National University of Singapore PHD Scholarship for International Students 2019/2020


    The NGS Scholarship is awarded to talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research.

    Application Deadline:

    About the Award: The National University of Singapore – aims to attract and train talented science and engineering international students who have the potential to create and lead technology companies through scholarship programs. Students develop their research skills by doing a PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline, choosing among a wide range of departments and advisers.

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    Eligibility: Women and men of all nationalities, with an undergraduate or Masters degree in any scientific, engineering, maths or IT discipline, previously awarded or expected, are eligible to apply. Other criteria for eligibility are:

    • Graduates with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of medicine.
    • Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.
    • GRE is compulsory for all except for applicants from NUS or NTU. Note that GATE is NOT acceptable.
    • TOEFL is compulsory (ONLY applicable for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English).

    Scholarship Worth:

    • Monthly stipend, up to 4 years of the PhD studies, OR up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier, of
      • S$3,500 for Singapore Citizens, plus Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions at a rate pegged to the prevailing employer’s contribution rate set by CPF
      • S$3,200 for Singapore Permanent Residents
      • S$3,000 for International students
    • Full tuition fee subsidy for 4 years.
    • Other allowances include
      • computer allowance
      • book allowance
      • conference allowance.
    • Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.

    Selection Criteria: 

    • Students are not eligible for the President’s Graduate Fellowship (PGF).
    • Award is renewable, subject to satisfactory academic performance of CAP ≥ 3.8 at the end of every semester.
    • Applicants doing a Masters programme at the point of application
      • must have officially completed the Masters programme, and
      • must have been conferred the Masters degree  before matriculating in NGS for PhD at NGS.
    • Applicants who have submitted their Masters thesis only, but who
      • have not officially graduated from the Masters programme, and
      • have not been conferred the Masters degree must therefore defer their admission (from matriculation to registration) into NGS, until the Masters degree has been officially awarded.
    • Applicants
      • required to serve any bond after graduation from existing (be it Bachelor / Master’s) programme,  and who intend to commence their NGS’ PhD immediately after official graduation and/or
      • serving any bond at the point of application to NGS’ PhD should declare such information in the Questionnaire section of the application form.

    How to Apply: ONLY Online Applications are accepted. For instructions and application procedures, please click here.

    • You must also complete a critical Google Questionnaire.
    • Your application is only considered COMPLETE after you
    • submit your PDF dossier
    • submit your hardcopy package
    • complete and submit  your Google Questionnaire

    BEFORE the application deadline

    Award Provider: The National University of Singapore

    Important Notes: For further queries about the NGS Scholarship, please contact Ms Anu at +65-6516 1480. Her email address is .



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