Introduction to
Gardens by the Bay Scholarships

Gardens by the Bay is committed to support and nurture individuals who are keen in joining our family to realize and sustain our vision - as a people’s garden for all to own, enjoy and cherish.

We are offering Scholarships to candidates who are passionate about Horticulture, and possess a keen interest in pursuing a long-term career in this field.  The Gardens will support our Scholars in embarking on their tertiary journey, with challenging and rewarding career paths and job rotations mapped out upon their return.

Scholars can expect a rewarding experience - where passion is inspired and expertise is nurtured.


  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)
  • GCE ‘A’ Level, local Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent
  • Mid-term undergraduate or post-graduate students, or mid-career individuals with relevant industry experience are also welcome
  • Record of excellent academic results
  • Impressive co-curricular activities record
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Strong interest in a horticulture career
  • Not currently in receipt of any other scholarship

Orientation Programme
Our Scholars will undergo an orientation programme to help them assimilate into our culture and get a headstart as a new member of the family. 

Personal mentors will be assigned to our Scholars, to ensure that they are well-guided and given holistic advice on potential career paths and progression, as well as academic and personal matters.  Scholars can also tap on their mentors’ wealth of knowledge and experience, and learn from the personal anecdotes of our veterans.

Buddy System
Our Scholars will be paired up with a buddy to help them integrate into the culture and feel at home, which are crucial components at the initial stage of embarking into working life.

Job Rotations
Our Scholars will be subject to job rotations in key departments, for greater and wider exposure of the Gardens’ operations, and for them to understand the intricacies of what it takes to run a horticulture-based attraction.

Career Monitoring
Scholars will have the chance to participate in strategic work committees, or take on secretarial positions in management meetings and projects. This will ensure greater exposure for our scholars at a macro-level for leadership grooming.

Type of Scholarship  Value of Award *Bond Duration
  •  Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Return economy class airfare
  • Maintenance and other allowances
 4 - 6 years
  •  Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Maintenance and other allowances
 4 years

*Mid-term degree students’ bond duration will correspond with the total scholarship package awarded

Scholars can expect to pursue their studies at local or recognised overseas universities. The following list shows the courses of study that our Scholars are encouraged study in, but not limited to:

  • Plant Sciences
  • Applied Sciences
  • Horticultural Science
  • Botany
  • Forestry
  • Biotechnology

  • To apply, please fill in the application form and upload your examination certificates, transcripts, testimonials and CCA records using this link.
  • For any further enquiries or application of mid-term/postgraduate scholarship, please send them to:
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for the selection interviews.
  • Closing Date for Application: 2-3 weeks after the release of ‘A’ Level results

Scholars' highlights

Irene Chong

Designation: Manager (Gardens Operations)
School of Study: University of Melbourne
Qualification: Bachelor of Environments


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Mihkaail Anis Ng

Designation: Senior Researcher (Research & Horticulture)
School of Study: Royal Horticultural Society
Qualification: Master of Horticulture


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Lee Xiaoyi

Designation: Senior Manager (Conservatory Operations)
School of Study: The University of Queensland
Qualification: Bachelor of Applied Science (Urban Horticulture)


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