Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarships in Singapore for International PhD Students (Fully-funded)

Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarships (NPGS)

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: NTU Fund
Country to Study in: Singapore

Scholarship Description
The Nanyang Technological University funds the Nanyang President’s Graduate Doctoral Scholarship for international graduate or undergraduate final year students to study at Singapore.

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.

Successful candidates will be known as Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholars.

Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarships for International Students

There is no restriction as to the nationality of candidates but all things being equal, preference will be given to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.

You must have a First Class Honours degree 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 First Class Honours degree or equivalent.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply. No restriction applies to the nationality of candidates.

Participating Institutions
Graduate School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Fields of study
All courses offered at the university.

(The PhD research will be in any topic agreed between you and your chosen NTU supervisor within the research activities of NTU.)

Number of awards
Up to 30 NPGS awards will be made available in each Academic Year

Sponsorship duration
Funding will be provided for up to 4 years for NPGS awardees

Scholarship benefits
The NPGS award terms are:
  • FULL support of tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of S$3,200*
  • Conference allowance up to S$4,000 per financial year (April previous year to March current year)
  • One-time IT allowance of S$1500
  • Annual grant of S$500 for journal subscription or book purchase
  • Thesis preparation allowance
  • 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
Method of Application
Applications open on 1 October, and usually run for a month. All interested applicants for the August 2017 or January 2018 intake should apply during this period. Please refer to the admissions website for the respective school’s intakes. Only applications made through that website will be considered for the NPGS award.
(Failure to meet up with the eligibility criteria above will disqualify you from the NPGS award, in which case you may be considered for other NTU PhD research scholarships, subject to meeting their selection criteria.)

For applicants to NIE, please be informed that applications will be opened from 01 October to 30 November 2016. You may apply directly via NIE's website at

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

The application for Academic Year 2017-2018 (August 2017 and January 2018) will open from 01 October to 30 November 2016.

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 awardees.

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.

The Nanyang Technological University (or, NTU) is an autonomous university in Singapore offering publicly-funded degree programmes. NTU is consistently ranked amongst the world's best universities in all of the major college and university rankings and is regarded as one of the top 3 universities in Asia.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2016
Open to International students: Yes