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Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Working with SIT and Singapore polytechnics to provide PhD training in Singapore.

About the research scheme

This postgraduate research scheme was established to provide PhD training to build academic and research capacity in Singapore.

The scheme is a collaboration between the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and the five local polytechnics:

  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic

Award terms


  • Full-time: Three years
  • Part-time: Five years

Value amount

  • Full tuition fee sponsorship: ±S$100,000
  • Salary and all related allowances and bonuses (if any), including employer’s CPF contributions.

Research project expenses will also be covered, subject to the polytechnics’ policies. This could include equipment, consumables, travel, conferences, overseas accommodation and publications.


To be eligible for this award you must:

  • meet the University’s admission and academic requirements
  • be an employee of one of the involved polytechnics
  • be nominated by a polytechnic
  • have research interests that fit the research areas above