-term scholarship

  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Pre-studies allowance (One-time)
  • Return economy class airfare (For overseas scholarship)

Mid-term scholarship

  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees (Including backpayment of tuition fees and other compulsory fees incurred prior to award)
  • Monthly maintenance allowance (From point of award)
  • One-way economy class airfare from country of study (For overseas scholarship)

Bond

  • Local: 4 years
  • Overseas: 6 years
  • Overseas in non-English speaking countries: 5 years[1]

[1] For SFA, this is applicable for scholarships awarded from 2020 onwards

Application Details

Click here to submit your application for the Undergraduate Scholarship. 

The SS Undergraduate Scholarship opens for applications annually from October and closes 2 weeks after the release of the GCE ‘A’ Level results in Singapore. Applicants for mid-term scholarship will also apply during this period. 

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted before end-April each cycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Singapore Sustainability Scholarship


SFA Postgraduate Scholarship

The SFA Postgraduate Scholarship is an avenue for grooming future leaders who are ready to seize opportunities to turn our food challenges into strategic advantages. We welcome individuals with strong passion in the relevant disciplines of study to apply for our postgraduate scholarship. 

Eligibility, Terms and Conditions

Tenable for

  • Postgraduate studies (Master’s/ PhD) at local/ overseas universities

Discipline of study

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Aquaculture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Food Safety
  • Food Science/ Food Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Toxicology
  • Other related disciplines

Eligibility

  • Singapore Citizens
  • Strong academic results for first degree in relevant disciplines
  • Have applied/ be applying for a Master’s/ PhD programme at a local/ overseas university
  • Applicants for mid-term scholarship should have attained at least 1 semester of academic results 

Value of award

Full-term scholarship

  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Pre-studies allowance (One-time)
  • Return economy class airfare (For overseas scholarship)

Mid-term scholarship

  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees (Including backpayment of tuition fees and other compulsory fees incurred prior to award)
  • Maintenance allowance (From point of award)
  • One-way economy class airfare from country of study (For overseas scholarship)

Bond

  • Master’s study: 3 years
  • PhD study: 6 years

 

Application Details

Click here to submit your application for the SFA Postgraduate Scholarship.

The SFA Postgraduate Scholarship opens for applications annually from June to August.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - SFA Postgraduate Scholarship

SFA Diploma Scholarship

If you are an individual pursuing a diploma programme at a local polytechnic and keen to be considered for the SFA Diploma Scholarship, we welcome you to apply to participate in a 6-week internship with SFA during your Semester 2 vacation period (March to April). 

During the internship, you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience and insights into the challenges of an SFA career relating to food supply and food safety. Interns can look forward to contributing to areas of work including enforcement/ compliance management, aquaculture, agri-technology and food innovation. 

Eligibility, Terms and Conditions

Tenable for

  • Diploma studies at local polytechnic

Discipline of study

  • Aquaculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science

Eligibility

  • Singapore Citizens
  • Students pursuing a full-time diploma course in a relevant field of study at a local polytechnic
  • Have attained at least 1 semester of academic results 

Value of award

  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees in relation to the diploma course
  • Annual allowance during duration of diploma course

Bond

  • 2 years 

 

Application Details

Click here to submit your application for the SFA Diploma Scholarship (Mid-term).  

The SFA Diploma Scholarship (Mid-term) opens for applications annually from November to January.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - SFA Diploma Scholarship

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