CN Yang Scholars Programme (CNYSP)

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CN Yang Scholars Programme

The CNYSP nurtures future leaders at the interface of science and engineering, with a focus on technological innovation and scientific communication.  

Empowered by a strong science and engineering training, the multidisciplinary courses in mathematics, research, making-and-tinkering, internship and global learning prepare students to lead in the next phase of technological evolution. Scholars will embark on this unique journey which truly embrace the spirits of innovation, persistence and social capital, allowing them to make impact in a diverse range of careers they wish to embrace in the future.
  • Scholarship Award
  • Innovation Driven Projects
  • Multi-Disciplinary Curriculum
  • Guaranteed Hall Stay
  • Overseas Final Year Project
  • Overseas Learning Trip
  • Global Exchange Experience
  • Peer Support System
  • Meeting World Class Leaders in Science and Engineering
  • Joint PhD at NTU/Overseas University (optional)

Applicant must possess outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or equivalent qualifications.

For a successful application, the applicant must be enrolled in any of the following courses at NTU:


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Engineering & Media
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
  • Environmental Earth Systems Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics & Applied Physics

 **CN Yang Scholars are not eligible for the following programmes:

  • University Scholars Programme (USP)
  • Integrated Programme (BSc & MSc) from School of Biological Sciences and School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Integrated Programmes from Schools of Engineering
  • Double Degree Programmes
  • Double Major Programmes
  • Programmes with Business Major
  • Programmes with Business Minor
  • Programmes with Second Major

List of CN Yang Scholars Programme core courses for Science & Engineering programmes:

Year 1 Semester 1

  • CY1001 - Introductory Biology
  • CY1101 - Principles of Modern Chemistry
  • CY1308 - Physics
  • CY1500 - Introductory Research Methodology
  • CY1601 - Mathematics I

Year 1 Semester 2

  • CY1007 – Living with Climate Change
  • CY1307 - Relativity and Quantum Physics
  • CY1400 - CN Yang Scholars Programme Undergraduate Research Experience
  • CY1602 - Mathematics II

Year 1 Special Terms

CY2003 Research Attachment 3

Year 2 Semester 1

  • CY0001 Writing Across The Disciplines
  • CY2001 Research Attachment 1

Year 2 Semester 2

  • CY0002 Ethics
  • CY2002 Research Attachment 2

Year 3 Semester 1 or 2

CY0006 Enterprise, Innovation and Leadership

Year 3 Special Term or Year 4
Overseas Final Year Project
  • Year 1 curriculum with multidisciplinary courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Climate Change and Research Experience.
  • Pre-research training as early as Year, 1 through Introductory Research Methodology.
  • Innovation-driven projects such as Making & Tinkering during Year 1 Special Terms.
  • Research attachment for two continuous semesters at NTU research institutes or external laboratories.
  • Overseas Final Year Project from 5 to 8 months (at least 80% return airfare, accommodation, meals, insurance and visa fees will be covered).
  • Courses to enhance and breadth and depth of learning such as Writing and Reasoning, Ethics and Enterprise, Innovation & Leadership.
  • PhD at NTU or Joint PhD with partner university (optional). Minimum CGPA of 4.00 for application of a scholarship from NTU. 


Majority of them are working in public sectors and research-related fields. We also have scholars pursuing their graduate studies.