Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarships at National University of Singapore

Lee Foundation/NUS
PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 November (annual)
Study in:  Singapore
Next course starts August 2014

Brief description:

The Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarships (“Scholarships”) were established from donations received from the Lee Foundation and are the most prestigious scholarship awards for graduate students in National University of Singapore.  The scholarship is intended for students who would like to pursue PhD Programmes at the University.

Host Institution(s):

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Field of study:

Any Doctoral (PhD) programme at National University of Singapore.

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Open to all nationalities

Scholarship value/inclusions:

•  A monthly stipend of S$3,300;

•  Tuition, examination fees and other approved fees at NUS;

•  An annual book allowance of S$500;

•  A one-off air travel allowance of 2 return tickets of up to S$4,000 (only for overseas students subject to a maximum of S$2,000 per ticket); and

•  A one-off laptop allowance of S$1,500.

The award is tenable for 1 year in the first instance; but subject to the scholar’s satisfactory progress, it may be renewed annually. The maximum period of award is 4 years.


•  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

Application instructions:

The selection of candidates will take place twice a year, in time for the start of the academic year in August and January.

Incoming Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.

The above information is subject to change at any time. For current information on the Scholarship, please contact the graduate division of the relevant Faculty or School.


Official Scholarship Website: http://www.nus.edu.sg/admissions/graduate-studies/scholarships-lkc.php

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