Education & Training
Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding SCELSE PhD students who demonstrate academic excellence, sound character, and strong passion for creativity and innovation. When submitting your application through the university portal, you must indicate that you would like to apply for a research scholarship in your application. If you are granted admission, you will be informed of the type of scholarship you will be awarded. If you have also applied separately for other external scholarships, please indicate this in your application.

Subject to the scholarship type, students admitted to the SCELSE PhD Program will generally receive:

  1. Full tuition fees subsidy for up to 4 years of candidature
  2. Monthly stipends, up to 4 years of candidature, or thesis submission
  3. Other allowances include:
    • IT Allowance
    • Conference Allowance
    • Thesis Allowance
Citizenship Status Monthly stipends
Before Written Qualifying Exam After Written Qualifying Exam
  Monthly Stipends Stipend Top ups
*payable in arrears
Monthly Stipends
Singapore Citizen
(with CPF at prevailing employer rates)
S$2,700 S$100 S$3,400
Singapore Permanent Resident S$2,200 S$400 S$3,000
International Student S$2,000 S$400 S$2,800
Remarks The award will be renewed annually subjected to satisfactory progress in research work, good performance, and availability of research funding. Renewal on the student’s performance

* Progressive Stipends: The total progressive stipends (of S$100/400 x no. of months within that semester) will be paid
only at the end of the semester, after assessment of your CGPA score (minimum of 3.8).


There are a variety of scholarships that you can apply for. For more details, please refer to the links below.

Citizenship Status SCELSE at NTU SCELSE at NUS
Singapore Citizen

Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship

NTU Research Scholarship

NTU Joint PhD Programme

EDB-IPP Grant

President's Graduate Fellowship

A*Star Graduate Scholarship (AGS)

NUS Research Scholarship

Singapore Permanent Resident

Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship

NTU Research Scholarship

NTU Joint PhD Programme

EDB-IPP Grant

President's Graduate Fellowship

A*Star Graduate Scholarship (AGS)

NUS Research Scholarship

International Student

Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship

Scholarship Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

NTU Research Scholarship

NTU Joint PhD Programme

President's Graduate Fellowship

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

NUS Research Scholarship

Externally funded scholarship applications are assessed at the discretion of the fund providers, hence different opportunities may be available at various times throughout the year. This list is not exhaustive. For specific details on eligibility criteria, funding availability and application processes, candidates should independently contact the fund provider concerned. Note that SCELSE does not take responsibility for the information regarding externally funded scholarships (which may change from time to time without our knowledge).

Due to extensive range of scholarships on offer, please contact ytloh@ntu.edu.sg if you like to find out more details on the individual conditions and information on specific scholarships.