HASS International PhD Scholarship 2020

07 November 2019

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) International PhD Scholarship (HIPS) 2020 is now open for application. HIPS aims to encourage outstanding Singapore citizens to pursue an academic career in HASS by supporting their doctoral studies abroad.
Under HIPS, the successful candidates will be employed as University staff.  They will be granted paid leave to pursue a sponsored PhD programme in an approved overseas university.  Upon successful completion of the programme, they will be appointed as tenure-track Assistant Professors of the University.
Candidates with research interests in economics and psychology will be given priority consideration. Candidates in other humanities and social science disciplines, with good academic credentials, strong research proposals, and have demonstrated scholarly potential, will continue to be reviewed favourably.

Full information on the programme – including the application form, eligibility, programme structure, mentorship, service agreement, application process, and checklist – can be downloaded at the end of this page.

Applicants who are interested should have already explored further studies options and actually applied to top postgraduate schools by the time they are shortlisted for the first round of interviews around February 2020. Applicants are not required to have received admission offers when they submit their HIPS applications, but their choice of universities and actual applications will contribute to the evaluation process. When applicants start to receive admission offers from various universities around February / March 2020, they can then update the HIPS Office progressively.
The application deadline is on 31 December 2019.  The Evaluation Committee will only start reviewing applications after the closing date.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to consult faculty members / faculty advisors on their research proposals and application dossiers. Do send all applications to:
HIPS ​Office

Office of the Dean, Level 5
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore Hokkien Huey Kuen Building
48 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639818

(Re: HASS International PhD Scholarship 2020)
In addition to the hardcopy, please email the softcopy of your application materials to  
All late and / or incomplete applications will not be considered. A check list is included in the application package.
If applicants have further queries, please feel free to contact Seeto Wei Peng (email: 
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