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Singapore PhD Scholarships for International Students (Fully Funded)

Singapore Scholarships for International Students (Fully Funded)

Fully Funded
Country: Singapore
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Singapore University of Technology and Design invites application for PhD Scholarships form international students. With strong research links to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Zhejiang University, the SUTD PhD Programme offers you a chance to collaborate with the best minds in their fields and conduct breakthrough research that will make a difference to the world.

Further, SUTD aims to establish advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. Hence, it has established a number of scholarships and fellowships that facilitates Singaporean Citizens, permanent residents of Singapore as well as international students. Among its Scholarships schemes in its facility in Singapore, it provides SUTD President’s Graduate Fellowship as well as SUTD PhD fellowship. Each of these scholarships is open for international students in pursuing PhD degree in Singapore.


SUTD President’s Graduate Fellowship (PHD):

SUTD President’s Graduate fellowship is open to domestic as well as students to pursue PhD degree in Singapore. Further, the fellows will receive:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of:
    • S$3,500 (Singapore Citizens)
    • S$3,200 (Singapore Permanent Residents)
    • S$3,000 (International Students)
  • CPF contribution (Singapore Citizens only)
  • Annual conference funding support
  • Opportunities for sponsored overseas research, attachments and industry internships

SUTD PhD Fellowship

International students also may apply for SUTD PhD fellowship in Singapore. Further, the beneficiary will receive

  • Full tuition fees
  • After passing the qualifying exam, the beneficiary will receive a monthly stipend of:
    • S$2,700, increased to $3,200 (Singapore Citizens)
    • S$2,200, increased to $2,700 (Singapore Permanent Residents)
    • S$2,000, increased to $2,500 (International Students)
  • CPF contribution (Singapore Citizens only)


This programme seeks individuals with a strong academic background and a passion for innovation and dedication to cutting-edge research.  We seek to nurture, develop and inspire its PhD students to become technologically-grounded leaders to take on exciting careers in academia and industry.

You should possess the following:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree or above with excellent academic standing
  • Likewise, Proficiency in English (IELTS or TOEFL is required if English is not your medium of instruction in your studies)

Also, you are required to pass the following in order to graduate:

  • Coursework requirements
  • Oral and/or written examination
  • Submission of a thesis for examination board’s approval

How To Apply

Students wishing to apply for the PhD scholarships in Singapore will require:

  • Original Undergraduate and/or Master’s degree transcript and certificate softcopies
  • Likewise, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report
  • Further, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score report
  • Names, titles & e-mail addresses of your 3 Recommenders
  • Also, Relevant supporting documents
  • Moreover, Softcopy of your Identity Card or relevant pages in your Passport
  • Finally, Your Statement of Objectives (3,000 words) softcopy

Please submit your online application early to facilitate processing. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed face-to-face, via Skype or over the telephone


SUTD is currently accepting applications for January 2020 intakes. All international students wishing to pursue PhD in Singapore and receive the scholarships may submit their application with required documents by no later than 15 September 2019.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline15 September,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerSingapore University of Technology and Design
Contact the organizer+65 6303 6600 or [email protected]



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