DesignSingapore Scholarship

DesignSingapore Scholarship is for individuals with creativity, drive and passion for design. The scholarship will groom designers to become designer 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 uncommon 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.

What areas of study can I apply for?

The programme should be a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate design-related degree at a reputable local or overseas institution.

Possible fields of study:
  • Architecture
  • Business Innovation
  • Design Management
  • Digital Design (Interaction Design/User Experience Design)
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Service Design
  • Urban 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
Applicants who are applying for postgraduate studies and have at least 3 years of professional working experience, would have an advantage.

What does the scholarship cover?

The DesignSingapore Scholarship covers full tuition and 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 for the duration of your studies to help you push boundaries in your work. Also, upon employment, DesignSingapore Council will link you up with an experienced industry mentor to provide guidance.

Upon award of the scholarship, you will be designated a DesignSingapore Associate. You will be assigned to contribute to DesignSingapore Council projects and initiatives that are developmental in nature as part of the DesignSingapore Associates network.

You will be obliged to fulfil a compulsory 4-week internship in Singapore during the course of your studies. The internship could be self-sourced. DesignSingapore Council could also 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]