SPRING Singapore is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services. As the enterprise development agency, SPRING works with partners to help enterprises in financing, capability and management development, technology and innovation, and access to markets. As the national standards and accreditation body, SPRING develops and promotes an internationally-recognised standards and quality assurance infrastructure. SPRING also oversees the safety of general consumer goods in Singapore.


The first and only scholarship of its kind, the Executive Development Scholarship (EDS) was created for young dynamic individuals who aspire to be business catalysts for made-in-Singapore enterprises.

It offers multiple career paths. Look forward to fulfilling careers in enterprise development work in SPRING, or join leading SMEs to champion their growth. Both paths allow our scholars to play an active role in shaping the future of Singapore’s economy.

Through the EDS, we bring aspiring and enterprising individuals a step closer to unleashing their potential as future business leaders, and offer a conduit for them to stand at the confluence of private-public partnership, where they can truly make business happen.

SPRING Singapore offers the following scholarships:

  1. SPRING Singapore Executive Development Scholarship (EDS)
  2. SPRING Singapore Executive Development Scholarship (EDS) (Mid-Term)
  3. SPRING Singapore Executive Development Scholarship (EDS) (Overseas)
  4. SPRING Singapore Executive Development Scholarship (EDS) (Overseas) (Mid-Term)


Open for application all year round. Applications that come in after 31 March will be considered for the following year’s cohort. Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email.


Please login to apply for the SPRING Singapore Executive Development Scholarship (EDS).

  1. Shortlisting
: Only shortlisted applicants will be notified via email. Successful applicants would have to go through a video interview (we will send the video interview link via email), and subsequently a psychometric assessment and a panel interview.

  3. Second Interview: If you are shortlisted for the second interview, you will be scheduled for a group interview with other successful candidates. Subsequently, you will be informed of the outcome within 1-2 weeks of your interview.

  5. Final Panel Interview: At the final round, you will meet with the top management of SPRING Singapore or local enterprises. Successful candidates will be offered the scholarship thereafter.


SPRING Singapore’s work is multi-faceted and covers different aspects. We have the following groups in SPRING such as:
  • Capabilities and Partnership Group - Helps SMEs build capabilities and enhance their human capital, as well as forge collaborations with industry associations and partners.
  • Corporate Development Group - Plays a vital role in supporting SPRING in the areas of corporate communications, finance & administration, human resources & organisation development, IT, and planning.
  • Industry and Enterprise Development - Drives enterprise development in specific sectors and industries, promotes the growth of start-ups, and actively fosters innovation, internationalisation and entrepreneurship in the SME sector.
  • Quality & Excellence Group - Oversees the development of a robust Quality & Excellence infrastructure, with the aim of enhancing our competitiveness and enabling our enterprises to achieve superior performance, raise productivity and gain access to international markets.


Please click here to find out more about SPRING EDS.


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