Nanyang Scholarships in Singapore 2022 for Graduate and Undergraduate

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Nanyang Scholarship for Undergraduate 

The Nanyang Scholarship, NTU’s foremost undergraduate scholarship is awarded to outstanding freshmen pursuing undergraduate programmes. Nanyang Scholarship recognizes students who excel academically, demonstrate strong leadership potential, and possess outstanding co-curricular records. Hence, it is important to be prepared at each stage of the application and interview process.

Please read the information below before submitting your application. If you’re short-listed, be sure to leave a great impression at the scholarship interview. 

Eligibility

  • Open to all nationalities.
  • Successful awardees should read a full-time undergraduate degree programme. The scholarship will cover the years of study^ at NTU.
  • Possess outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ level, Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications.
  • Excellent co-curricular records.
  • Strong leadership qualities and potential.

^ For the Biomedical Sciences & Chinese Medicine Programme, the scholarship will cover only the first three years of study in NTU.

Nanyang Scholarships in Singapore Benefits

Nanyang Scholarship covers up to the normal programme duration on condition that the scholarship holder maintain a record of good academic performance and exemplary conduct.

  • Full coverage of subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant).
  • Living allowance of S$6,500 per academic year.
  • Accommodation allowance of up to S$2,000 per academic year.
    (Applicable to scholarship holders who reside in NTU hostels only.)
  • Travel grant of up to S$5,000 for an overseas programme subject to terms and conditions in the Travel Grant Form.
  • Computer allowance of S$1,750 (one-off).
  • No bond is attached to the Nanyang Scholarship apart from the three-year bond applicable to all Singapore PRs and international students under the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme.

Terms & Conditions

  • Scholarship holder must not, without the approval of the University, hold concurrently any other scholarships, bursaries, university loans or awards. 
  • Scholarship holder is required to maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 over 5.0. Academic performance will be reviewed every semester.
  • Scholarship holder is required to take on the role of student ambassador, or any other similar role, representing the university to give publicity talks, to receive guests, etc, as and when called upon to do so.
  • The scholarship may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the scholarship holder’s progress or behaviour is deemed unsatisfactory.
  • If the scholarship holder decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, a repayment will be imposed.

Application Procedures

The same application period for admissions applies.

Applicants are required to submit their application for admission before submitting their application for a scholarship. 

Applicants with the following qualifications: 
Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ level
Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore
NUS High School Diploma
IB Diploma

  1. The scholarship application form can be found at the link ‘Apply for Scholarship’ at the end of your online application for admission. You are required to login with the application number assigned to you.
    If you have reserved an undergraduate degree programme in NTU, please login here to access the scholarship application form.
    • As part of completing the form, a Personal Essay of not more than 300 words is required. The 3 topics you may write on are shown in the scholarship application form.
  2. Applicants are required to submit the following after completing your application form:
    • upload a recent passport-size photo (digital image).
    • submit a referee’s appraisal online. The appraisal is to be completed by your school teacher, who must not be your family or relative. After you have submitted your scholarship application, you will be provided with a URL to be forwarded to your school teacher. When you are passing the link to your teacher, please inform him/her of your NTU application number and Date of Birth, as he/she will need the information to submit the appraisal online.Your school teacher is to complete the online appraisal form and submit it within 7 days of your scholarship application.  If your teacher is not able to submit it online within 7 days and needs more time, please inform him/her to submit as soon as possible (preferably not more than 2 weeks from your date of scholarship application). Note that only one appraisal may be submitted online to support your application.

  Applicants with Year 12 equivalent results:

  1. Click here to apply for the scholarship with your assigned application number before the application closing date for that qualification. The scholarship application period is the same as the admission application period. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.
    • As part of completing the form, a Personal Essay of not more than 300 words is required. The 3 topics you may write on are shown in the scholarship application form.
  2. After completing your application form, applicants are required to submit the following:
    • upload a recent passport-size photo (digital image).
    • submit a referee’s appraisal online. The appraisal is to be completed by your school teacher, who must not be your family or relative. After you have submitted your scholarship application, you will be provided with a URL to be forwarded to your school teacher. When you are passing the link to your teacher, please inform him/her of your NTU application number and Date of Birth, as he/she will need the information to submit the appraisal online. Your school teacher is to complete the online appraisal form and submit it within 7 days of your scholarship application.  If your teacher is not able to submit it online within 7 days and needs more time, please inform him/her to submit as soon as possible (preferably not more than 2 weeks from your date of scholarship application). Note that only one appraisal may be submitted online to support your application.

Selection Interview

Applicants with the following qualifications: 

Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level
Diploma awarded by a polytechnic in Singapore
NUS High School Diploma
IB Diploma

  • Scholarship selection interviews will take place between March to May.
  • Scholarship applicants that are shortlisted for an interview will be informed via e-mail by mid-May.
    Do check your email regularly and be prepared to attend an interview at short notice.
  • Scholarship applicants offered a NTU programme(excluding Medicine and REP) and not shortlisted will be informed via e-mail by end-May.
  • Scholarship applicants offered either the Medicine programme or Renaissance Engineering Programme are to check with the school for the outcome of their scholarship application.

Applicants with Year 12 equivalent qualifications:

  • All scholarship applicants will be informed via e-mail on their scholarship application status within a month from the date the NTU programme offer is released to successful students.
  • Scholarship selection interviews will take place within a month from the date the NTU programme offer is released to successful students.

Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship

The Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) is a competitive and prestigious scholarship scheme designed to encourage outstanding graduates or final-year students to take their first step towards a leading research career by studying for a full-time PhD at NTU.

Eligibility

There is no restriction as to the nationality of candidates. Preference will be given to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.

  • You must have a Honours (Highest Distinction) or equivalent at Bachelor’s level.
  • If you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree programme, you will need to furnish documentation from your university that you are on track to get a Honours (Highest Distinction) degree or equivalent. 

Coverage and Award Terms

There is no bond attached to the scholarship.

  • The award is tenable for one year in the first instance and is renewable subject to good progress. The maximum period of the Scholarship is 4 years for PhD candidates, as determined by school as well as availability of research funding in each case.
Singapore Citizen1​Singapore Permanent Resident​International Student2
Monthly Stipend
(with effect from 1 August 2021)
​S$3,600​​S$3,400​​S$3,100
Conference Allowance​Up to S$4,000 per financial year
(April previous year to March current year) ​
​Book Allowance​Annual grant of $500 ​ ​
​IT AllowanceOne time allowance of $1,500​ ​ ​
​Thesis AllowanceOne time allowance of $600
It will be disbursed during the final year scholarship renewal. ​ ​

1Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions shall be provided at a rate pegged to the prevailing employer’s contribution rate set by CPF, on top of the monthly stipend received.

2International Students must perform teaching/ laboratory supervision duties to fulfil the requirements of the Graduate Assistantship Programme (GAP). Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents may perform GAP at the discretion of the schools.

  • This award also covers the annual tuition fee.
  • Priority will be given for subsidised campus accommodation.

Application Procedures

The application for Academic Year 2022-2023 (August 2022 and January 2023) will open from 01 October to 31 December. 

For applicants to National Institute of Education (NIE), please be informed that applications will be opened from 01 October to 31 December 2021. You may apply directly via NIE’s website at https://isaac.nie.edu.sg/Account/ApplicantLogOn

Notification of Award

Successful candidates will be informed on the outcome of their application together with the offer of admissions via email. 

They are required to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the Scholarship.

About Nanyang Technological University Singapore

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A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU ([email protected]).

Ranked amongst the world’s top universities by QS, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past seven years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.

Under the NTU Smart Campus vision, the University harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources.

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