Graduate Studies


CoE MOE Talent Development Scheme (MTS) PhD Scholarship / Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019

The CoE MOE Talent Development Scheme (MTS) PhD Scholarship / Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019 is now open for application. MTS aims to encourage outstanding Singapore citizens to pursue an academic career in CoE by supporting their doctoral studies or postdoctoral fellowship abroad.

Under MTS, the successful candidates will be employed as University staff.  They will be granted paid leave to pursue a sponsored PhD programme / postdoctoral fellowship in an approved overseas university.  Upon successful completion of the programme, they will be appointed as tenure-track Assistant Professors of the University.

Full information on the programme – including the application form, eligibility, programme structure, mentorship, service agreement, application process, and check list – can be downloaded at the end of this page.

The application deadline is on 29 March 2019.  The Evaluation Committee will only start reviewing applications after the closing date.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to consult faculty members / faculty advisors on their research proposals and application dossiers. Do send all applications to:

MTS Office
College of Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
70 Nanyang Drive Block N1.3 Level B1
Singapore 637457
(Re: CoE MOE Talent Development Scheme PhD Scholarship / Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019)

In addition to the hardcopy, please email the softcopy of your application materials to

All late and / or incomplete applications will not be considered. A check list is included in the application package.

If applicants have further queries, please feel free to contact Ms Mok Shi Lin (email:

Relevant Documents

  1. Flow chart for MTS 2019​​
  2. Information booklet
  3. Application process and set of required documents
  4. Application Forms
    (a) for PhD programme
    (b) for postdoctoral fellowship