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Nanyang Technological University - School of Humanities

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th 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 2022. 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 Chinese Studies, English, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, History, and Philosophy. The School also encourages interdisciplinary research in the following areas:

  • Environmental Humanities
  • Food Studies
  • Gender and Diversity Studies
  • Medical Humanities
  • Religion, Societies and Trust
  • Singapore Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • 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 Literature. 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 areas such as: Language and Cognition, Documenting Endangered Languages and Culture, Investigating Conversational Interaction, Speech Sciences, Language Development and Disorders, Language Politics, 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 classical and modern Chinese literature, Chinese language, modern and contemporary China history, Chinese diaspora, and cultural studies pertaining to China and ethnic Chinese.

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 here.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Singapore - Singapore
Funding for: International Students
Funding amount: Tuition fee waiver and annual stipend
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 1st August 2021
Expires: 30th October 2021
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