National Library Board Scholarships
National Library Board (NLB) Undergraduate Scholarship

NLB Scholarship


If you have always had a love for reading and learning, found that libraries were a magical place of discovery, or want to work in a meaningful job which is driven by purpose to make a real difference, the NLB scholarship may be for you.

As an NLB scholar, you will play a key role in fulfilling NLB's mission while advancing your career in an internationally recognised, well-loved public service organisation that is distinguished by its pursuit of excellence in innovation and customer service. There are many possibilities and areas to contribute to. For instance, if you enjoy working with children, seniors or persons with disabilities, we have specialised teams to conceptualise and deliver services to them. We also have a wonderful archives team who can share more about Singapore's past memories, specially for a history and heritage enthusiast. If you love our libraries and archives and have envision for a better learning space, we have a whole planning and development team to work with on the creative ideas that you have! Whatever your passion, you will always have a voice and space to help shape the future of our organisation, for our citizens.

Be a part of us in transforming the future of our libraries and archives - to hold the future, the present and the past together as we forge ahead in new directions under the LAB25 (Library and Archives Blueprint 2025).

Courses of Study

Our undergraduate scholarship offers promising talents in Singapore with the opportunity to pursue full-time undergraduate studies to advance the development of our libraries and archives, and also to grow domain expertise in diverse knowledge fields ranging from Business, Humanities (e.g. Literature, Digital Humanities, Chinese Language etc.), Social Sciences (e.g. History, Southeast Asian Studies, Contemporary China etc.), to Information Science, Data Analytics, and Digital-related disciplines, etc.

Scholars can choose to study locally or at renowned universities overseas.

Mid-term scholarships are also available for current undergraduates who are passionate about championing NLB's mission - to make knowledge come alive, spark imagination and create possibilities.

Application Requirements

NLB Undergraduate Scholarship

We are looking for :

  • Applicants with outstanding GCE 'A' Level, International Baccalaureate (IB), Polytechnic or NUS High School diploma results
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents who intend to take up Singapore citizenship
  • Good academic and Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) records
  • Strong leadership qualities, good interpersonal skills and a passion for learning and service

NLB Mid-Term Scholarship

In addition to the above requirements,
  • Full-time undergraduate studies who have completed at least 1 semester and are not in the final year of undergraduate studies
Value of Award

This is a fully-funded scholarship with the following value and benefits:

  • Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Other allowance e.g. pre-studies allowance
  • Return airfare (for overseas studies)
  • Opportunity for sponsorship of approved student exchange/summer school programme
  • Internship opportunities
Bond Period

4 years for universities in Singapore

5 years for universities in non-English speaking countries (e.g. China)

6 years for universities in English-speaking countries (e.g. US, UK and Australia)

Mid-term Scholarship: 1 year per year of local sponsored study and 1.5 years per year of overseas sponsored study

Application Period
We are open for applications from 1 January till 24 March 2024.
Deadline: Closed for this cycle