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NUS Law Doctoral Research Scholarships in Singapore, 2019

The Asia’s Global Law School, the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law) awards doctoral research scholarships for both Singaporean and international students. These scholarships are awarded for the duration of their candidature, subject to satisfactory progress, and with a maximum tenure of four years.

Successful applicants recommended for the award of a Graduate Research Scholarship will receive: (i) a monthly stipend, and (ii) a full tuition fee subsidy. For International Students, the monthly stipend is currently S$2,000. Probationary PhD students who successfully pass the DCQE will receive an additional monthly stipend of up to S$500 per month.

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Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of Law.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral research programme.

Scholarship Provider: Asia’s Global Law School, the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law), Singapore

Scholarship can be taken in Singapore

Eligibility:
-A good Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB/BA) and a good Master’s degree in Law (LLM/BCL/MJur/MPhil) are the minimum requirements. The Master’s degree in Law should have been awarded with minimum Upper Second Class Honours (or equivalent) and, preferably, with First Class Honours (or equivalent).
-The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all foreign applicants except those from English-medium institutions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. We strongly prefer the internet-based TOEFL (iBT). A minimum score of 100 is required.
-Outstanding applicants in any area of law are strongly encouraged to apply. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Faculty Research Interests webpage which may be found at the site as well as the Doctoral Programme webpages which can be found at site.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Singaporean and international students are eligible to apply for these doctoral research scholarships.

Scholarship Description: As Asia’s Global Law School, the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law) is committed to fostering excellence in research by building a strong core of doctoral research students. The NUS PhD comprises (i) coursework (up to 6 graduate courses, taken in the first year), followed by (ii) a thesis of not more than 80,000 words. Successful applicants will commence their candidature as probationary PhD students and will work under the supervision of a Faculty member at NUS Law. Within 12-18 months of their candidature, probationary PhD students must orally defend an outline of the proposed PhD thesis at the Doctoral Candidate Qualifying Examination (DCQE). Candidates who succeed at the DCQE will have their PhD candidature confirmed and may proceed to write the thesis.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Successful PhD applicants will also be recommended for the award of a Graduate Research Scholarship for the duration of their candidature, subject to satisfactory progress, and with a maximum tenure of four years.

What does it cover?
-Successful applicants recommended for the award of a Graduate Research Scholarship will receive: (i) a monthly stipend, and (ii) a full tuition fee subsidy. For International Students, the monthly stipend is currently S$2,000. Probationary PhD students who successfully pass the DCQE will receive an additional monthly stipend of up to S$500 per month.
-The Graduate Research Scholarship and any additional stipends are renewable annually subject to good performance.
-In addition to their annual leave (21 working days), Graduate Research Scholars are eligible to apply for (i) Research and Conference Leave, (ii) Leave of Absence.
-Graduate Research Scholars who apply successfully for Research and Conference leave will receive additional financial support, capped at a maximum of S$4,000 throughout their degree candidature.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: All applicants will be informed officially via email of the application outcome by early April 2016.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 December 2019.

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