Opportunity ID 218666
Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSOther
Fields of study Mechanobiology
Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
Duration 4 Years
Language of Instruction English
Mechanobiology Institute Ph.D. Scholarship in Mechanobiology applications is open to international candidates for 2024. This Ph.D. training program in mechanobiology brings together internationally renowned scholars at the Mechanobiology Institute in Singapore.
All students who get admission to the MBI Ph.D. program will receive a full scholarship for up to four (4) years. The scholarship pays the students’ full tuition fees and provides a monthly stipend of S$3100 each month for non-Singaporeans, S$3400 monthly allowance for Singapore Permanent Residents, and S$3600 per month for Singaporeans (plus Central Provident Fund (CPF).
MBI also pays a one-off settling grant of S$1000 and a one-way ticket of economy class for up to S$750 for new incoming international students traveling from their home country to Singapore.
Additionally, MBI may support international conference travel on the merit of conference papers to help scholars exchange knowledge and ideas across a broader platform.
What is Mechanobiology?
Mechanobiology is an interdisciplinary and quantitative approach to understanding biological functions. Physical, mechanical, and geometrical events are not just side effects of biochemistry but also trigger and regulate processes such as cancer metastasis and stem cell differentiation.
MBI dissects and separates complex behaviors into smaller processes or functional modules. Scientists at MBI describe each step within a cycle using physical descriptors and quantifiable chemical reactions. They build computational models from these parameters to extract proper representations of how each process works. At MBI, scholars also apply their fundamental knowledge to solve impactful problems in cancer and regenerative medicine.
Application Intake: August 2024
Application Opens: 16 September 2023
Application Closes: 14 January 2024
Interview Period: End of January 2024 onwards (For shortlisted candidates)
Application Outcome: Early March 2024 onwards
Duration of the Scholarship: 4 years
Hosting Faculty: NUS Mechanobiology Institute (MBI)
Hosting University: National University of Singapore (NUS)
Study Level: Ph.D. in Mechanobiology
Details of the Scholarship
All students admitted to the MBI Ph.D. program will receive a full scholarship for up to four years.
- The scholarship pays the students’ full tuition fees
- Monthly stipend for up to 4 years as follows:
- S$3600 per month for Singaporeans
- S$3400 per month for Singapore Permanent Residents
- S$3100 per month for International Students
- Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions are available at the prevailing employer’s CPF rate
- MBI also pays a one-off settling grant of S$1000
- A one-way ticket on economy class of up to S$750 for new incoming international students traveling from their home country to Singapore
- MBI support for international conference travel on the merit of conference papers to help scholars exchange knowledge and ideas across a broader platform.
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The minimum entry requirements for the Ph.D. program in Mechanobiology are as follows:
- Application for the Ph.D. program in Mechanobiology is open worldwide to bachelor’s degree holders (or above) with a 4.0 out of 5.0 GPA.
- All applicants should submit GRE results with a minimum score of 320 for the GRE Verbal (V) and Quantitative (Q) sections and a minimum score of 3.5 for the Analytical (A) sections before the final offer.
- A TOEFL score of paper-based 580, computer-based 237, and internet-based 85 scores or an IELTS score of a total of 6 for applicants whose native language AND medium of university instruction is not completely in English; graduates from a local institution, e.g., NUS / NTU do not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
- Applicants with more than one year of post-college work experience can request a waiver in writing test during the interview, stating the reasons.
- Candidates who do not fulfill the minimum requirement can write to firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
Candidates should compile the following documents in the next order in a single PDF file (excluding Referee’s Reports). Please email them to email@example.com with a maximum file size of 10MB:
- Printout of e-Receipt (S$50) for application fees
- Proof of Identity, including a copy of Singapore NRIC (Singaporean and Singapore PR) and a copy of Passport (International Applicants)
- Application Form
- Personal Statement
- Academic Transcripts and Certificates for bachelor’s or master’s degrees
- GRE General test
- TOEFL / IELTS Test
- Two Referee or Evaluation Reports
- Copy of publication(s) – if applicable
- Other supporting documents – if applicable
How to Apply?
The application producer is online and via email; all candidates should follow the instructions below:
- First, complete the online application form and submit it via the Graduate Admission System (GDA2).
- Next, sign the printed application form and affix your recent photograph.
- Prepare supporting documents as indicated in the checklist above
- Combine the duly completed and signed form with your supporting documents, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org in a single PDF file.
- Download the Forms below:
- After submitting the online form, applicants could not make any changes. Requesting for any changes will delay your application.
- Please ensure everything is complete before you “Submit” the online application.
- The application will only be complete after the NUS has received all the supporting documents.
Please visit the website of NUS Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) for further details about this scholarship program or send general inquiries to the following address:
MBI Graduate Office
Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore
5A Engineering Drive 1
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