Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: PSDWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Top 5 Most Popular FAQsPublic Service Division1. What is the difference between Ministries and Statutory Boards? Are statutory boards considered part of the Singapore Civil Service? Is the Civil Service part of the Public Service? The Singapore Public Service employs about 153,000 public officers working in 16 Ministries and more than 50 Statutory Boards. Within the Public Service is the Civil Service, comprising about 86,000 officers working in the Ministries. Workforce growth in 2020 was largely due to public agencies ramping up more short-term positions to support COVID-related operations during the pandemic.They work in various schemes of service, including the Administrative Service, legal, education, police, civil defence as well as other generic schemes. Statutory boards (such as HDB, CPF Board, IRAS, etc) have their own recruitment and human resource management policies. They are legally distinct and independent employers from the Civil Service. If you would like to find out more about the various statutory boards in Singapore, you can access their homepages for details. 2. How can I apply for a job in the Singapore Public Service? Public service job vacancies are posted on Careers@Gov and may also be advertised in local newspapers. You may submit your application online at Careers@Gov, or write to the relevant agencies directly. 3. What are some of the foreign scholarships processed by PSD? PSD helps the relevant agencies broadcast information on some foreign scholarships, including: a) Fulbright Scholarship The Fulbright Scholarship is administered by the US Department of State and Institute of International Education with the objective of improving understanding between the people of the United States and the people from other countries. Every year, a limited number of partial grants are awarded to Singaporeans to study in the United States. These grants are intended for a one-year master's degree program or the first year of study for a master's program. More information on the Fulbright Scholarship can be found here. b) Monbusho Scholarship The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offeres the Monbusho Scholarship to qualified Singaporeans to study in Japan. Application for the Monbusho Scholarship usually closes in July for commencement of studies in the following year. More information on the Monbusho Scholarship can be found here. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.