Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship

The Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) is a competitive and prestigious scholarship scheme designed to encourage outstanding graduates or final-year students to take their first step towards a leading research career by studying for a full time PhD at NTU.

There is no restriction as to the nationality of candidates. Preference will be given to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.

  • You must have a Honours (Highest Distinction) or equivalent at Bachelor's level.
  • If you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree programme, you will need to furnish documentation from your university that you are on track to get a Honours (Highest Distinction) degree or equivalent. 

There is no bond attached to the scholarship.

  • The award is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable subject to good progress. The maximum period of the Scholarship is 4 years for PhD candidates, as determined by school as well as availability of research funding in each case.
Singapore Citizen1​Singapore Permanent Resident​International Student2
Monthly Stipend​S$3,500​​S$3,200​​S$3,000
Conference Allowance​Up to S$4,000 per financial year
(April previous year to March current year) ​
​Book Allowance​Annual grant of $500 ​ ​
​IT AllowanceOne time allowance of $1,500​ ​ ​
​Thesis Allowance
One time allowance of $600
It will be disbursed during the final year scholarship renewal. ​ ​

1Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions shall be provided at a rate pegged to the prevailing employer's contribution rate set by CPF, on top of the monthly stipend received.

2International Students must perform teaching/ laboratory supervision duties to fulfil the requirements of the Graduate Assistantship Programme (GAP). Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents may perform GAP at the discretion of the schools.

  • This award also covers the annual tuition fee.
  • Priority will be given for subsidised campus accommodation.

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The application for Academic Year 2022-2023 (August 2022 and January 2023) will open from 01 October to 31 December 2021.

For applicants to National Institute of Education (NIE), please be informed that applications will be opened from 01 October to 31 December 2021. You may apply directly via NIE's website at https://isaac.nie.edu.sg/Account/ApplicantLogOn

Successful candidates will be informed on the outcome of their application together with the offer of admissions via email. 

They are required to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the Scholarship.