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Collaboration with the Public Sector

Singapore Geospatial Scholarship

Overseas & Local

Geospatial is used to describe things and phenomenon that are associated with location.

As a Geospatial Scholar, you will plan and drive the implementation of the Singapore Geospatial Masterplan and its key initiatives to serve citizens, the industry and the Government. You can expect to manage projects and apply your geospatial knowledge through performing geospatial analytics and consultancy work for our public agencies. You will also gain opportunities to formulate and implement strategies to develop, promote and proliferate geospatial information science and technology to improve policy making and delivery of government services.

Collaborating Agencies

  • Building & Construction Authority (BCA)
  • Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)
  • Housing Development Board (HDB)
  • Jurong Town Corporation (JTC)
  • Land Transport Authority (LTA)
  • National Environment Agency (NEA)
  • National Parks Board (NParks)
  • Public Utilities Board (PUB)
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
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Requirements

  • Singapore citizen or Permanent Residents intending to take up Singapore Citizenship
  • Active participation in Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Interest to pursue a career in the public sector
  • Outstanding academic results

Full-Term Local & Overseas Scholarship

  • GCE 'A' level OR
  • International Baccalaureate OR
  • Polytechnic Diploma

Mid-Term Local & Overseas Scholarship

  • Undergraduate in local & overseas universities

Disciplines of Study

  • NUS Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography & a minor in Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • SMU Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) with a major in Smart-City Management Technology OR
  • Other courses of study related to technology and data science in the locally approved universities with a minor in GIS
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Terms of Award

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Bond

You will gain valuable experience while serving your bond in 2 participating agencies

  • Local – 4 years
  • Overseas – 6 years
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Award Coverage

  • Tuition & compulsory university fees
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Sponsorship for geospatial industry courses & seminars
  • Overseas Student Exchange programme
  • Return airfare (where applicable)
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While Studying

You will have

  • A mentor assigned to you
  • Internship opportunities with SLA
  • Opportunities to participate in SLA activities,
    such as D&D
  • Email updates on SLA happenings and events
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While in Service

You will

  • Build a specialist professional career in a growing and thriving industry
  • Plug into the latest geospatial technological arena
  • Attend the latest geospatial seminars and programmes
  • Serve as evangelists to promote the growth and development of the geospatial and geospatial-related technologies in the public sector and geospatial industry
  • Have opportunities to learn from the expertise of 10 public agencies

Application Period

1st Intake - From 1 Nov 2020 to 31 Dec 2020

2nd Intake - From 19 Feb 2021 to 7 Mar 2021

Boustead-Esri Scholarship

If you are passionate about pursing a GeoSpatial Profession, you can also explore the Boustead-Esri Geospatial Scholarship.

To enable a growing nation of #SpatialThinkers and professionals, Boustead Singapore and Esri have launched a scholarship program that aims to help individuals fulfil their aspirations of having a geospatial career.

Each year, the Boustead-Esri Geospatial Scholarship is awarded to two applicants who have successfully enrolled in National University of Singapore's (NUS') MSc in Applied GIS program.

This scholarship will open many doors for your Gesopatial career! During the course of your study, you may also apply for industrial attachments, including with SLA, to gain insights into the GIS profession.

Click here to find out if you are eligible!