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In October 2016, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) went through a restructuring exercise and was reconstituted into Workforce Singapore Agency (WSG) which continues to come under the Ministry of Manpower. As part of this exercise, a new statutory board under the Ministry of Education, the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) was also established.
As the national skills authority, SSG drives and coordinates the implementation of the national SkillsFuture movement, promote a culture and holistic system of lifelong learning through the pursuit of skills mastery, and strengthen the ecosystem of quality education and training in Singapore, including making available job-skills insights to sign post to individuals, enterprises and training providers on key changes and trends in jobs and skills.
At WSG, we oversee the transformation of the local workforce and industry to meet ongoing economic challenges. We promote the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. This will ensure that all sectors of the economy are supported by a strong, inclusive Singaporean core.
SSG and WSG jointly offer the Undergraduate Scholarship so that you can access twice as many learning opportunities to grow and develop your career. As a SSG-WSG Scholar, you will be given the unique opportunity of contributing towards two statutory boards in shaping and transforming the learning and employment landscape of Singapore.
Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
Good academic results
Outstanding co-curricular activities records with strong leadership qualities
Open to students from all disciplines except Medicine and Dentistry
Currently not under any scholarship
GCE ‘A’ level or local graduands (or equivalent including International Baccalaureate and NUS High School Diploma) who have yet to commence university studies
Local undergraduates currently studying in a local university
Tuition, examination and other compulsory fees throughout the period of sponsored study
Annual maintenance allowance
Annual hostel allowance
Pre-studies allowance (applicable for Full-Term Scholarship)
Sponsorship for Overseas Exchange/Summer Studies Programme
1-year bond period for every year of sponsorship
Experience working in 2 agencies
Broaden your perspectives through learning and growth opportunities
Experience different types of work (policy, operations, engagement, etc.)
Contribute and value-add to key national imperatives
Scholars can look forward to a holistic suite of developmental opportunities in both agencies.
2 x Internship Opportunities
Get a preview of the work, culture and environment in SSG and WSG, before you start your employment with us
2 x Job Stints
Experience work in both agencies upon graduation and in policy and non-policy work, giving you the opportunity to learn different skills while discovering more about your interests and strengths
Contribute and add value to 2 related yet unique causes
Your bond will commence upon joining SSG/WSG
2 x Employers to Choose From
Select your preferred agency (SSG or WSG) to continue your career journey upon bond completion
Stay connected in both agencies, which can help broaden your perspectives, expand learning opportunities and build wider professional networks
Meaningful Careers and Developmental opportunities
Continue to receive ample support based on your individual development plan.
Access opportunities such as postings and secondments, cross-agency and divisional projects, etc.
Hoon Ding Yu, Workforce Singapore
Having been rotated to different divisions across both agencies, the SSG-WSG scholarship stood out for me as it provided me with the opportunity to better understand how both agencies play complementary roles in helping Singaporeans on their lifelong learning and employability journey. Each rotation allowed me to develop expertise in different domains and has been valuable for my career development.
Michelle Han Jia Li, SkillsFuture Singapore
The SSG-WSG scholarship has provided me with dual opportunities to be posted to divisions across both agencies with vastly different job scopes, yet serving synergistic purposes to promote lifelong learning and improve the employability of our local workforce. I’ve also had the opportunity to join the Learning Movement, an inter-agency committee to bring fun learning activities to SSG-WSG colleagues.
Want to Make a Difference? Apply Now!
Be part of our team and help transform Singapore’s employment and skills landscape. Have a hand in shaping our workforce to stay competitive, relevant and future-ready!
Application closes on 31 March 2023
Click here to submit your application for Full-Term Scholarship.
Click here to submit your application for Mid-Term Scholarship.