General information: 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 doctoral degree programme (PhD) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of Asia’s leading research universities.
Number of grants: Up to 30 NPGS awards will be made available in each Academic Year. Funding will be provided for up to 4 years for NPGS awardees.
Requirements / Qualifications –
- First Class Honours degree or equivalent at Bachelor’s level and
- applicants should also demonstrate excellent research abilities.
- The PhD research will be in any topic agreed between the selected candidate and your chosen NTU supervisor within the research activities of NTU.
- At the time of application, 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 First Class Honours degree or equivalent.
- Failure to do so will disqualify you from the NPGS award, in which case you may be considered for other NTU PhD research scholarships, subject to meeting the selection criteria.
Degree inferred: During the first year, you will be expected to take relevant courses and to work towards passing the qualifying examination. In the event that this qualification is not met, there will be no conversion to a Masters degree for the NPGS
Stipend and other allowances
The NPGS award terms are:
- a) Monthly stipend of S$3200*
b) Full support of tuition fees
c) Conference allowance up to S$4,000 per financial year (April previous year to March current year)
d) One-time IT allowance of S$1500
e) Annual grant of S$500 for journal subscription or book purchase
f) Thesis preparation allowance
g) Priority will be given for subsidised campus accommodation
* With effect from 1 August 2015, students will receive the following monthly stipend
- Singapore Citizens – $3,500
- Singapore Permanent Residents – $3,200
- International students – $3,000
Upon passing the qualifying examination, NPGS awardees will be expected to undertake some undergraduate teaching (up to a limit of 10 hours per week). Awardees will be reimbursed if their teaching hours exceed what is required by the framework of their PhD training. Undergraduate teaching contributions will demand a high level of English language proficiency and you may be required to undertake English language courses as necessary in your first year.
Eligibility : Open for International students
How to Apply:
The application for Academic Year 2016-17 (August 16 and January 17) will be opened from 01 October to 30 November 2015.
For the schools from the College of Engineering and College of Science, please refer to the following webpage to apply.
Please refer to our admissions website http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/R-Programs/Pages/default.aspx for the respective school’s intakes.
Please note that only applications through this website will be considered for the NPGS award. Normal applications through our admissions website will not be eligible for the NPGS award.
Deadline: 30 November 2015.
Further information: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/home.aspx
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