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ASEAN Scholarship Awards by the Singapore Ministry of Education
Nanyang Technology University ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarships
Nanyang Technology University Research Scholarships for Ph.D. Students in Chemistery/Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engr
National University of Singapore ASEAN Graduate Scholarships
National University of Singapore Master of Public Policy Program
NUS Research Scholarship


ASEAN Scholarship Awards by the Singapore Ministry of Education

The Asean Scholarships aim to provide the young people of Asean with opportunities to develop their potential and training them in the skills that will enable them to step confidently into the new millennium.

The ASEAN Secondary and Pre-University Scholarships lead to the award of the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education 'Ordinary' (GCE 'O') Level and 'Advanced' (GCE 'A') Level certificates. Outstanding students are able to secure further scholarships to study in the local or foreign universities after they have completed the GCE 'A' Level Examinations.

Types of Award: ASEAN secondary scholarships; ASEAN Pre-University Scholarships

Value of Awards: S$2,200 (Secondary), S$2,400 (Pre-University) allowance per annum with accommodation or S$3,600 per annum without accommodation; S$200 settling-in allowance; Transport allowance to Singapore and back to home country upon completion of course; waiver of school fees; waiver of GCE 'O'/GCE 'A' Level examination fees; medical benefits; 24-hour accident and insurance coverage



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Nanyang Technology University ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarships

The Undergraduate Scholarships for ASEAN students are offered by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) for students from the Association of South East Asian Nations, or ASEAN. ASEAN comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The scholarship is to finance the pursuit of an undergraduate degree on a full-time basis at NTU.



All nationals (citizens and permanent residents) of a member country of ASEAN (except Singapore) are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and are very competitive.


Terms and Conditions

The scholarship is tenable for the minimum period of candidature for the undergraduate degree course at NTU. It covers the tuition fee and a living allowance of $3,500 per annum.  There will be no bond apart from the 3-year bond applicable to all foreign students under the Tuition Grant Scheme.

A recipient of the scholarship may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, grant or award without the prior approval of NTU.



Application for the scholarships must be submitted on the prescribed forms. This is separate and distinct from the application form for admission to NTU.


Completed application forms must be submitted by January 31 to:

International Students Unit
Registrar's Office
Nanyang Technological University
Administration Annex, Level 3
42 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639815

Fax: (65) 7946510


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Nanyang Technology University Research Scholarships for Ph.D. Students in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering


Research scholars in chemistry/chemical engineering and mechanical engineering needed in Associate Professor Mary Chan's Group in Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

Dr Chan has recently joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Prior to this, she was a Senior Technical Manager at SiPix Imaging (San Jose, CA, USA) working on micro-fabrication, micro-arrays and display technologies. She is starting up a research group in the area of polymeric micro-fabrication, polymer synthesis, composites processing and biopolymers. She is looking for enthusiastic and diligent Ph.D students to work together. 

Research Areas: Polymers / Composites / Micro-fabrication / Biopolymers

General requirements: First or 2nd Upper Honors students from a good school with good English. Interested students please send your resume and/or inquiries to:

email: mbechan@ntu.edu.sg

OR write to:

     Associate Professor Mary B. Chan

     School of Mechanical and Production Engineering

     Nanyang Technological University

     50 Nanyang Avenue


     Tel: (65) 790 6064                 

      Fax: (65) 792 4062




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National University of Singapore ASEAN Graduate Scholarships

Applying for the NUS AGS

1.    There are 40 ASEAN Graduate Scholarships [AGS] offered by the National University of Singapore [NUS] each academic year. Only citizens or permanent residents of a member country of ASEAN* are eligible.  

2.    The NUS AGS is only for full-time course-work graduate degrees** conducted at NUS and designated for the scholarships.  Candidates receiving other awards will be disqualified from the NUS AGS.
**(The NUS AGS is not for Research or Doctorate [Ph.D.] programmes. The NUS Research Scholarship is available for these programmes. Please write to the Registrar stating your full name, postal address and interest in the NUS Research Scholarships and send it by post to “Registrar, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260”.)



Provisions of the award
3.    The NUS AGS will provide each scholar with:

a. A monthly stipend of S$1,350.00 throughout the period of the award (inclusive of the University's vacations);

b. A one-time book allowance of S$500.00;

c. Tuition, health insurance, examination fees and other approved fees, allowances and expenses at NUS and throughout the period of the award;

d. Cost of economy travel directly from the home country to Singapore upon award of the scholarship;  and

e. Cost of economy travel directly from Singapore to the home country upon successful completion of the course of study leading to the award of the degree.

4.    The NUS AGS is initially awarded for 2 semesters or the equivalent of an academic year.  The NUS AGS may be extended for an additional semester on the basis of the NUS AGS scholar's performance in the previous semesters and the recommendation of the appropriate NUS Faculty or School.

5.    There is no bond or obligation for the scholar to be employed by NUS or in Singapore. The scholar is expected to complete the designated graduate degree and return to the home country.



Application for the NUS AGS

6.    Application for the NUS AGS is decentralised to each NUS Faculty and School and integrated into the application for each designated graduate degree. Therefore, the application period and due date for the designated graduate degree is applicable to the NUS AGS.  There are, however, different application periods and due dates for each designated graduate degree.

7.    Candidates should contact the Administrator of the respective NUS Faculty or School for more information.



Designated Graduate Degrees
8.    The following NUS Faculties and Schools conduct full-time course-work graduate degrees designated for the NUS AGS:

a.       Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences - 5 scholarships

b.      Faculty of Business Administration - 7 scholarships

c.       Faculty of Engineering - 14 scholarships

d.      Faculty of Law - 2 scholarships

e.       Faculty of Science - 2 scholarships

f.        School of Computing -  2 scholarships

g.       School of Design & Environment - 3 scholarships

h.       Graduate School of Dental Studies - 1 scholarship

i.         Graduate School of Medical Studies - 4 scholarships 



Applying for a designated graduate degree

9. To obtain the application material please write (by post, fax or E-mail) to the appropriate Administrator. Candidates must clearly state their full name, postal address and the designated graduate degree they are interested in and send it to the following address:

(indicate the designated graduate degree &
appropriate NUS Faculty or School)
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119260

10.    Candidates should carefully read the instructions and conditions in the application material for the designated graduate degree. A candidate must ensure that the application form, supporting documents and other requirements are fulfilled, completed and submitted before the due date for the designated graduate degree.



Other Eligibility Criteria

11.    There are only 40 NUS AGS available each academic year and, therefore, it is awarded on a very competitive basis.  Only exceptional candidates will be considered. In addition to the eligibility requirement of nationality, candidates to be considered for the NUS AGS must have:

(a) an excellent academic record and has been or will be admitted by a NUS Faculty or Graduate School to pursue a designated graduate degree:

                                                       i.  A candidate should be in the top 10% of the class.

                                                      ii.  Admission may be in either Semester 1 (commencing mid-July) or, where available, Semester 2 (commencing early-January).

b  (b) a good command of the English language:
(i)    A candidate's English language proficiency will be determined by

     - the Test of English as a Foreign Language [TOEFL] score of at least 550 for the paper-based test or 213 for the computer-based test;  or

     - the International English Language Testing System [IELTS] result of at least 6.0;  or

e   - such other qualifications as determined by the NUS Faculty or School.

(ii)    If the NUS Faculty or School specify a higher TOEFL score (e.g. 600 for the paper-based test or 250 for the computer-based test) or IELTS result (e.g. 7.0) as a minimum requirement for a designated graduate degree, the higher score or result will apply. (Note: For these tests, see the required tests section of this website.)

(iii)    Except where other qualification has been determined by the NUS Faculty or School, the TOEFL score or IELTS result is required since the NUS AGS is awarded on a competitive basis, where all candidates are compared against a common benchmark.


(c) a minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience at the application due date:

(i)    The years of working experience may be cumulative over different periods of time;  and

(ii)    The scope of working experience should be within the discipline of the designated graduate degree.

12.    Candidates will not be considered for the NUS AGS if:

(from: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/prospective/graduate/gsa.htm)


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National University of Singapore Master of Public Policy Program




The objective of the MPP program's admissions policy is to select a diverse group of students who have not only outstanding academic ability but also the potential for career growth and who are committed to public service. The selection procedures are stringent as the program is an intensive professional course of study leading to positions of responsibility.

Candidates accepted into the program will normally be older than the average graduate student. Although those with less experience will be considered, the MPP candidate preferably should have at least two years' experience in a public service environment.

Graduates of the program are likely to pursue careers with national, regional or international governments; nonprofit organizations; the media; public sector planning firms; international corporations; and other agencies devoted to the public interest.




Professional Merit - Demonstrated by employment history, professional direction, maturity and potential for career growth through recommendations.


Intellectual Distinction - Demonstrated by prior academic achievement, recommendations, analytic training and examples of written work.


Personal Character and Leadership Capabilities - Demonstrated by prior achievements in extracurricular, civic or community activities and employment history through recommendations.




Applicants seeking admission to the course for the degree of Master of Public Policy must have:


- a good honours degree from a recognised university; or

- a good bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant working experience; or

- such other qualifications and experience as the NUS Senate may approve.


Applicants should preferably have a good background in economics and mathematics.


Note: These minimum requirements do not imply immediate acceptance into the Program.  Also, if a candidate does not perform to the satisfaction of the MPP program according to the statutes and regulations laid down by NUS, he or she may be asked to leave the program.




There is only one intake (in July) per academic year. A


Applicants are requested to submit a complete application package which must include the application form, references, essays, transcripts, TOEFL or IELTS score (if required), and any other supporting documents.


Your full name, as written on the first page of the application form, should appear on every document submitted. Please call our attention to any variations in your name that may appear on documents submitted.


The form must be completed in English. If supporting documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by a notarized translation.


All original documents must be furnished for verification upon student registration. Candidates found to have given inaccurate or false information will be required to withdraw from the MPP program.


Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to make certain that ALL admission materials are received by the advertised deadline. Neither the Program nor the University will assume the obligation of notifying the applicant of erroneous or missing materials.




Applicants must submit the following:


1. Application Form


Applicants should complete the “APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION 2002/2003 form. Where summaries of previous academic or professional activities are requested on the form, please complete as required; do not refer the reviewer to a resume or transcript. Please do not submit videotapes, books or manuscripts. Any such materials will become the property of the Program if sent and will not be returned to the applicant. Please do not send applications by fax.


2.   Application Fee


Each application form must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of S$20.00 or US$15.00. Please attach a bank draft (drawn on a bank in Singapore) for the appropriate amount made payable to “NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE”. Please submit the application fee form on page 47 together with your application. (For applicants residing in Singapore, local cheques will be accepted). Payment by telegraphic transfer will not be accepted. Applicants who send cash do so at their own risk.  Please note that your application will be processed only upon receipt of the application fee.


3. Official Transcripts


One official transcript of academic work from each college or university previously attended must be submitted. A transcript of all course work that you have listed on the application must be submitted If you are currently in school, a transcript showing the work completed is acceptable. Present the “TRANSCRIPT REQUEST“ forms to your college or university registrar(s). Make extra copies of the request form if necessary. Transcripts should be sent directly to the Public Policy Program. Applicants may also submit copies of transcripts certified by the college or university.


Note to non-Singaporean candidates: In the absence of transcripts from foreign universities, the Program will accept attested copies of diplomas or certificates, or a formal description of work completed, signed by an official of the institution. If credentials are not in English, they must be accompanied by a notarized translation.


4. English Language Proficiency


Applicants whose academic background and medium of undergraduate / graduate instruction is not English must furnish proof of competence in the English language. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the test under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) offered by the British Council are the only tests recognised for English competency in this regard. The score for admitted applicants is at least 580 for TOEFL and 6.5 for IELTS.


Applicants should contact the United States Information Services or British Council in their country to get information on how to register for the examination. TOEFL or IELTS results must be sent directly to the Program by the examining body. If an applicant has taken the TOEFL or IELTS not more than three years ago, a copy of that score may be submitted.


The TOEFL institution code for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is 9081 and the department code for Public Administration (Policy) is 94.


5. Temasek / APEC / ASEAN Foundation / ASEAN Graduate



In order for the scholarships to be offered, the “SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION" form must be submitted with your application.


6. Resume/Curriculum Vitae


Please give us an updated curriculum vitae stating your academic, professional, and personal development, listing each significant position held, the most recent first. You should include the dates, the organization or institution, position, major responsibility, and name and title of your superior. Elaborate on any experiences in government, politics, or other public sector activities. Also include information on personal hobbies and other interests.


7. Essays


Please type your responses to A, B, and C below on separate sheets. Label each essay and put your name on the upper right-hand corner of each page. Please submit the essays with your application. Your essays must be in English and should be limited to no more than 750 words each. Considerable emphasis will be placed on your ability to be concise in your responses.


a.      Describe your involvement in and contribution to a project which was successful, and to another which was not successful in terms of the result and the reasons for this outcome. What did you learn about yourself from each of these experiences?


b.      How would your participation in the MPP program contribute to your career development? In answering this question, please indicate what your career goals are and how the MPP would build on your past experience to better enable you to reach these goals.


c.      Please state how your studies in the MPP program would benefit you and your country.


8. References


Three references in English are required. References provide an opportunity for the committee to review additional information on your abilities in an academic and/or work setting.


If you are still in college, at least two references should be obtained from university instructors (at least one from your major course). The third may be from an immediate superior in a work setting. This individual may be an employer from part-time or vacation employment. Applicants who are working full-time should obtain at least two of their three references from their present or previous employer. One academic reference is desirable.


If you have been out of school for several years, you should request references from persons best able to assess your academic and work abilities.


All references must be submitted on the “REFERENCE” forms in this booklet. If your referees choose to add additional pages, they must use their organization’s letterhead.


An application is not considered complete and will not be reviewed by the committee until all three references have been received by the Program.


9.  Identification


Please submit a copy of your national identity card or passport.

If you are unable to complete any of the application requirements, or if you have any questions, please contact the Public Policy Program at: Tel: (65) 8746134, Fax: 7781020 or Email: mppbox1@nus.edu.sg.




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NUS Research Scholarship


The awards are open to outstanding local and foreign university graduates of all nationalities who are admissible to Master's or Doctor of Philosophy's research degree programmes at the National University of Singapore.



Programmes of Study

The research programmes are available at all nine faculties at the University.

There are two intakes of candidates, in January and July/October. Applications for the January  intake close on 15 May and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications latest by 1 October. The closing date for the July/October intake is 15 December, and applicants will be notified latest by 1 May of the following year.



Value of Awards

The scholarships carry monthly stipends ranging from S$1200 or S$1,400 plus a research fee subsidy.

The scholarships are tenable for 1 year in the first instance and are renewable annually, subject to satisfactory progress. The maximum period of award is 2 years for master's and  3 years for Ph.D. candidates.

Additional stipend of up to S$500 monthly is awarded to selected candidates in the fields of research under the augmentation scheme sponsored by industry and professional bodies.

Successful candidates may be asked to assist in the work of the departments they are attached to. They can earn up to S$16000 (gross) per annum at the current rate remuneration.

Applicants may also write to the relevant Faculty at the address given below, for information.

(Note: Non-local candidates can get assistance in accommodation and immigration matters.)



Application Form  

For application form and further information, please write to:

The Registrar
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119260
Telefax: 7786371
Email: GradEnquiry@nus.edu.sg


NUS Research Scholarship Augmentation 

This Scheme provides financial assistance to top-up existing Research Scholarship stipends so that the monthly stipend will match the current starting salaries in the market for top graduates in the relevant disciplines. The amount payable will depend on the candidate's qualifications, experience and other relevant factors. Applicants must be Singapore citizens or Singapore PRs. Foreign candidates who are already bonded to the Singapore Government by virtue of an undergraduate scholarship or a tuition grant for the undergraduate study may also apply.


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