PhD and MBA Scholarships in Science and Engineering, Singapore

Deadline: 7 January 2011
Open to: holders of an undergraduate or Masters degree in any scientific, engineering, maths or IT discipline
Scholarship: 3,200 S$ per month,  PhD tuition fees covered and a full fee waiver for the MBA

The new National University of Singapore (NUS) PhD-MBA aims to attract and train talented science and engineering students who have the potential to create and lead technology companies. The programme is jointly hosted by the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) and the NUS Business School.
The programme has three pillars. Students develop their research skills by doing a PhD in a scientific and/or technology discipline, choosing among a wide range of departments and advisers, one of which should be within NGS, the other may be in any NUS department or even external to NUS. Concurrently students develop business acumen by working on an MBA degree at the NUS Business School.


Women and men of all nationalities, with an undergraduate or Masters degree in any scientific, engineering, maths or IT discipline, previously awarded or expected in 2011, are eligible to apply.


Internships in technology companies form the third pillar of the programme, providing practical technology business training. PhD-MBA students receive a generous stipend of 3,200 S$ per month (tax free) as well as a full scholarship to cover PhD tuition fees and a full waiver for the MBA tuition fee. The programme allows students to complete a PhD and an MBA in much less time than it would take to complete both separately.

Application process

Factors that the admissions committee weighs are: academic records, standardized test scores, research experience, startup and industry experience, completed internships, interest in and involvement in entrepreneurship and business.

ONLY online applications via the online application system are accepted.

Important Application Documents and Forms

– Academic transcripts
– Recommendation letters (two academic required, one industrial optional)
– PhD-MBA admissions essay
– Statement of purpose
– Research proposal
– Applicatin form
– Declaration form
– Resume
– TOEFL (only if native language or language of University instruction is/was not English)
– GRE general score
– GMAT score (for shortlisted candidates)

The online application deadline for the Aug 2011 intake is 7th Jan 2011. References may reach NUS by 21st Jan 2011.

For any feedback or queries, please e-mail to the following persons:
PhD aspect of program: Ms Anu, email: [email protected]
MBA aspect of program: Daniel, email: [email protected] or [email protected]

The official webpage.

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