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The Talent We Seek

The EDB Scholarship is awarded to young talent who possess drive, initiative, resilience, creativity and share our passion and commitment to EDB's vision to lead Singapore into a globally competitive economy. We also look for individuals who embrace the values of care, integrity, teamwork, imagination, courage and excellence. Throughout your Scholarship journey, you will access opportunities to continually grow, develop and broaden your horizons. These will prepare you not just for a job but to impart valuable insights that will contribute to your development.

If the above resonates with you, we invite you to apply for the EDB Scholarship here.

Development Opportunities

EDB is committed to the professional and personal development of our officers to empower them in their careers. As an EDB Scholar, you will be able to experience unparallel opportunities:

Education at a Leading University of Choice
You may choose to pursue your undergraduate studies in top universities in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Japan and China, with the option to study in a separate continent for a Master's degree. While the EDB Sscholarship supports disciplines of study in Engineering, Science and Economics, we encourage the pursuit of your interest areas beyond these fields of study through a selection of double majors or minors.

Language Immersion and Summer Abroad Programmes
The EDB Scholarship fully supports foreign language development programmes for our scholars. This includes language courses, certifications, and immersion programmes overseas in the country of choice, even before commencement of your studies!

During your study, you can also choose to supplement your classroom experience with Summer Abroad programmes, such as an exchange programme with a foreign university, or pursue a Combined Degree Programme to complete your final year in a foreign university.

Internships at EDB Offices Worldwide
It is important that you pursue your EDB career in areas you are passionate in, so we provide multiple opportunities for you to build your networks and understand EDB.

In the summer of your second year at university, you will be attached to a division of your choice for an internship at EDB HQ, where you will own real-life projects, collaborate with colleagues, and be right in the 'thick of action'. There is also the unique opportunity for you to intern at one of our overseas offices in your third year!

Support & Guidance
Throughout your EDB Scholarship journey, our dedicated Scholarship Manager will guide you through your university choice, internships, as well as your transitions out and back to Singapore.

Career Development
Upon embarking your career with EDB, you will join the EDB Associate Programme that is designed for you to learn the requisite skills and prepare you for success. Once you complete the one-year Programme, you will be able to join one of our industry development clusters in strategizing and implementing industry plans and capability development initiatives, and forging key partnerships with companies and government agencies for Singapore economic success. Your EDB journey will be enriched with the necessary training, mentorship and challenging assignments that can include overseas postings in one of EDB global offices.

Application Process

The application comprises the Form, Essay and submission of relevant documents. The Form would take about 30 minutes to complete.

Only completed applications will be considered.

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Selection Process

Candidates who are assessed to be a good fit will be invited via email to participate in the EDB Scholarship interviews. You will have the opportunity to discuss real problem statements and recommend solutions during the interviews. You would also be able to meet members of the EDB senior management team should you proceed to the Final Panel Interview.

EDB will offer our Scholarship to successful candidates thereafter.

Deadline: 10 Mar 2017, Fri

Meet Our EDB Scholars

Making Singapore a Home for Business

"From day one, each new officer is assigned a buddy who has been in the job for one to two years."

Andrea Seow
Centre Director, London

A Competitive, Skills-Based Workforce

"The strong supportive team culture in EDB means you can always find help amongst colleagues and bosses."

Lee Chee How
Senior Officer, Biomedical Sciences

Taking Singapore's Economy To Greater Heights

"I am excited to be part of the team that can enable progress and growth within the sector, and continue to help realise the potential for emerging technologies to become mainstream."

Sim Zhilin
Centre Director, Paris

Shaping Singapore's Economic Future

"I enjoy interactions with key leaders in the private and public sectors on a regular basis, and the promise of job rotations including global postings add to my personal and career development."

Law Yi Chung
Head, Biomedical Sciences