The MND EDGE Scholarship programme is a talent development project jointly undertaken by the Ministry of National Development and our key statutory boards.

As an MND EDGE scholar, you can look forward to the prospect of a long-term and meaningful career with us; a career that provides ample opportunities to shape policies which advance Singapore’s national interests and which promotes the general well-being of Singaporeans.

What the MND EDGE Scholarship offers

Upward career progression and cross-agency mobility
We are always on the lookout for aspiring talents who share the same enthusiasm and vision as us. As part of an 8,000-strong MND Family, you can look forward to varied and diverse career opportunities, including job rotations within each organisation, professional industry attachments for greater exposure, as well as inter-agency postings to other statutory boards or the Ministry headquarters.

In-house talent development programmes
Under the EDGE Scholarship Programme, outstanding officers may be nominated for milestone leadership courses and programmes to develop their professional or leadership capabilities.

To bring out their fullest potential, officers will also be given the opportunity to participate in inter-agency project teams, as well as the MND Family-wide events such as the biennial MND Huddle, and the annual MND Family Corporate Retreat, where participants deliberate key challenges of the day and the Ministry’s plans for the future.

Opportunity to shape Singapore’s future
Be part of our multi-disciplinary team now. Join the ranks of our architects and engineers, botanists and veterinarians, town planners and policymakers, as you contribute to strategic projects that impact the Republic’s development.


The EDGE Scholarship logo contains the slogan “Define the Future”, which signifies empowerment and ownership. Scholars can look forward to exciting opportunities with us, and play a part in shaping the future landscape of our Nation.

Key qualities embodied by all MND EDGE scholars are Integrity, Service, and Excellence, which are in tandem with the Public Service Division’s aim to build a first-class public service for a successful and vibrant Singapore.


The Ministry of National Development (MND) plays a pivotal role in shaping Singapore. As our MND EDGE Scholar, a challenging and rewarding career in policy formulation and implementation awaits you, particularly in the area of sustainable development. You will also gain valuable exposure through cross-agency secondments and grow through our MND EDGE talent development plan.


We are looking for a passionate individuals who will contribute to Singapore's future development, transforming it into a sustainable place for all.


To qualify for the Scholarship programme, you must:

  • Be a Singaporean citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who will take up Singapore citizenship before leaving for studies
  • Have excellent GCE A Levels, polytechnic diploma with merit or equivalent qualifications e.g. International Baccalaureate or high school diploma, and good CCA records
  • Possess strong leadership qualities
  • Be self-motivated and a good team player


  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban Planning & Design
  • Environmental Science
  • Real Estate
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Geography

And any other related disciplines.

Institutions/Country of Study

Reputable local or overseas universities

Coverage of Award

  • Tuition fees and other compulsory fees
  • Maintenance, book and hostel allowances
  • Sponsorship for approved student exchange programmes
  • Internship atttachment with MND


4 years (Local)

6 years (Overseas)

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