NTU Research Scholarship

The NTU Research Scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students for research. 

You are eligible for this scholarship if you are a local or international student seeking admission as a full-time candidate pursuing a Graduate Research programme at NTU.

You must have a minimum of Honours (Distinction) or its equivalent.

There is no bond attached to the scholarship.

The award is tenable for one (1) year in the first instance and is renewable subject to good progress. The maximum period of the Scholarship is two (2) years for Master's candidates and four (4) years for PhD candidates, as determined by school as well as availability of research funding in each case.

Citizenship ​Singapore Citizen1 ​Singapore Permanent Resident ​International Student2
Monthly Stipend PhD Master’s PhD Master’s PhD Master’s
S$2,800S$2,800S$2,400  S$2,000S$2,200S$1,900
Monthly Stipend (with effect from January 2024)
STEM3 S$3,500 S$3,500 S$3,100 S$2,700 S$2,700 S$2,600
SSH4 S$3,200 S$3,200 S$2,800 S$2,400 S$2,500 S$2,300

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

  • For scholars who pass the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination/Confirmation, he/she may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $500 per month. The increased in stipend is subjected to good performance in research and the attainment of required standards for courses taken. The University reserves the right to vary the amount of the stipend at any time by written notice.
  • In addition to the monthly stipend, the award also covers the annual tuition fee.

Interested candidates should indicate their interest in the Scholarship in their application for admission. 

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.