The Commonwealth Scholarship ("Scholarship") is awarded to outstanding graduate students from Commonwealth countries for research leading to a higher degree at the University. This Scholarship is for new, incoming students who are not Singapore citizens or permanent residents. The Scholarship consists of a monthly stipend plus a tuition fee subsidy. A number of students are selected each semester by the University for the award.
The Scholarship is open to candidates who meet the following criteria:
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The Scholarship is tenable for one (1) year in the first instance and thereafter may, subject to the Scholar's satisfactory progress, be renewed each semester at the University’s discretion. The maximum period of the Scholarship is 2 years for Master's candidates and 4 years for PhD candidates, as determined by the relevant faculty or school in each case.
Incoming graduate students should indicate their interest in the Scholarship in their application for admission.
Notification of Award
Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications sometime in May (for admission in August) or October (for admission in January).
Terms and Conditions
Successful applicants are required to sign a letter of undertaking agreeing to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the Scholarship. A copy of the current terms and conditions can be assessed here.
The above information is subject to change at any time. For the latest updates on the Scholarship, please contact the graduate division of the relevant faculty or school.