Singapore Sustainability Scholarship 

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The Singapore Sustainability (SS) Scholarship is jointly offered by the National Environment Agency (NEA) together with two other Statutory Boards under the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) - The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency.

The Singapore Sustainability (SS) Scholarship seeks to groom and nurture young talents who are passionate about forging careers dedicated to enhancing Singapore's environmental resilience and ensuring food and water security.

Opportunities for Mid-Term Undergraduate and Master's Postgraduate Scholarships are also available.

Embark on a fulfilling career with us and be a part of Singapore’s sustainability story.


The SS Scholarship application cycle runs from October and closes two weeks after the release of ‘A’ Level results.

The SS Scholarship is open to graduating GCE ‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic and NUS High students who is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Permanent Residents, the scholarship award will be based on the successful attainment of the Singapore citizenship.

Eligibility, Terms and Conditions

Tenable for
  • Undergraduate Studies at Local/Overseas Universities
Discipline of study
  • Engineering
    Civil / Mechanical / Chemical / Environmental / Electrical
  • Science
    Chemistry / Physics / Biology
    Environmental Sciences
    Life Sciences
    Earth Sciences
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents intending to take up Singapore Citizenship.
  • Applicants graduating with GCE ‘A’ Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants applying 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 studies)

Mid-term Scholarship

  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees (Including back payment 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 studies)
  • Local: 4 years
  • Overseas: 6 years
  • Overseas in non-English speaking countries: 5 years

Learning & Development Opportunities

During their studies, individuals will have the opportunities to complete an internship in NEA to gain practical work experience.

Upon graduation, SS scholars join NEA for an exciting career, making significant contributions across diverse roles dedicated to strengthening Singapore's environmental resilience. They will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of NEA's operations in a dynamic environment.

Support & Guidance

Throughout the scholarship journey, SS scholars will be paired with a mentor and buddy from NEA who will be there to provide guidance and share their working experiences and scholarship journey. Additionally, a dedicated HR team will also guide the SS scholars through their studies as well as upon graduation.

Singapore Sustainability (SS) Internship

Offered by NEA and PUB, the SS Internship identifies talented young individuals with an interest in environment and water issues and seeks to nurture their passion through work-based learning activities. The internship period lasts between 4 and 8 weeks.

The SS internship programme is open to Junior College, International Baccalaureate (IB) and Polytechnic students. Selected students will be given the opportunity to better understand the dynamic environment and water sector. Promising interns may be recommended for the SS scholarship.

Reasons to consider the SS Internship

  • Gain an early advantage in the SS Scholarship application.
  • Engage in captivating and thought-provoking environmental or water projects.
  • Make well-informed choices regarding scholarship and career choices.
  • Reap the rewards of a valuable learning experience during the internship.

Internship Period

 Application PeriodInternship Period
‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB), NUS High Students Oct - DecDec - Mar 
Polytechnic StudentsNov - MarApr - Sep 

Embark on a fulfilling career with us and be a part of Singapore's sustainability story! Please click on the following for more information on the SS Scholarship and SS Internship.

Singapore Geospatial Scholarship


NEA offers the Singapore Geospatial Scholarship in partnership with nine other public agencies (SLA, BCA, GovTech, HDB, JTC, LTA, NParks, PUB and URA). Candidates should pursue coursework in geospatial or geospatial-related fields.

For more information on the Singapore Geospatial Scholarship, please click on the following link.

Hear From Our Scholars

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Pang Hao Yang

2014 Singapore Sustainability Scholar

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Imperial College London

Master of Public Health, Imperial College London

 Firstly, I wanted to expand my horizons beyond Singapore, and a scholarship granted me the opportunity to pursue overseas studies. Secondly, I saw the importance of strengthening the country’s public health capabilities, and I knew that the scholarship would show me a path to contributing towards its growth.

My first two years in NEA were spent as a Vector Control team leader, where I managed a team of officers that performed enforcement checks for mosquito breeding. I’ve spent my third and fourth years in the Environmental Health Institute, where I contributed to disease surveillance efforts for more niche diseases, such as non-dengue-spreading mosquitoes and rodent-borne diseases.

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Wesley Ow Kai Rong

2015 Singapore Sustainability Scholar

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with Global Engineering Programme, National University of Singapore

Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Futures, Imperial College London

I always had a keen interest in sustainability and the environment, and wanted to pursue a career that positively impacts our society. The Singapore Sustainability (SS) Scholarship gave me opportunities to experience learning overseas and internships within NEA, which helped broaden my perspective on environmental issues and developed skills for a career in the environment sector.

During my time in NEA, I was exposed to different facets of NEA’s work from the ground up. It has been a humbling learning experience and has deepened my appreciation of the effort that goes behind ensuring a clean and sustainable environment for Singapore.

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Ng Shiyi, Trina

2016 Singapore Sustainability Scholar

Master of Science in Geophysics, Imperial College London

 At the age of 19, my desire for self-sufficiency and easing my parents' financial burden motivated me to pursue a scholarship. Moreover, my interest in contributing to Singapore's sustainability made the Singapore Sustainability (SS) particularly appealing.

My academic journey commenced as an undergraduate studying Geophysics at Imperial College London. Following my studies, I joined the Center for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS) as a Research Scientist, where I focused on sea level research. This pivotal experience set the course for my career as a Climate Scientist. NEA then gave me the opportunity to pursue my doctorate on a part-time basis. I am eager to make meaningful contributions to the sea level research team at CCRS.

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Michael Zhong Li Hao

2016 Singapore Sustainability Scholar

Master of Environmental Engineering and Business Management, Imperial College London

Inspired by my love for the outdoors, I hoped to play a part in protecting the environment and public health. This motivated me to apply for the Singapore Sustainability (SS) Scholarship. I believe that our actions today dictate the future of the Earth, and being in NEA enables me to contribute to the environmental causes.

Being a SS Scholar allowed me to study overseas. When I joined NEA, there are job rotations, structured trainings, and professional development programmes which are great opportunities allowing me to continually grow, develop and broaden my horizons. The journey has been challenging but fulfilling, being in a service that leads the charge to contribute to my aspirations.