Overseas Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

  • The NIE Overseas Graduate Scholarship will sponsor outstanding candidates to pursue full-time doctoral studies overseas. Upon completion of their doctoral studies, candidates will return to serve as educators and academicians in NIE.

  • Applicants must:

    • Be Singapore Citizens;

    • Have excellent academic records with very good Honours or Master degrees (or professional qualifications of equivalent standing), with relevant teaching and some research experience;

    • Preferably be below 30 years old; and

    • Have a passion to pursue a challenging career in academia

  • The scholarship is tenable for a period of three years. The scholarship will provide:

    • Two sets of economy class air tickets (one at commencement and completion of the doctoral study, and one to return to Singapore for data collection for the doctoral thesis);

    • Overseas maintenance allowance;

    • Stipend;

    • Settling-in allowance (at the commencement of the doctoral study);

    • Thesis allowance (upon completion of doctoral study);

    • Tuition and other compulsory fees; and

    • Conference and fieldwork grants (by application)

    A  scholar  studying  in  the  United  States  may  be  considered  for  a  fourth  year  of sponsorship if the required minimum period of candidature is at least 4 years.

    The scholar will be required to enter into a bond to serve the National Institute of Education as an employee for a period of five years upon obtaining the doctoral degree.

    The Institute reserves the right to make revisions to the terms of scholarship as it deems fit.

  • Judicious Assessment for Learning 

    Existing scholarship and practice of formative assessment frames its definition(s) too broadly and liberally, permitting a diverse range of indiscriminate uses and incompatible agendas of ‘Assessment for Learning’. The Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group (CTL) seeks erudite and empathetic individuals who are willing to invest in requisite scholarship to develop expertise in judicious understandings and uses of formative assessment practices for learning. Applicants should possess:

    • An ability to grasp complex theories and contested discourse(s), identify salient issues, construct compelling argument, and exercise judicious acumen for weighing evidence supporting or rebutting scholastic claims and conventions.

    • Professional expertise/training in a field related to constructing argument and administering/averting consequences would be an asset. Individuals who are legally trained with experience in legal practice or judicial office would be preferred.

    For more information on the Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Academic Group, please refer to our webpage, or contact Associate Professor Kelvin Tan (L.L.B.) at 

  • Applicants are requested to complete the attached Application Form and submit it with the required supporting documents to the following address:

    Human Resource Department
    National Institute of Education
    4th Storey, Administration Building
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616


    Please submit the following supporting documents together with the application:

    • Curriculum Vitae (which should include academic qualifications, employment history, scholarships & awards and a brief description of your research experience);

    • A succinct write-up (2 pages) on the research topic which you intend to pursue;

    • A succinct write-up (4 pages) on your commitment and interest in the area of study applied for and the expected  contribution to NIE, schools and the Singapore education system;

    • All relevant educational certificates including GCE ‘O’ & ‘A’ level certificates, polytechnic diploma, university transcript and degree scroll;

    • Letters for scholarships, prizes, other awards, memberships in academic & professional societies; and

    • National Registration Identity Card.

  • Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview where they will be assessed on their suitability for the scholarship.

  • The closing date is 4 July 2017.