Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance in the form of Research Scholarship is available to outstanding full-time students who meet the requisite criteria. Priority for the competitive Research Scholarship will be given to applicants for the full-time Ph.D. programme. The Research Scholarship will carry monthly emoluments of S$1,500, plus full research fee subsidy (i.e. the University will pay the research fee for the scholar until expiry of the scholarship). For Research Scholars in a Ph.D. programme, monthly stipends for Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and International Students are S$2,500, S$2,200 and S$2,000 respectively. The Research Scholarship is tenable for one year in the first instance; and subject to the scholar’s good progress, it may be renewed. The maximum period of a scholarship is four years and two years for Ph.D. and M.Eng candidates respectively.

For PhD students, additional top-up of : S$500 per month to their stipend once they passed the Qualifying Exam (the top-up will be given up to the 3rd year of candidature or expiry date of Scholarship, whichever is earlier).

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