NUS Law Doctoral Research Scholarship, Singapore

The Asia’s Global Law School, the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law) is delighted to invite applications for the Law Doctoral Research Scholarship. Both domestic and overseas students are welcome to apply. Those are selected will receive a monthly stipend, full-tuition fees and others. To apply, entries must be received by 1 December each year.

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).

Award Value
Each of the successful applicants will receive benefits as follow:

  • A monthly stipend, and 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.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD research in law subjects.

Place of Study
At the National University of Singapore.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Application should be made through the online system at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
1 December annually.

Website and Application Link

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