Graduate Programme

A Challenging and Rewarding Experience among Serious Scientists


NanoCore is committed to providing participating individuals a challenging environment that enhances their scientific, engineering, medical or commercial careers. NanoCore does this by fostering collaboration between participants and by matching ambitious and capable research students with world renowned faculty. Individual researchers participating in NanoCore have access to a wide network of people in the academic sector, the technology sector, the medical sector, as well as the business and financial sector. Students and staff in NanoCore are able to utilize this network to further their goals. For currently available positions please see below.


NanoCore PhD Program – NanoCore PhD Scholarships

Excellent students from all scientific and engineering, as well as biomedical disciplines are welcome to apply for NanoCore PhD Scholarships. Students whom we are recruiting typically are in the top 10% of their class and have shown the ambition and ability to immerse themselves in challenging, high impact research projects. We also highly welcome students who have entrepreneurial ambitions.


The scholarship entails:

  • 4 years of funding
  • full coverage of all tuition and fees
  • monthly living allowance (12 months per year)
  • possibility to work with any NanoCore researcher/collaborator


Students from Asia, Europe, America and Africa are currently working in many departments at the NUS. NanoCore participants have especially diverse backgrounds. Hence we encourage excellent students from all backgrounds to apply.


Application process

Please apply to the department of your choice at NUS before the stipulated deadline stated on the faculty webpage. We look through the departmental applications and shortlist candidates. We do not have a separate application portal.

NanoCore PhD Program – Other Scholarships


There are other funding possibilities than NanoCore’s own PhD Scholarship. Please explore them and contact us if you intend to apply.


The NUS PhD-MBA Programme is for students who are interested in science, technology and business.


NUS-NGS has scholarships. Students on NGS scholarships are typically advised by two advisers, one of which must be NGS faculty. The NGS adviser can, but need not be, also a NanoCore faculty.


SINGA has scholarships. Please check their website to find out more.


NUS Research Scholarship is open to all.