Singapore: PhD Scholarship at The National Institute of Education

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The National Institute of Education, Singapore (NIE), Nanyang
Technological University, is looking for suitable candidates to apply
for full-time research scholarships at NIE leading to the Doctor in
Philosophy (PhD) degree. Candidates with research interests in the
humanities, education, sciences and physical education are welcomed to
apply. The scholarship will commence in January 2009.


  • Candidates should possess a First Class or Second Class (Upper
    Division) Honours degree or its equivalent, and a Master’s degree in
    the relevant areas and the ability to pursue research in the
    candidate’s proposed field of advanced study.
  • For international applicants, min scores required: GRE – 1180 (verbal & quantitative) ; TOEFL – 580 (paper), 237 (computer), 80 (internet); IELTS – 6.5; Analytical Writing – 3.5; GATE – 90%.
  • Candidates should also not be on paid employment or accept paid
    employment or concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, and
    bursary or top-up allowance during the prescribed period of the award.


  • The award is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable subject to good progress up to a maximum of 4 years.
  • The monthly stipend for PhD students is S$2,000. Upon successful
    completion of the Qualifying Examination and Candidature Confirmation
    (after 12 months), the stipend may be increased to S$2,500, subject to
    good performance in research and required courses.
  • Students are expected to cover all their living expenses (including food and lodging) from this stipend.
  • In addition to the monthly stipend, the award also covers the
    annual tuition fees (S$4,482 to S$11,200 depending on nationality) and
    the annual computer fees.

For non 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, which is also
subject to medical clearance, and maintaining a valid Student’s Pass
for the entire duration of the scholar’s studies for the higher degree.

For information on PhD entry and programme requirements, areas of
research, scholarship, application, etc, go to: http://www.nie
Under Programmes à Graduate Programme àPhD Programmes, Applications and Research Scholarships (on left menu).

Contact – Ms Cindi Chiam, Programme Executive, Graduate Programmes
& Research Office; DID: (65) 6790 3995 Fax: (65) 6896 9446 / Email:
nieadmpp[ at ]

Closing Date for Application 30 September 2008


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