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Who We Are

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent.

What You Can Expect

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The EDB Scholarship is awarded to young talent who possess drive, initiative, resilience, creativity and share our passion and commitment to EDB's vision to lead Singapore into a globally competitive economy. We also look for individuals who embrace our values:

  • We pursue win-win-win.
  • We seek to understand and be understood.
  • We think big and start small.
  • We take ownership.
  • We learn continuously and share generously.
  • We respect all and care for each other.

Throughout your Scholarship journey, you will access opportunities to continually grow, develop and broaden your horizons. These will prepare you not just for a job but to impart valuable insights that will contribute to your development.

If the above resonates with you, we invite you to apply for the EDB Scholarship here.

Course of Study

The Scholarship supports overseas studies in various disciplines of study, including, but not limited to, Engineering, Science and Economics. We also encourage you to pursue interest areas beyond these fields of study through a selection of double majors or minors and/or development programmes.

Disciplines not covered under the EDB Scholarship are Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.


You should be a Singapore Citizen/PR fulfilling your final year in an education institution which offers:

  • GCE A-levels; or
  • International Baccalaureate; or
  • Polytechnic Diploma with merit; or
  • High School Diploma

You may apply prior to receiving your final examination results and up to 2 years from receiving your results.

Application Period

2 October 2023 – 3 March 2024

Interviews will take place between December 2023 – March 2024.

Applicants who are enlisting for National Service are encouraged to apply early to be scheduled for an interview date prior to your enlistment (subject to availability).


Life @ EDB

Discover the values that drive us, opportunities for professional development, and the culture that makes EDB a great place to work.


We only have one application window each year. Please refer to the application window dates above.

You will need to apply for the EDB Scholarship before receiving your results. We will use your preliminary examination results as part of the evaluation of your scholarship application.

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