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.

Singapore Sustainability (SS) Scholarship (Full-Term/Mid-Term) ( Application till 2021-06-29 )
Since its formation in April 2019, SFA has joined the two agencies under the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) - National Environment Agency (NEA) and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency - to offer the Singapore Sustainability (SS) Scholarship (formerly known as the National Environment and Water (NEW) Scholarship).

Eligibility, Terms and Conditions
Tenable for
  • Undergraduate studies at local/ overseas universities
  • Full-term/ Mid-term studies
Discipline of study applicable for SFA
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Aquaculture
  • Biological Sciences/ Life Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Food Science/ Food Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Toxicology
  • Other related disciplines
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents intending to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Applicants presenting ‘A’ Levels, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
  • Applicants for mid-term scholarship should have attained at least one semester of academic results
Value of award Full-term scholarship
  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Pre-studies allowance (One-time)
  • Return economy class airfare (For overseas scholarship)
Mid-term scholarship
  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees (Including backpayment of tuition fees and other compulsory fees incurred prior to award)
  • Monthly maintenance allowance (From point of award)
  • One-way economy class airfare from country of study (For overseas scholarship)
  • Local: 4 years
  • Overseas: 6 years
  • Overseas in non-English speaking countries: 5 years[1]
[1] For SFA, this is applicable for Scholarships awarded from 2020 onwards.

Application Details

The SS Scholarship opens for applications from October annually and closes 2 weeks after the release of the GCE ‘A’ Level results in Singapore. Applicants for mid-term scholarship will also apply during this period. The main cycle is offered by SFA, NEA and PUB.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted before end-April each cycle.
Deadline: Closed for this cycle