NIE PhD Scholarship

  • You are a local or international student seeking admission as a full-time candidate for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme at NIE
  • You have a Bachelor's degree with honours at least at Second Class Upper level, Master's degree in the relevant areas and the ability to pursue research in your proposed field of advanced study
  • You must not be on paid employment or accept paid employment or concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary or top-up allowance during the prescribed period of the award
  • There shall be no bond of service in Singapore attached to the scholarship.
  • The scholarship shall be tenable for one (1) year in the first instance and renewed annually subject to the scholar's satisfactory progress. The maximum period of award is four (4) years from the date of admission into the PhD programme.
  • The monthly stipend is shown in the table below. 
CitizenshipMonthly Stipend
Singapore Citizen (SC)$3,500$3,200
Permanent Resident (PR)$3,100$2,800
International Student (IS)$2,700$2,500

1 Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines

2 Social Science & Humanities (SSH) Disciplines

  • For Singapore Citizens, Central 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.
  • 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 increase in stipend is subject 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.
  • The scholarship award will also cover the annual tuition fee.
  • Students must perform teaching/ laboratory supervision duties to fulfil the requirements of the Graduate Assistantship Programme (GAP).

    No separate form is required for the application of National Institute of Education PhD Scholarship. Candidates may apply for the scholarship by indicating in the online application form.

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.