Tun Dato Sir Cheng Lock Tan MA Scholarship

The Tun Dato Sir Cheng-Lock Tan MA Scholarship supports local students with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies in Southeast Asian Studies, Political Science & International Relations, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Geography, Archaeology/Archaeological Science. 

The Scholarship, funded by The Tun Dato Sir Cheng Lock Tan Trust Fund, is offered on an annual basis and administered by ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.  

 Year 2020 Scholarship applications

Terms of Awards:

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


Candidates should:

  1. Be Singapore citizens or permanent residents
  2. Be in possession of a good honours degree (or professional qualifications of equivalent standing) in a relevant subject
  3. Have a consistently good academic record and
  4. Be prepared to take up courses and/or carry out research on Southeast Asia

Candidates who have already obtained university admission for 2020 and meet the above requirements are also eligible to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, full CV, two letters of reference, educational certificates and transcripts, a research proposal or a statement of purpose in pursuing the MA degree, and a passport-sized photograph. Please send applications to:

Head, Administration
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel No: 67780955, Fax No: 67756264

For Online Application, click here

Closing Date: 20 March 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified