Graduate Tutorship - PhD Scheme

Planning to enroll in our Information Systems PhD programme?

With this scheme, you will gain not only research experience, but also valuable teaching experience that will open doors for you in both industry and academia.

Hone your research skills through working with our world-renowned faculty members, and take part in research collaborations with our vast international network.

You will get to teach the brightest students from across the world, who may become your future research or industry collaborators.

That’s not all – you will also receive generous stipends and possibly enjoy a waiver of your PhD tuition fees.

What we offer

Academic & research training
Specialise in your chosen area under the tutelage of world-renowned experts in the field, and collaborate with researchers worldwide.
Tutorship financial support
Enjoy up to 5 years of financial support and waiver of your PhD tuition fees.
Flexible career opportunities
Tutors have the flexibility to pursue industry/research internships and other career opportunities.

Key information to note

This scheme is open to top Singaporean applicants who are interested in pursuing our Information Systems PhD programme.

Suitable candidates are invited to apply for the position of teaching assistant to support course instructors in the design and delivery of tutorial, recitation, and laboratory sessions. The expected appointment start date is January 2023 and the appointment is for an initial period of 1-2 years.

  • Conduct small-class teaching (tutorial, recitation, laboratory) and provide support to students via email and consultation hours
  • Provide administrative and other teaching support to the module instructor
  • Grade module assignments, quizzes, and other assessment components
  • A good honours degree or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a reputable university (e.g., Computing/Engineering/Business/Economics/Statistics)
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to effectively facilitate learning for undergraduate students
  • Strong interest in teaching and preferably with proven teaching experience (especially at the tertiary level)
  • Able to teach at least 3 to 5 BT or IS-coded modules offered by the department (See SoC Schedule)

Successful applicants will be enrolled in our Information Systems PhD programme, while also assuming teaching assistantship duties as a full-time tutor.

Graduate tutors on this scheme will follow our Information Systems PhD programme structure as outlined here.

Those who excel in both their teaching and research work are eligible to apply for leave to embark on research or industry internships, subject to the approval of their PhD supervisor and the department.

Tutorship Financial Support
Graduate tutors under this scheme will be provided with the following financial support:​
  • Up to 5 years of graduate tutorship support to complete their PhD programme
    • ​Graduate tutors must pass the PhD Qualifying Examination (QE) within 2 years from their PhD programme admission.
    • ​Continuation of the tutorship support is subject to satisfactory performance in both teaching and PhD study.​​
  • Graduate tutors in this scheme will initially be paid S$6,000 per month (with prevailing CPF contributions and medical benefits).
    • ​After passing the PhD QE,  there may be annual adjustments based on their teaching and research performance.​
  • Those under this scheme may apply for a waiver of PhD tuition fees.

How to apply

Submit a PhD programme application to the Department of Information Systems and Analytics (DISA) via the Graduate Admission System portal.

Please indicate your research interests in your personal statement when submitting your application.

In addition to the online PhD application, you must also email the following documents for the Tutorship Scheme application to​

  • Your Curriculum Vitae​
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts (Please also forward copies of the official English translations if the original certificates/transcripts are not in English)
  • Teaching statement and past teaching evaluations/peer review reports
  • Two referee’s reports (Please note the School’s requirement that referee reports from peers such as Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow and PhD students are inadmissible)
  • Applications are accepted year round, and will be considered for the next nearest intake.​

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interviews.