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SPRING – Executive Development Scholarship

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Looking for a scholarship which offers you not just a job in future, but a meaningful footstep in the business world?

The Executive Development Scholarship (EDS) by SPRING Singapore could be your choice.

If you are dynamic and keen to join leading local enterprises/SMEs to shape their success story, interested in enterprise development career in SPRING, or be an entrepreneur down the road, YOU might be the one we are looking for!

With multiple career paths to look forward to, our local scholarship opportunity offers you exciting and fulfilling careers in high-growth local enterprises or in SPRING. Through our EDS, we bring aspiring and enterprising individuals, a step closer to unleash your potential as a future business leader.

Applicable Courses/Disciplines

The scholarship supports local undergraduate courses in National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), which are deemed suitable for a career at SPRING and/or SMEs. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Architecture, Music, Real Estate, Facility Management, Industrial Design, Art, Design & Media, Education & Sports Science and equivalent courses (non-exhaustive) are not supported under this scholarship.

Shortlisted candidates are advised to consult our scholarship team on their intended course(s) of study. The final decision on course support shall rest with the scholarship provider i.e. SPRING or the SMEs.

Application Criteria & Procedures

Criteria for Executive Development Scholarship (Local)


  • Singaporeans
  • Good University or Polytechnic or GCE ‘O'/'A' Levels and International Baccalaureate (IB) results
  • Good track record and active participation in CCAs with leadership involvement
  • Has the desire to help drive business growth in local enterprises and in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) development work
  • Demonstrates strong written, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possesses leadership potential

SME-SPRING Joint Executive Development Scholarship
Initiated in 2011, the SME-SPRING Joint EDS is a scholarship offered jointly by SPRING and high growth local enterprises, with the objective to attract talents, who aspire to be future business leaders to join the industry.

You should demonstrate keen interest in business development and new concept creation, and with strong willingness and passion to work with entrepreneurs/SMEs on critical local/overseas projects.

You get the chance to experience first-hand private sector exposure and play a role in different aspects of SME’s operations and growth plans.

The eligibility criteria and sponsorship coverage of the SME-SPRING Joint EDS is similar to the SPRING EDS (Local) Scholarship, stated above.

However, scholars will receive the development opportunities and employment terms specific to each local enterprise.

Scholars under the joint scholarship will be bonded to the participating local enterprise for a period of two years, regardless of the number of years of sponsored studies.

The participating companies who have offered the SME-SPRING Joint EDS are :

  • Acumed Medical Pte Ltd
  • Alliance Healthcare Group Pte Ltd
  • Cordlife Pte Ltd
  • D’Crypt Pte Ltd
  • Greenpac Singapore
  • Jumbo Seafood Group of Restaurants
  • Luxasia Singapore Pte Ltd
  • RE&S Enterprises Pte Ltd
  • Select Group Ltd
  • Teckwah Group

Moving ahead, more participating companies across several sectors will be onboard.

Application Process

(I) Shortlisting
You will be shortlisted for an interview with us based on your submitted application form and short essay questions. The essay questions are important to your scholarship application as that helps us to understand you better as an individual.

(II) First Interview
If you are shortlisted for the first interview, you will be notified within two weeks from the closing date. Subsequently, you will be informed of the outcome within two weeks of your interview.

(III) 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.

Value of Rewards & Benefits

Sponsorship Coverage

  • Up to four years of full tuition and compulsory fees*
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Annual book allowance
  • Hostel fee subsidy
  • Computer allowance
  • Approved sponsorship for overseas exchange programme
  • Internship opportunities

* Fifth year of sponsorship for selected Double Degree programmes will be approved on a case-by-case basis

Bond Requirement

Two-year bond regardless of number of years of sponsored study

Application Deadlines

Early Cycle: Closing date is early November.

Normal Cycle: Closing date for applications is in March.

SPRING Singapore
SPRING Singapore
1 Fusionopolis Walk
#01-02 South Tower, SOLARIS
Singapore 138628
Tel: (65) 6278 6666

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