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MBI’s PhD Funding Program for Singapore and International Students in Singapore – 2020/2021.

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Application for the MBI’s PhD Funding Program for Singapore and International Students in Singapore – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore in Singapore.

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The aim of The grant is to help students in developing decision-making and leadership skills, teaching experiences, laboratory rotations and proposal writing are built into the curriculum.

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Instituted in 2009, the Mechanobiology Institute was created through joint funding by the National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Education with the goal of creating a new research centre in mechanobiology to benefit both the discipline and Singapore. MBI’s primary focus is to identify, measure and describe how the forces for motility and morphogenesis are expressed at the molecular, cellular and tissue level. All students admitted to the MBI PhD program will be offered a full funding for up to five (5) years. The scholarship covers full tuition fees, with a monthly stipend of S$3000 per month for non-Singaporeans and S$3200 per month for Singaporeans (Central Provident Fund (CPF) will be provided at the prevailing employer’s CPF contribution rate) and a one-time allowance of S$3500 to cover purchase of laptops, books and other scholastic materials. There is also a one-off settling-in allowance of S$1000 and one-off air travel allowance (for 1 one-way ticket on economy class) of up to S$750 for new incoming overseas students’ travelling from their home country to Singapore.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

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MBI’S PHD FUNDING ELIGIBILITY

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

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  • Local as well International students are eligible to apply for this application programme.
  • An equivalent of a Bachelor of Science or an Engineering degree with second upper honours is required;
  • GRE General Test
  • GRE is needed for all applicants (optional for graduates from local institution e.g. NUS/NTU).
  • Minimum requirements for GRE:
  • Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning: 320
  • Analytical Writing: 3.5
  • 11.3. Applicants with more than one (1) year of post-college work experience may request a waiver in writing, stating the reasons (e.g. academic and research background and history, achievement, performance and publications etc).
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement can write to [email protected] for further advice.
  • Applicants from India may submit the GATE in lieu of the GRE.
  • The minimum requirement for GATE:  90th percentile or higher
  • Note: GRE scores are valid for five (5) years from the test date. If it has been more than five (5) years since you last took the test, you must take it again to have the score reported.
  • TOFEL Test
  •  A TOEFL score is required for applicants (exemption for graduates from local institution i.e. NUS/NTU) whose native language and medium of university instruction are not completely in English.
  • Minimum requirements:
  • Paper-based test, 580;
  • Computer-based test, 237
  • Internet-based test, 85
  • IELTS: 6
  • Applicants with more than one (1) year of post-college work experience may request a waiver in writing, stating the reasons. A writing test might be required during the interview for our consideration.
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement can write to [email protected] for further advice.

MBI’S PHD FUNDING APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • The printed application form from the online application system or a manual application must be duly signed and submitted to the MBI Graduate Office together with supporting documents as indicated in the checklist.

Online Application

Application must include:

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  • The checklist of supporting document, and
  • The sequence in which these supporting documents should be submitted.
  • Compiled into a single PDF file, and email to mbigraduate-at-nus.edu.sg. Please limit your PDF file size at 10MB, and
  • Included in your hard copy package to be mailed to MBI Graduate Office.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before January 15, 2020  will be considered.

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