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AUN/SEED-Net Doctoral Degree Program in Engineering at NUS and NTU, Singapore

Published on Jan 16 2011 // East Asia, PhD, Scholarships in Singapore

The ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) Project with support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and National University of Singapore/Nanyang Technological University jointly provides scholarships for prospective applicants from AUN/SEED-Net Member Institutions to pursue direct doctoral degrees in engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The minimum requirement for admission is a bachelor’s degree with honours (at least 2nd Class Upper) or its equivalent. Bachelor-degree-holding applicants who fulfil the admission criteria will be considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. program. Departments and divisions supporting this program are as follows:


  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical & Bio molecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Science & Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

In addition to the scholarship program, students under the Doctoral Degree Program in Singapore are encouraged to participate in other AUN/SEED-Net activities such as AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference so as to create, maintain, and strengthen the linkage with other students and academics at other Member Institutions.


To increase the number of high quality doctoral degree holders in engineering at Member Institutions to contribute to a sustainable industrial development of ASEAN countries.


  1. Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree with honours (at least 2nd Class Upper) or its equivalent or master’s degree, and should be ranked within top 10% of the class for bachelor’s degree, in principle, (a certified document of class rank is required), or have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of more than 3 in the 4-scale grading system or more than 7.5 in the 10-scale grading system.
  2. Applicants are expected to submit their TOEFL and GRE scores in support of their applications. Average scores for NTU admission are TOEFL 600 (100 in internet-based/250 in computer-based test) or GRE 1,250 with 3.5 in writing or equivalent. Average scores for NUS admission are TOEFL 580-600 (85 in internet-based / 237-250 in computer-based test) ,or GRE minimum scores ranges from 1200 – 1400 for AUN/SEED-Net Doctoral Degree Program in Singapore 2011 p 3/14 the verbal & quantitative sections and 3.5 – 4.0 for the analytical section. Applicants without English test score may be requested to sit for administered test or placement test.Exemption of English test score may be applied to applicants studying in or graduating from English-speaking environment.
  3. Applicants must be either young teaching staff or research staff of Member Institutions,or outstanding graduates of Member Institutions who are strongly motivated to have a professional career as teaching staff at Member Institutions.
  4. Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the time of enrolment and capable of carrying out independent research.
  5. Applicants who have already received another equivalent major award, scholarship or a salary to undertake a proposed course are not eligible for scholarships.

Submission Deadline of the Application Form
Applications for the Doctoral Degree Program in Singapore should be submitted to and received, in printed forms, at the AUN/SEED-Net Project by February 15, 2011.


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