SCIS PhD Fellowship

The School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) PhD Fellowship is a prestigious scholarship that is provided to exceptionally qualified local talents (including Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents) who are interested to pursue research in Computer Science and have a strong passion for teaching.

Recipients will undertake PhD study in Computer Science at SCIS. In the first one to two years of the PhD study, recipients will be appointed as full-time instructors to perform certain hours of teaching in SCIS per week, while pursuing their PhD on a part-time basis. After they pass the PhD Qualifying Exam by the end of Year 2, they will convert to full-time study to continue their PhD. There will be opportunities for the recipients to perform teaching from Year 3 onwards to further their scholarly and professional development.

The SCIS PhD Fellowship covers registration and tuition fees. As SCIS PhD Fellowship recipients, candidates will receive a monthly salary starting from SG$6,000 (with prevailing CPF contributions and performance bonus) when they work as a full-time instructor. Upon conversion to full-time study, candidates will receive a monthly stipend based on the prevailing rate under the SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowship in Computing Scholarship Scheme, in addition to the supplementary allowance (depending on the number of hours committed to teaching) received.

Application Information

Interested local applicants must send their resume and academic transcripts to and indicate ‘SCIS PhD Fellowship’ in the subject line. Applications are accepted throughout the year, and will be considered for the next nearest intake. Shortlisted applicants for the Fellowship will be required to submit the online application and supporting documents for the part-time PhD in Computer Science programme in the online application system. The deadline for each intake is:

August Intake: 28 Feb (of intake year)
January Intake: 30 July (of prior year)

  1. Our evaluation process will commence upon receiving qualified applications, rather than waiting until the official deadline.
  2. The number of fellowships available for the Jan intake is contingent upon the allocation of fellowships in the Aug intake.