Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarship - National University of Singapore

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The Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarships ("Scholarships") were established from donations received from the Lee Foundation and are the University's most prestigious scholarship awards for graduate students.

The selection of candidates will take place twice a year, in time for the start of the academic year in August and January. Up to 5 new Scholarships will be given each year. Not all Scholarships will be awarded unless there are candidates of sufficient merit.

Incoming PhD candidates will have to indicate their interest in the Scholarship when they submit their application for admission.

Apart from the other supporting documents required for PhD admission, candidates interested in the Scholarship must also submit a personal essay and a record of co-curricular activities or community service. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview either in Singapore or their home country.


Have graduated with an undergraduate degree with first class or second-upper (or equivalent); Be an incoming new PhD student not currently matriculated; At the time of award of the Scholarship, must have been offered admission as a candidate for a full-time higher degree by research at NUS and; Students must be eligible for MOE Subsidy*. 
* Please click here for Eligibility Guidelines for MOE Subsidy


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A monthly stipend of S$3,500; Tuition and Miscellaneous Student Fees at NUS; An annual book allowance of S$500; A one-off air travel allowance of 2 return tickets of up to S$3,000 (only for overseas students subject to a maximum of S$2,000 per return ticket on economy class and 20 kg baggage per trip); and A one-off laptop allowance of S$1,500.

*All airfare claims must be made within 1 month from date of travel. Please attach original receipt(s) with the relevant completed form and submit it to Registrar's Office.

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