NUS Tuition Fee Allowance

The NUS Tuition Fee Allowance ("Award") is awarded to outstanding graduate students for research leading to a higher degree at the University. The Award does not consist of a monthly stipend.


The Award is open to candidates who meet the following criteria:

  1. have graduated with an undergraduate degree with  at least Second Class Honours (Upper division) / Honours (Distinction) or equivalent;
  2. have been offered admission to / or already admitted to a full-time higher degree by research at NUS and;
  3. must be eligible for MOE Subsidy*. 
    * Please click here for Eligibility Guidelines for MOE Subsidy

Award Details

Tuition fee at the University (i.e. NUS will pay the prevailing applicable tuition fees for the recipient).

Award Period

The Award is tenable for one (1) year in the first instance and thereafter may, subject to the Recipient's satisfactory progress, be renewed each semester at the University’s discretion. The maximum period of the Award is two (2) years for Master’s candidates and four (4) years for PhD candidates, as determined by the relevant faculty or school in each case.

Application Procedure

Incoming graduate students should indicate their interest in the Award 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). Successful applicants are required to sign a letter of undertaking agreeing to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the Award.


The above information is subject to change at any time. For the latest updates on the Award, please contact the graduate division of the relevant faculty or school.