Scholarships

Tuition Fee Allowance

For details of the Tuition Fee Allowance, please refer to the website here.

The end-date of award is the end of the second year of candidature for Masters candidates and fourth year of candidature for PhD candidates.

Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI)-NUS Joint Scholarship Programme

The Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (NUS) invite applications for the HYI-NUS Joint Scholarship Programme. Successful applicants will be registered as PhD students at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS. The first 38 months will be spent at NUS (financed by NUS) while the remaining 10 months will be spent at Harvard University (financed by HYI). You are strongly encouraged to go to Harvard University as soon as possible after you have completed your PhD Qualifying Examination and, if applicable, fieldwork. The timing of your trip and duration you spend at Harvard University will be subject to the approval of your supervisors at NUS and Harvard University.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  1. Be nominated by home university, which has to be one of HYI partner universities in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia). In addition, you will need to hold a teaching position or possess teaching experience at one of these partner institutions and are assured reemployment after graduation from NUS. Only applicants whose institutions are affiliated with HYI are eligible to apply.

  2. Focus your research in one the following fields:
    Anthropology
    Archaeology
    History (including Art History, Economic History, and Legal History)
    Linguistics
    Literature
    Philosophy
    Politics
    Study of Religion

    Sociology

  3.  Satisfy the admission requirements as set out for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS.

 

Intake and Deadline

There will be only one intake per year (in August). Applicants are required to submit their application directly to NUS:

Deadline for receipt of application 1 November
Release of results End of February

 

Application

In your application to NUS, you should submit, with your application package, a separate form indicating your desire to be considered for the Joint Scholarship Programme.

Application for Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI)-NUS Joint Scholarship Programme


Contact

The contact details of HYI and NUS are as follows:

Harvard-Yenching Institute
Vanserg Hall, Suite 20, 25 Francis Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: (617) 495 4050 (Main); (617) 495 3369 (Director's office); Fax: (617) 496 7206 (Programs Office); (617) 495 7798 (Director's Office)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Dr Li Ruohong)
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Faculty of Arts & Social Science, National University of Singapore
The Administrator
Graduate Studies Division
Dean's Office
The Shaw Foundation Building
Block AS7, Level 6, 5 Arts Link
Singapore 117570
Tel: +65 6516 6164/8033/8036
Fax: +65 6773 6878
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Ms Pearly Ang)
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FASS Scholarship in Buddhist Studies

Background

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) received endowed gifts in December 2009, 2011 and 2012 to establish and support the FASS Scholarship in Buddhist Studies. This was made possible by Po Ming Tse Temple, The Buddhist Fellowship, The Buddhist Library, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and The Amitabha Buddhist Centre.


Eligibility

The scholarship is open to all deserving students undertaking a graduate programme in FASS. The scholarship recipient's studies and thesis must be related to the study of Buddhism, including but not limited to any of the following subjects:

  • Buddhist History
  • Buddhist Culture, Art and Architecture
  • Buddhist Psychology and Meditation
  • Buddhist Philosophy and Ethics
  • Buddhist approaches to world problems, living well, and improved social conditions

Shortlisted students will be required to be interviewed by the selection panel.


Application Process

New students should indicate their interest in being considered for the scholarship by enclosing this form (FASS-G5/10) with their application package.

Current students should indicate their interest in being considered for the scholarship by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., which must be accompanied by a letter/email of recommendation from their supervisor, endorsed by the Head of Department/Programme. Current students should apply by the same deadlines as the new students.   


Application Period

The first scholarship will be awarded in the academic year starting August 2011.

Please refer to this link for the application deadlines.


Value of Award

The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees;
  • Either a monthly stipend at the same amount as the NUS Research Scholarship, or a FASS Graduate Teaching Fellowship (GTF) which provides a monthly stipend of S$2,100 (PhD candidates) or S$1,800 (Masters candidates). The criteria for a RS or GTF award will be the same as for other graduate students;
  • A grant of S$3,000 per candidature to be used for academic purposes related to the recipient's research, with the approval of the department and Faculty. Examples of academic purpose include conference, fieldwork, language courses not offered by the Centre for Language Studies, exchange programmes, etc.

 

Based on satisfactory progress the scholarship will be renewed on a semestral basis. The end-date for the award period is the end of the second year of candidature for Masters candidates and the end of the fourth year of candidature for PhD candidates.

For exceptionally deserving cases, the committee will consider providing support, on a case-by-case basis, to students beyond the above period to allow them to finish their research. This is for students who have been on the scholarship previously, but also for other students who need support during this period and is limited to no more than one semester.


Acknowledgement

Scholarship recipients are expected to present their findings in and outside the University and acknowledge receipt of the scholarship in presentations and publications.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Tel: +65 6516 6133
  • Email: fashelp@nus.edu.sg
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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