Scholarship Details

The National Heritage Board (NHB) is the custodian of Singapore’s heritage. We are responsible for telling the Singapore story, sharing the Singaporean experience and imparting our Singapore spirit.  NHB's mission is to preserve and celebrate the shared heritage of our diverse communities, for the purpose of education, nation-building and cultural understanding. It manages the national museums and heritage institutions, and sets policies relating to heritage sites, National Monuments and the national collection. Through the national collection, NHB curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans. 
NHB is a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY).

National Heritage Board Scholarship

Love heritage? Take your passion a step further with the National Heritage Board (NHB) Scholarship. The NHB Scholarship scheme supports promising talents in Singapore to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies (Masters qualification and above) in the fields of heritage and/or museum management or administration.


Singapore Citizens, non-NHB employees

Value of Scholarships

  • Full scholarship up to $250,000
  • Partial scholarship up to $120,000 

Bond Duration

Overseas partial scholarship or local scholarship: 3 years

Overseas full scholarship: 6 years

Choice of Courses

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 this Scheme include:

  • Conservation
  • Museums
  • Curatorial Studies
  • History (e.g. Singapore and Southeast Asia)
  • Cultural and Heritage Management
  • Archaelogy


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