Love heritage? Take your passion a step further with a National Heritage Board (NHB) Scholarship.
The NHB scholarship scheme supports promising talents in Singapore to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the fields of heritage and/or museum management or
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:
- Museum Education
- Curatorial Studies
- History (Singapore and Southeast Asia)
- Cultural and Heritage Management
Upon successful completion of studies, the recipient will be in the employment of NHB, serving a 3-year (for overseas partial scholarship or local scholarship) or 6-year (for overseas full
scholarship) bond on a full-time basis.
*Postgraduate studies refer to studies leading to a Masters qualification and above.
Eligibility for Application
All Singapore Citizens are welcome to apply for the scholarship. Applicants awaiting admission to their proposed institutions may also apply. However, proof of admission into the institution must be produced at the time of scheduled interview.
Applicants who are already in receipt of financial assistance from another institution or organisation or have commenced their course of studies may not apply.
All employees of the National Heritage Board are not allowed to apply.
General Assessment Criteria
Eligible applicants will be assessed on the following (in no order of priority):
- Applicant's academic records and participation in extra-curricular activities;
- Benefits and value of the studies to the applicant and to the development of heritage and visual arts sector in Singapore;
- Applicant's passion for the heritage and visual arts;
- Applicant's achievements, track records and relevant experience (if any)
How to Apply and Supporting Documents Required
Applications for the NHB Scholarship can be done via the BrightSparks portal (Please note that you will be required to create an account at BrightSparks portal to be able to log in and apply for the NHB Scholarship).
The closing date of submission for all applications and submission of supporting documents is 15 March 2017. Please refer to the application form for supporting documents required.
For enquiries, please e-mail Mr Ng Yong He at Ng_Yong_He@nhb.gov.sg or call our office line at 6332 8560.
Disbursement of Scholarship
Disbursement of scholarship may (at the discretion of the National Heritage Board) be made either in one lump sum or by instalments.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend selection interview sessions in May. Applicants successfully awarded the Scholarship will be informed of the award by June. All successful
applicants are required to attend a Scholarship Award Ceremony in late July/early August.
Only short-listed applicants will be notified of the results of their applications. The National Heritage Board reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any
application and to reject any incomplete application.