The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) is the lead government agency responsible for developing Singapore’s economic landscape. We plan and execute industry development strategies to enhance Singapore’s position in the global business arena, and create sustainable economic growth with vibrant businesses and good jobs for Singaporeans.

Here in EDB, you will

  • Chart and execute exciting strategies that champion Singapore’s economic future and bring our diverse industries to be at the forefront of innovation and transformation
  • Build deep industry knowledge and hone core skillsets early (e.g. business acumen and critical thinking) which are valuable to your career in the long run
  • Be empowered with a spectrum of opportunities – be it developing solutions for complex issues, interacting with key decision makers of leading global/ local companies or undertaking challenging job assignments which can include overseas postings to any of our global offices 
  • Work with a dynamic team that is driven to achieve winning outcomes together for Singapore


Each year, the EDB Scholarship is awarded to outstanding young talent who possess drive, initiative, resilience, creativity and share EDB’s passion and commitment to chart and execute strategies for the future of Singapore’s economy.

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.


Application for the 2018 EDB Scholarship will open from 2 October to 31 December 2017.

Please note that this is the only application window for the 2018 EDB Scholarship.


If you are keen to be part of the EDB family, you can apply via BrightSparks.

The application comprises the Application Form, Essay and submission of relevant documents. Please set aside at least 30 minutes to complete the Application Form and Essay. Only completed applications will be considered.

Candidates who are assessed to be a good fit will be contacted via email to participate in the EDB Scholarship interviews.


EDB is committed to the professional development of our officers to empower them in their careers.

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 join one of our industry development divisions in strategizing and implementing industry plans and capability development initiatives, and forging key partnerships with companies and government agencies for Singapore’s economic success.

Learn more about the other opportunities as an EDB Scholar here.


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Please refer to the EDB Scholarship website to find out more.


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