Scholarship Programmes

Various scholarships for full time study are available. Subject to the scholarship type, students admitted to NEWRI PhD Programme will generally receive: 

  • Full tuition fee subsidy for up to 4 years of candidature 
  • Monthly stipends, up to 4 years of candidature or thesis submission 
  • Conference allowance

Externally funded scholarship applications are assessed at the discretion of the fund providers, hence different opportunities may be available at various times throughout the year. For specific details on eligibility criteria, funding availability and application processes, candidates should independently contact the fund provider concerned. Please note that NEWRI does not take responsibility for the information regarding externally funded scholarships (which may change from time to time without our knowledge).

Admission Criteria

Admission is in August or January each year.

Admission Last day of submission with supporting documents
August Semester ​31 January
January Semester 31 July

The selection process is highly competitive. Applicants are evaluated holistically based on academic results, research/work experiences, research proposal and other relevant experiences. 

Applicants are required to submit their application via the NTU application portal. Please click here for application and admission details. Any other forms of submission will not be accepted.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to upload a short introductory video (< 3 mins) of themselves during application. Please provide the URL of your video in your application. Video link should be accessible for at least 9 months and not set to private. Priority assessment will be given to applicants who have prepared the video presentation.

The video should include: 

  • Your qualities, passion and motivation for pursuing a PhD in NTU 
  • Your career ambitions 
  • Demonstration of your research skills in key experimental/simulation/theoretical methods (optional)
Please refer to these links below for more info on our admission requirements: 


​To Apply For PhD Scholarship To NEWRI​
  1. Submit an online application through this portal or scan the QR code below
  2. Select programme code - IGPC Doctor of Philosophy (IGP-NEWRI)

There is an application fee of S$53.50 (Inclusive Of GST) for Research Programmes from 01 June 2018 onwards.

Click here to view full details of PhD Admission Procedure