Scholarship

We offer the following in-house scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding full-time PhD Programme applicants:

SUTD President’s Graduate Fellowship (PhD)

  • Open to all nationalities
  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of:
    • S$3,500 (Singapore Citizens)
    • S$3,200 (Singapore Permanent Residents)
    • S$3,000 (International Students)
  • CPF contribution (Singapore Citizens only)
  • Annual conference funding support
  • Opportunities for sponsored overseas research, attachments and industry internships

SUTD PhD Fellowship

  • Open to all nationalities
  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of:
    • S$2,700, increased to $3,200 after passing Qualifying Exam (Singapore Citizens)
    • S$2,200, increased to $2,700 after passing Qualifying Exam (Singapore Permanent Residents)
    • S$2,000, increased to $2,500 after passing Qualifying Exam (International Students)
  • CPF contribution (Singapore Citizens only)

SUTD manages the following scholarship for full-time PhD Programme applicants:

Economic Development Board (EDB) Industrial Postgraduate Programme (IPP)

  • Open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly salary & CPF contribution (remuneration determined by company)

The EDB-IPP provides Singapore Citizens/ Permanent Residents with postgraduate training in a corporate R&D environment through EDB’s partnership with selected companies and with SUTD. For more information, please click here.

External Scholarships

Singaporean Citizens and/or Singapore Permanent Residents

A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS)

DesignSingapore Scholarship

Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship

National Cybersecurity Postgraduate Scholarship (NCPS) Programme

National Research Foundation (Environment and Water Technologies) PhD Scholarship

SMART Graduate Scholarship

Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship

Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities

International Applicants

A*STAR Graduate Scholarship (AGS)

National Research Foundation (Environment and Water Technologies) PhD Scholarship

Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

SMART Graduate Scholarship

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the PhD Programme listed below are only for reference and may be subjected to change each year.

Tuition fees for new students admitted in AY2016 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Singapore Citizens (SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) International Students (IS)
[On Graduate Assistantship Programme] (With GST)
Subsidised Fee
(per academic year)
S$13,100 S$18,350 S$26,950
Subsidised Fee
(per term)
S$6,550 S$9,175 S$13,475
 

Tuition fees for existing students admitted in AY2015 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Singapore Citizens (SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) International Students (IS)
[On Graduate Assistantship Programme]
Subsidised Fee
(per academic year)
 S$12,450 S$17,450 S$24,900
Subsidised Fee
(per term)
S$6,225 S$8,725 S$12,450
 

Tuition fees for existing students admitted in AY2014 are as follows:  

Tuition Fees Singapore Citizens (SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) International Students (IS)
[On Graduate Assistantship Programme]
Subsidised Fee
(per academic year)
 
S$12,350
 
S$17,300
 
S$24,700
Subsidised Fee
(per term)
S$6,175 S$8,650 S$12,350
 

Tuition fees for existing students admitted in AY2013 are as follows: 

Tuition Fees Singapore Citizens (SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
Subsidised Fee
(per academic year)
S$12,250 S$15,950
Subsidised Fee
(per term)
 
S$6,125
 
S$7,975
 

Note: The tuition fees for the PhD programme may be subjected to change annually.
 
For more information on the service obligation scheme, please click here.
 
Eligibility Guidelines for Ministry of Education (MOE) Subsidised Fee
The substantial tuition subsidy from the Government of Singapore comes in the form of a MOE Subsidy which is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is offered to all admitted students up to the maximum programme duration. Students need not apply for the MOE Subsidy if they are eligible.

i) Students with a Higher Degree Qualification
Students who have previously enjoyed MOE subsidy in a graduate programme will not be eligible for MOE subsidy in another graduate programme at the same or lower level. Instead, such students will be required to pay the non-subsidised fees for the graduate programme that they now wish to undertake. For example, students who had previously enjoyed MOE subsidy in a Masters programme and had attained the Masters degree will not be eligible for subsidy in another programme at Masters degree or lower level. In addition, if they wish to upgrade in another discipline area where the programme has a combination of Masters and PhD candidature, they will not be eligible to enjoy MOE subsidy during the Masters candidature.

ii) Transferred or Re-admitted Students
Students who are transferred or re-admitted within SUTD or across Autonomous Universities* will be eligible to receive MOE subsidy up to the maximum programme duration for the new programme less number of terms of MOE subsidy received for the previous programme.

* Autonomous Universities refer to Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Please note the following for tuition fee payment:

  1. Students are required to pay tuition fees for 2 terms per academic year in January and September.
  2. For Singapore Citizen students and Singapore Permanent Residents students paying subsidised fees, Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the tuition fee is subsidised by MOE. The fee amounts quoted here are exclusive of GST.
  3. GST subsidy for International Students is withdrawn from the AY2016 intakes and beyond. International students will be liable to pay GST on their tuition fees payable. The fee amounts quoted here are inclusive of GST.
  4. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees is to be borne by students.
  5. Students who have submitted their thesis are required to pay fees for the term in which they submitted their thesis, but not for any subsequent terms unless they are required to resubmit.
  6. Students are required to pay for Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees as long they remain registered students of the University regardless of point 5 above.

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees (CMF), which are payable as long as they remain registered as students with the University. This fee is non-refundable.


The Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees for AY2016 for new and existing students payable over two installments in September 2016 and January 2017 are as follows:

 
Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees Singapore Citizens (SC)
and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
International Students
(IS)
One-time CMF (charged for new enrolment only)
Student Activities & Services (Student Council) S$10.00 S$10.00
Grand Total One-Time Fee (inclusive of GST) S$10.00 S$10.00
CMF per term (charged at the start of each term in September 2016 and January 2016)
Student Activities & Services (Student Council) S$12.50 S$12.50
Health & Insurance **  
S$70.00
 
S$131.50
Academic Related  
S$25.50
 
S$25.50
Sport Facilities S$30.00 S$30.00
Grand Total Term Fee (inclusive of GST)  S$138.00  S$199.50

** Insurance coverage will cease

  • as at date of conferment for graduating students
  • as at leave approval date or leave start date (whichever is later) for students taking Term Leave of Absence (1 term or more). 

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Fee Billing and Payment Modes 

Students will receive their bills no later than third week from the commencement of each term and payment is due 7 days from the billing date. An email notification will be sent to the student's SUTD email account when the bill is ready. Students will be able to check their bills via the SUTD Student Portal. A penalty of $50 will be imposed for late payment.

Students are able to pay their bills via cheque, cashier order, demand draft, NETS, credit card, GIRO, DBS/POSB ATM, DBS/POSB internet banking and eNETS via the SUTD student portal.
 
For billing related enquiries, please write to studentfinance@sutd.edu.sg or call +65 6303 6888.

Refund Policy

Students who apply for leave of absence or leave SUTD, either through withdrawal of their own accord or termination of candidature by SUTD, after two weeks from commencement of each term will be liable to pay fees for the entire term. Requests for refund will not be considered.

 

MOE’s financial assistance information:
https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/financial-assistance/financial-assistance-information-for-ihls