Our Scholarships

Individuals with strong academic achievements and non-academic achievements are invited to apply for SFA’s Scholarships. We are looking for creative and committed individuals to take up the challenge and join us in our mission to ensure and secure a supply of safe food.

SFA offers our scholars development opportunities including job rotations to different areas of work (i.e. operations, research & laboratory, and policy & planning), secondment to other agencies, technical and management training.

SFA Postgraduate Scholarship (Full-Term/Mid-Term)

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.

Eligibility
  • Singapore Citizens
  • Strong academic results for first degree in relevant disciplines
  • Have applied / be applying for a Master’s / PhD programme at an established university
  • Applicants for supervisory work experience / strong publication records, as well as graduates with strong passion for the specialised fields are welcome to apply for the scholarship
  • We also welcome applicants who have bachelor's degree in food-related Science and Technology disciplines and are interested to pursue postgraduate studies in data science, engineering, or bioinformatics.

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

Country of Study
  • Local and overseas universities in relevant disciplines

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 2021: Applications for 2021 cycle open 1 July 2021. 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. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Kosh Consulting Group (Asia) Pte Ltd (KCGA), the appointed contractor before end-October 2021.
Deadline: 5 Sep 2021, 2359hrs