National University of Singapore Commonwealth Scholarship

National University of Singapore Commonwealth Scholarship

The Commonwealth Scholarship is awarded to talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research.

  • Monthly stipend of S$3,200 up to 4 years of the PhD studies, or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier.
  • Other allowances including
    1. computer allowance
    2. book allowance
    3. conference allowance.
  • Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.
  • All students from any Commonwealth countries and meet the NGS requirements are eligible to apply.
  • Graduates with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of medicine.
  • Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.
  • GRE is compulsory for students applying from overseas. Only strongly recommended for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.
  • TOEFL is compulsory (ONLY applicable for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English).
  • Students are not eligible for the President’s Graduate Fellowship (PGF).
  • Award is renewable, subject to satisfactory academic performance of CAP ≥ 3.8 at the end of every semester.

NGS members in NUS and Duke-NUS in integrated research programmes.


Click here to apply online*.  All supporting documents, together with a printed copy of the application form are to be submitted by post to:

NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS)
Centre For Life Sciences (CeLS)
28 Medical Drive, #05-01
Singapore 117456
Republic of Singapore

* ONLY Online Applications are accepted. For instructions and application procedures, please click here.

Closing Date for Application

The application from the Commonwealth Scholarships will follow the application deadline of the NGS Scholarship.

Closing dates:  

Closing Date
AY2015/16 Semester 2
January 2016
15th May 2015


Email :
Telephone :      (65) 6516-1480

For enquiries sent via the email, please indicate the subject as “Enquiries on Commonwealth Scholarships”

Current NGS scholars are supervised by either NGS members in NUS or Duke-NUS in integrated research programmes. This arrangement will be the same for the Commonwealth Scholars.