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|
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 are required to perform the following teaching/ laboratory supervision duties to fulfil the requirements of the Graduate Assistantship Programme.
|Degree||Total Hours Required to Serve during Candidature|
|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 http://www.nus.edu.sg/admissions/graduate-studies/scholarships-financial-aid-and-fees/scholarships-awards/commonwealth-scholarship.html, and http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/scholarships/Pages/Commonwealth-Scholarship.aspx.
At NUS, there are two intakes for graduate studies each year – August or January. Students are advised to check with the respective faculties and departments for application deadlines.
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 ).
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, Jan. 2019
National University of Singapore & Nanyang Technological University websites.
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