Our Scholarships

SFA jointly offers scholarships under the Singapore Sustainability Scholarships (SSS) umbrella together with two other Statutory Boards under the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) - The National Environment Agency (NEA) and PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency.

We are looking for game-changers who are passionate in developing solutions and staying ahead of the curve to ensure a sustainable supply of safe food both now and in the future.

At SFA, your scholarship will set you on a career path contributing towards Singapore's Food Future. Following your studies, you will have the opportunity to engage and explore different facets of SFA's job functions. We groom our talents professionally and personally in a dynamic environment.

Academic Options

Choose to further your education with choice tertiary institutions locally and overseas for academic and personal growth.

Work Experience

You will be given opportunities to be attached to SFA during your studies to gain practical work experience.

Developmental Opportunities

Our scholars are guided by mentors to help them pick up leadership skills and achieve their career goals. We also offer developmental opportunities such as job rotations within SFA, secondments to other organisations, as well as management and technical training.

Which Programme is for You?

SFA welcomes individuals interested in food-related science and technology disciplines to apply for our scholarship programmes. You will be given the opportunity to work and collaborate across different roles and functions, contributing to the nation's food safety as you are groomed for leadership and key roles in Singapore's food ecosystem.

Read on to identify which scholarship is suitable for you, depending on where you are in your education journey or career.

SFA Diploma Scholarship
This scholarship is suitable for applicants interested to pursue or are currently pursuing a diploma in Food Science or Biotechnology at a local Polytechnic. Students will be required to do a 6-week internship with SFA as part of the application process.

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents intending to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Students pursuing a diploma course in a relevant field of study at a local polytechnic
  • Have attained at least 1 semester of academic results
Discipline of Study
  • Aquaculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science and Technology
Value of Award
  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees of the diploma course (Including backpayment of tuition fees and other compulsory fees incurred prior to award)
  • Annual allowance
Bond Period
2 years with SFA upon completion of diploma studies
The SFA Diploma Scholarship opens for applications annually in the fourth quarter of the calendar year. Shorlisted applicants will be contacted before end-March.
Deadline: 14 Jan 2025, Tues