Formed on 1 July 2002, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organisation responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore. The NEA develops and spearheads environmental initiatives and programmes through its partnership with the People, Public and Private sectors. It is committed to motivating every individual to take up environmental ownership and to care for the environment as a way of life.

By protecting Singapore's environment from pollution, maintaining a high level of public health and providing timely meteorological information, the NEA endeavours to ensure sustainable development and a quality living environment for present and future generations.

NEA's tagline: Safeguard. Nurture. Cherish  

The tagline, "Safeguard, Nurture, and Cherish" calls upon the community to take action to:

  1. Safeguard our clean environment and high standards of public health
  2. Nurture an eco-friendly culture in every generation
  3. Cherish our beautiful, clean and green environment for present and future generations

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To ensure environmental sustainability, NEA and PUB, led by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), have jointly launched the National Environment and Water (NEW) Scholarship in late July 2008. 


Interested participant may apply for the NEW Scholarship for assessment through the NEW Internship from September to December each year. He/she may also apply between January and two weeks from the release of GCE 'A' Level results for assessment as an open applicant.

For applicants interested in the Masters Scholarship only, he/she may apply up to a year ahead of the intended year to begin his/her Masters studies.


Application is via BrightSparks website.


Upon the completion of their studies, scholars will join either PUB or NEA where they will receive comprehensive training and build a greater depth of knowledge and skills. They can join us as an Engineer, Economist, Policy Executive, Environmental Health Executive, Research Officer or Water Scientist or contribute in areas ranging from Finance, Communications and Corporate Management (e.g. Human Resources, Finance/IT Audit, Marketing and Quantity Survey)

No matter where their interests lie - sciences, engineering, water management or environmental public health, our scholars will enjoy a challenging and rewarding career across NEA and PUB.


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