Graduate Students

Scholarships for Overseas Study and Fieldworks

Often our partners offer opportunities to our students in terms of scholarship for overseas studies and fieldwork. We encourage students to apply for these chances to gain more overseas educational exposure.

Funding Assistance for Joint/ Double Degree Programmes (DDP/JDP)

If you wish to apply for financial assistance as part of your joint or double degree programme, you may want to apply for the Graduate SEP Funds (GSEP) which is also applicable for students under JDP/DDP. This funding is not applicable for attendance at overseas graduate workshop, overseas fieldtrip and overseas conferences.

How to Apply?
Once you have been approved for enrollment in the programme. You will then need to work with your supervisor to prepare these documents listed below and then submit these items to your Head of Department and your application will then be considered by the Division of Graduate Studies c/o Vice-Dean (Graduate Studies).

Once your Head of Department has endorsed your application, please submit with all the supporting documents to Dean's Office, 6th Floor, AS7 c/o International- MAO.

Items Required:

  1. Graduate SEP Application Form
  2. Co-supervisor/ mentor's written confirmation of the co-supervision of the students while he is overseas;
  3. A paper of the student's field-study plan, research direction and scope.

Upon Approval
Once you receive your approval for the programme, you may be given a list of documents and asked to prepare them to be submitted to DRGS for their onward submission to the partner university to complete the enrollment cycle. You will be given a deadline to do so and you will need to adhere to the deadline strictly.

Any query, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) and NUS Joint Scholarship Programme for PhD Studies

This Joint Scholarship Program (JSP) is open for young faculty at HYI partner institutions in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia to complete a Ph.D. at FASS. Candidates will be expected to spend about 12-18 months for their dissertation research at Harvard or another approved American university. The areas of research focus on East and Southeast Asian Studies, either with a disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach.

For application details to our graduate programmes, please refer to the FASS Graduate Division.

Graduate Exchange

FASS has so far concentrated its international activities on undergraduate exchange. As a way to differentiate the graduate programme at FASS and to increase the overseas educational exposure of the programme, we are now putting in place graduate exchanges with reputable partners and encourage our students to spend at least one semester of their studies on exchange.

For graduate students, you will be able to access the library and archive of a partner university, gain more knowledge and perspective from other faculty and go on location for field studies to deepen your research area. You will have a co-supervisor in the partner university to monitor your academic progress and there is constant contact between you, your main supervisor and co-supervisor. You may or may not be reading coursework modules while away.

Already FASS has entered into some relationships with foreign universities that allow our graduate students to spend some time with them and we are in the process of developing new relationships.

Please also note that the financial assistance for such student exchange programmes has now been curtailed. Students are still expected to apply for approval for such exchanges but there will no longer be financial assistance available for such exchanges.

 

Funded PhD Exchange Under the Global Public Policy Network (GPNN): London School of Economics, Columbia University and Sciences Po

This is a funded exchange agreement for NUS PhD students to head to any of GPPN institutions listed and who are conducting research in any policy related discipline. Click here for programme details.

How to Apply?

Once a year, there will be a call to alert students to exchange opportunity. You will then need to work with your supervisor to prepare these documents and then submit these items to your Head of Department and your application will then be considered by the Division of Graduate Studies c/o Vice-Dean (Graduate Studies).

Once your Head of Department has endorsed your application, please submit with all the supporting documents to Dean's Office, 5th Floor, AS7 c/o International-MAO.

 

Dossier to be submitted to host institutions:

  • A one-page single-spaced statement of academic purpose explaining their progress towards completion of their research, why a visit to the host GPPN institution would benefit them and what they intend to do there; outlining a time-table for their work during the visit; and indicating the scholar(s) with whom they hope to work.
  • A short letter of support from their supervisor.
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae including visa status, country of citizenship, place and date of birth.
  • Evidence of competence in written and spoken English, or evidence of study in English at degree level or higher in an English speaking environment. (eg. TOFEL, MA and BA transcipts etcs)

Once the approval process is completed at NUS, your dossier will then be sent to the partner university for their endorsement. Subsequent information will be provided to the student once confirmation is received from partner institutions.

For enquiry, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For All Other Partner Universities

FASS have several partners with whom we have graduate exchange agreements. Please refer to Faculty-Level Partners for more information.

How to Apply?
Once a year, there will be a call to alert students to exchange opportunity. You will then need to work with your supervisor to prepare these documents and then submit these items to your Head of Department and your application will then be considered by the Division of Graduate Studies c/o Vice-Dean (Graduate Studies).

Once your Head of Department has endorsed your application, please submit with all the supporting documents to Dean's Office, 5th Floor, AS7 c/o International- MAO.

Items Required:

  1. Graduate SEP Application Form
  2. Co-supervisor/ mentor's written confirmation of the co-supervision of the student while he/she is overseas;
  3. A paper of the student's field-study plan, research direction and scope.

Upon Approval
Once you receive your approval for the exchange, you will be given a list of documents and asked to prepare them to be submitted to DRGS for their onward submission to the partner university to complete the exchange cycle. You will be given a deadline to do so and you will need to adhere to the deadline strictly.

For enquiry, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Overseas Educational Programme

Financial Assistance

Please note this funding has been exhausted and is no longer available for short term graduate-related overseas programmes such as summer schools and other short term academic programmes.

Students are still encouraged to head for such programmes if they are beneficial for their research but will need to fund their expenses with their regular scholarship stipend and other external funding sources.

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
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