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New Commonwealth Scholarships in Singapore

New Commonwealth Scholarships in Singapore

ACU member institution Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is newly offering four fully-funded Commonwealth PhD Scholarships.

Announcing the new scholarships, NTU Associate Provost (Graduate Education), Professor Yue Chee Yoon, said: ‘This exciting collaboration will create new opportunities for NTU and ACU to nurture future leaders in all disciplines, with an emphasis on those in science and engineering. It will provide passionate highly motivated individuals the tremendous opportunity to conduct work in a rich research-intensive environment to address global challenges.’

Since the introduction of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan in 1959, over 34,000 individuals have received awards. Commonwealth Scholarships provide the chance for talented students to gain a qualification from a university overseas and benefit from international experience and cross-cultural exchange. The scholarships also allow universities to attract excellent international students, showcase their research and teaching and forge closer cross-Commonwealth links.

About the Scholarships

  • Four PhD scholarships are available, in any research specialism offered by NTU

  • Citizens of any Commonwealth country are eligible to apply; excluding Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents

  • The scholarships fund full tuition fees, a living allowance of 2000 Singapore dollars per month and a resettlement & airfare grant of 2500 Singapore dollars.

  • Applications are open now and close on 31 January 2018. The scholarship start date will be August 2018.

  • More information on the terms and conditions can be found on the NTU website. Please read these before applying.

How to apply

Applicants must complete the online NTU graduate research programme application and indicate on the form that they also wish to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship. Applications should be made via the NTU website.

For any enquiries related to the application process please email

Why study in Singapore?

NTU says: ‘Nanyang Technological University is a young, vibrant and progressive university having just celebrated our 26th year in existence. In spite of its young age, NTU is a fast-rising university that has already established itself as a world-class university with a global reputation that attracts world-acclaimed professors, researchers and scholars both locally and internationally. NTU recently was ranked by QS in London as the No. 11 best university in the world, the highest ranking any Asian university has ever reached.'

The scholarships are available in any research specialism offered by NTU, are open to applicants from any Commonwealth country other than Singapore, and cover full tuition fees, a living allowance and an airfare grant.

The application deadline is 31 January 2018. For more details, please see the ACU website