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About SgIS

The SgIS aims to develop a strong core of Singaporeans to anchor strategic sectors in Singapore.

This initiative represents a strong government-industry partnership in talent development through the offer of scholarships for Singapore citizens at different stages of their university education, locally and overseas. The scholarships offered are available across industries, ranging from engineering, aviation, tourism, power, maritime, healthcare, to arts and social services.

Click to read the full press release and speech made by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, on the launch of the SgIS in 2012.

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What is SgIS

Established in 2012, the Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) is the only multi-industry scholarship in partnership with the Singapore Government. This unique partnership provides a point of convergence for leading organisations in Singapore’s strategic sectors and bright minds aspiring to be leaders of tomorrow. It also creates a bridge for you to enjoy direct access to various industries.

Understanding the importance of building a strong foundation, SgIS seeks to groom the next generation of talents by developing their core skills and competencies. The organisations participating in SgIS have good human resource capabilities and a strong focus on developing talent. Together, we form a sustainable community with diversified capabilities to help Singapore achieve continuous advancement.

The Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) is supported by the following ministries and statutory boards:

  • Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
  • Economic Development Board (EDB)
  • Energy Market Authority (EMA)
  • Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
  • Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)
  • Land Transport Authority (LTA)
  • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
  • Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)
  • Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • Ministry of Health (MOH)
  • National Council of Social Service (NCSS)
  • Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

Why choose SgIS?

Through SgIS, you will be able to let your dreams take flight.

SgIS offers you an opportunity to kick-start your career with one of the sponsoring organisations in Singapore’s strategic sectors.

While pursuing your undergraduate studies, you will enjoy an early start in personal and professional growth and development with myriad exciting opportunities offered through the SgIS Scholars’ Development and Engagement Programme.

Gear up for Professional Development through:
Gear up for Professional Development through:
  • Induction programmes
  • Internships
  • Mentorships


  • Develop core competencies and skills
  • Enjoy structured and continual learning

Together with Ministry of Manpower (MOM), SgIS will be offering a SgIS-HR Continuing Education & Training Grant (CET) Grant to SgIS scholars recruited from 2017 onwards and specialising in Human Resources (HR) as a course of study. Upon graduation, the scholar will be able to tap on this SgIS-HR CET Grant to pursue relevant HR courses/trainings as part of their professional development.

Visit here for more information on the grant. For any enquiries, please write to us here.

Gain Valuable Industry Insights through:
Gain Valuable Industry Insights through:
  • Dialogue sessions
  • Leaders' Forums


  • Interact with public and private sector leaders
  • Gain valuable insights into their outlook of industries and career developments
  • Better understand the ins and outs of different sectors
Get in touch with Fellow Scholars through:
Get in touch with Fellow Scholars through:
  • Join the dynamic and high-value SgIS Scholars' Network


  • Interact and exchange experiences with fellow SgIS scholars