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National Library Board Scholarships for Singaporean Students, 2019

National Library Board Singapore is offering scholarships for individuals who are Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents.

These offer an opportunity to pursue full-time undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Singapore or abroad.

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As an NLB scholar, the student will play a key role in fulfilling NLB’s mission of making knowledge come alive, sparking imagination and creating possibilities.

The National Library Board is a statutory board of the Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore.

Application Deadline: Application for the NLB Scholarship is open from January till March annually.


  • Singapore citizens are eligible to apply.
  • These are available to pursue full-time undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
  • These are awarded in fields to advance library development and also to grow domain expertise in various knowledge fields e.g. history and early childhood development.
  • Undergraduate: Recent graduates with GCE ‘A’ Level (minimum of 11 academic units), an International Baccalaureate (IB), diploma (with merit) or equivalent can apply. We are looking for candidates with strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills. You can choose to do your undergraduate studies locally or at renowned universities overseas.
    Postgraduate: We are looking for individuals who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents (who must take up citizenship before the award is confirmed), with excellent academic results, possess strong leadership qualities, interpersonal skills and have a passion for learning and service.

How to Apply

How to Apply: NLB will be hosting our Annual Tea Session on Thursday, 8 Feb 2019, from 2 pm to 5 pm, at The POD (National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064, Level 16).

To register for the Scholarship Tea Session, please email the following information to scholarship-at-nlb.gov.sg:

  1. Full Name
  2. Contact Number
  3. Name of School
  4. Each participant is allowed to bring along 1 guest (Y/N)

You may refer to the 2019 NLB award Tea Session EDM as well.

Benefit: This is a fully-funded award, with bond durations of four years for local studies and five or six years for overseas studies depending on your country of studies.

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