SMA3 Graduate Fellowship

The Singapore Ministry of Education has established a four-year fellowship scheme for new doctoral students at NTU or NUS who will conduct their research at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre (SMART Centre).

The establishment of this Fellowship Programme is intended to attract to NTU and NUS 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 them with the opportunity to be involved in the strategic research programmes at the SMART Centre and provide them with the opportunity to be co-advised by an MIT faculty member. The student may spend up to six months doing research at MIT.

The SMA3 Graduate Fellowship at SMART provides:

  • up to four years of full tuition fees at the student's home university;
  • a monthly stipend of S$3,200;
  • a scholarly allowance of up to S$12,000 to help cover the expenses associated with a six month research residency at MIT;
  • and co-supervision by an MIT and NTU/NUS faculty.

  • There is no bond associated with this fellowship.

Eligibility: A student must:


The application for the January 2014 intake is now closed.

The application period for the August 2014 Intake: October 21, 2013 - December 16, 2013

For the detailed timeline, please refer to the "Application Form" page.