The Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarship ("Scholarship") was established from donations received from the Lee Foundation and is the University's most prestigious scholarship award for graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to service.
The selection of candidates takes place twice a year, in August and January. Up to 5 new Scholarships may be awarded each year to candidates of sufficient merit.
The Scholarship is open to candidates who meet the following criteria:
|Award Period||The Scholarship is tenable for one (1) year in the first instance; and thereafter may, subject to the awardee’s satisfactory progress, be renewed each semester at the University’s discretion. The maximum period of the Scholarship is 4 years.|
|Bond||No bond is required.|
Incoming PhD candidates should indicate their interest in the Scholarship in their application for admission.
Interested candidates must also submit a personal essay to describe an exceptional achievement that highlights their academic interests and intellectual capacity that would be of value to the NUS community, as well as a record of their co-curricular activities and/or participation in community service. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via teleconferencing.
|Notification of Award||Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications sometime in May (for admission in August) or October (for admission in January).|
|Terms and Conditions||Successful applicants are required to sign a letter of undertaking agreeing to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the Scholarship. A copy of the current terms and conditions can be accessed here.|
|Disclaimer||The above information is subject to change at any time. For the latest updates on the Scholarship, please contact the graduate division of the relevant Faculty or School.|