Programs in Singapore: Professional

The Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) promotes international cooperation through the exchange of defense scientists and engineers (S&E). The program affords opportunities for U.S. military and civilian engineer and scientist personnel to work on-site in allied and friendly countries. Tours run for a period of 1-2 years, and can be preceded by a 6-month language training course. Candidates must have completed a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) field, and have relative experience. Currently, DoD has signed ESEP agreements with Australia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Agencies Involved: US Air Force, US Department of Defense

Key Dates: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Check program website for updated information.


The NatSteel Holdings Study Award allows undergraduate students to enroll at the NUS, NTU or SMU. Candidates must have completed at least one year of study in order to be considered for the program.

Agencies Involved: NatSteel Holdings

Key Dates: Check website for additional and updated information.


The Singapore Millennium Scholarship provides funding for full-time research at a Singapore-based university or Institute to Graduate and Post-doctoral students, as well as medical professionals. Awards can be redeemed at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University or Research Institutes in Singapore. Programs run for periods of 2 years for graduate level students, and 4 years for post-doctoral and professional candidates.

Agencies Involved: Singapore Millennium Foundation, Ltd.

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.