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 Permanent Resident
|Monthly Stipend (with effect from January 2024)
|Up to S$4,000 per financial year
(April previous year to March current year)
|Annual grant of S$500
|One time allowance of S$1,500
|One time allowance of S$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.
3Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines
4Social Science & Humanities (SSH) Disciplines
5Computer Information Systems Disciplines
6Non-Computer Information Systems Disciplines
- This award also covers the annual tuition fee.
- Priority will be given for subsidised campus accommodation.
The application for Academic Year 2024-2025 (August 2024 and January 2025) will open from 01 October to 31 December 2023.
For applicants to National Institute of Education (NIE), please be informed that applications will be opened from 01 October to 31 December 2023. 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.
|1. When is the NPGS application window period?
NPGS application portal opens from October to December every year.
|2. What are the eligibility requirements for applicants to qualify for NPGS?
|3. What are the documents required to be uploaded during their application for NPGS?
Resume, Educational Certificates and Transcripts, Test Scores (GRE, IELTS etc.), Recommendation Letters etc.
|4. Do I need to find a supervisor before applying for NPGS?
It is highly recommended that you seek out a potential supervisor prior to submitting your application. Alternatively, if you have not identified one, the School will appoint a supervisor based on your research interests.
|5. If I am an international student applying for NPGS, is GRE or IELTS required for my application?
|6. Is the NPGS applicable exclusively to PhD programs or does it extend to both PhD and Masters programs?
NPGS is only applicable for PhD Programmes.
|7. Will NTU offer physical certificates to certify the awarding of the NPGS to the awardees?
Physical certificates will not be issued. Successful candidates will receive an official NPGS award letter after a final interview conducted at the university level.
|8. When will the results for NPGS be released?
Anticipate that the outcomes for NPGS will likely be made available approximately 3 to 6 weeks following the completion of individual interviews.
|9. What is the monthly stipend amount I will receive?
Monthly stipends for Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) NPGS students may receive up to $5,800 while NPGS students from other Schools may receive up to $4,000 monthly stipend. Schools have the flexibility to augment these stipend amounts based on their discretion, pending approval from the University.
*Autonomous Universities refer to NTU, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).