Public Sector


A Foreign Service career is more than just a job. Graduates may join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) under two schemes of service, as either Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) or Foreign Service Administration Specialists (FSAS).

FSOs are Singapore’s bridge to the world and are involved in the formulation and implementation of policies related to their assigned portfolio. FSOs need to be able to persuade, assert and cultivate good interpersonal relations while keeping Singapore’s interests at heart. Depending on your competencies and interests, FSOs can pursue either the Functional and Corporate or the Political and Economic track.

FSAS officers contribute to the success of the Ministry in administration, operations and corporate governance, and may develop along multiple pathways to pursue a career that makes the best use of their skills, knowledge and interests.

Throughout your career, you have the opportunity to alternate between Singapore (HQ) and our 50 Overseas Missions around the world. As you progress within the Ministry, a series of varied and enriching assignments and milestone programmes will prepare you for higher level appointments.

An exciting career of unparalleled opportunities on the frontline of global development awaits. For those of you who are up for the challenge, come join us at MFA!

Jobs & Internships

MFA is currently divided into 11 Directorates which deal with political and economic matters, and 7 Directorates which oversee matters relating to protocol, consular issues and the Singapore Cooperation Programme among others. The Corporate Affairs Directorate oversees organisational and resource management while the Human Resource Directorate and Diplomatic Academy manage the development of personnel and training. One third of our staff serve in the MFA’s 50 overseas missions. In addition, we have 43 non-resident High Commissioners/Ambassadors based in Singapore and 30 Honorary Consuls-General/Consuls abroad.
Areas of Work
Public Sector
Required Level of Study
University Undergraduate


Represent Singapore on the World Stage - Be a Foreign Service Officer