The National Environment & Water (NEW) Scholarship has been renamed to Singapore Sustainability Scholarship with immediate effect

BrightSparks - SS Scholarship

Your Application Journey

All you need to know about the SS Scholarship selection process and how the SS Internship puts you ahead of the scholarship application.

BrightSparks - SS Scholarship


Application period: October to March (2 weeks after release of 'A' Level results)


  • All interested students may apply for the undergraduate and mid-term scholarship.
  • There are 2 routes of applications, i.e. SS Internship or Open Application.

SS Internship

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Assessed through projects and presentation

Candidates are expected to complete 4–8 weeks of internship with PUB or NEA and present their project findings to the agency. Interns who show promise would be recommended for the SS Scholarship.

Open Application

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Assessed through activity-based assessments

Shortlisted applicants who applied through the open application after the release of the 'A' Level results will be put through activity-based assessments.


  • Fresh graduates interested to join NEA and PUB may apply for the Postgraduate Scholarship.
  • Applicants who are interested to join SFA and currently pursuing/interested to pursue a Master's or PhD at an established university (local or overseas) are invited to apply for the SFA Postgraduate Scholarship.

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BrightSparks - SS Scholarship


  • Interested applicants can apply for the SS Internship jointly offered by NEA and PUB.

Application Period Internship Period
'A' Level, International Baccalaureate, NUS High Students Sep – Dec Dec – Mar
Polytechnic Students Late Nov – Mar Apr – Sep
  • All applicants who are selected for the SS Internship will be assessed on their suitability for the SS Scholarship.

The scholarship application cycle runs from October and closes two weeks after the release of 'A' Level results.

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All applications are to be submitted through BrightSparks Portal.
The Scholarships Team will review all applications submitted via the portal and only shortlisted candidates will be notified for further selection.