Type of Funding
The National University of Singapore offers scholarships and bursaries to those wishing to undertake the MSc Environmental Management (MEM) programme commencing January 2019 (the second semester of AY 2018-2019). The following forms of financial assistance are available for AY 2018-2019:
- MEM ASEAN Graduate Scholarship (2 scholarships available annually)
- Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship (only available for August 2018 intake)
- The NUSS Scholarship (2 scholarships available annually)
MEM ASEAN Graduate Scholarship: The scholarship provides for a monthly stipend of S$1,350 throughout the period of the award and a book allowance of S$500, and covers tuition, health insurance, examination fees and other approved fees, allowances and expenses. The cost of travel from home country to Singapore and cost of travel from Singapore to home country on successful completion of the course of study leading to the award of the degree, will also be covered. Each scholarship is tenable for the minimum period of candidature for the MSc Environmental Management course. The scholar is expected to complete the degree and return to the home country.
Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship: covers full tuition fees, a monthly allowance for expenses, housing, books and instructional materials, medical insurance and travel.
The NUSS Scholarship: The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) provides 2 scholarships of S$6,000 each per academic year. Candidates apply for the scholarships as part of the application for admission to the MEM programme and each applicant has to submit a 2-page essay on a topic suggested by the scholarships committee.
Bursaries: The Shell Companies in Singapore provides an annual grant for prizes, research, publications and bursaries and the Tan Chay Bing Bursaries provide grants to full-time students of the MSc Environmental Management programme who are in need of financial support.
MEM ASEAN Graduate Scholarship: Applicants for the full-time MEM programme must be citizens of member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (excluding Singapore), namely, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. To be eligible for an award, a candidate must have been admitted or have been offered admission to a full-time course-work study leading to the degree of M.Sc Environmental Management.
The ADB-Japan Scholarship: Applicants must be full-time candidates who are nationals of member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) who apply for the August intake of the MEM Programme. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.
The NUSS Scholarship: The NUSS Scholarship seeks to encourage studies in environmental management and to assist impassioned students of this discipline who are in financial need. Applicants should be Singapore citizens or foreign students who will work in Singapore for a minimum period of 3 years after graduation. In order to qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the entry requirements of the MEM programme, have good grades demonstratiang scholastic aptitude and possess leadership potential.
Bursaries: The Shell Companies in Singapore bursaries are open to full-time students on the programme, who have achieved an acceptable level of academic performance, and who demonstrate that they are in need of financial support to complete the programme. The Tan Chay Bing Bursaries are granted to full-time students of the MEM programme who are in need of financial support.
Applicants for the MEM must possess a good undergraduate degree with honours from a well-recognized university and have relevant working experience in environmental management, or environment-related fields in either the public or private sectors. As the MEM programme is multi-disciplinary in nature, applicants are expected to come from a variety of disciplines, including architecture, business studies, construction, engineering (chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, processing), economics, humanities, languages, law, literature, government, real estate, science (biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental), environmental science and ecology.
Applications are to be done online by 15 August 2018.