The President's Graduate Fellowship (”Fellowship”) is awarded to PhD candidates who show exceptional promise or accomplishment in research. A number of PhD candidates are selected each semester by the University for the award. A number of Fellowships are donor-funded: President’s Graduate Fellowship (funded by Lee Kong Chian Scholarship) and President’s Graduate Fellowship (funded by Jasmine Scholarship)
The Fellowship is open to incoming new PhD candidates who meet the following criteria:
Current NUS Research Scholars who have passed the PhD Qualifying Examination (QE) are also eligible. NGS students are not eligible for this award.
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The Fellowship is tenable for one (1) year in the first instance and thereafter may, subject to the awardee's satisfactory progress, be renewed each semester at the University’s discretion. The maximum period of the Fellowship is 4 years. For NUS Research Scholars who are selected for the Fellowship, the maximum period for the NUS Research Scholarship and the Fellowship must not exceed 4 years.
Incoming new PhD candidates will have to indicate their interest in the Fellowship when they submit their application for admission. Current NUS Research Scholars who have passed the PhD QE and wish to be considered for the award will have to apply through their respective departments. For the President’s Graduate Fellowship (funded by Lee Kong Chian Scholarship), preference is given to candidates who exhibit leadership ability and commitment to community service.
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). Successful applicants are required to sign a letter of undertaking agreeing to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the Fellowship.
The above information is subject to change at any time. For the latest updates on the Fellowship, please contact the graduate division of the relevant faculty or school.