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NGS Scholarship (NGSS), Singapore

Deadline: 15-Mar-2015

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AwardMonthly stipend of S$3,200 up to 4 years of the PhD studies, or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier. Tuition fee subsidies for 4 years. Other allowances include 1. computer allowance 2.book allowance 3.conference allowance.
EligibilityFor Graduates only
CountryIndia
Scholarship provider contact

National University of Singapore
University Town
2 College Avenue West, #01-03 (Stephen Riady Centre)
Singapore 138607

Email- ngsenquiry@nus.edu.sg

Description

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

Terms

  • Monthly stipend of S$3,200 up to 4 years of the PhD studies, or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier.
  • Tuition fee subsidies for 4 years.
  • Other allowances include
    1. computer allowance
    2. book allowance
    3. conference allowance.
  • Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • Opens worldwide.
  • 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).

Conditions

  • 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.


Supervisors

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

Application

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

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

For further queries about the NGS Scholarship, please contact Ms Anu at +65-6516 1480. Her email address is ngsack@nus.edu.sg .

Closing Date for Application         15th March 2015
Application will open on               10th December 2014  

    

How to apply?


You must start at https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/GDA2/Home.aspx.

ONLY online applications via https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/GDA2/Home.aspx are accepted.

* Important Note:

  • You are allowed to apply simultaneously to multiple PhD programmes that come under different Faculties/Schools in NUS, if you wish to be considered for more than one Faculty/School. However please note each application must have its own set of application fee payment and supporting documents.
   
 

Unless granted approval by our University, no candidate may concurrently be a student for more than one degree or register as an NUS candidate and of another university/institute.

Compulsory sections to complete

Please ensure you complete

  • Academic Qualifications
  • Languages
  • Other Information
  • Test Details
    • GRE is compulsory for international applicants, and optional for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.
    • TOEFL/IELTS is compulsory for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English.
  • Achievements - if any
  • Questionnaire
  • Referee Associations
  • Payment

 

Supporting Documents

  • a) compiled into a single PDF file, and email to ngsbox4@nus.edu.sg - please cap your PDF file
    size at 10 MB,
    AND
  • b) included in your hardcopy package to be mailed to NGS (refer to 7. Submission of Application below).

As much as possible, (a) and (b) should mirror each other. The variations are Transcript, Referee Reports, and possibly Application Fee payment.

Please also note the following when completing the online application:

One-page CV

Applicants must use this prescribed template.

Please note the critical importance of this One-page CV, and thus the required information therein. Should there be any changes after submitting your application documents, you are strongly advised to email us your revised One-page CV, duly signed, and dated according to last date of revision.

Statement of Purpose

Applicants are required to describe their reasons and motivation for pursuing a graduate degree in NGS.

Research Proposal

Applicants are strongly recommended to submit details of their research proposal and give the significance and aims of the project.

Publication(s)

Please submit a copy of each of your publication(s), if any.

The journal’s “Impact Factor” field (which allows input of up to one decimal point) is essentially a measure of scientific impact that is based on citation rates for an article or other citable item.  It also takes into account the significance of the journals in which result has been published.  Please leave it blank if you are unsure.

Transcript

An official transcript of academic records is required from each university you have attended.  You are responsible for requesting the transcript(s) from the relevant University.   Please use the prescribed form for such request.

Transcripts must be enclosed in an official SEALED envelope with its flap bearing the security seal of the university and the signature of the Registrar or representative. 

Graduates from NUS can submit copies of their result slips or official transcripts of their academic records.

 

GRE

Compulsory for international applicants, and optional for graduates from local institutions, e.g. NUS or NTU.

For GRE, please quote our University’s code (0677) and the specific Department codes.

TOEFL / IELTS*

Compulsory for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English.

ALL applicants to the Joint NUS - Imperial College PhD programme, including local graduates, must submit TOEFL / IELTS. For IELTS, the score should be 6 and above.

Please note that the TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for 2 years from the test date.  If it has been more than two years since you last took the test, you must take it again to have the scores reported.

Referee
Reports

Academic Referees’ reports may be submitted in any ONE of the following ways:

1.  After you have completed and submitted your online application – less your Academic Referees’ reports, your Academic Referees will each receive an email containing a link, which they can access to complete an online form. Of course, this means you must ensure you key in correctly your Academic Referees’ email addresses in your online application form.  In addition, you have to monitor that your referees do receive the auto-generated emails, in case the emails are not churned out due to technical glitches.

2.  Your referees may use the online form downloadable here. (S)he will pass you his / her duly completed form in a SEALED envelope with his / her signature across the flap, to be included in your hardcopy application package, that you will be mailing in to NGS.

 

All supporting documents which are not in English must be accompanied by an official certified English translation.

Supporting documents submitted are not returnable. 

 

Application fee

S$20 per application (inclusive of prevailing Goods & Services Tax) – non-refundable for all programmes you apply for.

Please send your proof of payment together with your application package. 

Please note that an application without the application fee payment will not be processed.

Choose any ONE single mode of payment:


Local Students:

a. Online Payment via

  • Credit Card (AMEX, VISA or MasterCard).
  • Debit Card (applicants must have a online banking account with either of the following banks - POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank). 

Applicants should login to the Graduate Admission System to check the status of their payment a few days after payment is made.

b. Complete the Application Fee Form and send it together with a crossed cheque made payable to “National University of Singapore”.  Please write your name, mailing address and programme (Graduate Research Programme at NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering) applied for at the reverse side of the cheque; or

c. Complete the Application Fee Form and make payment by NETS at the Student Service Centre (located at Level 1, Yusof Ishak House) during operating hours.

 

 

International Students:

a. Online Payment via

  • Credit Card (AMEX, VISA or MasterCard).
  • Debit Card (applicants must have a online banking account with either of the following banks - POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank). 

Applicants should login to the Graduate Admission System to check the status of their payment a few days after payment is made.

b. Complete the Application Fee Form and send it together with a bank draft (drawn on a bank in Singapore in either Singapore dollars or US dollars equivalent) made payable to “National University of Singapore”.  Please write your name, mailing address and programme (Graduate Research Programme at NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering) applied for at the reverse side of the bank draft.

c. If you are unable to obtain a bank draft in Singapore dollar, you may submit a bank draft in US dollar, equivalent of S$20. Please note all bank charges are to be borne by the applicant.

Please note that an application without the application fee payment will not be processed.

 

Submission of Application

Please note and remember after you have submitted the online form, you would not be able to make any more changes.

Requesting us to make any changes will delay your own application.

Thus, please ensure all is proper and complete before you "Submit" your online application.

Thereafter, please

  • print out your completed application form.
  • sign the form.
  • combine the duly completed and signed form with your supporting documents, to prepare
    • a) the PDF compilation to be emailed to ngsbox4@nus.edu.sg – refer back to 5. Supporting Documents above
    • b) the hardcopy package to be mailed to


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

Republic of Singapore


Please indicate NGS Scholarship on the top of the envelope.  Please note applications without hardcopy package will NOT be processed.

(a) and (b) should mirror each other – the variations between (a) and (b) are Transcript, Referee Reports, and possibly Application Fee payment (depending on your selected mode of payment).

For simultaneous application of NGS PhD programmes and Joint NUS - Imperial College PhD programme using the same application ID, please

  • mail us one hardcopy package
  • email us one set of PDF
  • make payment for two application fees – one for each programme respectively.

The Joint NUS - Imperial College PhD programme is not open for the 15th March application cycle.

 

Application Closing Dates and Outcome

The application closing dates - applicable to BOTH PDF softcopy and hardcopy package - for the respective intakes are as follows:

Intake

Closing Date

AY2015/16 Semester 1
August 2015

Application

  • opens on 1 September 2014
  • closes on 15 March 2015


If you have submitted the completed application (with all the required documents) before the respective application closing date, your application will be processed and you will be informed officially of the outcome of your application.

Completed / Incomplete application received after the respective application deadline will be considered for the next Intake.

If successful, you will receive an admission package containing information and relevant forms together with your letter of offer. 

Due to the large number of applicants seeking admission, we are sorry we will not be able to attend to enquiries on the status of applications or receipt of documents. If you are concerned about the delivery of your documents, you may wish to consider sending them via registered mail or courier.

In general, you will be notified on the confirmed receipt of your application package within approximately 4 weeks after the respective application closing dates.

Important notes to applicants.
a)     The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.

b)    Applicants should note that the research experience gained during or after your studies is invaluable to you, and could add weight to your reference letter. It would be one of the important  factors for the review of your application. Please take this into account in your application.             

Correspondences from the University

NGS will correspond with you primarily using e-mail and the online status enquiry during application process to convey messages such as requesting for outstanding documents, interview notification etc. 

Hence, it is very important that you provide a valid and correct e-mail address and maintain your e-mail account regularly.   The University will not be responsible for undeliverable e-mails and their consequences.

Rejection of Application

Inaccurate or false information or omission of material information or no application fee payment will render your application invalid.  The University reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or inaccurate.  Persons admitted on the basis of inaccurate or false information may be expelled.

Feedback / Queries

Please contact ngsenquiry@nus.edu.sg and allow a response time of 2-3 working days. .

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