CQT Scholarship & Features

This page provides detailed information about CQT PhD Scholarships, which are administered by the Centre and lead to degrees awarded by the National University of Singapore. For an introduction to our PhD programme, please visit our page for students. Note the terms below are specific to the CQT programme. Students with funding from other programmes may also be supervised by PIs at CQT.



  • Monthly stipend for international students are S$2,800 which will be revised to S$3,300 upon passing the qualifying exam; for Singapore citizens, the respective amounts are S$3,200 and S$3,700, and they also receive the prevailing employer's contribution to CPF (up to 4 years); for Singapore Permanent residents, the respective amounts are $3,000 and $3,500.
  • Annual tuition fees and mandatory miscellaneous fees.
  • One-off airfare to Singapore reimbursed up to S$1,500.
  • A research allowance of S$12,000 for academic travel, a one-off expense towards a computer and purchase of books and software during the period of candidature, subject to prior approval of all expenses.



  • Open worldwide.
  • Graduates with a passion for research in quantum information.
  • Graduates with at least good 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.

Application Procedure


Application is open throughout the year.


To start the application process, the applicant would need to contact one of the Principal Investigators (PIs) and request if he/she could supervise you by emailing your CV and supporting documents eg. academic qualifications/transcripts in your first contact with the PI. More details on CQT’s research and the Principal Investigators can be found at https://www.quantumlah.org/research/researchgroup.php.


The Principal Investigator and you should decide on a preliminary project. Once the Principal Investigator has agreed to supervise you and decided on a project, please forward the approval email from the PI to cqtphd@nus.edu.sg. Upon receipt of the approval email, you will be informed to apply officially via the NUS online application system. At the same time, please send hard copies of your CV and the following documents by post to the CQT Programme Administrator.


Checklist of documents:


  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A certified true copy of your NRIC or Passport.
  • A certified true copy of your National Service certificate (if applicable).
  • A certified true copy of high-school level results or equivalent.
  • Certified true copies of award/prizes and certificates (if any).
  • GRE scores (Mandatory for applicants applying for admission in AY2023/2024 onwards).
  • OpenCerts (if available) or Certified true copies of university transcripts and degree scrolls.
  • Two letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to cqtphd@nus.edu.sg.
  • One passport-sized photograph taken within the last 3 months, clear and in focus, 35mm wide by 45mm high, without any border (non-returnable).
  • Any other supporting documents that could strengthen your application. eg. a personal statement



CQT PhD Programme
Centre for Quantum Technologies
National University of Singapore
Block S15, 3 Science Drive 2, Level 3, #03-05
Singapore 117543.


Important Notes:


1. The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programs are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.


2. If you choose to share your personal data via an application or an e-mail or any other form, we recommend that you read the National University of Singapore Data Protection Policy explaining how we use your personal data when you interact with us via our website or in any other way. If you have any queries on this policy or have any other queries in relation to how we process your personal data, please email cqtphd@nus.edu.sg.