The National University of Singapore [NUS] offers scholarships each year to nationals of ASEAN* member countries who read full-time coursework graduate degrees at NUS. This scholarship is for new, incoming students who are not Singapore citizens and permanent residents. These awards, known as the NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals [NUS GSA], are financed by the People of Singapore and the University. Scholars have no obligation or bond to NUS or Singapore but are expected to complete the graduate degree and return to their home country to assist in its progress and development.
*ASEAN, or The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is a political and economic organization of 10 Southeast Asian countries - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The NUS GSA is only for MOE-subsidised, single-degree, full-time coursework graduate degrees conducted at NUS and designated for the Scholarship. Candidates receiving any other awards will be disqualified from the NUS GSA.
The NUS GSA is only available for August intakes.
Application for the NUS GSA is decentralised to each NUS Faculty/School and integrated into the application for each designated graduate degree. Therefore, the same application period and deadline for the designated graduate degree is applicable to the NUS GSA. However, application periods and deadlines may differ between different graduate degrees.
Prospective candidates to refer to the respective graduate degree web pages and administrators regarding application for admission and the scholarship.
The following NUS Faculties/Schools conduct full-time coursework graduate degrees designated for the NUS GSA:
Details of the designated graduate degrees and the administrators can be found here.
There is a limited number of NUS GSA 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, a candidate must have:
The organisations conducting the respective tests are:
Educational Testing Service [ETS]
PO Box 6151
Princeton NJ 08541-6151
Tel: (609) 951-1100
or contact your local United States Information Service
University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate [UCLES]
1 Hills Road
Cambridge CB1 2EU
Tel: (01223) 55-3311
or contact your local British Council
The TOEFL and IELTS are internationally established standards to compare the English language proficiency of candidates from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Even if English is the native language or medium of instruction for the candidate, this does not ensure that the candidate:
Please note that:
A candidate will not be considered for the NUS GSA if: