Scholarship

There are many different types of graduate scholarships available in the university for graduate students. These scholarships are highly competitive and are given based on a track record of academic excellence. Most scholarships can be renewed every semester subject to satisfactory academic progress. Applications for such scholarships are generally made concurrently with the application for admission to a graduate programme.

These scholarships are available for applicants wishing to pursue their higher degree either through coursework or research programmes.

Name of Scholarship Description Tenable Faculties/Schools
Commonwealth Scholarship For new, incoming outstanding graduate students from Commonwealth countries. All Faculties/Schools
NUS Research Scholarship (NUS RS) For outstanding graduate students for research leading to a higher degree at the University. All Faculties/Schools
President’s Graduate Fellowship (PGF) For PhD candidates who show exceptional promise or accomplishment in research. All Faculties/Schools
Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship For outstanding Singaporeans who aspire to be leaders in their respective fields and in the community to pursue graduate studies at the University. All Faculties/Schools
Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)
  • collaboration between A*STAR, NUS, NTU and SUTD.
For excellent graduate students around the world who wish to pursue PhD studies in science and engineering here.
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • School of Computing
Tuition Fee Allowance (TFA) For outstanding graduate students for research leading to a higher degree at the University. All Faculties/Schools

Research students who are receiving scholarships may also be eligible to apply for top-up schemes, where applicable.

  1. Top-Ups from Industries
    • Monthly top-ups to students may be provided by industry partners/sponsors in specific areas of research. The top-up amount may range from $500 to $1000 per month.
    • Supervisors should seek the approval of the Head of Department and the Vice Dean of the Faculty/school for such top-ups.
    • Students will be informed of the approval via their respective Faculty/School administrators.
  1. Research Project (RP) Augmentation Scheme
    • Principal investigators (PI) whose research projects are financed entirely by external funds or if the external portion comprises 50% or more of the total funding for the research project may top-up the research scholar’s stipend under the RP Augmentation Scheme.
    • The award amount is $500 per month.
    • The period of the award lasts till the completion of the project or until the student’s research scholarship expires, whichever is earlier.
    • A copy of the PI’s application should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. The original application form should submitted to the Office of Finance for processing.
                  

There are many other faculty-level scholarships that are offered to graduate research students. For more information on these faculty-level scholarships, please refer to the respective Graduate Divisions of each Faculty/School/Institute.

There are faculty-level scholarships that are offered to graduate coursework students. For more information on these faculty-level scholarships, please refer to the respective Graduate Divisions of each Faculty/School/Institute.

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