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Nanyang Technological University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Singapore - Singapore
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th October 2020
Expires: 13th January 2021

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st among the world’s best young universities. 

The School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for fully-funded doctoral scholarships to begin in August 2021. The scholarships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend. 

The School of Humanities at NTU is a dynamic, creative, and diverse community of scholars with research expertise in Literature, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, History, Philosophy, and Chinese Studies. The School also encourages interdisciplinary research in the following areas: Medical Humanities, Green Humanities, Gender and Diversity Studies, Intercultural Contact and Communication, and Southeast Asian Studies.   


The English graduate programme welcomes applications to pursue research in any area or period of literary study, especially those which speak to its strengths in Contemporary Literature, Modern Literature, Southeast Asian Literature, Literature & Medicine, Early-Modern Literature, and Irish Studies. Creative Writing projects in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, and screenwriting are also welcome.   

Linguistics and Multilingual Studies 

The graduate programme in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies is dedicated to producing postgraduates in linguistics who will be able to demonstrate expertise in one or more areas within the field. Candidates for the LMS programme can pursue research in the any of the key research areas: Language and Cognition, Documenting Endangered Languages and Culture, Investigating Conversational Interaction, Shifting Identities in Local and Global Interaction, and Computational Linguistics 


The graduate programme in History welcomes applications for MA and PhD degrees specializing in all regions and time periods. The programme has particular strengths in the histories of medicine, science and technology, as well as the histories of ancient, modern, and contemporary South and Southeast Asia. We also encourage projects that address any aspect of colonialism and decolonisation, religion, gender and sexuality, and environmental, heritage and applied history.   


The graduate programme in Philosophy invites applicants from a wide range of approaches and traditions in philosophy. The programme has particular strengths in Chinese Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Ethics and Political Philosophy. Research may be pursued within a particular tradition such as Chinese Philosophy or Anglo-American Philosophy, or from a comparative or interdisciplinary perspective.   


Doctoral applications in the Chinese programme can pursue research in Chinese literature, language, history, Overseas Chinese and their languages, culture and history, and Singaporean-Malaysian Literature and Cultural Studies.   

Successful applicants will be required to assist with undergraduate teaching in the School of Humanities as a condition of accepting the scholarship. They may also be required to assist with academic or administrative work. 

To apply, and for more information, please visit our website 

The application deadline for those seeking to matriculate for Semester 1 intake (August 2021) is 15th November 2020.  For those seeking to matriculate for Semester 2 intake (January 2022) the deadline is 31st July 2021.

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