SUTD Graduate Merit Scholarship (SUTD-GEMS)


The prestigious SUTD Graduate Merit Scholarship (SUTD-GEMS) is a talent development scheme which aims to attract young exceptional SUTD Singaporean graduates with an aptitude for teaching and research in technology & design, to embark on an academic career with SUTD by pursuing doctoral studies at top overseas Universities.

Alongside sponsoring the awardee for PhD, SUTD develops and engages the scholar through the SUTD in-house GEMS Developmental Programme. The GEMS Developmental Programme comprises 4 key learning journeys that Germinates, Engages, Mentors and Synthesizes the scholar into a tenure track faculty who serve societal needs through ground-breaking research, innovative curriculum and teaching approaches.

The scholarship will provide monthly stipend and allowances during the PhD Programme in the Host University, and envisages future employment in SUTD. The SUTD–GEMS is tenable for a period of up to 5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singapore Citizen
  • Singapore Permanent Resident may apply, but would have obtained Singapore Citizenship by the time of receiving the award
  • has minimum GPA score of 4.7
  • is applying or has accepted an offer to study / currently studying at the doctoral level of a leading overseas university 

Application Process

You may click on “APPLY NOW” to submit your online application to SUTD.
The application process will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and we would advise that you have the following information ready to facilitate your application:

  • Original Master's Bachelor’s degree, transcript and certificate soft copies
  • Letter of Offer from renowned overseas University or Research Institution
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score report
  • Names, titles & e-mail addresses of your 3 Recommenders
  • Relevant supporting documents
  • Soft copy of your Identity Card or relevant pages in your Passport
  • Your Statement of Objectives in soft copy

Please submit your online application early to facilitate processing. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed face-to-face, via Skype or over the telephone.

Application for SUTD-GEMS is closed.