About PUB
PUB is the national water agency that manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and sewerage in an integrated way. PUB was named the Water Agency of the Year Award at the Global Water Awards 2006. PUB also won the Stockholm Industry Water Award 2007.
PUB constantly has the future in mind. With a unique ‘Four National Taps’ strategy consisting of local catchment water, imported water (Johore), NEWater and desalinated water, PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for now and for generations to come.

About PUB’s tagline:
Water for All: Conserve, Value, Enjoy
The six words in our tagline encapsulate everything we do at PUB. As a national water agency that manages the entire water loop, PUB’s core business is to provide sufficient water for the needs of everyone in Singapore at an affordable cost.
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About NEA
Formed on 1 July 2002, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organization responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore. The NEA develops and spearheads environmental initiatives and programmes through its partnership with the People, Public and Private sectors. It is committed to motivating every individual to take up environmental ownership and to care for the environment as a way of life.

By protecting Singapore’s resources from pollution, maintaining a high level of public health and providing timely meteorological information, the NEA endeavours to ensure sustainable development and a quality living environment for present and future generations.

NEA’s Tagline:
The tagline, “Safeguard, Nurture, and Cherish” calls upon the community to take action to:
1.    Safeguard our clean environment and high standards of public health
2.    Nurture an eco-friendly culture in every generation
3.    Cherish our beautiful, clean and green environment for present and future generations

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The summary of the National Environment & Water (NEW) Scholarship
To ensure environmental sustainability, NEA and PUB, led by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), have jointly launched the National Environment and Water (NEW) Scholarship in late July 2008, in place of the PUB undergraduate scholarship. NEW scholarship is an open public undergraduate scholarship (overseas/ local) with a focus in the environment and water sector. Under the NEW Scholarship, there are also opportunities for both undergraduates and fresh graduates to pursue Mid-Term and Masters Scholarship.

National Environment & Water (NEW) Internship
What’s NEW Internship?
The NEW Internship is one of the selection processes for the NEW Scholarship. It is offered by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and PUB, the national water agency. The objective of the NEW Internship is to identify talented young people with an interest in environment and water issues, and to nurture this passion through work-based learning activities.

The internship is for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Students selected will get a first hand opportunity to participate in exciting and stimulating environmental or water projects, giving them a better understanding of the dynamic environment and water sector. Students who show promise during the NEW Internship and demonstrate their passion for the environment and water sector would be recommended for the NEW Scholarship.

Why NEW Internship?
– Get a head start in your application for the NEW Scholarship
– Participate in exciting and stimulating environmental or water projects
– Make Informed decision on your scholarship and career choices
– Benefit from rich learning experience during the internship

The NEW Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents with outstanding academic results and a noteworthy CCA record.

Note: For Permanent Residents, confirmation of award will be based on the successful application for Singapore Citizenship.

A’ Level, International Baccalaureate, Polytechnic, NUS High students

Undergraduates from NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD and reputable overseas universities

Fresh graduates and undergraduates from NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, and reputable overseas universities

Value of Scholarship
Local Undergraduate* Maintenance allowance, tuition and compulsory fees, computer and book allowance and hostel fees where applicable

Overseas Undergraduate* Maintenance allowance, tuition and compulsory fees, return airfare, plus allowances for computer, books, settling-in and warm clothing where applicable

Scholars may request for Sponsorship for enrichment/ exchange/postgraduate studies are provided where applicable.

Bond Duration
Local study: – 4 years
Overseas study: – 6 years

Overseas study in non-English speaking countries:  5 years

For Masters Scholarship: 2 years bond for every year of study

Where to pursue
At any Singapore’s local universities (NUS, NTU, SUTD, SMU) or any renowned overseas universities (e.g. specific institutions at US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, China, Japan).

Choice of Courses

NEW Scholars can pursue the following courses; engineering disciplines – [Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental, Biological, Chemical, Materials and Biomedical], Environmental Science, Applied Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics and other courses relevant to NEA or PUB.