Singapore Land Authority Singapore Land Authority

Collaboration with the Public Sector

Singapore Geospatial Scholarship

Overseas (Full-Term) & Local (Full-Term & Mid-Term)

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 for SG Geospatial Scholarship

  • 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)
  • Singapore Citizen
  • Active participation in Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) with strong leadership qualities
  • Be medically fit
  • Excellent academic results

  • Full-Term Local & Overseas Scholarship

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

  • Mid-Term Local Scholarship

  • Undergraduate in NUS Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography and a minor in Geographic Information System (GIS) OR
  • SMU Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) with a major in Smart-City Management Technology OR
  • Other courses of study in the local approved universities with at least a specialisation of a minor in GIS, eg. Undergraduate in Computer Science OR Data Science, etc.

  • Overseas Scholarship

  • Approved Geospatial and geospatial-related courses, e.g. Computer Science OR Data Science courses, etc.


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

  • Local – 4 years
  • Overseas – 6 years

  • Value of Award


  • Tuition & compulsory university fees
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Sponsorship for geospatial industry courses & seminars
  • Overseas Student Exchange programme

  • Overseas

  • Tuition & compulsory university fees
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Sponsorship for geospatial industry courses & seminars
  • Return airfare
  • Summer/ Winter Schools

  • While Studying

    You will have

  • A mentor assigned to you
  • An internship with sponsoring agency
  • Opportunities to participate in SLA activities such as SLA DnD
  • Email updates of SLA happenings and events

  • Career Development

    You will have

  • 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
  • Benefit from the expertise of 10 public agencies
  • Opportunity to work in 2 of these participating agencies

Application Period

1st Intake - From 1 Nov 2020 to 31 Dec 2020
2nd Intake - Within 2 weeks from the release of GCE 'A' Levels Exam Results

Collaboration with the Private Sector (Postgraduate Scholarship)

Boustead-Esri Scholarship

"Singapore's Smart Nation vision has spurred a growing demand for geospatial skills and thinking. Such skills are essential to support national initiatives and strategic priorities such as climate change resilience, maritime GIS, and underground space planning – among others."

- Mr Leslie Wong,
Regional Managing Director, Esri South Asia

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!

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