Scholarships for International PhD Students, Singapore

Deadline: 15 November 2013
Open to: Graduates worldwide with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications
Scholarship: Monthly stipend of S$3,200 up to four years


The NGS Scholarship is awarded to talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research. The terms for the NGS Scholarship is being reviewed. Revised terms of the Scholarship will be implemented from the January 2014 intake onward. Candidates can apply for other scholarship programme(s) in National University of Singapore (NUS) concurrently. Application to the different Faculties/Schools has to be done separately. Where deemed appropriate and at the discretion of the review panel’s recommendation, NGS may direct some of the applications to other departments in NUS.


This call is open worldwide. Candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Graduate with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of medicine.
  • Graduate with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.
  • GRE is compulsory for students applying from overseas. Only strongly recommended for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.
  • TOEFL is compulsory for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English.


Monthly stipend of S$3,200 up to 4 years of the PhD studies, or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier. Other allowances are included: books, conferences, etc.


Click here to apply online. Only online applications are accepted. All supporting documents, together with a printed copy of the application form are to be submitted by post to:

NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS)
Centre For Life Sciences (CeLS)
28 Medical Drive, #05-01
Singapore 117456

Frequently Asked Questions section.

Please also note that there is a small application fee of S$20 per application (inclusive of prevailing Goods & Services Tax) – non-refundable for all programmes you apply for.

For more information please visit the official website

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