Nanyang Technological University

Singapore - MIT Alliance (SMA3) Graduate Fellowship at SMART

The Ministry of Education has recently launched a prestigious Singapore-MIT (Massachusetts Institute of
Technology) Alliance (SMA3) Graduate Fellowship. These 4-year SMA3 Graduate Fellowships are available for highly talented doctoral graduate education and research for students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) who wish to conduct their research at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre.

The selection of candidates will take place twice a year, in time for the start of the semesters in August and January.

a) Eligibility

The Fellowships  are open to students of all nationalities who gain admission to any PhD programme at the University where research interest fits within one or more of projects currently being carried out in the following SMART Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs): 

  • BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM)
  • Centre for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM)
  • Future Urban Mobility (FM)
  • Infectious Diseases (ID)
  • Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES)


The student must have graduates with an undergraduate degree at the level of a first class or second uppers (equivalent).

b) Award Amount

  • A monthly stipend of S$3,200
  • Cover all tuition fees at NTU and other compulsory fees
  • A travel grant of S$12,000 to help cover the expenses associated with a six-month research residency at MIT (travel grant covers airfare; MIT housing; MIT visiting student fee and health insurance)

c) Award Period

The award is tenable for 1 year in the first instance; but subject to the Fellow's satisfactory progress, it may be renewed annually. The maximum period of award is four years.

d) Bond

No bond is required

e) Application Procedure

Applicants will have to submit their application for the Fellowship cum Ph.D. candidature via

Short-listed candidates may be invited to a face-to-face interview either in Singapore or their home country, or may go through a phone interview.

Application period for August 2015 intake: 20 October 2014 to 19 December 2014

f) Notification of Award

Successful candidates will be informed of the outcome of their applications from 1 June 2014 onwards.

g) Terms and Conditions

Successful  candidates will be required to observe the terms and conditions for the award of the Fellowship. A copy of the current terms and conditions will be sent to the applicant together with the offer letter.

h) Change of Policy

The above information is subject to change at any time.

If you have questions pertaining to the application process, please email to Admissions (Research) ( 

List of Associate Chairs (Research/Graduate Studies)

Associate Chair-SBS (Research)
School of Biological Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
60 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637551

Associate Chair-SCBE (Research & Postgraduate Studies)
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Block N1.2 Level B3-13
62 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637459

Associate Chair-SCE (Research)
School of Computer Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Block N4, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Associate Chair-CEE (Research)
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Block N1, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Associate Chair-EEE (Research)
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Block S1, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Associate Chair-MSE (Research)
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Block N4.1, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Associate Chair-MAE (Research)
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Associate Chair-SPMS (Grad&Research)
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
SPMS-04-01, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371


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