NUS/NTU Commonwealth Scholarship ( Deadline: 31 Jan. 2018 )


A Scholarship for outstanding international students from Commonwealth countries to pursue a full-time higher degree programme by research at National University of Singapore (NUS) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).


  • Commonwealth citizens;
  • A First Class Honours or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours (Distinction) or its equivalent;
  • Not on paid employment or concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary or top-up allowance during the prescribed period of the award.

Value of Awards:

The award covers the annual tuition fee and a monthly stipend, as follows:

For PhD candidates For Master’s candidates
International Student S$2,000 S$1,500


Scholars who pass the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination/Confirmation may enjoy an additional stipend up to $500 per month, subject to good performance in research and the attainment of required standards for courses taken.

Duration of Award:

The award is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable subject to good progress. The maximum period is 2 years for Master’s candidates and 4 years for PhD candidates


There is no bond attached to the scholarship.

Research Work & Duties:

International students at NTU must perform the following teaching/ laboratory supervision duties to fulfil the requirements of the Graduate Assistantship Programme.

Degree Total Hours Required to Serve during Candidature
PhD 416 hours
2-year Master’s by Research 156 hours
1-year Master’s by Research 78 hours


Application & Enquiries:

Apply for the scholarship when filling in application form for admission. Complete the “Application for Scholarship” section in the application form.  Further information is available at, and

At NUS, there are two intakes for graduate studies each year – August or January. For August intake, application period for research programme is 16 May. -15 Nov.; for January intake, application period for research programme is 16 Nov. – 15 May.

At NTU, there are also two intakes for graduate studies each year – August or January. For August intake, application period is 1 Oct. -31 Jan. ( 15 Nov. for School of Humanities and Social Sciences ); for January intake, application period is  1 June – 31 July ( for all schools ).



Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, Jan. 2018

Information Source:
National University of Singapore & Nanyang Technological University websites.

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