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Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) in Singapore

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Overview
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. Through its four colleges with 12 schools, and two autonomous entities, the National Institute of Education and S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU provides high quality global education to more than 23,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international Olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. Hailing from 67 countries, the university’s 3,000 strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.
NTU is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2010. This places it in the top 1% of universities globally. In the QS Asian University Rankings 2010, NTU is ranked 18th among Asia’s top 200 universities.
The Scheme
The Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) is a competitive and prestigious scholarship 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. Funding will be provided for up to 4 years for NPGS awardees.
Number of awards available
Up to 30 NPGS awards will be made available in each Academic Year. Successful candidates will be known as Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholars.
Minimum qualifications
To qualify for a NPGS award, you must have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent at Bachelor’s level and applicants should also demonstrate excellent research abilities. The PhD research will be in any topic agreed between you and your chosen NTU supervisor within the research activities of NTU. At the time of application, if you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree programme, you will need to furnish documentation from your university that you are on track to get a First Class Honours degree or equivalent. Failure to do so will disqualify you from the NPGS award, in which case you may be considered for other NTU PhD research scholarships, subject to meeting the selection criteria. For other requirements on Test scores, please visit:
Qualification
During the first year, you will be expected to take relevant courses and to work towards passing the qualifying examination. In the event that this qualification is not met, there will be no conversion to a Masters degree for the NPGS awardees.
Stipend and allowances
The NPGS award terms are:
a) Monthly stipend of S$3200
b) Full support of tuition fees
c) Conference allowance for two major overseas conferences in the 4-year period
d) One-time IT allowance of S$1500
e) Annual grant of S$500 for journal subscription or book purchase
f) Thesis preparation allowance
g) Priority for subsidised campus accommodation
Teaching
Upon passing the qualifying examination, NPGS awardees will be expected to undertake some undergraduate teaching (up to a limit of 10 hours per week). Awardees will be reimbursed if their teaching hours exceed what is required by the framework of their PhD training. Undergraduate teaching contributions will demand a high level of English language proficiency and you may be required to undertake English language courses as necessary in your first year.
Nationality
There is no restriction as to the nationality of candidates but, all things being equal preference will be given to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.
How to Apply ?
Application for AY2012-13 will be open from 1 Oct 2011 to 15 Nov 2011. Applicants who are interested to apply for the August 2012 or January 2013 intake should apply during this period.
Please refer to our admissions website http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/Pages/default.aspx for the respective school’s intakes.
Please note that only applications through this website will be considered for the NPGS award. Normal applications through our admissions website will not be eligible for the NPGS award. (Applicants to SPMS can apply for NPGS via our online application portal during this period of time)
Contact Us
For enquiries, please reach us at:
Graduate Studies Office
Nanyang Technological University
Student Services Centre (formerly known as Admin Annexe), Level 3
42 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639815
Tel : 67904079
Fax : 67931140
Email: Admission_Research@ntu.edu.sg
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