EXPLORING A GEOSPATIAL CAREER

What is Geospatial?

Geospatial is used to describe things and phenomenon that are associated with location.


As a geospatial professional, you will work with geospatial data, which is data that identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries on Earth. Through visualisation and analysis, you will help to make sense of complex issues and phenomenon.


You will make use of geospatial information science and technology and visualisation tools to integrate different types of information from a variety of sources. You will help stakeholders see the different perspectives of an issue and see patterns and relationships more easily.


You will learn and use advanced geospatial analytics and modelling techniques to uncover new insights on issues. This could involve using cluster analysis to detect hotspots, modelling different scenarios influencing flow of transport, using location-allocation modelling to identify suitable sites for public services, and more.


 
What can you expect from a geospatial career?

As the level of urban intensity increases and amount of geospatial information grows, geospatial professionals are vital to helping Singapore make sense of our complex environment. As a geospatial professional in the public sector, you will have the opportunity to provide a spatial perspective for a variety of issues and influence decisions on government policies and delivery of public services.


There is demand for skilled geospatial professionals in many areas to help better understand the spatial component. Areas include health, environment, social assistance, community engagement, education, transport, urban planning, water, energy, security, and more. You can expect to manage projects and apply your knowledge across different domains.


The geospatial industry and technology is developing rapidly, and you will be at the cutting edge of technological advances in the collection, visualisation and analysis of data. You will be growing continually and grappling with issues that have no precedents, some of which do not even exist yet.


 

SINGAPORE GEOSPATIAL SCHOLARSHIP

SLA has partnered with 8 other public agencies (BCA, GovTech, JTC, LTA, NEA, NParks, PUB and URA) to offer specialised geospatial and geospatial-related scholarships at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Check out this opportunity as we aspire to ignite your passion and fulfill your dream in a geospatial career.


Attractiveness of a Singapore Geospatial Scholarship (SGS)

  • Benefit from 9 agencies' expertise
  • Work in 2 public agencies
  • Increasing demand for Geospatial professionals
  • Specialist scholarship in Geospatial and Geospatial-related technologies
  • Attend latest Geospatial seminars while studying

Read about


Singapore Geospatial Scholarship
Agencies Offering The Local and Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Building & Construction Authority (BCA)
  • Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)
  • Jurong Town Corporation (JTC)
  • Land Transport Authority (LTA)
  • National Environment Agency (NEA)
  • National Parks Board (NParks)
  • Public Utilities Board (PUB) - overseas undergraduate only
  • Singapore Land Authority (SLA)
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
Eligibility
  • Singapore Citizen
  • For Full Term Scholarship:
    • ‘A' level, International Baccalaureate and Polytechnic
  • For Mid-Term Scholarship:
    • Undergraduate in
      • NUS Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography and a minor in Geographic Information System (GIS)
      • Other courses of study in the local approved universities with at least a specialisation of a minor in GIS
  • For Overseas Scholarship:
    • Geospatial and geospatial-related courses of study in approved overseas universities.
  • Active participation in Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) with strong leadership qualities
  • Medically fit
Course of Study
  • Local Undergraduate Scholarship
    Course of Study:
    • NUS Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography and a minor in Geographic Information System (GIS)
    • Other courses of study in the local approved universities with at least a specialisation or a minor in GIS.

  • Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship
    Course of Study: Geospatial and geospatial-related courses of study in approved overseas universities. Some examples of courses of study include:
    • Geomatics
    • Geoinformatics
    • Spatial Information Science
    • Geographic Information Technology
    • Geographic Information System
    • Remote Sensing
Service Commitment Both the local and overseas scholars will work in 2 of the participating public agencies while serving their bonds. The service commitment of the bond is:
  • Local Undergraduate: 4 year bond
  • Overseas Undergraduate: 5 or 6 years bond depending on the country of study
Value of Award Local Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Tuition and other compulsory university fees
  • Maintenance Allowance
  • Pre-Studies Allowance
  • Sponsorship for geospatial industry courses and seminars
  • Hostel Allowance: Scholars are strongly encouraged to stay in the university hostel for at least an academic year.
  • Overseas student exchange programme allowance: Scholars are strongly encouraged to participate in the university overseas student exchange programme. Allowances are provided in accordance with the scholarship policy.

Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Tuition and other compulsory university fees
  • Maintenance Allowance
  • Pre-Studies Allowance
  • Return Airfare
  • Sponsorship for geospatial industry courses and seminars
Career Development
  • Distinctive features of the Singapore Geospatial Scholarship:
    • Build a specialist professional career in geospatial and geospatial-related technologies; a growing and thriving industry.
    • Plug into the latest geospatial technological arena and attend the latest geospatial seminars and programmes.
    • Serve as evangelists to promote the growth and development of the geospatial and geospatial-related technologies in the public sector and geospatial industry.

  • Benefit from the expertise of 9 public agencies and the opportunity to work in 2 of these participating agencies during his bond period.
 
How to Apply?

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Closing Date:

  • 2 weeks after the release of GCE 'A' Levels Exam results
    Selection interviews in April
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