ISEAS PhD Scholarship

The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute is offering PhD scholarships to aspiring scholars for the following areas of studies:

Economics, History, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, and other relevant humanities and social science subjects


Candidates should:

  • Be Singapore citizens;
  • Be in possession of a good Master’s degree (or professional qualifications of equivalent standing) in a relevant subject;
  • Have a consistently good academic record; and
  • Be prepared to carry out applied and policy-related research with focus on Southeast Asia.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have already been accepted for admission into reputable universities.

Terms of Award:

  • The scholarship is tenable at reputable universities overseas or in Singapore
  • Tuition and other compulsory fees
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Conference/Fieldwork allowance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Return air passage (if applicable)
  • Preliminary expenses
  • Successful candidates will serve a five-year bond with ISEAS following the completion of their studies


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, full CV, sample of academic writing, three letters of reference, educational certificates and transcripts, a research proposal including a statement on why it is important to ISEAS, and a passport-sized photograph. Please email your applications to ISEAS HR at Please note that the 3 referees should email the letter of reference to ISEAS HR separately.

Director, Corporate Services Division
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel No: 67780955, Fax No: 67756264

Closing Date: 2 August 2022
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified