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NTU Singapore and Indonesia deepen cooperation in education with two new postgraduate scholarships

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Nanyang Technological University



Singapore, 2 April 2024


NTU Singapore and Indonesia deepen cooperation in education with two new postgraduate scholarships


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education Agency (LPDP), a public service agency under Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance, are launching two new postgraduate scholarships to foster greater collaboration between Singapore and Indonesia in the area of higher education.


Indonesian students who are keen to pursue postgraduate research at NTU can apply for the LPDP-NTU Graduate Scholarship, which will fund eligible Indonesian students to do a PhD programme in social science, humanities, science, technology, engineering, and medicine at NTU Singapore (Refer to Annex for the full list of research areas).


The LPDP-NTU Fellows MBA Scholarship will financially support eligible Indonesian students for the Nanyang Fellows MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme, a one-year executive education programme offered by the Nanyang Business School at NTU and is designed for senior public sector executives.


The collaboration was inked in two agreements on 1 April in Jakarta, Indonesia, by NTU President Professor Ho Teck Hua and LPDP President Director Dr Andin Hadiyanto.


The new joint scholarships build on NTU’s earlier partnerships with Indonesia. Last year, NTU and Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology launched the Indonesia–NTU Singapore Institute of Research for Sustainability and Innovation (INSPIRASI), a five-year collaborative research programme that is funded by LPDP and focuses on climate change and sustainable development.


Prof Ho said: “The newly launched LPDP-NTU Graduate Scholarship and LPDP-NTU Fellows MBA Scholarship will build a pathway for the most talented students in Indonesia to deepen their studies and expand their experiences at NTU Singapore. The scholarships also underscore both parties’ commitment to invest in talent and help them flourish. Such international collaborations and exchanges drive positive change and foster mutual growth by leveraging on each other’s strengths and resources. We look forward to these graduates’ contributions as NTU alumni back home, in Singapore, and in the region.”


Dr Andin said: “Our cooperation with NTU Singapore will be an ideal model for LPDP to target, not only in the significant number of scholarships in the priority areas, but also in building and developing a sustainable innovation system consisting of talent development, research activities, and entrepreneurship.”


The two new joint scholarships are awarded to Indonesian citizens who demonstrate exceptional merit and potential to succeed in NTU’s postgraduate programmes.


Both scholarships will cover programme application fees, tuition fees, monthly living allowance, one return international Indonesia-Singapore plane ticket, funds to enrol in a medical insurance plan, visa fee, and other expenses according to LPDP’s policies.


Those on the LPDP-NTU Fellows MBA Scholarship will also receive an allowance for the MBA programme’s immersive learning opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley in California and Tsinghua University in Beijing.




About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Medicine, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges.


NTU is also home to world-renowned autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).


Under the NTU Smart Campus vision, the University harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources.


Ranked amongst the world’s top universities, the University’s main campus is also frequently listed among the world’s most beautiful. Known for its sustainability, NTU has achieved 100% Green Mark Platinum certification for all its eligible building projects. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a medical campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.


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About LPDP, Indonesia


Since LPDP established in 2012 until March 2024, Endowment Fund in the Education Sector managed by LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education Agency) has reached IDR 154.11 trillion and is eternal, intended only to ensure the continuity of educational programs for the next generation and cannot be spent.


With prudent governance and always guided by various technical regulations, LPDP is currently entrusted with becoming a Government Investment Operator (OIP). In addition, LPDP will also expand the reach of investments with a global network scheme.



Available PhD programmes supported by the LPDP-NTU Graduate Scholarship


College of Business:

  • Business, preferably in Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship; Leadership, Management & Organisation; and Information Technology & Operations Management


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Education
  • Art, Design and Media
  • Arts, Education and Sciences
  • Communication and Information
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy & Global Affairs
  • Sociology


College of Engineering:

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering


College of Science

  • Biological Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Mathematical Science
  • Physics


College of Computing and Data Science

  • Computer Science and Engineering

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