DesignSingapore Scholarship

The DesignSingapore Scholarship is for individuals with creativity, drive and passion for design. The scholarship will groom designers to become design leaders who will use strategy and innovation to make things better by design. Our scholarship holders may come from different fields of design, but they share one common trait – they are game changers and aspire to contribute to Singapore, and the design sector. We are on the lookout for talented individuals with creative flair, the drive to push boundaries; and a heart to serve Singapore.

Application for 2021 has closed

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What areas of study can you apply for?

The programme should be a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate design-related course (i.e. Bachelors/Masters/PhD) at a reputable local or overseas institution.

Possible fields of study:

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Design Research
  • Design Strategy
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial & Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Service Design
  • User Interface (UI) / User Experience (UX) Design
  • Visual Communications

Other fields of design study may also be considered.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have completed National Service (for male applicants)
  • Have successfully gained admission to a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate design-related course in a reputable Singapore or overseas institution

For applicants who are applying for postgraduate studies, a minimum of three years of professional working experience would be advantageous.

What does the scholarship cover?

The DesignSingapore Scholarship covers full tuition and tuition-related compulsory fees for the course of study. The scholarship also provides annual living allowance, pre-studies allowance, developmental course allowance and travel allowance.

How will the scholarship develop you?

The scholarship will develop you holistically in your design journey. Apart from supporting you in your studies, where you will develop your technical, creative and communications skills, you will be paired with a mentor from the DesignSingapore Associates Network (DAN) for the duration of your studies to help you push boundaries in your work.

You will be designated a DesignSingapore Associate once you have been awarded the scholarship. As a DesignSingapore Associate, you will be assigned to contribute to DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) projects and initiatives that will help you to gain new experiences, grow professionally and expand your portfolio.

During the course of your study, you will also need to fulfil a compulsory four-week internship in Singapore. You can secure the internship yourself, or Dsg can facilitate introductions to companies we are in touch with.

For further queries or clarifications, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at [email protected].

If you would like to be informed when the scholarship re-opens, please search for the DesignSingapore Scholarship listing here and subscribe to the mailing list by clicking on the 'Get Alerts' button.