Research Scholarships

Financial Assistance in the form of Research Scholarship is available, on a competitive-basis to all full-time students who meet the minimum criteria. The Research Scholarship will carry monthly emoluments, plus full tuition fee subsidy. Candidates with good undergraduate degrees in computer science, information systems or related disciplines are invited to apply for research scholarships. These are for pursuing full-time PhD programmes by research in the School. They are tenable for one year in the first instance and renewable annually for up to four years for PhD candidates, subject to satisfactory performance. Scholarship holders will receive a monthly allowance, and graduate students who passed their PhD Qualifying Examination will be awarded an additional top-up of S$500 per month (for two years) during their PhD candidature.

The details on the NUS Research Scholarships can be found here

President's Graduate Fellowship (PGF)

The PGF is awarded to candidates who show exceptional promise or accomplishment in research. A small number of PhD research candidates are selected each semester by the University for the Fellowship. The award is tenable for an initial one year and, subject to an annual review of the awardee’s research progress, it can be renewable up to a maximum of 4 years.

The details on the PGF can be found here.

Singapore Digital (SG Digital) Scholarship (Postgraduate)

The SG Digital Scholarship (Postgraduate) is an industry scholarship that empowers individuals interested in pursuing tech or media-related studies at the Masters or PhD level. Individuals pursuing postgraduate studies in specialised tech or media-related areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity,  Analytics, Immersive Media, and Digital Content Creation can chart their future with this scholarship.

Find out more about the scholarship here.

Tuition Fees

Please refer to website at for the latest update.

Unless otherwise indicated as one-time fee, mandatory miscellaneous fees as payable per annum.


Students can request for loans up to 90% of their fees.

Medical Insurance

All full-time candidates are required to enroll for the medical insurance scheme, unless they have already taken up similar insurance scheme themselves. Research scholars will be automatically enrolled in the medical insurance scheme, which will take effect from the first day of the following month after registration. The prevailing insurance premium will be deducted from the stipend on a monthly basis.

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