"Unpredictable but thrilling, formidable yet fulfilling — my internship at the Singapore High Commission of London was a foretaste of what will come with a career that will challenge me to think more critically and make choices that affect the future of Singapore. Although keeping apace with constantly evolving global dynamics was initially daunting, I am grateful for the guidance of my mentor and colleagues, who spurred me to think and write more incisively."

Public Service Commission (Foreign Service) and President's Scholar Ng Si Jie, Elizabeth
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK


"The MFA scholarship has given me the opportunity to explore the world and immerse myself in different cultures. My time in Tokyo and New York allowed me to expand my horizons, gain lifelong friendships and experience life in two bustling cities. One of my most memorable experiences during my internship at HQ was being a part of a Whole of Government effort during Singapore’s ASEAN chairmanship and being a liaison officer for the Japanese media during the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, which allowed me to put my Japanese language abilities to good use."

Singapore Government Scholarship (Foreign Service) Yeo Quan Yi
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan

"Being an MFA scholar has opened up my world in so many different ways. I’ve had the chance to expose myself to varied and rich perspectives from all over the world, which has helped me challenge and refine my understanding of the world and my place within it as a Singaporean. My internships in Singapore and London also provided a thrilling taste of a career in diplomacy - assisting with preparations for the Forum of Small States summit was memorable and meaningful, while helping my mentor with political reporting on current events, politics and laws helped me understand more clearly the work of an FSO at post."

 Singapore Government Scholarship (Foreign Service) Isaac Arul Mahesan
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

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