The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) offers a four-year Fellowship for International Students in Singapore for new doctoral students at either Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), who will conduct their research at the SMART Centre.

The Fellowship Programme is intended to attract to NTU, NUS, SMU and SUTD the best and most talented doctoral students from Singapore, the region and beyond, and educate them to be future leaders in science and technology for Singapore and beyond. The Fellowship will provide an opportunity to be involved in the strategic research programmes at the SMART Centre and provide the opportunity to be co-advised by an MIT faculty member. The student may spend up to six months doing research at MIT.

Worth of Award

  • up to four years of full tuition and school fees at the student’s home university;
  • a monthly stipend of S$3,500 (CPF contribution for Singapore citizen);
  • eligible to conduct a one-time research residency at MIT for up to six months;
  • and co-supervision by an MIT and NTU/NUS/SMU/SUTD faculty.
  • There is no bond associated with this fellowship.

NOTE: If you are awarded the SMART PhD Fellowship, and you have a tuition bond from MOE, you will be required to provide a Banker’s Guarantee.

Eligibility

A student must:

  • have graduated with an undergraduate degree with first class or second-upper (or equivalent);
  • be an incoming new PhD student not currently enrolled in a PhD programme;
  • have a research interest that fits within one or more of the projects currently being carried out in a SMART Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG).

How to Apply

In order for your Fellowship application to be reviewed by the Selection Committee, your application must include the document listed below. Failure to adhere to this may jeopardize your application.

1. Application Form

 

2. SMART IRG: Select the SMART Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) that you would like to work with.
  • Future Urban Mobility (FM)
  • Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES)

3. Project List

4. Research Statement
5. Referee: NTU/NUS/SMU/SUTD requires your referee to submit an online referee report form.
6. Supporting Documents: Documents must be in English. Submit the supporting document in PDF format except for the passport photo (JPEG).
a. Transcript or Grade Sheet: Provide a scanned copy of your academic transcript(s). If your transcript is not available, submit a copy of your degree audit or latest academic record.
b. GRE/GATE: If you are applying to NTU/NUS: Submit a copy of your GRE/GATE (or an equivalent) score. GRE score is valid for 5 years and GATE score is valid for 2 years from the date you took the test.

If you are applying to SUTD: GRE is required for Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), and Engineering Systems Design (ESD). Optional for Engineering Product Development (EPD), and Information Systems Technology Design (ISTD).

c. TOEFL/IELTS: Required if your native language is not English. TOEFL and IELTS score is valid for 2 years from the date you took the test. Submit your score sheet(s) to [email protected].
d. Photo: Upload your most recent passport-size photograph in JPEG.
e. Optional
  • Master/Degree certificate(s) or Diploma certificate(s);
  • Copies of awards (not more than 5);
  • A chronological list of research publications/journals, stating all the authors, titles, publishers/journals, first and last page number (DO NOT send copies of your publications);
  • Resume/CV/Biodata

Deadline

August 2018 intake: October 23, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Deadline for referees to submit the referee report: December 31, 2017
GRE/GATE/TOEFL/IELTS score report submission deadline: December 31, 2017
Review Period:  January 2, 2018, to March 15, 2018
Notification of Awardees by SMART: March 16, 2018, onwards

Notification of admission to the university will be sent directly by the university you applied to. Please check with them directly.

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