The Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarships ("Scholarships") were established from donations received from the Lee Foundation and are the University's most prestigious scholarship awards for graduate students.
The selection of candidates will take place twice a year, in time for the start of the academic year in August and January. Up to 5 new Scholarships will be given each year. Not all Scholarships will be awarded unless there are candidates of sufficient merit.
Incoming PhD candidates will have to indicate their interest in the Scholarship when they submit their application for admission.
Apart from the other supporting documents required for PhD admission, candidates interested in the Scholarship must also submit a personal essay and a record of co-curricular activities or community service. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview either in Singapore or their home country.
National University of Singapore Information
Established in 1905, National University of Singapore is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Singapore (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bukit Timah, Outram. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education - Higher Education Division, Singapore, National University of Singapore (NUS) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. National University of Singapore (NUS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 114 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.
Have graduated with an undergraduate degree with first class or second-upper (or equivalent); Be an incoming new PhD student not currently matriculated; At the time of award of the Scholarship, must have been offered admission as a candidate for a full-time higher degree by research at NUS and; Students must be eligible for MOE Subsidy*.
* Please click here for Eligibility Guidelines for MOE Subsidy
A monthly stipend of S$3,500; Tuition and Miscellaneous Student Fees at NUS; An annual book allowance of S$500; A one-off air travel allowance of 2 return tickets of up to S$3,000 (only for overseas students subject to a maximum of S$2,000 per return ticket on economy class and 20 kg baggage per trip); and A one-off laptop allowance of S$1,500.
*All airfare claims must be made within 1 month from date of travel. Please attach original receipt(s) with the relevant completed form and submit it to Registrar's Office.