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Scholarships & Awards

  • The Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) is a competitive and prestigious sponsorship scheme designed to encourage outstanding graduates or final-year students to take their first step towards a leading research career by studying for a doctoral degree programme (PhD) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of Asia's leading research universities.

    For further information and to apply, please click on the following link:

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  • The Research Scholarship is applicable only to PhD candidates with First Class Honours or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours or its equivalent regardless of their citizenship. Applicants must, at the time of the award of the Research Scholarship, have been assured of admission as a full-time candidate for a higher degree by research of this University.

    No separate form is required for the application of Nanyang Technological University Research Scholarship. You may apply for the Scholarship by indicating in the online application form. Although scholarships are available during the August and January intakes, you are encouraged to apply for the scholarship for the August intake. Please ensure your eligibility before applying for the scholarship.

    For more information on the Terms and Conditions, please visit:
    http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/scholarships/Pages/ResearchScholarship.aspx

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  • Who is eligible?

    You are eligible for this scholarship if you are a local or international student seeking admission as a full-time candidate pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme by research at NIE.

    Eligibility criteria
    • You must have a Second Class (Upper Division) Honours or its equivalent

    • You should 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

    Terms and Conditions of Award
    • The NIE PhD Scholarship will take effect from the date on which the scholar reports to NIE, provided he/she is already a full-time higher degree student by research of this Institute.

    • The monthly stipend will be S$3,000.

    • The scholarship award will also cover the annual tuition fee, Employer CPF Contribution (for Singapore Citizens only), one-time conference allowance (which covers airfare, conference fee and accommodation) up to $4,000 in the 3rd or 4th year and airfare grant (for International Student only) of up to $2,000 (in-bound to Singapore on the most economical route of air travel from country of origin).

    • The scholarship shall be tenable for one year in the first instance and renewed annually subject to the scholar's satisfactory progress. The maximum period of award is 4 years from the date of admission into the PhD programme.

    • The scholar must satisfactorily complete at least 4 courses in the first year of study and earn at least a 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), and no course should be lower than a Grade Point 2.5 (C+ grade) to be eligible for renewal of the scholarship for the next academic year.

    • Receipt, continued receipt, or renewal of the scholarship is also contingent upon the scholar honouring the NTU-NIE Student Code of Conduct.

    • The scholar must undertake to carry out research work at this Institute as directed by the Dean of the Graduate Studies and Professional Learning. He/she must diligently pursue and complete all the requirements for the higher degree within the prescribed period of the award.

    • Upon confirmation of PhD candidature, the scholar is required to assist his/her Academic Group in teaching duties for three hours a week. There will be no remuneration.

    • In addition, the scholar may be required by the Dean concerned to assist the Academic Group in academic or administrative work not more than ten hours a week for which he/she will be remunerated at such rates as may be determined by the Institute. The scholar may not otherwise accept employment whether or not he/she is remunerated, or hold concurrently any other scholarship, fellowship or other award without the prior approval of the Director of NIE.

    • The Institute reserves the right to terminate the NIE PhD Scholarship:

      • at any time without notice if, in the Institute's opinion, the scholar's progress is not satisfactory or for any misconduct or any other similar reason; or

      • at any time without notice if the scholar breaches or fails to perform or comply with any of these terms and conditions; or

      • at any time without notice if the scholar fails to or is unable to continue or complete the higher degree due to any reason; or

      • at any time by giving one month's notice in writing to the scholar without assigning any reasons therefore.

    • The scholar may terminate the scholarship by giving one month's notice in writing or pay the University a sum equivalent to one month's stipend in lieu of notice.

    • The award is given on the condition that the scholar passes the Institute's medical examination.

    • There shall be no bond of service in Singapore attached to the scholarship.

    • The Institute reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this award at any time by written notice to the scholar.

    For candidates who are not Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents

    The offer of this award is conditional upon the scholar being issued a valid Student's Pass by the Singapore Immigration and maintaining a valid Student's Pass for the entire duration of the scholar's studies for the higher degree. The issuance of Student's Pass by the Singapore Immigration is also subject to medical clearance.

    Please note that the terms and conditions of the award are subject to changes without notice.

    Applications

    No separate form is required for the application of National Institute of Education PhD Scholarship. You may apply for the scholarship by indicating in the online application form. Although scholarships are available during the August and January intakes, you are encouraged to apply for the scholarship for the August intake. Please ensure your eligibility before applying for the scholarship.

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  • Muhammad Ariff Ahmad (MAS) Postgraduate Scholarship and Research Grant are initiated in honor of Dr Muhammad Ariff Ahmad, a highly-regarded Malay scholar whose encyclopedic knowledge and contributions in the fields of Malay literature, culture, education and language are pivotal in shaping and advancing Malay cultural studies in Singapore and the region. 

    The MAS Postgraduate Scholarship and MAS Research Grant are dedicated to generate further Malay language, literature, education and culture corpuses by inviting applicants who are pursuing postgraduate studies in the relevant fields, and researchers who are embarking on academic explorations that elevate Malay cultural studies to cross-cultural and international discourses.

    Applicants for MA and PhD scholarship are to enroll in NIE or other colleges in NTU.

    Application for MAS Research Grant is open to all local or international scholars.

    Field of Study

    Malay Studies (including all areas related to the Malay community, viz. language, literature, culture, education, religion, etc.) Research on the work of Muhammad Ariff Ahmad will be given preference.

    Eligibility
    • MA candidates:
      - Open to Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents with First Class or Second Class (Upper Division) Honours only.

    • For PhD Candidates:
      - Open to all with excellent academic record, regardless of nationality.

    • Research Grants:
      - Open to all with excellent academic record, regardless of nationality.
      - At least 2 years working experience in research.

    • A very good command of Malay and English language.

    • Applicants should not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary during the prescribed period of the MAS Scholarship.

    Value of Award
    • Masters Degree - $10,000

    • Doctor of Philosophy - $15,000

    • Research Grant - up to $15,000

    Disbursement of the Award

    • Masters Degree - $4000 will be disbursed to the successful applicant upon registration for the MA degree programme in the first semester and the balance of $6000 to be disbursed upon confirmation of the applicant’s candidature.

    • Doctor of Philosophy - $5000 will be disbursed to the successful applicant in the first semester of the PhD programme and the balance of $10000 will be disbursed upon confirmation of the applicant’s candidature.

    • Research Grant - Payment will be made in stages depending on research duration and upon submission of research progress reports.  

    Application period and closing date

    • Application period: 15th September to 30th November of each calendar year.

    Application Procedure
    • The application form for Scholarship can be found here.

    • The application for Research Grant can be found here.

    • Send supporting documents, hardcopy of the completed application form to ALC/NIE. For Research Grant, applicants must submit 2 samples of publication and certified true copy of transcripts of results from previous educational institutions.

    • Application should reach ALC/NIE by the closing date. Late submission will not be entertained.

    • Recommendation letters from TWO referees to be sent to ALC/NIE directly.

    • Selected applicant will be interviewed.

    • Incomplete applications will be rejected. Regretfully, submissions will not be returned.

    All application forms with attached supporting documents must reach ALC/NIE before the closing date of 15th February.

    Address: 
    Asian Languages & Cultures Academic Group 
    National Institute of Education 
    1 Nanyang Walk 
    Singapore 637616

    If you have any enquiries about MAS Scholarship / Research Grant, please email to mas.scholarship@nie.edu.sg, attention to Mrs Catherine Neubronner-Lim, Manager, Asian Languages & Cultures Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Singapore. A brochure on the scholarship can be downloaded here.

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  • The Pradap Kow Scholarship Fund is an endowment established by the estate of Mr Koh Choon Joo (deceased) in remembrance of his wife, Madam Pradap Kow who was also a teacher during her time. The income generated from the invested fund is used to fund postgraduate scholarships.

    Eligibility to Apply

    • Master's programme (by Research) at the National Institute of Education.
    • Area of research shall have direct implications for pedagogy or education policy in Singapore.
    • Preference shall be given to Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents.
    Tenure of Award

    • The Scholarship shall be awarded to the candidate for a maximum of two years of study.
    • The candidate must, when awarded the Scholarship, undertake to study on a full-time basis.
    Value of Award

    • A monthly stipend of S$1,500, effective from the date of commencement of the Master's programme.
    • The Scholarship will also cover the amount of Research Fee and Computer Fee for a maximum of two years of study.
    • There shall be no bond of service in Singapore attached to the Scholarship.
    Selection Criteria

    The area of research shall have direct implications for pedagogy or education policy in Singapore.

    In making its recommendations, the selection committee shall consider the following:

    • Academic record
    • Research proposal
    • References
    • Work experience

    Applicants would also have been required to meet the general entry requirements to Masters' programme and other specific conditions.

    Withdrawal of Award

    The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if in the opinion of the University / NIE the progress or behaviour of the scholar has not been satisfactory.

    Applications

    Applications must be made on the prescribed forms and submitted to the Dean, Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Learning at the times stipulated.

    Frequency of Award

    Subject to the University's prevailing spending policy, the scholarship may be awarded in each academic year. However, the Selection Committee can decide not to award the scholarship if there are no suitable candidates.

    Waiver

    The President may, in his or her discretion, waive any of the provisions of these rules.

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  • Frequency of Award

    Subject to the University's prevailing spending policy, the scholarship may be awarded in each academic year. The Selection Committee can also decide not to award the scholarship if there are no suitable candidates.



    Eligibility to Apply
    • New students enrolling for the full-time or part-time NIE Doctor in Education programme.
    • Preference shall be given to Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
    • Applicants should not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary during the prescribed period of the Scholarship.


    Tenure and Value of Award

    The Scholarship shall be awarded each year up to a quantum of $18,000 per scholarship per year, renewable in the 2nd year of candidature subject to the following criteria:

    • Scholarship recipient must satisfactorily complete at least 4 courses in the first year of study and earn at least a 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), and no course should be lower than a Grade Point of 2.50 (C+ grade) to be eligible for renewal of the scholarship for the next academic year.
    • Scholarship recipient must be continuously enrolled in the programme to have the scholarship renewed for the following academic year. Any break in enrolment without an approved deferment will result in a loss of the scholarship.
    • Receipt, continued receipt, or renewal of the scholarship is also contingent upon the student honouring the NTU-NIE Student Code of Conduct.


    Selection Criteria
    • In making its recommendations, the Selection Committee shall consider the following:
      1. Academic record
      2. Introductory letter on goals and aims
      3. Work and leadership experiences in education sector
      4. Achievements/potential contributions to education
      5. References and recommendations
      6. Shown sufficient merit in an interview conducted by the Selection Committee
    • Applicants are required to meet the general entry requirements to the NIE EdD programme and other specific conditions.
    • No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.


    Withdrawal of Award

    The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if in the opinion of NIE, the progress or behaviour of the scholar has not been satisfactory.



    Application
    • Please ensure that you have met the Scholarship’s eligibility criteria before applying.
    • The Scholarship’s application period coincides with the application period for admission to the NIE-EdD programme. In order to be considered, you must submit your scholarship application by the relevant January’s admission application deadline for the NIE-EdD programme.
    • Completed scholarship application form must be submitted together with the hardcopy application form for admission to the NIE-EdD programme.
    • Scholarships are awarded based on competition amongst shortlisted candidates.
    • We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.
    • The application form for the Scholarship can be found here.


    For more information about the NIE-EdD programme, please click here. For enquiries on the scholarship, please e-mail Assistant Professor Hairon Salleh at hairon.salleh@nie.edu.sg.

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  • The Early Childhood Development Agency currently offers scholarship for applicants of Master of Education (Early Childhood) programme. For more information, please click here.

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  • IAL is offering Research Grants to Singapore Citizens pursuing Doctoral Studies that are related to Singapore’s Continuing Education and Training (CET) sector as part of its commitment to develop deep knowledge and research expertise on the local CET Sector. Up to 6 grant awards each valued at up to $100,000 will be offered to outstanding candidates already enrolled in a doctoral programme at a local/overseas university. The Grant is intended to support the candidate during the research and thesis writing phase of the programme, for a duration of up to 3 years. The award selection shall be based on merit and potential impact of the doctoral research for Singapore CET.

    For more information about the Grant and how to apply, please click here.

    Read about the past recipients of the Grant here.

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  • The launch of the Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Memorial Scholarship Fund Board, or LBKM as it is better known, currently offers the LBKM Prestigious Scholarship to postgraduates.

    LBKM Prestigious Scholarship

    The S$15,000 scholarship is opened to postgraduates and selection is based on the course of study, research topic and research supervisor.

    Amongst the criteria:

    1. A good Honours Degree
    2. Full-time studies
    3. Record of community involvement

    *Applicants will be selected for an interview with the Board. Members of the Board include Prof Dr Hussin Mutalib and Prof Dr Isa Hassan.

    Other than the scholarship, LBKM also offers research funding and bursaries to postgraduate students.

     

    For more information, please  click here for details.

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  • The Muslimin Trust Fund Association (MTFA) Founders’ Scholarship is for Muslim students who are pursuing full-time studies in institutes of higher learning.

    To help outstanding students who are needy to pursue full-time postgraduate studies in universities in Singapore or abroad, MTFA has set up a scholarship in honour of its founders.

    MTFA is looking for needy students who display high intellectual capacity, strong personal drive and who possess leadership qualities. MTFA hopes to engage successful candidates throughout their course of study to motivate them to take the lead in serving the needs of the Muslim community. It is hoped that this engagement will nurture in the recipients a spirit of volunteerism and charity as exemplified by the founders of the company.

    The scholarship is up to $10,000 per year per recipient. Each scholarship is tenable for one year.

    Students may apply for the 2017 MTFA Founders’ Scholarship when the application period opens in the first half of 2017.

    For more information, please click here.

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  • The NAC Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate) recognises outstanding arts practitioners and professionals with a vision to lead and advance the development of their practice in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, technical design and production management, or arts management in Singapore. The postgraduate scholarship supports the deepening of knowledge and skills of practicing artists and professionals who seek to assume a bigger role in their artistic or professional career and bring about positive changes in the arts and cultural sector in Singapore. Click here for more information.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Click here for FAQs on NAC Arts Scholarship.

    How to Apply?

    Click here for details.

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  • The NHB scholarship scheme provides financial assistance for promising talents in Singapore to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the fields of heritage and/or museum management or administration.

    The full scholarship is awarded only once for the duration of the study and is non-renewable.

    Upon successful completion of studies, the NHB scholar will be in the employment of NHB serving a 3-year (for overseas partial scholarship or local scholarship) or 6-year (for overseas full scholarship) bond on a full-time basis.

    *Postgraduate studies refer to studies leading to a Master’s qualification and above.

    Only short-listed applicants will be notified of the results of their applications.

    The National Heritage Board reserves the right not to enter to disclose the reasons for approving or rejecting any application and to reject any incomplete application.

    For more details, please click here.

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  • NParks would like to invite interested professionals and graduates to apply for the NParks Postgraduate Scholarships. Applicants can choose to pursue Masters or PhD and should preferably conduct research studies in the following specialised fields:

    • Plant Taxonomy
    • Plant Breeding
    • Plant Physiology
    • Plant Protection
    • Soil Science
    • Horticulture
    • Arboriculture
    • Urban Ecology

    Applicants will be funded for all related expenses incurred in  Masters or PhD programmes.

    Successful applicants are required to serve bond obligations with NParks on completion of programmes. The duration of the bond obligation is dependent on the programme.  It varies with the types of scholarship awarded.

    NParks will only inform shortlisted applications for further selection processes.

    For Scholarship Application: please click here.

    For more information, please click here.

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  • The Environment & Water Industry Programme Office (EWI) promotes the environment & water R&D and industry in Singapore. As part of the talent grooming to support this fast-rising industry, the National Research Foundation (NRF), through the EWI, is providing PhD scholarships to develop experts in Environmental and Water Technologies (EWT) – the NRF (EWT) PhD scholarships.

    Please click on this link for further details or to apply for the NRF (EWT) PhD scholarship. 

    Brought to you by: Environment & Water Industry Programme Office

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  • Objective

    The Ridzwan Dzafir Community Awards (RDCA) is incepted in honour of the late Mr Ridzwan Dzafir, a man admired and respected for his relentless service leadership to Singapore as a distinguished Diplomat and an outstanding community leader.

    The RDCA aims to help promising career professionals in the public and social service sector who are pursuing postgraduate studies in the relevant sectors.

    Field of Study

    Any public and/or social services discipline in which the Malay/Muslim community needs to build capacity and leadership. Priorities will be given to applicants pursuing:

    • Organisational/Public Policy & Governance

    • Community Building, Culture & Citizenry

    • Trade & Enterprise

    For more information and application of the RDCA award, please click here.

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  • The Russian Russian Agency of Strategic Initiatives (RASI) had recently launched the Russian Global Education Programme (GEP) which is a new government-sponsored scholarship program that funds graduate studies in the areas of science, engineering, medicine, education and management in social sphere at the leading foreign higher education institutions.

    Interested applicants are invited to contact the Global Education Programme Manager by visiting: http://educationglobal.ru/en/contacts/

    For more information, please visit: http://educationglobal.ru/en/

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  • The Tan Kah Kee Foundation currently offers the Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship (TKKPS) and the Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities (TEKPS) for applicants who are keen in Full-Time postgraduate studies only.

    The selection for the scholarship is based on the applicant's academic achievements and commitment to serving the community. Both TKKPS and TEKPS do not carry any bond.

    The application procedure and eligibility of TKKPS and TEKPS are the same except that TEKPS is awarded for study of humanities-related subjects.

    To apply, please submit:

    • The completed application form via email to tkkf@tkkfoundation.org.sg, and
    • All supporting documents by post to the Tan Kah Kee Foundation Secretariat at "43 Bukit Pasoh Road, Level 1, Singapore 089856".

    For more information, please click here.

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  • No.

    Name of Award

    Type/Value

    Criteria for Award

    1

    ASCD Gold Medal

    Gold Medal

    One gold medal is awarded to the top graduate with outstanding performance in the MEd programme specializing in Curriculum & Teaching.

    The award is sponsored by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

    2

    ASCD Book Prize

    Book Prize of $300

    One book prize is awarded for the best dissertation submitted for examination by the graduate from the MEd programme specializing in Curriculum & Teaching.

    The book prize is sponsored by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

    3

    ASCD Book Prize

    Book Prize of $200

    One book prize is awarded for the best Critical Inquiry project submitted for examination by the graduate from the MEd programme specializing in Curriculum & Teaching.

    The book prize is sponsored by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

    4

    ERAS Gold Medal

    Gold Medal

    One gold medal is awarded to the top graduate with outstanding performance in the MEd programme through the Coursework with Dissertation route.

    The award is sponsored by the Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS).

    5

    Educational Management Gold Medal

    Gold Medal

    One gold medal is awarded to the top graduate with outstanding performance in the MA (Educational Management) programme either through the Coursework with Dissertation route or Coursework Only route.

    The award is sponsored by the Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU).

    6

    Instructional Design & Technology Gold Medal

    Gold Medal

    One gold medal is awarded to the top graduate with outstanding performance in the MA (Instructional Design & Technology) programme or the Master of Education (Learning Sciences & Technologies) programme, either through the Coursework with Dissertation route or Coursework Only route.

    The award is sponsored by the Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU).

    7

    STU Gold Medal

    Gold Medal

    One gold medal is awarded to the top graduate with outstanding performance in the MEd programme through the Coursework Only route.

    The award is sponsored by the Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU).

    8

    The Applied Psychology Award

    Gold Medal

    One gold medal is awarded to the top graduate with outstanding performance in the MA (Applied Psychology) programme based on performance in courses and dissertation.

    The award is sponsored by the NIE’s Psychological Studies Academic Group.

    9

    Lau Teng Chuan Book Prize 

     

    Book Prize of $1,600

    The Book Prize will be awarded to the best overall graduate in the Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) based on the performance in sports science courses.

    The Book Prize is sponsored by the family of the late Dr Lau Teng Chuan.

    10 The Tan Poey Quee Doctor in Education (NIE EdD) Book Prize Award for Best Dissertation Book prize of $500

    One book prize is awarded for the best dissertation submitted for examination by the graduate from the Doctor in Education (NIE-EdD) programme.

    The Book Prize is sponsored by the family of the late Mdm Tan Poey Quee.
    11 The Tan Poey Quee Doctor in Education (NIE EdD) Gold Medal Award for Best Overall Student Gold Medal

    The medal is awarded to the top graduating student who has distinguished herself/himself in the Doctor of Education (NIE-EdD) programme.

    The Gold Medal is sponsored by the family of the late Mdm Tan Poey Quee.

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  • The Dean's Commendation for Research aims to reinforce to higher degree students the importance of publications in peer-reviewed international journals and books of international publishers for their research.

    Students are recognized for having excelled in their research by publishing papers in peer-reviewed international journals or international refereed book chapters.

    The Dean's Commendation for Research will be presented in the form of a certificate by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning.

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