Application window will open at the end of
the year (Nov/Dec) and close on 31 Mar of the following year for the Direct NSS
Application window opens throughout the
year for Mid-Term NSS (BS-PhD) scholarship. Applicants are required to submit
their online application with all supporting documents 3 months prior to
the start of their intended academic year for the scholarship award.
Yes, you can. Please submit your past years' result slips or prelim results and the final transcript when the results are released.
Do I need to secure a place at an overseas university before applying for the scholarship?
You can send in your applications as soon as you have received your prelim results or final transcript. If you are successful in your application, an in-principle offer will be made to you. Upon accepting our offer, we will hold the scholarship for you until you have completed your NS.
The new A-Level syllabus offers both research-based and examination-based H3 subjects, is there a preference for either type of H3 subjects?
Applicants will be shortlisted based on their results for a relevant H3 subject (i.e. at least a 'merit' in one maths or science H3 subject), and not whether it is a research-based or examination-based subject.
What is the selection process?
If you are shortlisted after the application stage, you will undergo at least 2 rounds of interviews. If you are successful in these interviews, you will be awarded the scholarship on an ‘in-principle’ basis, which will become effective when you have met other requirements such as psychometric and health tests.
We will be conducting face to face interviews for all shortlisted
It will take approximately 2-3 months from the
submission of a complete application to the award of the scholarship.
Yes, if you are applying as a Direct NSS (BS-PhD) applicant.
However, you will be expected to take up Singapore Citizenship if your
scholarship application is successful. Non-Singaporean males are required
to serve National Service prior to the commencement of your undergraduate
The Mid Term NSS (BS-PhD) is open to Singaporeans only.
Examples of courses that our undergraduate scholars have undertaken can
be found here and here. These are for
reference and are not exhaustive. Applicants who are passionate to pursue a
particular course that is not stated on the website should provide the relevant
reasons when applying for the scholarship (and at the interviews, if
Please note that Medicine is not supported under the AUS or the NSS
Yes, all NSS (BS) scholars are required to undergo an 8 week compulsory research attachment programme prior to the second year of BS studies. Upon completion of the BS course, all NSS (BS) scholars are also required to undergo 1 year of research attachment prior to PhD commencement.