History is as important to the nation as individual memory is to each person. It records events of national pride as well as lessons in nation building. Be it great moments of achievements, times of disunity, or even errors in judgement - all are woven together in a tapestry that is uniquely ours. It is this fabric of past events that makes us distinct from all other nations and is something all of us want to share.

As custodian of the nation's history and heritage, the National Heritage Board (NHB) examines the nation's past - for the benefit of the future. Through displays,exploration, analysis, preservation and education, the Board hopes to continually and actively promote understanding and appreciation of our heritage.


The NHB scholarship scheme supports promising talents in Singapore to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduates studies in the fields of heritage and/or museum management or administration.

The full scholarship is awarded only once for the duration of the study and is non-renewable. Some of the areas of study allowed under the Scheme are:

  • Conservation
  • Museum Education
  • Curatorial Studies
  • History (Singapore and Southeast Asia)
  • Cultural and Heritage Management

Upon successful completion of studies, the NHB scholar will be in the employment of NHB serving a 3-year (for overseas partial scholarship or local scholarship) or 6-year (for overseas full scholarship) bond on a full-time basis.


Application period is from January to April.


Application can be done via the BrightSparks portal. Click here to apply now.

The closing date of submission for all applications and submission of supporting documents is April. Please refer to the application form for supporting documents required.

For enquiries, please e-mail Mr Ng Yong He at or call our office line at 6332 8560.


Do you have a question on the scholarship?

Please contact Mr Ng Yong He (Manager, Learning and Development) now at or visit our website for more information.