The DesignSingapore Scholarship is for individuals with creativity, drive and passion for design who aspire to be leaders in their fields of design training, so as to help develop Singapore into Asia’s leading hub for design excellence.
It is open to students and industry professionals who want to pursue a full-time (undergraduate or postgraduate) design studies at reputable local or overseas institutions. As part of DesignSingapore Council’s strategy to build capabilities in Service Innovation and Digital Design, design studies in these areas. This is to cultivate in-depth expertise in these skillsets which are needed to meet the growing demand for product, service and process innovation by the services industries, and to help Singapore’s design industry to be more globally competitive.
What areas of study can I apply for?
Who is eligible?
What does the scholarship cover?
What is the service commitment upon graduation?
How do I apply for the DesignSingapore Scholarship?
What is the selection process?
The design-related degree must be a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme at a reputable local or overseas institution.
Example fields of study:
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Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants who are applying for postgraduate studies and with at least 3 years of professional working experience would have an advantage.
The scholarship recipient will be designated a DesignSingapore Associate. He or she may be assigned to contribute to DesignSingapore Council projects and initiatives that are developmental in nature.
Complete and submit your online application at the DesignSingapore Scholarship portal: https://new.designsingapore.org/scholarship. The online portal is open till 3 April 2017.
Please upload the following documents with your online application:
Submit a hardcopy of your application documents and portfolio:
a) By courier/registered mail:
DesignSingapore Scholarship Secretariat
Ministry of Communications and Information 111 Middle Road
National Design Centre
All submissions must be received by 5pm on 10 April 2017.
b) In person:
Design Advisory, Level 1
National Design Centre
111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Submissions in person must be made on 10 April 2017 between 9.00am-12.00pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm. All submissions must be received by 5pm on 10 April 2017.
Your hardcopy submission must include the following documents:
Please submit a CD with following files (in pdf, jpeg or doc format), with file names as follows:
Hardcopies of the printed documents should be bound in A4-format folder, and your portfolio in A3- or A4-format. All folders must be labelled securely with your:
Please retain a copy of your application for personal reference. DesignSingapore Council will retain all supporting documents and portfolios submitted.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend up to two rounds of selection interviews between April and May. Successful applicants will be informed after all the interviews have been completed. All scholarship recipients must attend a Scholarship Award Ceremony in August.
The DesignSingapore Council reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application, and to reject any incomplete application.
Applicants will be assessed on:
For further queries or clarifications, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact:
Ms Cindy Ng
Assistant Manager (Talent Development)
Tel: (65) 6837 9492
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