Scholarship Details

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.

PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the national water agency, and manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way. 

PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater, desalinated water). 

PUB calls on everyone to play a part in conserving water, in keeping our waterways clean, and in caring for Singapore’s precious water resources. If we all do our little bit, there will be enough water for all our needs – for commerce and industry, for living, for life.

National Environment & Water (NEW) Masters Scholarship

<p>NEA and PUB led by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), jointly launched the National Environment and Water (NEW) Scholarship in July 2008</p>


  • The NEW Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents with outstanding academic results and a noteworthy CCA record.

Note: For Permanent Residents, confirmation of award will be based on the successful application for Singapore Citizenship.


  • Fresh graduates and undergraduates from NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, and reputable overseas universities

Value of Scholarships

  • Maintenance allowance
  • Tuition fees and compulsory fees
  • Return airfare
  • Allowance for computer, books, settling-in and warm clothing where applicable.

Bond Duration

2 years bond for every year of study

Where to Pursue

  • Any Singapore's local universities (NUS, NTU, SUTD, SMU)
  • Any renowned overseas universities (e.g. specific institutions at US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, China, Japan)

Choice of Courses

Engineering disciplines:

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Chemical

Scholars' Experience

Come rain or shine

Research offi cer Joshua Lee and his team at...

Blazing a trail forward

The gender gap in engineering did not deter...

Ensuring food safety

National Environment & Water (NEW) Scholar...

A heart and mind for the environment

By encouraging officers to work in different...

Making every drop count

Mr Ivan Ong wants to hone his expertise in...

Nurturing eco champions

Mr How Kwang Yi and Ms Natasha Saw Ann Lei...

Maximising Singapore's water resources

Engineers Gabriel Quek and Yeo Jia Han are...

Maximising Singapore's water resources

Engineers Gabriel Quek and Yeo Jia Han are...

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