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. Funding will be provided
for up to 4 years for NPGS awardees.
Number of awards available
Up to 30 NPGS awards will be made available in each Academic Year. Successful candidates will be known as Nanyang President`s Graduate Scholars.
To qualify for a NPGS award, you must have a 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 you 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.
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.
Stipend and allowances
The NPGS award terms are:
- Monthly stipend of S$3200
- Full support of tuition fees
- Conference allowance for two major overseas conferences in the 4-year period
- One-time IT allowance of S$1500
- Annual grant of S$500 for journal subscription or book purchase
- Thesis preparation allowance
- Priority for subsidized campus accommodation
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.
Application for AY2012-13 will be open from 1 Oct 2011 to 15 Nov 2011. Applicants who are interested to apply for the August 2012 or January 2013 intake should apply during this period.
Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarships