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 Postgraduate Scholarship (Full-Term/Mid-Term) ( Application till 2021-06-29 )

The SFA Postgraduate Scholarship is an avenue for grooming future leaders who are ready to seize opportunities to turn our food challenges into strategic advantages. We welcome individuals with strong passion in the relevant disciplines of study to apply for our postgraduate scholarship.

Scholars can look forward to a dynamic career with SFA, and be exposed to various portfolios in SFA.

  • Singapore Citizens
  • Strong academic results for first degree in relevant disciplines
  • Currently enrolled/ have applied/ intend to apply for a Master’s/ PhD programme at an established local/overseas university
  • Individuals with work experience/ fresh graduates/ early-career individuals/undergraduates in final year of study who are interested to contribute to SFA's mission are welcome to apply for the scholarship

Areas of study/ research
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Aquaculture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Food Safety
  • Food Science
  • Food Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Toxicology
  • Other related fields of study

Country of Study
  • Established local and overseas universities

Value of Award
Full-term scholarship
  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Return economy class airfare (For overseas scholarship)
  • Other approved expenses incurred in relation to the postgraduate programme

Mid-term scholarship
  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees (Including back-payment of tuition fees and other compulsory fees incurred prior to award)
  • Maintenance allowance (From point of award)
  • One-way economy class airfare from country of study (For overseas scholarship)
  • Other approved expenses incurred in relation to the postgraduate programme

Bond Period
  • Master’s: 3 years with SFA upon completion of studies
  • PhD: 6 years with SFA upon completion of studies
Updated as at June 2020: Applications for 2020 cycle open 01 July 2020.
Deadline: Closed for this cycle